Farmington, MN
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Farmington is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 22,731 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Farmington is the 50th largest community in Minnesota. Much of the housing stock in Farmington was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Farmington economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Farmington, where the median household income is $87,653.00.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Farmington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Farmington is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Farmington who work in office and administrative support (15.53%), sales jobs (9.89%), and management occupations (9.38%).

Also of interest is that Farmington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Farmington 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, Farmington really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Farmington 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.

The population of Farmington is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.01% of adults in Farmington have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Farmington in 2010 was $32,050, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $128,200 for a family of four.

The people who call Farmington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Farmington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Farmington include Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.

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