Fairmont, North Carolina Population 2021

2,537
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Fairmont is a city located in Robeson County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 2,537, it is the 233rd largest city in North Carolina and the 6788th largest city in the United States . Fairmont is currently declining at a rate of -1.17% annually and its population has decreased by -4.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,663 in 2010. Fairmont reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 3 miles, Fairmont has a population density of 926 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fairmont is $39,022 with a poverty rate of 39.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $481 per month, and the median house value is $85,400. The median age in Fairmont is 47.8 years, 43.5 years for males, and 49.7 years for females.

Fairmont Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fairmontwas:

  • Black or African American: 63.46%
  • White: 23.74%
  • Native American: 10.26%
  • Two or more races: 2.54%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Fairmont, North Carolina is 2,537 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,597.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,663.

Fairmont, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,67663.46%
White62723.74%
American Indian and Alaska Native27110.26%
Two or More Races672.54%
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Fairmont Population by Race

Fairmont Population Pyramid $2021

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Fairmont Median Age

47.8


Total

43.5


Male

49.7


Female

Fairmont Adults

There are 2,062 adults, (586 of whom are seniors) in Fairmont.

Fairmont Age Dependency

78.9

Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairmont Sex Ratio

Female

1,463

55.40%

Male

1,178

44.60%

Fairmont Population by Age

Fairmont Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fairmont Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female31.6%68.4%
Non Family43%57%
All51.3%48.7%
Male63.6%36.4%
Married75.8%24.2%

51.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fairmont Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,0462.5251.3
Non Family4021.0543
Married3312.9475.8
Female2693.9931.6
Male443.9163.6

3.36

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Fairmont Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade653.46%
9th to 12th Grade25113.36%
High School Graduate74039.38%
Some College36319.32%
Associates Degree1608.52%
Bachelors Degree1638.67%
Graduate Degree1377.29%
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Fairmont Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fairmont Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black1,159967169
White527481114
Native American18611517
Hispanic125
2+ Races7

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.27%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.63%.

Fairmont Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,199$31,968$26,178
Less Than 9th Grade$20,313$$15,469
High School Graduate$26,435$30,909$24,107
Some College$26,574$39,688$24,563
Bachelors Degree$35,938$$36,719
Graduate Degree$53,942$$54,038

$28,199

Average Earnings

$31,968

Average Male

$26,178

Average Female

Fairmont Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fairmont Language by Age

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Fairmont Language

98.67% of Fairmont residents speak only English, while 1.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.69% of the population.

Fairmont Language

Fairmont Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,67681348.51%
Native27111040.59%
White6267712.30%
Multiple673552.24%
Hispanic3333100.00%

39.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

37.47%

Male Poverty Rate

40.60%

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 12.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.07%.

Fairmont Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade51.90%
High School32.30%
Some College26.00%
Bachelors or Greater9.33%

Fairmont Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed69.05%
Male Unemployed45.45%
Female Employed19.08%
Male Employed10.97%

Fairmont Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fairmont Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$25,058$39,022
Families$33,182$48,414
Married Families$60,813-
Non Families$13,167$22,205
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Income by Household Type

Fairmont Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.9%

Male Marriage Rate

28.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairmont Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Fairmont Marital Status by Race

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Fairmont Marital Status

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205

Number of Veterans

198

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam75
First Gulf War49
World War II19
Second Gulf War7
Korea

Fairmont Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6475
65 to 7448
35 to 5448
75+34
18 to 34

Fairmont Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black14611.35%
White437.65%
Native American167.88%
Hispanic541.67%

Fairmont Veterans by Race

Fairmont Veterans by Education

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29.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairmont Veterans by Education

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41.5%

Labor Force Participation

38.5%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Fairmont Employment by Age

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Fairmont Employment by Race

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Fairmont Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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80.12%

Born in Fairmont

99.39%

Native Born

0.61%

Foreign Born

0.27%

Non Citizen

0.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.39% of Fairmont residents were born in the United States, with 80.12% having been born in North Carolina. 0.27% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,537-30-1.17%
20202,567-30-1.16%
20192,597-30-1.14%
20182,627-22-0.83%
20172,649-22-0.82%
20162,671-24-0.89%
20152,695-14-0.52%
20142,709-5-0.18%
20132,714-11-0.40%
20122,72510.04%
20112,724140.52%
20102,7101060.40%
20002,604-54-0.10%
19802,658-169-0.61%
19702,8270.00%

Fairmont Population by Year