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The Town of Fairview had a population of 399 as of July 1, 2021. Fairview ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairview is located at latitude 39.5926 and longitude -80.2476 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fairview encompass a land area of 0.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,001 feet.

The Town of Fairview has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Fairview is located within West Augusta District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marion County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fairview: Amos, Paw Paw City.

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Fairview, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 399 (100%)
Population in Households 399 (100.0%)
Population in Families 329 (82.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,427
Diversity Index2 4


Median Household Income $50,576
Average Household Income $61,933
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $26,294
Wealth Index5 54


Total HU (Housing Units) 200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 147 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $90,455
Average Home Value $132,653
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 172
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 119
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.2% -0.3%
Households -0.05% -0.35%
Families 0.15% -0.51%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.14%

Fairview, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairview to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 269 33rd
Population Density # 96 76th
Median Household Income # 117 71st
Housing Affordability Index # 393 97th
Per Capita Income # 133 67th
Diversity Index # 379 6th

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