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Fairview is in Buncombe County, in the Asheville metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in North Carolina named Fairview. For links to other places called Fairview, NC, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Fairview is 35.513N. The longitude is -82.396W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,228 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,495.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fairview demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Buncombe County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Asheville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28730 ZIP code.
12% of Fairview residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fairview ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fairview was $21,029, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of Fairview residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Fairview, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $468. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $909.
Libraries in Fairview include Fairview Branch Library ... View libraries
Buncombe County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fairview political report.
The average commute time for Fairview workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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