Fairview Park, Ohio

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Fairview Park, Ohio
City
Motto: "A Great Place To Grow"
Location of Fairview Park in Ohio
Location of Fairview Park in Ohio
Location of Fairview Park in Cuyahoga County
Location of Fairview Park in Cuyahoga County
Fairview Park, Ohio is located in Ohio
Fairview Park, Ohio
Fairview Park, Ohio
Location of Fairview Park in Ohio
Coordinates: 41°26′30″N 081°51′27″W / 41.44167°N 81.85750°W / 41.44167; -81.85750Coordinates: 41°26′30″N 081°51′27″W / 41.44167°N 81.85750°W / 41.44167; -81.85750
Country United States
State Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Mayor Eileen Ann Patton
Area[1]
 • Total 4.68 sq mi (12.12 km2)
 • Land 4.68 sq mi (12.12 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 748 ft (228 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 16,826
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 16,612
 • Density 3,595.3/sq mi (1,388.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44126
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code[5] 39-26446
GNIS feature ID 1072213
Website www.fairviewpark.org

Fairview Park is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. It borders Cleveland to the east, Westlake and North Olmsted to the west, Rocky River to the north and Brook Park to the south. At the 2010 census, the city population was 16,826.

History[edit]

Fairview Park was originally part of Rockport Township, later the Rocky River hamlet. The hamlet was incorporated as a village in 1903 and was split in 1910, with the northern part of the region becoming Rocky River and the southern part assuming the name Goldwood. Part of the Goldwood Township was later annexed to Rocky River and Goldwood would subsequently be incorporated as a separate village. Afterwards, Goldwood was split into two regions. A large portion of the land to the north became the Village of Fairview (later Fairview Village). Meanwhile, the remaining land located in the southwest corner and land along Center Ridge Road remained as Goldwood and was later incorporated as a village. By 1925, the remaining Goldwood region was renamed Parkview.

Both Fairview Village and Parkview remained small suburbs of its neighboring Cleveland (which had annexed most of what was West Park in 1923). In 1929, an economic recession in Fairview led to consideration of annexation to Cleveland. However, the plan never went to the ballot and Fairview maintained its independence. In 1948, Fairview became Fairview Park. Much of the growth of this region did not occur until after World War II. Most notably, the village began attracting former Cleveland residents when Fairview Shopping Center opened in 1947 on Lorain Road. Finally, in 1950, the village's size exceeded 5,000 at 9,234 and became the City of Fairview Park. The first city charter was adopted in November 1958. The remaining Parkview region was later annexed to Fairview in 1967.

Geography[edit]

Fairview Park is located at 41°26′30″N 81°51′27″W / 41.44167°N 81.85750°W / 41.44167; -81.85750 (41.441697, -81.857380).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.68 square miles (12.12 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 642
1930 3,689 474.6%
1940 4,700 27.4%
1950 9,311 98.1%
1960 14,624 57.1%
1970 21,681 48.3%
1980 19,283 −11.1%
1990 18,028 −6.5%
2000 17,572 −2.5%
2010 16,826 −4.2%
Est. 2012 16,612 −1.3%
Sources:[7][8][9][5][10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 16,826 people, 7,564 households, and 4,461 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,595.3 inhabitants per square mile (1,388.2 /km2). There were 8,109 housing units at an average density of 1,732.7 per square mile (669.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.4% White, 1.8% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.6% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population.

Of the city's population over the age of 25, 38.0% hold a bachelor's degree or higher.[11]

There were 7,564 households of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.0% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% 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 2.93.

The median age in the city was 42.3 years. 21.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26% were from 25 to 44; 29.8% were from 45 to 64; and 16.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census[5], there were 17,572 people, 7,856 households and 4,713 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,742.2 per square mile (1,443.5/km²). There were 8,152 housing units at an average density of 1,736.1 per square mile (669.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.97% White, 0.64% African American, 0.10% Native American, 1.57% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.50% of the population. Ancestries include German (29.7%), Irish (26.7%), English (10.7%), Polish (8.9%), Italian (8.8%), and Slovak (5.6%).

There were 7,856 households of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.96.

22.2% of the population were under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.

The median household income was $50,487 and the median family income was $62,803. Males had a median income of $45,318 compared with $33,565 for females. The per capita income for the city was $27,662. About 2.4% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

Shopping[edit]

The city of Fairview Park contains two large shopping centers, Westgate Mall and Fairview Center.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  5. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Population: Ohio". 1930 US Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Ohio". 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Ohio: Population and Housing Unit Counts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  11. ^ http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/39/3926446.html
  • The Encyclopedia Of Cleveland History by Cleveland Bicentennial Commission (Cleveland, Ohio), David D. Van Tassel (editor), and John J. Grabowski (Editor) ISBN 0-253-33056-4
  • From Rockport to West Park by Ralph A. Pfingsten ISBN 0-9759618-0-2
  • Fairview Park in Historical Review by Margaret Schaefer Goebelt ISBN B0006CZE76
  • Fairview Park by Frank Barnett ISBN 978-0-7385-5204-0

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