City of Fairmont Profile

Thank you for your interest in our area. We are confident that you will find our community to be beautiful, prosperous, and friendly. Whether you are preparing for a visit to Martin County or are already in our area on business or pleasure, we hope you enjoy your stay.

Fairmont has a picturesque setting amidst a chain of five lakes, thus offering a wide array of recreational activities. While in our area we suggest a visit to the parks, historical attractions, Aquatic Park, and cultural or sporting events. The diverse dining and shopping opportunities are sure to offer you pleasurable experiences.

We are confident you will enjoy the beauty, history, and “Southern Minnesota Hospitality”. Martin County prides itself as a “true gem on the prairie”.

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Martin County

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Population

Total Population

19,765

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

47

Diversity Index

26.900

Housing & Income

Households

8,647

Total Housing Units

9,689


Owner Occupied

6,543

Renter Occupied

2,104

Vacant

1,042

Median Home Value

$171,439


Average Home Value

$193,776

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

2.49%

Income Projection

Median Household

$63,590 $73,211


Average Household

$85,981 $96,994


Per Capita

$37,640 $42,558

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,067

Total Employed

10,878

Workers 16+

9,605

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

84

Employed

1,598

2022 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

54

Employed

1,415

2022 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

34

Employed

1,389

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

134

Employed

1,311

2022 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

159

Employed

890

2022 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

82

Employed

868

Some
High School

545

Graduated
High School

5,118

Associates
Degree

1,952

Bachelor's
Degree

2,359

Graduate
Degree

879

Average Commute Time

17 min.



Resident Commuters

8,186

Non-Resident Commuters

1,302

Drive Alone

7,751

Carpooled

670

Public

41

Work At Home

768