Fairmont, NC
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Fairmont is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,697 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fairmont is the 268th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns 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 town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairmont who work in sales jobs (10.99%), healthcare suport services (9.38%), and teaching (8.98%).

Being a small town, Fairmont does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of adults in Fairmont with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.46% of adults in Fairmont have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fairmont in 2010 was $14,094, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $56,376 for a family of four. Fairmont also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 48.58% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Fairmont is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Fairmont include English, German, Irish, and Scots-Irish.

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

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