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Fairview is a town in northern Alberta within the heart of the Peace Country. It is located 82km southwest of the Town of Peace River and 115km north of Grande Prairie at the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 64A.The Town of Fairview is one of two different communities in Alberta that go by the name of Fairview. The Hamlet of Fairview in southern Alberta is the lesser known of the two.GeographyClimateFairview experiences a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb).HistoryIn 1928, the railroad extended west from Whitelaw through the Beaver Indian Reserve across a stubble field where the Hamlet of Fairview was established. The community of Waterhole, five miles to the south, was packed onto skids and wagons and relocated to the railroad site. The first train rolled into Fairview on November 2, 1928. The hamlet was incorporated as a village on April 22, 1929. In 1949, the village was incorporated into the Town of Fairview.DemographicsIn the 2011 Census, the Town of Fairview had a population of 3,162 living in 1,266 of its 1,322 total dwellings, a -4.1% change from its 2006 population of 3,297. With a land area of 11.3km2, it had a population density of in 2011.In 2006, Fairview had: a population of 3,297 living in 1,389 dwellings, a 4.5% increase from 2001a land area of 9.65km2a population density of 341.7/km2. The median household income in 2005 for Fairview was $56,954, which is below the Alberta provincial average of $63,988.
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