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Fairview, Montana - Basic Facts

The Town of Fairview had a population of 862 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 862
Daytime Population: Workers 231
Daytime Population: Residents 550
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 781
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 862
Population in Familes 688
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 890
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $50,497
Average Household Income $62,272
Per Capita Income $26,080


Total Housing Units 393 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 262 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 101 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $106,000
Average Home Value $154,904


Total Households 363
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 235
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 0.36% 1.81%
Households 0.35% 1.81%
Families 1.11% 1.57%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

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, 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 # 105 71st
Population Density # 82 78th
Diversity Index # 188 49th
Median Household Income # 141 62nd
Per Capita Income # 212 42nd

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