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Fairview, New Jersey
|Borough of Fairview|
Map highlighting Fairview's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Fairview, New Jersey
|Incorporated||December 19, 1894|
|• Body||Borough Council|
|• Total||0.85 sq mi (2.19 km2)|
|• Land||0.84 sq mi (2.19 km2)|
|• Water||<0.01 sq mi (<0.01 km2) 0.24%|
|Area rank||520th of 565 in state
68th of 70 in county
|Elevation||259 ft (79 m)|
| • Estimate
|• 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||UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
|GNIS feature ID||0885215|
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.
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.
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.
The Fairview Public Schools serve students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of three schools, had an enrollment of 1,507 students and 93.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 16.2:1. Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Lincoln School Annex with 232 students in grades PreK-K, Number 3 School / Number Three School Annex with 546 students in grades K-3 and Lincoln School with 667 students in grades 4–8.
For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students from Fairview attend Cliffside Park High School in Cliffside Park as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Cliffside Park School District. As of the 2018–19 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,196 students and 92.7 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.9:1. The Fairview Board of Education appoints a representative to serve on the board of the Cliffside Park district.
Public school students from the borough, and all of Bergen County, are eligible to attend the secondary education programs offered by the Bergen County Technical Schools, which include the Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, and the Bergen Tech campus in Teterboro or Paramus. The district offers programs on a shared-time or full-time basis, with admission based on a selective application process and tuition covered by the student's home school district.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], 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.
Fairview is served by NJ Transit bus routes 127, 128, 154, 156, 159, 165, 166 and 168, which 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.
NJ Transit plans to extend the Hudson–Bergen Light Rail through Fairview as part of the Northern Branch Corridor Project, which would run along the Northern Branch right-of-way. The plans include a stop near the county line in North Bergen at 91st Street.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Fairview include:
- Kyle Anderson (born 1993), UCLA Bruins basketball player who was selected in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs.
- Simon Douglas (1843-1950), former slave who lived to become the last Civil War soldier in the state of New Jersey.
- Vicki Genfan (born 1959), fingerstyle guitarist, composer and singer.
- Ripface Invasion, hardcore punk band.
- Caitlin Sanchez (born 1996), actress known as the voice of Dora on Dora the Explorer.
- John Scarne (1903–1985), author, expert on gambling, card games and magic tricks.
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