Fairburn is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 13,967 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 $43,830.00.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fairburn is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (15.47%), sales jobs (12.78%), and management occupations (11.08%).
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.
In Fairburn, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.01 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Despite being a small city, Fairburn has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The citizens of Fairburn are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.25% of adults in Fairburn having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Fairburn in 2010 was $19,764, which is upper middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $79,056 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 11.49% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fairburn include German, Haitian, African, and European.
The most common language spoken in Fairburn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.