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Fairview, Tennessee
City of Fairview
Fairview City Hall, February 2014
Fairview City Hall, February 2014
Location of Fairview in Williamson County, Tennessee
Location of Fairview in Williamson County, Tennessee
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Williamson
 • Total 17.37 sq mi (44.98 km2)
 • Land 17.34 sq mi (44.90 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
823 ft (251 m)
 • Total 7,720
 • Estimate 
 • Density 527.57/sq mi (203.70/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 615/629
FIPS code 47-25440
GNIS feature ID 1303452

Fairview is a city located in Williamson County, Tennessee. It is part of the Nashville metropolitan area. The population was 7,720 at the 2010 census, which was a 33.1% increase in population from the 2000 census. In the communities just outside Fairview, there are an additional 4,100 people, for a total of over 11,000 people living within the Fairview area.


Fairview was incorporated on July 28, 1959, under the Uniform City Manager-Commission Charter as set out in Tennessee Code Annotated. Fairview was originally known as "Jingo." Fairview city limits is located about one mile southwest from the Nashville-Davidson County line and has two interstates passing through it (I-40 & I-840). With an average elevation of 800 feet above sea level, Fairview is about 150 feet higher than Nashville and surrounding suburbs which gives Fairview the advantage of being less flood prone.

It is home to Bowie Nature Park which is one of the largest city managed parks (approx 722 acres) in the state of Tennessee. As a comparison, New York's Central Park is 843 acres. Fairview has two Elementary Schools, Fairview, and Westwood serving over 1000 students with grades K-5. Fairview Middle has an enrollment of 800 plus and is home to grades 6th-8th. FVHS serves over 1000 students, and Fairview High School was listed as one of the top 1000 High Schools in the US according to Newsweek Magazine. Fairview schools are part of the Williamson County School system (

It has a recreation center that is part of Williamson County Parks and Recreation system. The center offers civic meeting rooms, WAVES org, exercise classes, a gym with free weights and machines and a large outdoor swimming pool. There is also a full size basketball court that is open for free play.

Fairview Ball Park has been open since 1982. In the spring, and early summer the youth of Fairview play softball, and baseball in the local recreation leagues. In the fall the park is home to an adult softball league. There are four fields located at the park, Field 1 for senior league baseball, Field 2 for tee ball, and softball, Field 3 for age groups up to 12 playing baseball, and Field 4 which is primarily a softball field.

The camp scenes in Ernest Goes to Camp were filmed at Camp Marymount, which is a 340-acre retreat/summer camp owned by the Catholic Church established in the summer of 1946.

This city is twenty-five miles from downtown Nashville, and is located along State Highway 100 in the NW section of Williamson County.

Farm in Fairview


Fairview is located at 35°58′55″N 87°7′45″W / 35.98194°N 87.12917°W / 35.98194; -87.12917 (35.982071, -87.129133).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.1 square miles (37 km2), of which 14.1 square miles (37 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.21%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,017
1970 1,630 60.3%
1980 3,648 123.8%
1990 4,210 15.4%
2000 5,800 37.8%
2010 7,720 33.1%
2019 (est.) 9,146 18.5%

2020 census

Fairview racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 8,120 86.78%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 156 1.67%
Native American 24 0.26%
Asian 88 0.94%
Pacific Islander 3 0.03%
Other/Mixed 435 4.65%
Hispanic or Latino 531 5.67%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 9,357 people, 2,962 households, and 2,234 families residing in the city.

2010 census

The 2010 census showed a population increase of 33.1% over the 2000 census with a population of 7,720. Racial makeup as of the 2010 census was 93.5% White, 2.8% Latino and 1.1% African American. Median household income in 2010 was $46,088. A special census was conducted in 2015 and reported the city limit population had increased to nearly 10,000.


Tennessee State Route 100 and Tennessee State Route 96 give Fairview direct access to Interstate 40 and Interstate 840.


A Publix supermarket opened in Bowie Commons in 2011.

A Walmart Supercenter store opened in 2014. This is the third Super Walmart to open in Williamson County.

See also

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