Fairport, NY
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Fairport is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,336 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Fairport is the 305th largest community in New York. Fairport has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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.

A relatively large number of people in Fairport telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.12% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

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

Fairport is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.59% of adults in Fairport have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

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.