The small town of Fairton, New Jersey is home to slightly more than 1,000 people. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (22%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young professionals are less well-represented. Only 29% of residents rent in Fairton, as the majority own their homes. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $1,124 a month, which is $148 a month less than the state average.
Fairton residents have an average commute of about 24 minutes, quicker than the New Jersey average of about 34 minutes. Many residents (41%) drive to work, while public transit is not widely used. A small percentage of residents (2%) commute to work on foot, though the number surpasses the national average.
Many Fairton residents work in one of four industries: retail, healthcare, education, and manufacturing. Together, these industries make up 26% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 6% of the town's population works in sales, making it the top field in the town. Fairton workers earn an average annual income of almost $67,000, about $20,000 less than the average New Jersey resident. Fairton's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Fairton has a high number of residents older than 25 with a high school degree or equivalent (34%) compared to the national average. Furthermore, 9% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 4% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree.
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