Fairlawn, Ohio

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Fairlawn is a city in Summit County, Ohio, United States. A suburb of Akron, its population was 7,307 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Fairlawn is located at 41°7′46″N 81°37′5″W / 41.12944°N 81.61806°W / 41.12944; -81.61806 (41.129555, -81.618103)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11.5 km²), of which, 4.4 square miles (11.5 km²) of it is land and 0.23% is water.


Fairlawn was founded as a hamlet in 1891 when the Northern Ohio Railroad was built. As of 1908 it had a mill, general store, a blacksmith, and other businesses.[4] It was incorporated as Fairlawn Village in 1958. It became a city when its population reached 6,200 in the 1970 census. (Fairlawn, 2003)


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,307 people, 2,986 households, and 1,976 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,649.7 people per square mile (636.9/km²). There were 3,141 housing units at an average density of 709.1/sq mi (273.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.81% White, 6.12% African American, 0.07% Native American, 3.30% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

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