Fairmont, North Carolina Population 2020

2,567

Fairmont is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 2,567, it is the 228th largest city in North Carolina and the 6731st largest city in the United States. Fairmont is currently declining at a rate of -0.85% annually and its population has decreased by -3.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,663 in 2010. Fairmont reached it's highest population of 2,827 in 1970. Spanning over 3 miles, Fairmont has a population density of 937 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fairmont is $36,698 with a poverty rate of 39.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $421 per month, and the median house value is $70,200. The median age in Fairmont is 49.5 years, 44.9 years for males, and 54.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 81.8 males.

Fairmont Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 61.39%
  • White: 25.91%
  • Native American: 10.24%
  • Two or more races: 2.45%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Fairmont, North Carolina is 2,567, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,611.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,663.

Fairmont, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,63061.39%
White68825.91%
American Indian and Alaska Native27210.24%
Two or More Races652.45%

Fairmont Population Pyramid 2020

Fairmont Median Age

49.5


Total

44.9


Male

54.5


Female

Fairmont Adults

There are 2,104 adults, (630 of whom are seniors) in Fairmont.

Fairmont Age Dependency

80.1

Age Dependency Ratio

42.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairmont Sex Ratio

Female

1,460

54.99%

Male

1,195

45.01%

Fairmont Households and Families

Fairmont Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fairmont Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.4%23.6%
Male63%37%
All53.5%46.5%
Non Family47%53%
Female31.8%68.2%

53.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,1152.3853.5
Non Family4551.0247
Married3562.8176.4
Female2583.9131.8
Male463.8963

3.23

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

2.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fairmont Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade954.92%
9th to 12th Grade29215.11%
High School Graduate76239.44%
Some College36518.89%
Associates Degree1306.73%
Bachelors Degree1749.01%
Graduate Degree1145.90%

Fairmont Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black1,130891128
White591533142
Native American19611418
Hispanic289
Multiple Races157

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.19%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 24.03%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,654$35,580$25,775
Less Than High School$16,786$$15,536
High School Grad$25,863$30,694$14,435
Some College$28,203$42,188$25,441
Bachelors Degree$35,469$49,792$30,833
Graduate Degree$54,688$56,429$54,188

$28,654

Average Earnings

$35,580

Average Male

$25,775

Average Female

Fairmont Language

Fairmont Language by Age

Fairmont Language

98.64% of Fairmont residents speak only English, while 1.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.72% of the population.

Fairmont Poverty

Fairmont Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,63084952.09%
Native27211241.18%
White686598.60%
Hispanic4949100.00%
Multiple653655.38%

39.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

38.61%

Male Poverty Rate

40.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairmont

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairmont is Hispanic, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairmont is White, with 8.60% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.36%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School56.85%
High School35.83%
Some College24.04%
Bachelors or Greater8.68%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed76.00%
Male Unemployed55.17%
Female Employed17.71%
Male Employed10.44%

Fairmont Income

Fairmont Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$22,364$36,698
Families$34,896$48,304
Married Families$58,851-
Non Families$11,535$18,290

Fairmont Marital Status

Fairmont Marital Status

Marriage Rates

34.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.1%

Male Marriage Rate

30.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairmont Married by Age and Sex

Fairmont Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Fairmont Marital Status by Race

Fairmont Veterans

180

Number of Veterans

173

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam60
First Gulf War45
World War II17
Second Gulf War5
Korea4
Age Group Veterans
55 to 6471
65 to 7438
35 to 5436
75+30
18 to 345
Name Veterans % of Total
Black1239.84%
White436.90%
Indian146.57%
Hispanic932.14%

$Fairmont Veterans by Education

36.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairmont Employment Status

38%

Labor Force Participation

35.5%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Fairmont Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

82.86%

Born in North Carolina

99.17%

Native Born

0.83%

Foreign Born

0.30%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.17% of Fairmont residents were born in the United States, with 82.86% having been born in North Carolina. 0.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,567-22-0.85%
20192,589-22-0.84%
20182,611-20-0.76%
20172,631-22-0.83%
20162,653-26-0.97%
20152,679-15-0.56%
20142,694-2-0.07%
20132,696-10-0.37%
20122,70620.07%
20112,704120.45%
20102,692880.33%
20002,604-54-0.10%
19802,658-169-0.61%
19702,8270.00%