Fairview has the 1996th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 4.5% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Fairview is part of the New York City metro area. Unemployment in the New York City area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. New York City has the largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Fairview is above average at $61,300, and the median cost of a home in Fairview is $365,400, which is above the national average. 21% of workers in Fairview hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 76% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Fairview. 73% of Fairview workers drive to work alone, 9% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Fairview spend an average of 34 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.