Fairlawn is a city in Summit County, Ohio, United States, and a suburb of Akron. The population was 7,437 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Fairlawn is located at 41°7′46″N 81°37′5″W (41.129555, -81.618103).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.49 square miles (11.63 km2), of which 4.48 square miles (11.60 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
Fairlawn was founded as a hamlet in 1891 when the Northern Ohio Railway was built. In 1908 it had a mill, general store, a blacksmith, and other businesses. It was incorporated as Fairlawn Village in 1960. It became a city when its population reached 6,200 in the 1970 census. (Fairlawn, 2003)
As of the census of 2010, there were 7,437 people, 3,219 households, and 1,978 families living in the city. The population density was 1,660.0 inhabitants per square mile (640.9/km2). There were 3,455 housing units at an average density of 771.2 per square mile (297.8/km2).