Fairland, IN
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Fairland is a tiny town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 587 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fairland is the 420th largest community in Indiana. Fairland has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Fairland is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 50.00% of the Fairland workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Fairland is a town of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairland who work in office and administrative support (10.33%), sales jobs (10.00%), and architecture and engineering (7.00%).

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 31.16 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small town, Fairland does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The rate of college-level education in Fairland is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.18% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fairland in 2010 was $24,944, which is upper middle income relative to Indiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,776 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 Irish, English, Polish, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Fairland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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