Fairview, Bergen County, New Jersey
|Fairview, New Jersey|
|Borough of Fairview|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||December 19, 1894|
|• Mayor||Vincent Bellucci, Jr. (D, term ends December 31, 2015)|
|• Administrator / Clerk||Diane T. Testa|
|• Total||0.843 sq mi (2.185 km2)|
|• Land||0.842 sq mi (2.182 km2)|
|• Water||0.001 sq mi (0.003 km2) 0.13%|
|Area rank||521st of 566 in state
68th of 70 in county
|Elevation||259 ft (79 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2012)||14,217|
|• 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||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0885215|
Fairview is a borough located in Bergen County, New Jersey. 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.
Fairview is located at United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.843 square miles (2.185 km2), of which, 0.842 square miles (2.182 km2) of it is land and 0.001 square miles (0.003 km2) of it (0.13%) is water. Fairview Cemetery and Mount Moriah Cemetery are located along the western slope of the Hudson Palisades.(40.821054,-74.003061). According to the
|Population sources: 1900-1920
1900-1990 2000 2010
At the 2010 United States Census, there were 13,835 people, 4,853 households, and 3,256 families residing in the borough. The population density was 16,421.8 inhabitants 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 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 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, 19.6% of the population were 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 age 18 and over, 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.
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.
Fairview is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office and only votes to break a tie. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year.
As of 2013[update], the Mayor of Fairview is Vincent Bellucci, Jr. (D, term ends December 31, 2015). Members of the Fairview Borough Council are Council President Robert Weise (D, 2015), Stephen Burke (D, 2014), Albert Lukin (D, 2014), Russell Martin (D, 2013), John Rossi (D, 2013) and Stephen Russo (D, 2015). Russell Martin was named in January 2012 to fill the vacant seat of John Pierotti following his death and won the remainder of the term the 2012 General Election.
Federal, state and county representation
Fairview is located in the 8th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 32nd state legislative district. Prior to the 2010 Census, Fairview had been part of the 9th Congressional District, a change made by the New Jersey Redistricting Commission that took effect in January 2013, based on the results of the November 2012 general elections.
New Jersey's Eighth Congressional District is represented by Albio Sires (D, West New York). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark; took office on October 31, 2013, after winning a special election to fill the seat of Frank Lautenberg) and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).
The 32nd District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Nicholas Sacco (D, North Bergen) and in the General Assembly by Angelica M. Jimenez (D, West New York) and Vincent Prieto (D, Secaucus). The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
Bergen County is governed by a directly elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. The County Executive is Kathleen Donovan (R, Rutherford; term ends December 31, 2014). The seven freeholders are elected at-large in partisan elections on a staggered basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year, with a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Chairman Pro Tempore selected from among its members at a reorganization meeting held each January. As of 2013[update], Bergen County's Freeholders are Freeholder Chairman David L. Ganz (D, 2014; Fair Lawn), Vice Chairwoman Joan Voss (D, 2014; Fort Lee), Chairman Pro Tempore John A. Felice (R, 2013; River Edge), Maura R. DeNicola (R, 2013; Franklin Lakes), John D. Mitchell (R, 2013; Cliffside Park), Steve Tanelli (D, 2015; North Arlington) and Tracy Silna Zur (D, 2015; Franklin Lakes). Countywide constitutional officials are Sheriff Michael Saudino (R), Surrogate Michael R. Dressler (D, Cresskill) and County Clerk John S. Hogan (D, Northvale).
As of Election Day, November 4, 2008, there were 4,656 registered voters. Of registered voters, 2,366 (50.9% of all registered voters) were registered as Democrats, 508 (10.9%) were registered as Republicans and 1,781 (38.3%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There was one voter registered to another party.
In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 68.0% of the vote here (2,513 ballots received), outpolling Republican John McCain, who received 30.8% of the vote (1,139 ballots cast), with 80.4% of registered voters participating. In the 2004 election, Democrat John F. Kerry received 62.9% of the vote here (2,262 ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush, who received 36.0% of the vote (1,296 ballots), with 3,599 of the 5,661 registered voters participating (for turnout of 63.6%).
The Fairview Public Schools serve students in prekindergarten through eighth grade. Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are The Annex (PreK - K; 216 students) Number 3 School / Number Three School Annex (grades 1 - 3; 351 students) and Lincoln School (grades 4 - 8; 574 students).
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.
Fairview is served by New Jersey Transit bus routes 127, 128, 154, 156, 159, 165, 166 and 168, whish 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 Hudson County line at Nungessers. Also 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.
Plans for an extension of the Hudson Bergen Light Rail through the town called the Northern Branch Corridor Project along the Northern Branch right-of-way call for a stop near the county line in North Bergen at 91st Street.
Notable current and former residents of Fairview include:
- Kyle Anderson (born 1993), UCLA Bruins basketball player.
- Vicki Genfan (born 1959), fingerstyle guitarist, composer and singer.
- 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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- "A Magic Moment for UCLA Basketball", BruinsNation.com, September 19, 2011. Accessed May 17, 2013. "The 6-foot-8 Anderson, who hails from Fairview, N.J., but spends summers with his mom Suzanne in Harlem - making him eligible for the summer showcase - dominated the day."
- Fusilli, Jim. "A Guitar Contest With a Winning Surprise", The Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2008. Accessed June 1, 2012. "'My nerves will be pretty tight,' guitarist Vicki Genfan told me when we spoke before she left for San Francisco from her home in Fairview, N.J."
- Kerry Burke and Bill Hutchinson. "Caitlin Sanchez, voice of Nickelodeon hit 'Dora the Explorer,' claims she was exploited by producers" New York Daily News; October 7, 2010
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