Fairbury is a very small city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 3,751 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Fairbury is the 39th largest community in Nebraska. Fairbury has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Fairbury is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Fairbury is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairbury who work in management occupations (12.69%), sales jobs (11.94%), and office and administrative support (9.58%).
One of the benefits of Fairbury is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.96 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The citizens of Fairbury have a very low rate of college education: just 8.79% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Fairbury in 2010 was $24,941, which is upper middle income relative to Nebraska, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,764 for a family of four.
The people who call Fairbury home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fairbury residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Fairbury include Irish, Czech, English, and French .
The most common language spoken in Fairbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.