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Living In Fairfax, CA

Fairfax is a small town in California with approximately 8,000 residents. Middle-aged professionals account for a larger portion of the population here (50%) than nationally (38%), meaning they will find plenty of peers, while young adults appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just under 45, skew older than most cities in California. Just 32% of residents rent in Fairfax, as the majority own their homes. Relatively high rent costs could be playing a role, as the average rent of $1,668 a month is higher than the state average.

If you're looking for career options, Fairfax has plenty. The five most common industries are scientific, healthcare, education, entertainment, and manufacturing. Combined, these industries make up 34% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in management, as 8% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of just over $109K, Fairfax workers earn about $24,000 more than the average California resident. Fairfax's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (7%), Fairfax has a large concentration of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 15% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Additionally, 28% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.

Averaging about 35 minutes, the commute time for Fairfax residents is longer than the state average of about 32 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the most common way to get to work, chosen by 41% of commuters, while public transit is used by just 4% of the population. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.


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