Fairview, GA Profile: Facts & Data


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Fairview, Georgia - Basic Facts

The Fairview Census Designated Place had a population of 6,897 as of July 1, 2020. Fairview ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairview is located at latitude 34.9456 and longitude -85.2844 in Walker County. The formal boundaries for the Fairview Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 7.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Walker County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 850 feet.

The Fairview Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402472) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Fairview Census Designated Place is located within Rossville-Beverly Hills Division of Walker County.


Fairview, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 6,897 (100%)
Population in Households 6,802 (98.6%)
Population in Families 5,638 (81.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 95 ( 1.4%)
Population Density 916
Diversity Index2 23


Median Household Income $40,319
Average Household Income $49,261
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $19,438
Wealth Index5 40


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,124 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,005 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 755 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 365 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $89,290
Average Home Value $128,441
Housing Affordability Index3 267


Total Households 2,759
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 1,891
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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.17% 0.29%
Households 0.17% 0.27%
Families -0.11% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
Owner Occupied HU   0.17%


Fairview, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairview to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 142 77th
Population Density # 179 72nd
Median Household Income # 365 42nd
Housing Affordability Index # 506 81st
Per Capita Income # 442 29th
Diversity Index # 566 9th

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