Farmington, UT
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Farmington is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 24,066 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Farmington is the 38th largest community in Utah. Farmington has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Farmington, where the median household income is $97,168.00.

Farmington home prices are not only among the most expensive in Utah, but Farmington real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Farmington is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.66% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Farmington is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Farmington who work in office and administrative support (15.14%), management occupations (13.71%), and sales jobs (12.01%).

Also of interest is that Farmington 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 Farmington telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.84% 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, Farmington is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Farmington 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 city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Farmington has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Farmington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Farmington use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Farmington‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Farmington ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Farmington, 45.85% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Farmington in 2010 was $33,776, which is wealthy relative to Utah, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $135,104 for a family of four.

The people who call Farmington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Farmington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Farmington include English, German, Scottish, European, and Danish.

The most common language spoken in Farmington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.