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Fairway, Kansas
Location within Johnson County and Kansas
Location within Johnson County and Kansas
KDOT map of Johnson County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Johnson
Founded 1930s
Incorporated 1949
 • Total 1.13 sq mi (2.92 km2)
 • Land 1.13 sq mi (2.92 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
958 ft (292 m)
 • Total 4,170
 • Density 3,690/sq mi (1,428/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code 913
FIPS code 20-22700
GNIS ID 0479021

Fairway is a city in Johnson County, Kansas, United States, and is included in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area census designation and the Shawnee Mission postal services designation. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 4,170.


In the 1820s, this area was reserved for use by the Shawnee people, who had ceded lands east of the Mississippi River to the United States government. The Shawnee Methodist Mission was moved here in 1839, when a school for the Shawnee was established. After the American Civil War, the Shawnee were relocated to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma.) The mission is a National Historic Landmark and today is operated as a museum.

In the 1930s, as Kansas City suburbs were developing, a developer laid out a subdivision near a golf course. It was named Fairway from its proximity to several driving ranges. Fairway was incorporated in 1949 and is known as "The City of Trees".


Fairway is located at 39°1′26″N 94°37′45″W / 39.02389°N 94.62917°W / 39.02389; -94.62917 (39.023988, -94.629213). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.15 square miles (2.98 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 1,816
1960 5,398 197.2%
1970 5,227 −3.2%
1980 4,619 −11.6%
1990 4,173 −9.7%
2000 3,952 −5.3%
2010 3,882 −1.8%
2020 4,170 7.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,882 people, 1,749 households, and 1,062 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,375.7 inhabitants per square mile (1,303.4/km2). There were 1,833 housing units at an average density of 1,593.9 per square mile (615.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.3% White, 0.8% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.

There were 1,749 households, of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.3% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the city was 41.4 years. 21.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.4% were from 25 to 44; 30.6% were from 45 to 64; and 14.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.0% male and 53.0% female.


The Johnson County Library services Fairway, KS. The library has 13 locations in Johnson County.

Notable people

Notable individuals who were born in and/or have lived in Fairway include:

  • Frank L. Hagaman (1894-1966), 31st Governor of Kansas
  • Melissa Rooker (1964- ), Kansas state legislator
  • Greg Orman, Kansas Gubernatorial Candidate

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