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.


Total Population 14,126
Male Share of the Population 50.9%
Female Share of the Population 49.1%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 7,124
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 39.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.6%
Median Earnings25+ $33,383
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,362
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,065


Median Family Income $61,380
% Above Poverty Level 83%
% Below Poverty Level 17%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.9%
% Using Public Transportation 33.1%


People Living Alone 29.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,141
Median House Value $365,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 54%
US/American 0.9%
English 0.6%
Irish 2.9%

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


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

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
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
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 24,532 $71,875
Edgewater 11,969 $116,008
Guttenberg 11,397 $55,522
North Bergen 62,114 $56,751
Ridgefield 11,191 $80,246
West New York 51,511 $45,960

Fairview Public Libraries

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