Fairmount, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fairmount, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Fairmount Census Designated Place had a population of 468 as of July 1, 2016. Fairmount ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairmount is located at latitude 38.1098 and longitude -75.8206 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Fairmount Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.26 sq. miles and a water area of 4.86 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Fairmount Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389064) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Fairmount Census Designated Place is located within District 6, Fairmount, a minor civil division (MCD) of Somerset County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairmount 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 Fairmount: Lower Fairmount.

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Fairmount, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 468
Population in Households 468
Population in Familes 361
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 38
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 190
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 120
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 151 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 85 (30.9%)
Median Home Value $139,583
Average Home Value $151,987


Median Household Income $54,415
Average Household Income $69,857
Per Capita Income $29,443
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.0%
Households 0.6% 0.21%
Families 0.27% 0.17%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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.

Fairmount, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairmount to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland 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 # 378 27th
Population Density1 # 515 1st
Diversity Index2 # 205 60th
Median Household Income # 375 28th
Per Capita Income # 309 41st

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