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.

Fairmont is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (11.98%), office and administrative support (10.09%), and management occupations (9.93%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Fairmont has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Fairmont a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One of the benefits of Fairmont is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.88 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%: 20.27% of the adults in Fairmont have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fairmont in 2010 was $28,279, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $113,116 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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