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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  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 14,257. Fairburn is in Fulton County. Living in Fairburn offers residents a 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
14,257

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$119,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,039
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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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
    201.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    41.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    83.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    939.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,980.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    494.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Fairburn

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,886
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 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.
I give this area four stars because i have been there since i was two years old and has seen how it has grown and developed throughout time. From just woods to an suburban friendly chain of schools,resturants, and easy access convenient stores that made living there more enjoyable. Not to mention the easy access it gave to getting into cities and locations that are usually difficult or time consuming to try to arrive in. Lastly, for the most part it's quiet and safe which makes it an almost perfect starting point for a family. The only downside is that there are no near by bus stops which is why the city only gets a four out of five. Besides that, the city is great!