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Fairview, West Virginia
Location of Fairview in Marion County, West Virginia.
Location of Fairview in Marion County, West Virginia.
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Marion
Area
 • Total 0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
 • Land 0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,001 ft (305 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 408
 • Estimate 
(2019)
404
 • Density 1,442.86/sq mi (557.70/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26570
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-26524
GNIS feature ID 1538797

Fairview is a town in Marion County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 408 at the 2010 census.

The town took its name from the old Fairview Inn near the original town site.

Geography

Fairview is located at 39°35′34″N 80°14′50″W / 39.59278°N 80.24722°W / 39.59278; -80.24722 (39.592698, -80.247124).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.28 square miles (0.73 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 69
1870 72 4.3%
1880 195 170.8%
1890 235 20.5%
1910 782
1920 827 5.8%
1930 836 1.1%
1940 831 −0.6%
1950 775 −6.7%
1960 653 −15.7%
1970 640 −2.0%
1980 759 18.6%
1990 513 −32.4%
2000 435 −15.2%
2010 408 −6.2%
2019 (est.) 404 −1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 408 people, 173 households, and 117 families living in the town. The population density was 1,457.1 inhabitants per square mile (562.6/km2). There were 199 housing units at an average density of 710.7 per square mile (274.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.8% White, 0.2% Native American, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2%.

Of the 173 households 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.4% were non-families. 28.9% of households were one person and 16.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the town was 45.9 years. 21.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.7% were from 45 to 64; and 23.8% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

Notable people

  • Maggie McCurdy, sculptor
  • Jay Johnson Morrow, Brigadier general who served during World War I and later Governor of the Panama Canal Zone
  • Fielding H. Yost, football coach
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