Fairview, Tennessee

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Fairview, Tennessee
Fairview City Hall, February 2014.
Fairview City Hall, February 2014.
Location of Fairview in Williamson County, Tennessee.
Location of Fairview in Williamson County, Tennessee.
Coordinates: 35°58′55″N 87°7′45″W / 35.98194°N 87.12917°W / 35.98194; -87.12917Coordinates: 35°58′55″N 87°7′45″W / 35.98194°N 87.12917°W / 35.98194; -87.12917
CountryUnited States
 • Total14.1 sq mi (36.6 km2)
 • Land14.1 sq mi (36.6 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
823 ft (251 m)
 • Total7,720
 • Estimate 
 • Density410.9/sq mi (158.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)615 and 629
FIPS code47-25440[2]
GNIS feature ID1303452[3]

Fairview is a city located in Williamson County, Tennessee. It is part of the Nashville metropolitan area. The population was 7,720 at the 2010 census, which was a 33.1% increase in population from the 2000 census. In the communities just outside Fairview, there are an additional 4,100 people, there are over 11,000 people living within the Fairview area.[citation needed]


Fairview was incorporated on July 28, 1959, under the Uniform City Manager-Commission Charter as set out in the Tennessee Code Annotated. Fairview city limits is located about one mile southwest from the Nashville-Davidson County line and has two interstates passing through it (I-40 & I-840). With an average elevation of 800 feet above sea level, Fairview is about 150 feet higher than Nashville and surrounding suburbs which gives Fairview the advantage of being less flood prone.

It is home to Bowie Nature Park which is one of the largest city managed parks (approx 722 acres) in the state of Tennessee. As a comparison, New York's Central Park is 843 acres. Fairview has two Elementary Schools, Fairview, and Westwood serving over 1000 students with grades K-5. Fairview Middle has an enrollment of 800 plus and is home to grades 6th-8th. FVHS serves over 1000 students, and Fairview High School was listed as one of the top 1000 High Schools in the US according to Newsweek Magazine. Fairview schools are part of the Williamson County School system (www.WCS.edu).

It has a recreation center that is part of Williamson County Parks and Recreation system. The center offers civic meeting rooms, WAVES org, exercise classes, a gym with free weights and machines and a large outdoor swimming pool. There is also a full size basketball court that is open for free play.

Fairview Ball Park has been open since 1982. In the spring and early summer, the youth of Fairview play softball and baseball in the local recreation leagues. In the fall, the park is home to an adult softball league. There are four fields located at the park, Field 1 for senior league baseball, Field 2 for tee ball, and softball, Field 3 for age groups up to 12 playing baseball, and Field 4 which is primarily a softball field.

The camp scenes in Ernest Goes to Camp were filmed at Camp Marymount, which is a 340-acre retreat/summer camp owned by the Catholic Church, established in the summer of 1946.

This city is twenty-five miles from downtown Nashville, and is located along State Highway 100 in the NW section of Williamson County.

Farm in Fairview


Fairview is located at 35°58′55″N 87°7′45″W / 35.98194°N 87.12917°W / 35.98194; -87.12917 (35.982071, -87.129133).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.1 square miles (37 km2), of which 14.1 square miles (37 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.21%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20168,529[1]10.5%

The 2010 census[2] showed a population increase of 33.1% over the 2000 census with a population of 7,720. Racial makeup as of the 2010 census was 93.5% White, 2.8% Latino and 1.1% African American. Median household income in 2010 was $46,088. A special census was conducted in 2015 and reported the city limit population had increased to nearly 10,000.

As of the census[2] of 2000, there are 5,800 people, 2,105 households, and 1,606 families residing in the city. The population density was 410.9 people per square mile (158.7/km²). There were 2,245 housing units at an average density of 159.1 per square mile (61.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.07% White, 0.66% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.48% of the population.

There were 2,105 households out of which 43.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the city, the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 34.1% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $44,148, and the median income for a family was $49,817. Males had a median income of $36,461 versus $26,277 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,403. About 5.6% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.


A Publix supermarket opened in Bowie Commons in 2011.

A Walmart Supercenter store opened in 2014. This is the third Super Walmart to open in Williamson County.


Tennessee State Route 100 and Tennessee State Route 96 give Fairview direct access to Interstate 40 and Interstate 840.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2006-02-08. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  6. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  7. ^ "SR 840 South - Williamson County". Retrieved 2012-11-06.

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