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. Much of the housing stock in Farmington was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Farmington economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. 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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.84% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Farmington is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Farmington area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Farmington are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.85% of adults in Farmington have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's 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.