Fairmont, North Carolina Population 2024

2,194

Fairmont is a city located in Robeson County North Carolina. Fairmont has a 2024 population of 2,194. Fairmont is currently growing at a rate of 0.14% annually and its population has increased by 0.37% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,186 in 2020.

The average household income in Fairmont is $46,984 with a poverty rate of 33.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fairmont is 48.1 years, 36.7 years for males, and 51.6 years for females.

Fairmont Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 53.43%
  • White: 25.45%
  • Native American: 20.17%
  • Two or more races: 0.95%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
2.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
800.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.37% (8)
The current population of Fairmont, North Carolina is 2,194 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,186.

Fairmont, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American1,34653.43%
White64125.45%
Native American50820.17%
Two or more races240.95%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Native American

Two or more races

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Fairmont Population by Race

Fairmont Population Pyramid 2024

Fairmont Median Age

48.1

Total

36.7

Male

51.6

Female

Fairmont Adults

There are 2,023 adults, (613 of whom are seniors) in Fairmont.

Fairmont Age Dependency

78.7

Age Dependency Ratio

43.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairmont Sex Ratio

Female1,43757.05%
Male1,08242.95%

Fairmont Population by Age

Fairmont Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0022.547.852.2
Non Family4001.1441.858.3
Female2883.6930.669.4
Married2452.8874.725.3
Male694.0159.440.6
showing: 5 rows

3.27

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

47.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fairmont Households and Families

Male

Female

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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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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.68%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 80%.

Fairmont Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,154

Average Earnings

$34,632

Average Male

$33,676

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

97.9% of Fairmont residents speak only English, while 2.1% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.39% of the population.

Fairmont Language

Fairmont Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1,34554440.45%
Native50822945.08%
White6256710.72%
Multiple24937.5%
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33.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.29%

Male Poverty Rate

36.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairmont

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairmont is Native, with 45.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairmont is White, with 10.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.84%.

Fairmont Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34%
High School26%
Some College24.33%
Bachelors or Greater4.22%
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Fairmont Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed88.1%
Female Employed18.84%
Male Employed7.41%
Male Unemployed
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Fairmont Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fairmont Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fairmont Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

25.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.7%

Male Marriage Rate

22.0%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Fairmont Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fairmont Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

171

Number of Veterans

164

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

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Fairmont Veterans by War

count

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Fairmont Veterans by Age

count

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Fairmont Veterans by Race

Fairmont Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

16.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairmont Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

42%

Labor Force Participation

38.4%

Employment Rate

8.7%

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

80.31%

Born in Fairmont

99.56%

Native Born

0.44%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.56% of Fairmont residents were born in the United States, with 80.31% having been born in North Carolina. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fairmont Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,20930.14%
20282,20630.14%
20272,20330.14%
20262,20030.14%
20252,19730.14%
20242,19430.14%
20232,19130.14%
20222,18830.14%
20212,185-1-0.05%
20202,186-406-15.66%
20192,592-33-1.26%
20182,625-21-0.79%
20172,646-22-0.82%
20162,668-25-0.93%
20152,693-13-0.48%
20142,706-6-0.22%
20132,712-11-0.4%
20122,72320.07%
20112,721140.52%
20102,7071033.96%
20002,604-54-2.03%
19802,658-169-5.98%
19702,827
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Fairmont Population by Year