Fairmont, MN Profile: Facts & Data


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Fairmont, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Fairmont had a population of 10,430 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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

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Fairmont, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,430
Population in Households 10,201
Population in Familes 7,551
Population in Group Qrtrs 229
Population Density2 692
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $48,141
Average Household Income $63,754
Per Capita Income $28,984


Total Housing Units 5,222 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,199 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,507 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 516 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $122,911
Average Home Value $145,297


Total Households 4,706
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 2,727
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.27% -0.63%
Households -0.27% -0.64%
Families -0.39% -0.75%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

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, 2018 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 # 96 90th
Population Density # 408 55th
Diversity Index # 241 73rd
Median Household Income # 670 26th
Per Capita Income # 485 47th

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