Fairmont, Illinois Population 2024

2,500

Fairmont is a city located in Will County Illinois. Fairmont has a 2024 population of 2,500. Fairmont is currently declining at a rate of -1.85% annually and its population has decreased by -7.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,690 in 2020.

The average household income in Fairmont is $61,311 with a poverty rate of 19.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fairmont is 30.5 years, 30.5 years for males, and 30.5 years for females.

Fairmont Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fairmont was:

  • White: 42.16%
  • Black or African American: 33.18%
  • Other race: 14.14%
  • Two or more races: 10.06%
  • Asian: 0.39%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,797.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-7.06% (-190)
The current population of Fairmont, Illinois is 2,500 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,690.

Fairmont, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,09442.16%
Black or African American86133.18%
Other race36714.14%
Two or more races26110.06%
Asian100.39%
Native American20.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fairmont Population by Race

Fairmont Population Pyramid 2024

Fairmont Median Age

30.5

Total

30.5

Male

30.5

Female

Fairmont Adults

There are 1,721 adults, (318 of whom are seniors) in Fairmont.

Fairmont Age Dependency

85

Age Dependency Ratio

22.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

62.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairmont Sex Ratio

Female1,49457.57%
Male1,10142.43%

Fairmont Population by Age

Fairmont Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7673.3558.341.7
Female3054.1650.849.2
Married2294.4357.642.4
Non Family2291.1869.930.1
Male440100

4.23

Average Family Size

3.35

Average Household Size

58.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fairmont Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1227.94%
9th to 12th Grade764.94%
High School Graduate43628.37%
Some College51833.7%
Associates Degree1439.3%
Bachelors Degree18712.17%
Graduate Degree553.58%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fairmont Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fairmont Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black63260838
White45841563
Hispanic428297131
Other Race18914774
2+ Races835810
Asian101010
Native American220

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Fairmont Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$33,553$36,884$28,929
Less Than 9th Grade$0$48,050$0
High School Graduate$26,875$47,674$23,776
Some College$31,053$35,344$29,803
Bachelors Degree$77,292$76,875$0
Graduate Degree$41,544$0$41,544

$33,553

Average Earnings

$36,884

Average Male

$28,929

Average Female

Fairmont Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fairmont Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fairmont Language

68.4% of Fairmont residents speak only English, while 31.6% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 31.22% of the population.

Fairmont Language

Fairmont Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic94023024.47%
White77518123.35%
Black8619611.15%
Other367338.99%
Multiple26172.68%

19.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.8%

Male Poverty Rate

20.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairmont

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairmont is Hispanic, with 24.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairmont is Multiple, with 2.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.05%.

Fairmont Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
High School25.69%
Less Than 9th Grade20.2%
Some College10.44%
Bachelors or Greater2.07%

Fairmont Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed15%
Male Employed12.77%
Female Employed8.56%
Male Unemployed0%

Fairmont Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fairmont Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$61,103$61,311
Families$64,792$66,480
Married Families$85,239$-999,999,999
Non Families$47,841$44,852

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fairmont Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

27.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.4%

Male Marriage Rate

25.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairmont Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fairmont Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Fairmont Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fairmont Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

76

Number of Veterans

72

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam22
Second Gulf War12
First Gulf War10
Korea4
World War II0

Fairmont Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7431
75+20
35 to 5416
18 to 346
55 to 643

Fairmont Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White496.68%
Black273.99%

Fairmont Veterans by Race

Fairmont Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairmont Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.1%

Labor Force Participation

59.7%

Employment Rate

9.6%

Unemployment Rate

Fairmont Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fairmont Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fairmont Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

75.68%

Born in Fairmont

91.79%

Native Born

8.21%

Foreign Born

5.74%

Non Citizen

2.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.79% of Fairmont residents were born in the United States, with 75.68% having been born in Illinois. 5.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fairmont Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,500-47-1.85%
20232,547-48-1.85%
20222,595-54-2.04%
20212,649-41-1.52%
20202,690-9-0.33%
20192,699582.2%
20182,641461.77%
20172,595793.14%
20162,5161948.35%
20152,322-62-2.6%
20142,384-51-2.09%
20132,4351586.94%
20122,277-21-0.91%
20112,298-161-6.55%
20102,45900%

Fairmont Population by Year