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Fairview, Montana - Basic Facts

The Town of Fairview is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Richland County at latitude 47.8511 and longitude -104.0507. Richland County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,913 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Fairview, but most people and references simply refer to it as Fairview, Montana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Fairview indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Fairview (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Fairview, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 950
Population in Households 950
Population in Familes 765
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 981
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 403
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 263
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 447 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 293 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 109 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $165,000
Average Home Value $198,630


Median Household Income $54,151
Average Household Income $65,007
Per Capita Income $27,331
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.94% 4.31%
Households 3.1% 4.41%
Families 4.63% 4.39%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   1.13%
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, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairview to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 96 74th
Population Density1 # 77 79th
Diversity Index2 # 203 45th
Median Household Income # 39 90th
Per Capita Income # 105 71st

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