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. 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 $41,841.00.
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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairburn who work in office and administrative support (19.63%), sales jobs (11.01%), and management occupations (9.12%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.96% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
One downside of living in Fairburn is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Fairburn, the average commute to work is 32.29 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
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 education level of Fairburn citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.72% of adults in Fairburn have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Fairburn in 2010 was $20,015, 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 $80,060 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 15.23% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fairburn include Haitian, European, French , and Nigerian.
The most common language spoken in Fairburn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.