Fairburn is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 15,882 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fairburn is the 73rd largest community in Georgia. Fairburn has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Fairburn, where the median household income is $43,886.00.
Fairburn is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Fairburn is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairburn who work in office and administrative support (18.90%), sales jobs (12.68%), and food service (10.09%).
Also of interest is that Fairburn has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Fairburn telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.37% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Fairburn, even though it is a small city, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, city who have a need for low-cost transportation.
The citizens of Fairburn are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.66% of adults in Fairburn having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Fairburn in 2010 was $20,069, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $80,276 for a family of four. However, Fairburn contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fairburn is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fairburn home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fairburn residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Fairburn also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.71% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fairburn include Jamaican, African, European, English, and German.
The most common language spoken in Fairburn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.