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. Much of the housing stock in Fairburn was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Fairburn economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Fairburn, where the median household income is $43,152.00.
Unlike some cities, Fairburn isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Fairburn are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (16.11%), sales jobs (11.56%), and food service (7.69%).
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.
The population of Fairburn overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Fairburn, 23.03% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Fairburn in 2010 was $19,415, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,660 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 19.74% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fairburn include Jamaican, African, German, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Fairburn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.