Fairway, Kansas

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Fairway, Kansas
Location within Johnson County and Kansas
Location within Johnson County and Kansas
KDOT map of Johnson County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°1′26″N 94°37′45″W / 39.02389°N 94.62917°W / 39.02389; -94.62917Coordinates: 39°1′26″N 94°37′45″W / 39.02389°N 94.62917°W / 39.02389; -94.62917
CountryUnited States
 • MayorMelanie Hepperley
 • Total1.15 sq mi (2.98 km2)
 • Land1.15 sq mi (2.98 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
958 ft (292 m)
 • Total3,882
 • Estimate 
 • Density3,400/sq mi (1,300/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code913
FIPS code20-22700 [4]
GNIS ID0479021 [5]

Fairway is a city in Johnson County, Kansas, United States. It is part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. In 2010, 3,882 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

In the 1820s, this area was used by the Shawnee people, who had ceded lands east of the Mississippi River to the United States government. The Shawnee Methodist Mission was moved here in 1839. This was when a school for the Shawnee people was created. During Territorial Kansas, it was the pro-slavery capital for a short time. After the American Civil War, the Shawnee were moved to the Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma). The mission is a National Historic Landmark, and is used as a museum.

In the 1930s, as Kansas City suburbs were developing, a developer laid out a subdivision near a golf course. It was named Fairway because it was close to several driving ranges.[7] Fairway was incorporated in 1949, it and is known as "The City of Trees".[8]

Geography[change | change source]

Fairway is at 39°1′26″N 94°37′45″W / 39.02389°N 94.62917°W / 39.02389; -94.62917 (39.023988, -94.629213).[9] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 1.15 square miles (2.98 km2). All of it is land.[1]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20183,966[3]2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

In 2010, there were 3,882 people, 1,749 households, and 1,062 families living in Fairway. The population density was 3,375.7 inhabitants per square mile (1,303.4/km2). 95.3% of the people were White, 0.8% were African American, 0.3% were Native American, 1.4% were Asian, 0.7% were from other races, and 1.4% were from two or more races. 3.0% of the people were Hispanic or Latino of any race .[2]

2000 census[change | change source]

In 2000, there were 3,952 people, 1,781 households, and 1,102 families living in Fairway. The population density was 3,468.8 people per square mile (1,338.5/km²).

Education[change | change source]

The Johnson County Library services Fairway, KS. The library has 13 locations in Johnson County.

Famous people[change | change source]

Famous people who were born in and/or have lived in Fairway include:

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved August 15, 2012.
  7. "Fairway, Kansas". JoCoHistory. Johnson County Museum. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  8. Fairway, KS -- Welcome to Fairway, KS, Fairway city website. Accessed 2008-05-26.
  9. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. Sharp, James Roger; Sharp, nancy Weatherly, eds. (1997). American Legislative Leaders in the Midwest, 1911-1994. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 120.
  11. "Melissa Rooker's Biography". Vote Smart. Retrieved 2016-03-25.

More reading[change | change source]

  • "Thomas Johnson's Story and the History of Fairway, Kansas". Joe H. Vaughan, Author. (2014) ISBN No. 978-63173-140-2. Two Trails Publishing Co., Inc., Independence, Mo. 64052.

Other websites[change | change source]