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 88.47% 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 sales jobs (15.71%), management occupations (13.04%), and teaching (12.48%).

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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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.

If knowledge is power, Fairport is a pretty powerful place. 51.06% of the adults in Fairport have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Fairport in 2010 was $37,233, 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 $148,932 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, English, Italian, and Polish.

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