Fairview, Tennessee

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Fairview, Tennessee
City
Fairview City Hall, February 2014.
Fairview City Hall, February 2014.
Location of Fairview, Tennessee
Location of Fairview, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°58′55″N 87°7′45″W / 35.98194°N 87.12917°W / 35.98194; -87.12917Coordinates: 35°58′55″N 87°7′45″W / 35.98194°N 87.12917°W / 35.98194; -87.12917
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Williamson
Area
 • Total 14.1 sq mi (36.6 km2)
 • Land 14.1 sq mi (36.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 823 ft (251 m)
Population (United States Census, 2010)
 • Total 7,720
 • Density 410.9/sq mi (158.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 37062
Area code(s) 615
FIPS code 47-25440[1]
GNIS feature ID 1303452[2]

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, so there are over 11,000 people living within the Fairview area.[citation needed] There are also unincorporated communities of the same name in Scott County and in Gibson County.

History[edit]

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 is home to Bowie Park which is one of the largest city managed parks in the state of Tennessee. 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. Fairview High School serves over 1000 students and is home of the Yellow Jackets. Fairview High School was listed as one of the top 1000 High Schools in the US according to Newsweek Magazine.

Fairview has a recreation center that is part of Williamson County Parks and Recreation system. The center offers exercise classes, and a gym with free weights, and machines. There is 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 city is 25 minutes from downtown Nashville, and is located along State Highway 100 in the NW section of Williamson County. Many have migrated from the north to settle in Fairview.

Farm in Fairview

Geography[edit]

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).[3]

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.

Demographics[edit]

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%
Est. 2012 7,993 3.5%
Sources:[4][5]

The 2010 census[1] 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.

As of the census[1] of 2000, there are 5,800 people, 2,105 households, and 1,606 families residing in the city. The population density was 410.9 people per square mile (158.7/km²). There were 2,245 housing units at an average density of 159.1 per square mile (61.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.07% White, 0.66% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.48% of the population.

There were 2,105 households out of which 43.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 34.1% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $44,148, and the median income for a family was $49,817. Males had a median income of $36,461 versus $26,277 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,403. About 5.6% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.

Retail[edit]

Bowie Commons has a Publix.

A Super Walmart store opened in January 2014 offering 250,000 square feet of shopping for home goods, clothing, groceries, sporting goods, and much more. This will be the third Super Walmart to open in Williamson County. The store is expected to acquire a lot of tax revenue for Fairview which will help with the continued growth of the city.

AutoZone Auto Repair shop

O'Reilly's Auto Repair shop

Transportation[edit]

Tennessee State Route 100 and Tennessee State Route 96 give Fairview direct access to Interstate 40. The Tennessee State Route 840 loop is expected to further improve the city's access to the Interstate highway system. Construction was temporarily halted in 2008, but the loop is now complete.[6]

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