Fairbury, NE


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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. Much of the housing stock in Fairbury was built prior to World War II, 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 (12.83%), sales jobs (11.51%), and food service (8.11%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Fairbury spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.17 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The population of Fairbury has a very low overall level of education: only 8.65% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Fairbury in 2010 was $23,910, which is middle income relative to Nebraska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,640 for a family of four. However, Fairbury contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, English, Czech, and French .

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

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