Fairlawn, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fairlawn, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Fairlawn Census Designated Place had a population of 2,539 as of July 1, 2017. Fairlawn ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairlawn is located at latitude 37.1452 and longitude -80.5438 in Pulaski County. The formal boundaries for the Fairlawn Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles. Pulaski County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,919 feet.

The Fairlawn Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389061) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairlawn population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Fairlawn, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,539
Daytime Population: Workers 994
Daytime Population: Residents 1,355
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,349
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 2,539
Population in Familes 2,006
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 807
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $50,125
Average Household Income $67,381
Per Capita Income $30,533


Total Housing Units 1,216 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 834 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 325 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $172,409
Average Home Value $255,599


Total Households 1,159
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 733
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 0.97% 0.66%
Households 0.99% 0.63%
Families 1.16% 0.54%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

Fairlawn, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairlawn to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 243 59th
Population Density # 285 52nd
Diversity Index # 468 21st
Median Household Income # 305 49th
Per Capita Income # 198 67th

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