Fairview, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fairview, New York - Basic Facts

The Fairview Census Designated Place had a population of 5,655 as of July 1, 2016. Fairview ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairview is located at latitude 41.7321 and longitude -73.9124 in Dutchess County. The formal boundaries for the Fairview Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Dutchess County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 217 feet.

The Fairview Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389069) 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.

The Fairview Census Designated Place is located within Town of Poughkeepsie, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dutchess 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, 2016.

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Fairview, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,655
Population in Households 4,848
Population in Familes 3,588
Population in Group Qrtrs 807
Population Density1 1,623
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 1,931
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,168
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,087 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,395 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 535 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 156 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $232,869
Average Home Value $232,855


Median Household Income $66,430
Average Household Income $81,477
Per Capita Income $30,127
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.45% 0.35%
Households 0.55% 0.42%
Families 0.35% 0.29%
Median Household Income   3.12%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fairview, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairview to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 319 73rd
Population Density1 # 512 57th
Diversity Index2 # 212 82nd
Median Household Income # 474 60th
Per Capita Income # 599 50th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.