Fairmont, MN


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Fairmont is a somewhat small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 10,221 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Fairmont is the 93rd largest community in Minnesota.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fairmont is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fairmont is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairmont who work in sales jobs (13.33%), office and administrative support (10.97%), and management occupations (9.49%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Fairmont has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Fairmont has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Fairmont than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Fairmont may be for you.

One of the benefits of Fairmont is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.81 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The percentage of adults in Fairmont who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.58% of the adults in Fairmont have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fairmont in 2010 was $27,443, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,772 for a family of four. However, Fairmont contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Fairmont home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fairmont residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Fairmont include Norwegian, Irish, English, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Fairmont is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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