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City of Fairmont Demographics

There are 11,000 people living in Fairmont, which, thanks to a growing immigrant community attracted to the area’s agricultural economy, is on track to becoming increasingly diverse micropolis. There are 4,812 households and 2,816 families residing in the city, with a population density of 349.1 per square mile.


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Population

Population 2000 2010 2016 2021
Fairmont city 10,904 10,666 10,593 10,470
Source: ESRI, 2017-05-03

Population by Age

Population 2010 2016 2021
0-4 673 617 599
5-9 601 601 591
10-14 609 558 592
15-19 577 549 530
20-24 565 568 519
25-29 605 606 562
30-34 546 601 617
35-39 537 507 559
40-44 566 509 506
45-49 735 610 534
50-54 839 751 633
55-59 780 804 701
60-64 670 744 783
65-69 540 692 754
70-74 435 519 622
75-79 407 412 475
80-84 414 358 353
85+ 567 585 540
18+ 8,387 8,453 8,332
Median Age 45 47 47
Source: ESRI, 2017-05-03

Population by Race

Fairmont city 2016
Total 10,593
White Alone 93.700
Black Alone 0.960
American Indian Alone 0.320
Asian Alone 0.870
Pacific Islander Alone 0.050
Some Other Race 2.240
Two or More Races 1.860
Hispanic Origin 5.980
Diversity Index 22.100
Source: ESRI, 2017-05-03

Households

Population 2000 2010 2016 2021
Households 4,704 4,812 4,776 4,717
Housing Units 5,038 5,251 5,228 5,190
Owner Occupied Units 3,266 3,239
Renter Occupied Units 1,511 1,478
Vacant Units 452 473
Source: ESRI, 2017-05-03

Income

Fairmont city 2016 2021
Median Household $45,918 $51,829
Average Household $61,189 $65,664
Per Capita $27,786 $29,783
Source: ESRI, 2017-05-03

Household Income Base

Fairmont city 2016
<$15,000 700
$15,000 - $24,999 658
$25,000 - $34,999 585
$35,000 - $49,999 569
$50,000 - $74,999 1,077
$75,000 - $99,999 491
$100,000 - $149,999 427
$150,000 - $199,999 128
$200,000+ 140
Source: ESRI, 2017-05-03

Growth Rate

Fairmont city 2010 - 2014 2014 - 2019
Population -0% -0%
Households -0% -0%
Families -0% -0%
Median Household Income 2%
Per Capita Income 1%
Source: ESRI, 2017-05-03

City of Fairmont Quality Life

Home Value

Fairmont city 2016 2021
Median Home Value $116,388 $135,253
Average Home Value $137,416 $154,284
<$50,000 437 318
$50,000 - $99,999 922 717
$100,000 - $149,999 836 829
$150,000 - $199,999 480 598
$200,000 - $249,999 282 410
$250,000 - $299,999 90 125
$300,000 - $399,999 176 191
$400,000 - $499,999 14 15
$500,000 - $749,999 14 17
$750,000 - $999,999 9 13
$1,000,000 + 6 6
Source: ESRI, 2017-05-03

Housing Year Built

Year Range Houses Built
2010 or Later 0
2000-2009 339
1990-1999 268
1980-1989 553
1970-1979 1,080
1960-1969 578
1950-1959 668
1940-1949 462
1939 or Before 1,304
Source: ESRI, 2017-05-03

Commute

Category Commuters
Workers 16+ 5,189
In-County Residents 4,441
Out-of-County Residents 560
Drive Alone 4,151
Carpooled 607
Public Transport 105
Work at Home 82
Less than 5 minutes 683
5-9 minutes 1,737
10-14 minutes 1,072
15-19 minutes 448
20-24 minutes 303
25-29 minutes 89
30-34 minutes 347
35-39 minutes 52
40-44 minutes 27
45-59 minutes 67
60-89 minutes 206
90+ minutes 76
Average Travel Time 15
Source: ESRI, 2017-05-03

City of Fairmont Workforce Occupations

Employees By NAICS

Category Number
Total Employees 9,545
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt 57
Mining 0
Utilities 44
Construction 144
Manufacturing 1,114
Wholesale Trade 327
   
Retail Trade 1,467
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers 158
Furn & Home Furnish Str 13
Electronics & Appl Store 31
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip 111
Food & Beverage Stores 454
Health/Pers Care Stores 101
Gasoline Stations 38
Clothing/Accessory Store 38
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music 30
General Merchandise Str 427
Misc Store Retailers 58
Nonstore Retailers 8
   
Transportation/Warehouse 187
Information 111
   
Finance & Insurance 328
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn 98
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv 127
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other 103
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing 156
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv 231
Legal Services 78
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises 15
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt 169
Educational Services 486
HealthCare/Social Assist 2,539
Arts/Entertainment/Rec 156
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs 754
Accommodation 116
Food Srv/Drinking Places 638
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin 682
Auto Repair/Maintenance 72
Public Administration Emp 567
Source: ESRI, 2017-05-03

City of Fairmont Workforce Establishments

Businesses By NAICS

Category Number
Total Businesses 784
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus 9
Mining Bus 0
Utilities Bus 4
Construction Bus 40
Manufacturing Bus 32
Wholesale Trade Bus 27
   
Retail Trade Bus 118
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus 24
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus 3
Electronics & Appl Store Bus 7
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus 12
Food & Beverage Stores Bus 12
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus 16
Gasoline Stations Bus 3
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus 10
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus 6
General Merchandise Str Bus 6
Misc Store Retailers Bus 16
Nonstore Retailers Bus 3
   
Transportation/Warehouse Bus 16
Information Bus 11
   
Finance & Insurance Bus 92
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus 35
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus 18
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus 39
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus 36
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus 47
Legal Services Bus 13
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus 1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus 28
Educational Services Bus 15
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus 68
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus 15
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus 32
Accommodation Bus 6
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus 26
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus 111
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus 20
Public Administration Bus 67
Source: ESRI, 2017-05-03

City of Fairmont Higher Education

Educational Attainment (25+)

Educational Level Attained Number
Some High School 640
Graduated High School 2,501
Associates Degree 739
Bachelor's Degree 1,174
Graduate Degree 328
Source: ESRI, 2017-05-03

Education Expenses

Category Amount
College Tuition $5,318,679
College School Books/Supplies $252,215
Voc/Tech School Books/Supplies $5,043
Source: ESRI, 2017-05-03

City of Fairmont Transportation

Fairmont is centrally located and, as a result, well positioned to both participate in traditional modes of commerce and thrive as the world’s economy speeds to and from your door.


planePlanes

Most all types of prop or corporate jet aircraft can fly in-and-out of Fairmont’s Municipal Airport, which is equipped with an Instrument Landing System (ILS), 5,500 and 3,500-foot runways, 24-hour fuel service, meeting spaces and accessible ground transportation.

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is just 150 miles from Fairmont and accessible both by Interstate 90 and 35. The 16th busiest airport in the United States, MSP International serves 155 nonstop markets, including 126 domestic and 29 international destinations. (Only Atlanta and Denver serve more nonstop markets per capita.)   


trainTrains

The Southern Minnesota Railroad came to Fairmont in 1878, marking a development renaissance. Today service to Fairmont is provided by the Union Pacific and the Canadian Pacific (owned IC & E railroads). Freight and grain service is available to almost any national market.


highwayAutomobiles

Highway access to the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area is available via Interstates 90 and 35 and also by Highways 15, 60 and 169. Access to other Upper Midwest commercial and industrial centers, such as Des Moines, Sioux Falls and Chicago is also available by the same Interstate Highways. Fairmont also serves as a hub to a strong network of county and local roads that support and feed the regional network.


City Mileage Distances
Chicago 472 Miles
Denver 756 Miles
Des Moines 208 Miles
Indianapolis 657 Miles
Indianapolis 402 Miles
Milwaukee 405 Miles
Minneapolis/St. Paul 120 Miles
Omaha 205 Miles
Rapid City 460 Miles
Rochester 120 Miles
St. Louis 598 Miles
Sioux City 100 Miles
Winnipeg 571 Miles

 


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City of Fairmont Utilities

Utility Rebates/Utilities

Fairmont’s city leaders believe it’s important to continue to expand its public utility infrastructure, which currently serve 4,800 residential customers, including 828 commercial and 12 industrial users. Governed by a five-member Public Utilities Commission, the utility also provides service to 200 rural customers.

Fairmont’s Municipal Water System uses Budd Lake as its primary raw, with a storage capacity of over 5 million gallons. Wholesale electricity is purchased through Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) and local distribution lines are maintained by the City of Fairmont.  SMMPA also owns a 36 MW generating facility within city limits. Natural Gas is distributed by Minnesota Energy, which has a local branch in town. The city is also situated just four miles from the Northern Border Pipeline and Northern Natural Gas.

Fairmont Public Utilities, in conjunction with the (SMMPA), offers energy efficiency rebates on qualifying Energy Star appliances for our residential customers and rebates on Energy Star business equipment for our commercial clients.

Frontier Communications, Midcontinent Communications and BEVCOMM serve residents’ digital needs. In 2016, Martin County Broadband committee partnered with Frontier to acquire a “Border to Border” grant, to make Internet access even more feasible for citizens across the economic spectrum.


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