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The Village of Fairmont City had a population of 2,675 as of July 1, 2021. 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 38.6498 and longitude -90.0932 in St. Clair County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Fairmont City 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 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.

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

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Fairmont City, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,675 (100%)
Population in Households 2,675 (100.0%)
Population in Families 2,216 (82.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 432
Diversity Index2 85
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,295
Average Household Income $49,972
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $14,632
Wealth Index5 37
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 862 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 544 (63.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 231 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $69,176
Average Home Value $75,551
Housing Affordability Index3 329
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 774
Average Household Size 3.46
Family Households 539
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.18% -0.32%
Households -0.2% -0.42%
Families -0.46% -0.52%
Median Household Income   0.88%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.22%

Fairmont City, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairmont City to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 452 67th
Population Density # 1112 19th
Median Household Income # 1299 5th
Housing Affordability Index # 1202 88th
Per Capita Income # 1357 1st
Diversity Index # 5 100th

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