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Fairmont, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Fairmont had a population of 10,339 as of July 1, 2017. Fairmont ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

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, 2017.

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

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Fairmont, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,339
Daytime Population: Workers 8,102
Daytime Population: Residents 4,569
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,671
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 10,110
Population in Familes 7,543
Population in Group Qrtrs 229
Population Density2 686
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $48,684
Average Household Income $63,615
Per Capita Income $28,808


Total Housing Units 5,176 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,154 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,494 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 528 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $115,772
Average Home Value $139,529


Total Households 4,648
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 2,707
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.43% -0.75%
Households -0.48% -0.79%
Families -0.54% -0.86%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   3.14%

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, 2017 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 # 97 89th
Population Density # 405 55th
Diversity Index # 224 75th
Median Household Income # 630 30th
Per Capita Income # 432 52nd

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