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Fairmont, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Fairmont had a population of 2,600 as of July 1, 2017. Fairmont ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairmont is located at latitude 34.4948 and longitude -79.1132 in Robeson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fairmont (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Robeson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 125 feet.

The Town of Fairmont (GNIS ID: 2406479) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Fairmont is located within Township of Fairmont, a minor civil division (MCD) of Robeson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairmont population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fairmont: Ashpole, Union City.

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Fairmont, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,600
Daytime Population: Workers 1,184
Daytime Population: Residents 1,772
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,956
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 2,600
Population in Familes 2,037
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 942
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $25,047
Average Household Income $36,727
Per Capita Income $14,884


Total Housing Units 1,270 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 642 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 474 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 154 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $72,907
Average Home Value $91,783


Total Households 1,116
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 697
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.33% -0.18%
Households -0.24% -0.16%
Families 0.42% -0.26%
Median Household Income   0.17%
Per Capita Income   2.05%

Fairmont, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairmont to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 274 63rd
Population Density # 247 67th
Diversity Index # 74 90th
Median Household Income # 716 3rd
Per Capita Income # 708 4th

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