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Fairview Heights, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Fairview Heights had a population of 16,975 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fairview Heights: Fairview.

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Fairview Heights, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 16,975
Population in Households 16,761
Population in Familes 13,365
Population in Group Qrtrs 214
Population Density2 1,493
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $62,710
Average Household Income $79,451
Per Capita Income $33,351


Total Housing Units 8,056 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,019 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,326 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 711 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $133,456
Average Home Value $159,702


Total Households 7,345
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 4,646
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.08% -0.27%
Households -0.01% -0.24%
Families -0.05% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   2.11%

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, 2018 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 # 151 89th
Population Density # 465 66th
Diversity Index # 160 88th
Median Household Income # 420 69th
Per Capita Income # 324 76th

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