Fairview, Montana

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Fairview, Montana

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High Points

Fairview strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Montana):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Fairview Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Fairview Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 16% Fairview Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Fairview, Montana

Comparing Fairview to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Montana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 8
Senior Citizens 7 5
Age of the Population 6 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 4
Average Household Size 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 4 1
People Above Poverty 4 5
People in Middle Class or Better 3 3
Median Family Income 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 7
Working at Home 7 3
Walking and Biking to Work 4 2
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 3
Housing Recently Built 6 8

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Fairview Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 168 miles NW of Bismarck, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 550 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Richland
Standard Zip Codes 59221
Phone Area Codes 406
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.856
Longitude -104.044

Fairview Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SIDNEY
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 25 F
Apr Temp 32 to 61 F
Jul Temp 56 to 86 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 14.3 inches
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 85 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 14.9 inches
Distance 28.7 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 19 F
Apr Temp 29 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 83 F
Oct Temp 30 to 57 F
Annual Precip 14.1 inches
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Fairview Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 709 100%
Male 358 50.5%
Female 351 49.5%
Under 18 195 27.5%
18+ 514 72.5%
65+ 122 17.2%
Median Age 38.8
Average Family Size 3.09
White 684 96.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.8%
Other 7 1%
Mixed Race 12 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 2.4%

Estimated Fairview Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 666
Growth -43
Growth % -6.1%

Fairview Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 39.3%
Norwegian 25.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.8%
Irish 5.6%
English 5.4%
US/American 5.4%
French (except Basque) 3.2%
Scandinavian 2%
French Canadian 1.9%
Danish 1.5%
Swedish 1.1%
Estonian 0.7%
Italian 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
Yugoslavian 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
European 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Fairview 709 $33,125
Bainville 153 $29,643
Sidney 4,774 $38,992
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Fairview High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 105 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.9

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