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Fairlawn, Ohio
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Location in Summit County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Summit County and the state of Ohio.
Country United States
State Ohio
County Summit
 • Total 4.58 sq mi (11.85 km2)
 • Land 4.57 sq mi (11.82 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
1,010 ft (308 m)
 • Total 7,437
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,646.00/sq mi (635.57/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
44313, 44333, 44334, 44398
Area code(s) 330, 234
FIPS code 39-26166
GNIS feature ID 1040312

Fairlawn is a city in Summit County, Ohio, United States, and a suburb of Akron. The population was 7,437 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Fairlawn is located at 41°7′46″N 81°37′5″W / 41.12944°N 81.61806°W / 41.12944; -81.61806 (41.129555, -81.618103).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.49 square miles (11.63 km2), of which 4.48 square miles (11.60 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.


Fairlawn was founded as a hamlet in 1891 when the Northern Ohio Railroad was built. As of 1908 it had a mill, general store, a blacksmith, and other businesses. It was incorporated as Fairlawn Village in 1958. It became a city when its population reached 6,200 in the 1970 census. (Fairlawn, 2003)


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 6,102
1980 6,100 0.0%
1990 5,779 −5.3%
2000 7,307 26.4%
2010 7,437 1.8%
2019 (est.) 7,514 1.0%

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 7,437 people, 3,219 households, and 1,978 families living in the city. The population density was 1,660.0 inhabitants per square mile (640.9/km2). There were 3,455 housing units at an average density of 771.2 per square mile (297.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 82.1% White, 11.0% African American, 4.3% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 3,219 households, of which 25.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.6% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age in the city was 46.8 years. 19.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.3% were from 25 to 44; 29.2% were from 45 to 64; and 23.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.

Of the city's population over the age of 25, 51.1% hold a bachelor's degree or higher.

Transportation and shopping

Fairlawn is served by West Market Street, part of State Route 18. Market Street is a wide road with up to seven lanes. Fairlawn has a busy shopping district along the Route 18 corridor, to the extent where most areas have reached saturation. The area is anchored by Fairlawn Town Center, Summit Mall, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, and other businesses and restaurants. The Montrose shopping district also includes neighboring Copley Township and Bath Township.

Fairlawn is also served by Interstate 77, which passes through the southern part of the city.

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