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Fairview is a township in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Fairview. For links to other places called Fairview, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Fairview is 41.166N. The longitude is -75.866W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,601 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,995.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fairview demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Luzerne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18707 ZIP code.
18% of Fairview residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $23,333, compared with $21,587 nationally.
34% 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 $335. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,179.
Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fairview political report.
The average commute time for Fairview workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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