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Fairview Heights, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Fairview Heights had a population of 17,226 as of July 1, 2016. Fairview Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairview Heights is located at latitude 38.5954 and longitude -90.0049 in St. Clair County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fairview Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. St. Clair County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 584 feet.

The City of Fairview Heights (GNIS ID: 2394737) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Fairview Heights is located within Township of Caseyville, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Clair County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairview Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fairview Heights: Fairview.

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Fairview Heights, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,226
Population in Households 17,014
Population in Familes 13,524
Population in Group Qrtrs 212
Population Density1 1,515
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 7,420
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 4,718
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,141 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,050 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,370 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 721 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $125,757
Average Home Value $150,168


Median Household Income $60,383
Average Household Income $74,597
Per Capita Income $31,229
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% -0.09%
Households 0.15% -0.11%
Families 0.18% -0.2%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fairview Heights, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairview Heights to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 149 89th
Population Density1 # 459 67th
Diversity Index2 # 158 89th
Median Household Income # 388 72nd
Per Capita Income # 299 78th

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