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Fairview, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Fairview
Northern Branch Railroad
Northern Branch Railroad
Map highlighting Fairview's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Map highlighting Fairview's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Fairview, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Fairview, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Bergen
Incorporated December 19, 1894
Area
 • Total 0.843 sq mi (2.185 km2)
 • Land 0.842 sq mi (2.182 km2)
 • Water 0.001 sq mi (0.003 km2)  0.13%
Area rank 521st of 566 in state
68th of 70 in county
Elevation 259 ft (79 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 13,835
 • Estimate (2015) 14,451
 • Rank 178th of 566 in state
23rd of 70 in county
 • Density 16,421.8/sq mi (6,340.5/km2)
 • Density rank 11th of 566 in state
2nd of 70 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07022
Area code(s) 201
FIPS code 3400322560
GNIS feature ID 0885215
Website fairviewborough.com

Fairview is a borough located in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough had a total population of 13,835, reflecting an increase of 580 (+4.4%) from the 13,255 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,522 (+23.5%) from the 10,733 counted in the 1990 Census.

Fairview was formed on December 19, 1894, from portions of Ridgefield Township, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day. The borough was formed during the "Boroughitis" phenomenon then sweeping through Bergen County, in which 26 boroughs were formed in the county in 1894 alone. The borough is named for its view of the Hackensack River valley.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.843 square miles (2.185 km2), including 0.842 square miles (2.182 km2) of land and 0.001 square miles (0.003 km2) of water (0.13%).

The borough borders Cliffside Park and Ridgefield in Bergen County, and North Bergen in Hudson County.

Fairview Cemetery and Mount Moriah Cemetery are located along the western slope of the Hudson Palisades.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 1,003
1910 2,441 143.4%
1920 4,882 100.0%
1930 9,067 85.7%
1940 8,770 −3.3%
1950 8,661 −1.2%
1960 9,399 8.5%
1970 10,698 13.8%
1980 10,519 −1.7%
1990 10,733 2.0%
2000 13,255 23.5%
2010 13,835 4.4%
Est. 2015 14,451 4.5%
Population sources:
1900-1920 1900-1910
1910-1930 1900-2010
2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 13,835 people, 4,853 households, and 3,256 families residing in the borough. The population density was 16,421.8 per square mile (6,340.5/km2). There were 5,150 housing units at an average density of 6,112.9 per square mile (2,360.2/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 66.40% (9,186) White, 2.94% (407) Black or African American, 0.66% (92) Native American, 4.63% (640) Asian, 0.03% (4) Pacific Islander, 19.66% (2,720) from other races, and 5.68% (786) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 54.63% (7,558) of the population. The city's Hispanic population was the 12th-highest percentage among municipalities in New Jersey as of the 2010 Census.

There were 4,853 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 19.6% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34.6 years. For every 100 females there were 111.3 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 114.2 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $43,341 (with a margin of error of +/- $5,441) and the median family income was $53,285 (+/- $6,982). Males had a median income of $36,241 (+/- $8,067) versus $32,069 (+/- $7,902) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $22,477 (+/- $1,520). About 11.4% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 18.7% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 13,255 people, 4,861 households, and 3,179 families residing in the borough. The population density was 15,585.5 people per square mile (6,020.9/km2). There were 4,988 housing units at an average density of 5,865.0 per square mile (2,265.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 72.46% White, 1.71% African American, 0.38% Native American, 4.97% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 12.92% from other races, and 7.53% from two or more races. 37.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of the 2000 Census, 4.6% of Fairview's residents identified themselves as being of Croatian ancestry. This was the 16th-highest percentage in the United States and the highest percentage of people with Croatian ancestry in any place in New Jersey with 1,000 or more residents identifying their ancestry. In the same census, 2.4% of Fairview's residents identified themselves as being of Armenian American ancestry, the 18th highest percentage of Armenian American people in any place in the United States with 1,000 or more residents identifying their ancestry. As of the 2000 Census, 1.9% of residents identified themselves as being of Turkish American ancestry, the third-highest of any municipality in the United States and second-highest in the state.

There were 4,861 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the borough the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 34.6% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 106.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.7 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $40,393, and the median income for a family was $46,365. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $29,905 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,835. 11.8% of the population and 9.3% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.2% of those under the age of 18 and 8.7% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 17.16 miles (27.62 km) of roadways, of which 13.48 miles (21.69 km) were maintained by the municipality, 2.13 miles (3.43 km) by Bergen County and 1.55 miles (2.49 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

U.S. Route 1/9, Route 63, and County Route 501 travel through Fairview, with the southern terminus of Route 63 at Fairview.

Public transportation

Fairview is served by NJ Transit bus routes 127, 128, 154, 156, 159, 165, 166 and 168, whish provide service to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan; the 181 to the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal; the 83 to Jersey City; and local service on the 751 and 755 routes. Many of these routes converge at the border with Hudson County at Nungessers.

The privately owned FT 9X operates between Nungesser's (at 90th Street and Bergenline Avenue) in North Bergen, Hudson County to the GWB Bus Terminal via Palisade Avenue; this last route passes through Fairview for one block between Hamilton Avenue / Woodcliff Avenue to Anderson Avenue / Woodcliff Avenue.

Plans for an extension of the Hudson Bergen Light Rail through Fairview called the Northern Branch Corridor Project, which would run along the Northern Branch right-of-way, call for a stop near the county line in North Bergen at 91st Street.


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