Fairview, Texas

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Fairview, Texas
Town
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Motto: "Keeping It Country"[1]
Location of Fairview in Collin County, Texas
Location of Fairview in Collin County, Texas
Coordinates: 33°8′54″N 96°37′11″W / 33.14833°N 96.61972°W / 33.14833; -96.61972Coordinates: 33°8′54″N 96°37′11″W / 33.14833°N 96.61972°W / 33.14833; -96.61972
Country United States United States
State Texas Texas
County Collin
Government
 • City Council Darion Culbertson, Mayor

Ron Samuels, Seat One

Jim Cunningham, Seat Two

Frank O'Reilly, Seat Three

Henry Lessner, Seat Four (Mayor Pro Tem)

Paul Hendricks, Seat Five

Mary Price, Seat Six [2]
 • City Manager Julie Couch
Area
 • Total 8.8 sq mi (22.8 km2)
 • Land 8.8 sq mi (22.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 630 ft (192 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,248
 • Density 823.6/sq mi (317.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75069
Area code(s) 214, 469, 972
FIPS code 48-25224[3]
GNIS feature ID 1335618[4]
Website http://www.fairviewtexas.org/

Fairview is a town in Collin County, Texas, United States and it is a suburb of Dallas. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 7,248. Current estimates have the population around 8,000. The town is adjacent to the 289-acre (1.17 km2) Heard Wildlife Sanctuary.

History[edit]

A petition to request an incorporation election for Fairview was submitted to the county judge and commissioners’ court on April 21, 1958, and following an election on May 7, 1958, and count of all 50 ballots, the town was incorporated, ordered by Collin County Judge W. E. Button. [5]

Geography[edit]

Fairview is located at 33°08′54″N 96°37′11″W / 33.148326°N 96.619741°W / 33.148326; -96.619741.[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.8 square miles (23 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 7,248 people, 2,841 households, and 2,266 families residing in the town. The population density was 823.6 people per square mile (317.9/km2). There were 3,140 housing units at an average density of 356.8/sq. mi (137.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 88.25% White, 3.56% Black or African American, 0.62% Native American, 4.26% Asian, 1.63% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.21% of the population.

There were 2,841 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.9% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.2% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 5.3% from 25 to 34, 19.3% from 35 to 49, 24.5% from 50 to 64, and 24.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $104,974, and the median income for a family was $114,667. The per capita income for the city was $55,226. About 1.5% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line.

Government[edit]

The city has a mayor/council form of government.[7] The town council consists of a mayor and six council members.

Education[edit]

Fairview is served by two school schools districts, the Lovejoy Independent School District[8] and the McKinney Independent School District.[9]

Infrastructure[edit]

Public safety[edit]

The Town of Fairview is served and protected by a professional full-time Police Department and combination Fire Department.

Fairview's combination full-time, part-time and volunteer fire department provides coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The department’s Chief is Dick Price. The Fairview Fire Department responds to automatic aid & mutual aid calls with Allen FD, Lowry Crossing FD, Lucas FD, Parker FD, and McKinney FD. In 2011, Fairview Fire Department Responded to 750 emergency calls.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Town of Fairview Texas". Town of Fairview Texas. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ http://fairviewtexas.org/index.php/government/town-council
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Town of Fairview Texas". Town of Fairview Texas. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Fairview, Texas". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Lovejoy Independent School District". Lovejoy Independent School District. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  9. ^ "McKinney Independent School District". McKinney Independent School District. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 

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