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Fairmont City, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Fairmont City had a population of 2,584 as of July 1, 2016. Fairmont City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairmont City is located at latitude 38.6512 and longitude -90.1021 in St. Clair County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Fairmont City (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.35 sq. miles. St. Clair County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 420 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Village of Fairmont City are located in St. Clair County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Madison County.

The Village of Fairmont City (GNIS ID: 2398855) 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 Village of Fairmont City is located within Township of Canteen, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Clair County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairmont City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fairmont City: Fairmount City, Willow Town.

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Fairmont City, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,584
Population in Households 2,584
Population in Familes 2,155
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 428
Diversity Index2 84


Total Households 756
Average Household Size 3.42
Family Households 534
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 868 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 527 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 229 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $59,739
Average Home Value $88,235


Median Household Income $32,320
Average Household Income $39,971
Per Capita Income $11,861
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.28% -0.29%
Households -0.78% -0.48%
Families -1.04% -0.57%
Median Household Income   -1.44%
Per Capita Income   -0.01%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fairmont City, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairmont City to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 458 67th
Population Density1 # 1124 18th
Diversity Index2 # 6 100th
Median Household Income # 1324 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1364 0th

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