Fairview, Texas

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Fairview, Texas
Hart Road detail - Detail of Fairview, TX.jpg
"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
CountryUnited States United States
StateTexas Texas
 • City CouncilDarion Culbertson, mayor

Bill Nicol, seat one

Cynthia Brugge, seat two

Henry Lessner, seat three

Anthony Mattei, seat four

Paul Hendricks, seat five (mayor pro tem)

Roland Feldman, seat six [2]
 • City managerJulie Couch
 • Total8.89 sq mi (23.02 km2)
 • Land8.87 sq mi (22.98 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
630 ft (192 m)
 • Total7,248
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,030.44/sq mi (397.85/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)214, 469, 945, 972
FIPS code48-25224[5]
GNIS feature ID1335618[6]

Fairview is a town in Collin County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. As of the 2017 census, the town population was 8,950.[7] The estimated population in 2018 was 9,092.[8] The town is adjacent to the 289-acre (1.17 km2) Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary.


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.[9]


Fairview is located just southwest of the geographic center of Collin County at 33°08′54″N 96°37′11″W / 33.148326°N 96.619741°W / 33.148326; -96.619741.[10] It is bordered by McKinney, the county seat, to the north, by Allen to the west and south, and by Lucas to the southeast. Wilson Creek, a tributary of the East Fork Trinity River, forms part of the northeastern boundary.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Fairview has a total area of 8.7 square miles (22.5 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.04 km2), or 0.20%, is covered by water.[7]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)9,141[4]26.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

As of the census[5] of 2010, 7,248 people, 2,841 households, and 2,266 families resided in the town. The population density was 823.6 people per square mile (317.9/km2). The 3,140 housing units averaged 356.8/sq. mi (137.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 88.25% White, 3.56% African American, 0.62% Native American, 4.26% Asian, 1.63% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 6.21% of the population.

Of the 2,841 households, 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 not families. About 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 distributed as 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.


Fairview, Texas Town Hall

The city has a mayor–council government.[12] The town council consists of a mayor and six council members.


Fairview is served by two school schools districts, the Lovejoy Independent School District[13] and the McKinney Independent School District.[14]


  1. ^ "Town of Fairview Texas". Town of Fairview Texas. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  2. ^ "Town Council". fairviewtexas.org. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  3. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Fairview town, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  9. ^ "Town of Fairview Texas". Town of Fairview Texas. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  12. ^ "Fairview, Texas". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  13. ^ "Lovejoy Independent School District". Lovejoy Independent School District. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  14. ^ "McKinney Independent School District". McKinney Independent School District. Archived from the original on October 17, 2012. Retrieved October 19, 2012.

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