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, Fairmont isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Fairmont are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fairmont is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairmont who work in sales jobs (13.91%), office and administrative support (9.94%), and food service (8.10%).

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. 15.13% of adults in Fairmont have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fairmont in 2010 was $12,937, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $51,748 for a family of four. Fairmont also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 47.72% 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. Fairmont also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.73% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fairmont include African, Scots-Irish, English, and Irish.

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

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