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Fairview, Oregon
Fairview Lake
Fairview Lake
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Country United States
State Oregon
County Multnomah
Incorporated 1908 (1908)
 • City 3.54 sq mi (9.17 km2)
 • Land 3.09 sq mi (8.00 km2)
 • Water 0.45 sq mi (1.17 km2)
114 ft (35 m)
 • City 8,920
 • Estimate 
 • Density 3,096.12/sq mi (1,195.59/km2)
 • Metro
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (Pacific)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 503
FIPS code 41-24250
GNIS feature ID 1136277

Fairview is a city in Multnomah County, Oregon, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 8,920.


Members of the Multnomah tribe of Chinookan Indians lived in a village near the Columbia River and the future site of Fairview when the Lewis and Clark Expedition visited the area in 1806. By the 1840s and 1850s, white settlers began hay, grain, and livestock operations in what became eastern Multnomah County. Railroad tracks extended to the area by the 1890s, and, as the population grew, residents began referring to the locale as Fairview because of the pleasing views of the nearby river, the Columbia River Gorge, and Mount Hood. Since another community named Fairview already existed on the Oregon Coast, the community's first post office was named Cleone until the coastal post office closed and the name was transferred to Fairview.

In the mid-1980s the city attempted to merge-in a large section of unincorporated territory in eastern Multnomah County. The plan would have created a city of about 120,000 residents, which at the time would have ranked as the second most populous city in Oregon, behind only Portland. In September 1985, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled the attempt was invalid as state law required two cities to start any attempt at consolidation, and only Fairview had initiated this attempt.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.58 square miles (9.27 km2), of which, 3.09 square miles (8.00 km2) is land and 0.49 square miles (1.27 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 204
1920 184 −9.8%
1930 266 44.6%
1940 305 14.7%
1950 438 43.6%
1960 578 32.0%
1970 1,045 80.8%
1980 1,749 67.4%
1990 2,391 36.7%
2000 7,561 216.2%
2010 8,920 18.0%
2019 (est.) 9,567 7.3%

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 8,920 people, 3,544 households, and 2,274 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,886.7 inhabitants per square mile (1,114.6/km2). There were 3,786 housing units at an average density of 1,225.2 per square mile (473.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 73.1% White, 4.6% African American, 1.1% Native American, 5.5% Asian, 1.0% Pacific Islander, 9.7% from other races, and 5.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.4% of the population.

There were 3,544 households, of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.8% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the city was 35 years. 23.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.6% were from 25 to 44; 26.2% were from 45 to 64; and 10% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.



Fairview is served by two Trimet bus lines: 21-Sandy Blvd/233rd and 77-Broadway/Halsey.

Major Highways

  • Interstate 84
  • U.S. Route 30


Fairview is served by the Reynolds School District. Fairview Elementary, Salish Ponds Elementary, Woodland Elementary, and Reynolds Middle School are in the city.

See also

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