Fairport, NY

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Living in Fairport

Fairport is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,384 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Fairport is the 305th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Fairport was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Fairport is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 90.99% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fairport is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairport who work in sales jobs (16.25%), office and administrative support (12.69%), and teaching (10.74%).

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.12% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Fairport is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Fairport’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The citizens of Fairport are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.59% of adults in Fairport have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fairport in 2010 was $40,847, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $163,388 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Fairport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Chinese.