Fairport, NY
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Fairport is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,351 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Fairport is the 305th 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 85.10% 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 management occupations (15.20%), sales jobs (12.19%), and office and administrative support (10.23%).

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.

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’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Fairport, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Fairport is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.12% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Fairport in 2010 was $37,491, 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 $149,964 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Fairport include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

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