Fairland is a tiny town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 579 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fairland is the 420th largest community in Indiana. Much of the housing stock in Fairland was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Fairland real estate is some of the most expensive in Indiana, although Fairland house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
When you are in Fairland, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.31% of Fairland’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Fairland is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairland who work in office and administrative support (19.03%), sales jobs (10.07%), and management occupations (8.21%).
Because of many things, Fairland is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Fairland really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Fairland perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Fairland, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.13 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
Being a small town, Fairland does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of people in Fairland with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.65% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Fairland in 2018 was $24,398, which is middle income relative to Indiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,592 for a family of four. However, Fairland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Fairland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fairland residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Fairland include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Fairland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.