Fairport is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,423 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Fairport is the 298th largest community in New York. Fairport has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.
Fairport is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 95.51% 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairport who work in office and administrative support (18.27%), teaching (11.06%), and management occupations (9.79%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 17.34% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
In addition, Fairport is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Fairport is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Fairport. 56.16% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Fairport in 2018 was $46,476, 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 $185,904 for a family of four. However, Fairport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Fairport include Italian, German, Irish, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Fairport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.