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The City of Fairmont had a population of 10,593 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Fairmont is located at latitude 43.6448 and longitude -94.4673 in Martin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fairmont (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.07 sq. miles and a water area of 1.88 sq. miles. Martin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,184 feet.

The City of Fairmont (GNIS ID: 2394735) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairmont population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fairmont: City of Fairmont, Fair Mount.

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Fairmont, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,593
Population in Households 10,364
Population in Familes 7,729
Population in Group Qrtrs 229
Population Density1 703
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 4,776
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 2,780
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,228 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,266 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,511 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 452 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $116,388
Average Home Value $137,416


Median Household Income $45,918
Average Household Income $61,189
Per Capita Income $27,786
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% -0.23%
Households -0.12% -0.25%
Families -0.21% -0.32%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fairmont, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairmont to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 95 90th
Population Density1 # 405 55th
Diversity Index2 # 243 73rd
Median Household Income # 642 29th
Per Capita Income # 436 52nd

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