Fairview is a town in Collin County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 7,248. The estimated population in 2014 was 8,361. The town is adjacent to the 289-acre (1.17 km2) Heard Wildlife Sanctuary.
A petition to request an incorporation election for Fairview was submitted to the county judge and commissioners' court on April 21, 1958, and following an election on May 7, 1958, and count of all 50 ballots, the town was incorporated, ordered by Collin County Judge W. E. Button.
Fairview is located just southwest of the geographic center of Collin County at 33°08′54″N 96°37′11″W. It is bordered by McKinney, the county seat, to the north, by Allen to the west and south, and by Lucas to the southeast. Wilson Creek, a tributary of the East Fork Trinity River, forms part of the northeastern boundary.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Fairview has a total area of 8.7 square miles (22.5 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.04 km2), or 0.20%, is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 7,248 people, 2,841 households, and 2,266 families residing in the town. The population density was 823.6 people per square mile (317.9/km2). There were 3,140 housing units at an average density of 356.8/sq. mi (137.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 88.25% White, 3.56% Black or African American, 0.62% Native American, 4.26% Asian, 1.63% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.21% of the population.
There were 2,841 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.9% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.2% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.89.
In the town, the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 5.3% from 25 to 34, 19.3% from 35 to 49, 24.5% from 50 to 64, and 24.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.
The city has a mayor/council form of government. The town council consists of a mayor and six council members.
Fairview is served by two school schools districts, the Lovejoy Independent School District and the McKinney Independent School District.