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Fairview, Montana - Basic Facts

The Town of Fairview had a population of 865 as of July 1, 2016. Fairview ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairview is located at latitude 47.8511 and longitude -104.0507 in Richland County. 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. Richland County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,913 feet.

The Town of Fairview (GNIS ID: 2412618) 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.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Fairview is located within Fairview Division of Richland 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, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 865
Population in Households 865
Population in Familes 691
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 893
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 360
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 233
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 402 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 260 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $151,453


Median Household Income $47,490
Average Household Income $64,017
Per Capita Income $26,118
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 2.84%
Households 0.27% 2.83%
Families 1.14% 2.68%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
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, 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 # 104 72nd
Population Density1 # 83 77th
Diversity Index2 # 139 62nd
Median Household Income # 140 62nd
Per Capita Income # 189 48th

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