Fairburn is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 16,768 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fairburn is the 73rd largest community in Georgia. Fairburn 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 Fairburn, where the median household income is $46,785.00.
Unlike some cities, Fairburn isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Fairburn are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fairburn is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairburn who work in office and administrative support (16.28%), sales jobs (9.63%), and management occupations (8.57%).
Also of interest is that Fairburn 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: 7.54% 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.
The overall education level of Fairburn is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.62% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Fairburn in 2018 was $21,022, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,088 for a family of four. However, Fairburn contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fairburn is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fairburn home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fairburn residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Fairburn also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.50% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fairburn include Jamaican, Iraqi, African, Trinidadian and Tobagonian, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Fairburn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.