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Fairview, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Fairview had a population of 417 as of July 1, 2017. 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 39.5927 and longitude -80.2468 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fairview (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2390174) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairview population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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Fairview, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 417
Daytime Population: Workers 107
Daytime Population: Residents 265
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 372
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 417
Population in Familes 345
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,491
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $39,913
Average Household Income $49,054
Per Capita Income $20,472


Total Housing Units 201 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 147 (73.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $58,929
Average Home Value $76,361


Total Households 176
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 122
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.3% 0.29%
Households 0.24% 0.23%
Families 0.58% 0.16%
Median Household Income   0.37%
Per Capita Income   1.55%

Fairview, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairview to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 263 35th
Population Density # 96 77th
Diversity Index # 382 7th
Median Household Income # 178 56th
Per Capita Income # 259 36th

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