kids encyclopedia robot

Fairview, Buncombe County, North Carolina facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Fairview, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Buncombe
 • Total 6.2 sq mi (16.1 km2)
 • Land 6.2 sq mi (16.1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
2,208 ft (673 m)
 • Total 2,678
 • Density 430/sq mi (166.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code 37-22440
GNIS feature ID 1020197

Fairview is a census-designated place (CDP) in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 2,678 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The unincorporated CDP of Fairview (Buncombe County) should not be confused with the town of Fairview (in Union County), which incorporated in 2001.


The William Nelson Camp, Jr., House, John A. Lanning House, Dr. Cireo McAfee McCracken House, and Sherrill's Inn are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Martin Gash bought 76 acres on Cripple Creek (later Gash's Creek) on November 27, 1793. Marshes which attracted buffalo had to be drained in order to use the land.


Fairview is located in southeastern Buncombe County along U.S. Route 74A (Charlotte Highway). It is 11 miles (18 km) southeast of downtown Asheville and 16 miles (26 km) northwest of Lake Lure.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.2 square miles (16.1 km2), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 2,495 people, 907 households, and 684 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 401.6 people per square mile (155.1/km2). There were 971 housing units at an average density of 156.3 per square mile (60.4/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.15% White, 0.44% African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population. 23.4% were of American, 11.1% English, 11.1% German, 10.9% Scotch-Irish, 8.6% Irish, 5.5% Polish, and 3.4 Albanian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 907 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 86.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $46,818, and the median income for a family was $51,768. Males had a median income of $31,615 versus $25,305 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,029. About 8.1% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.5% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

kids search engine
Fairview, Buncombe County, North Carolina Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.