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Overview

Introduction to Fairview, New Jersey

Fairview, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 1 mile NE of North Bergen, New Jersey and 5 miles N of New York, New York. The town is included in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 13,255 people lived in Fairview.

Fairview History

Fairview was originally a part of Ridgefield Township. At the height of the "Boroughitis" phenomenon, Fairview was separated from this township, and officially incorporated on December 19, 1894. At the time of its creation, Fairview’s population was 1,003. However, in recent years, this figure has grown to over 13,000.

Fairview and nearby Attractions

  • American Folk Art Museum
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Overpeck County Park
  • Ascension Greek Orthodox Church
  • Mount Moriah Cemetery
  • Bergen County Zoological Park

Things To Do In Fairview

The town of Fairview is near quite a few historic sites in New York, like the Morris-Jumel Mansion, the Apollo Theater, the Carnegie Hall, the Rockefeller Center, as well as the Empire State Building. From this town, one can also visit the American Folk Art Museum, the Museum of Arts & Design, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and the American Museum of Natural History. One can also spend a fun-filled day at the Central Park Zoo or the Bergen County Zoological Park.

Fairview Transportation

Air transportation is available from the La Guardia Airport.

Fairview Higher Education

For higher education, residents of Fairview can enroll at Columbia University in the City of New York, Barnard College, the Cuny City College, the Cuny John Jay College Criminal Justice, or the Cuny Hunter College.

People

Total Population 14,233
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 7,128
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 41.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,565
% Above Poverty Level 82.8%
% Below Poverty Level 17.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 0.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.3%
% Using Public Transportation 37.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,184
Median House Value $354,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 61.7%
US/American 0.9%
English 0.5%
Irish 3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fairview Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 0 miles NE of North Bergen, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 5 miles N of New York, New York
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07022
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.812
Longitude -73.999

Fairview Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 2.6 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Station NEW YORK LA GUARDIA AP
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 39 F
Apr Temp 44 to 60 F
Jul Temp 70 to 85 F
Oct Temp 51 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.3 inches
Station NEWARK INTL AP
Distance 11 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 85 F
Oct Temp 48 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cliffside Park 24,493 $71,754
Edgewater 11,935 $120,526
Guttenberg 11,595 $60,163
North Bergen 62,570 $58,509
Ridgefield 11,256 $79,818
West New York 51,860 $46,659

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fairview Public Libraries

Library
Fairview Free Public Library
213 ANDERSON AVENUE
Fairview, New Jersey
(201) 943-6244
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