Farmington, UT
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Farmington is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 22,566 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Farmington is the 38th largest community in Utah.

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 87.56% 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 management occupations (13.59%), office and administrative support (12.00%), and sales jobs (11.78%).

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.

Of important note, Farmington is also a city of artists. Farmington has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Farmington’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.46% 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.

Because of many things, Farmington 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, Farmington really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Farmington 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.

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.

Farmington is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.36% of adults in Farmington have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Farmington in 2010 was $31,473, which is wealthy relative to Utah, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $125,892 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Farmington include German, Scottish, Danish, and Swedish.

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