Fairland is a tiny town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 579 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fairland is the 420th largest community in Indiana. Fairland has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Fairland real estate is some of the most expensive in Indiana, although Fairland house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Fairland is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.31% of the Fairland workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Fairland is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairland who work in office and administrative support (19.03%), sales jobs (10.07%), and management occupations (8.21%).
Because of many things, Fairland is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Fairland 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 town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Fairland has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Fairland’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Fairland, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.13 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. However, the town is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
Fairland is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In Fairland, just 11.65% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Fairland in 2018 was $24,398, which is middle income relative to Indiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,592 for a family of four. However, Fairland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Fairland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fairland residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Fairland include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Fairland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.