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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Fairburn is a suburb of Atlanta with a population of 14,708. Fairburn is in Fulton County. Living in Fairburn offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Fairburn there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Fairburn and residents tend to be liberal.
About Fairburn...
Population
14,708

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$133,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,113
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Fairburn Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    201.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    18.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    100.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    653.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,055.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    440.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    18%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Fairburn

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,152
National
$55,322
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My experience in Fairburn has been great! I support the local businesses in the area ranging from the restaurants, grocery store, gas stations, barbershop, gym, and the public library.

What I like about Fairburn is the friendly atmosphere and the citizens of the city. It feels like a small family with extended members who you may not know personally, but from normal interactions, they are like family.

What I would like to see for Fairburn is the mall to reopen. This would create more jobs and provide a reason for people to come further south of the airport, and could potentially bring more companies to the area.
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Fairburn is a very small, close-knit community. All of the restaurants and stores in the downtown area provide a welcoming mini city that all are welcome to explore. As a native of Fairburn, I can proudly say that the Oz Pizza Place or Burger Joint will not fail anyone in the taste category. All of the people are friendly and welcoming. The only problem I would note is the traffic, but any town worth visiting is bound to have it. I would definitely recommend giving Fairburn a visit.
Fairburn is a family-friendly city with plenty of attractions that everyone in the family can take advantage of. Fairburn is also close to the Atlanta Metro area, where you'll find even more activities that you won't want to pass up.
Score Indoor Sports is a great place to get active and play your favorite sports in a safe facility. You can also check out Strawn Brewing Company, which offers quality local beers. TomorrowWorld US is a popular music festival that comes to town often, so if you're in town during the festival, there's a good chance you'll catch your favorite bands on stage.