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 92.05% 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 (13.40%), sales jobs (12.86%), and teaching (12.86%).

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: 8.47% 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.

In addition, Fairport is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Fairport is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Fairport a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Fairport has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Fairport’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Fairport. 53.90% 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 2010 was $44,097, 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 $176,388 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 German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

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