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Fairmont City, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Fairmont City had a population of 2,691 as of July 1, 2019. 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 (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.

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

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Fairmont City, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Fairmont City, IL Housing Affordability Index is 246
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Fairmont City, IL Wealth Index is 35
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,691
Population in Households 2,691
Population in Families 2,238
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 436
Diversity Index1 85
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $34,705
Average Household Income $43,131
Per Capita Income $12,708
Wealth Index3 35

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 873 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 548 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 234 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $73,754
Housing Affordability Index2 246
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 782
Average Household Size 3.44
Family Households 547
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. 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 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.29% -0.26%
Households -0.14% -0.39%
Families -0.41% -0.55%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   2.14%

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, 2019 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 # 1115 19th
Diversity Index # 5 100th
Median Household Income # 1334 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1355 1st

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