Income, Housing and Education in Fairlawn: A Census Snapshot

Details from the 2010 report


About 5.7 percent of Fairlawn's households have an income higher than $200,000 a year, while about 2.7 percent live below the poverty level, according to the U.S. Census.

Meanwhile, the city's population has started to creep downward again, says an estimate from the American Community Survey

Here are some recently released facts about Fairlawn from the 2010 census:

Population: The city's population increased about 1.7 percent from 2000 to 2010, but an estimate indicates a slight backslide. The 2011 population is estimated at 7,411, down 23 people from the official 7,434 census tally.

Income: Median household income is $56,003, with about 40 percent of households earning $35,000 to $75,000 a year. Median family income, though, is $88,043.

Housing: Median value of owner-occupied homes is $183,100. Of the city's 3,455 housing units, 72.6 percent are owner-occupied and 29.7 percent are rentals in a multi-unit structure.

Education: Of residents 25 and older, 94.7 percent are high school graduates and 47.1 percent have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Households: Household size here averages 2.07 people per housing unit.

Race: About 82 percent of Fairlawn's residents are white, and about 11 percent are black. About 4.3 percent are Asian and 2.3 percent report hispanic heritage. 

Nationality: Some 12.4 percent of Fairlawn residents are foreign born, and 14.2 percent report speaking a language other than English at home.

Commute: The average drive to work is 20.6 minutes.


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