Fairmount, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fairmount, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Fairmount Census Designated Place had a population of 477 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fairmount: Lower Fairmount.

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Fairmount, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 477
Daytime Population: Workers 90
Daytime Population: Residents 270
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 360
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 477
Population in Familes 368
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 39
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $54,926
Average Household Income $73,095
Per Capita Income $30,545


Total Housing Units 283 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 154 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 (31.8%)
Median Home Value $145,833
Average Home Value $167,532


Total Households 193
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 122
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.59% 0.17%
Households 0.74% 0.21%
Families 0.46% 0.16%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

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, 2017 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 # 377 27th
Population Density # 515 1st
Diversity Index # 211 59th
Median Household Income # 386 26th
Per Capita Income # 302 42nd

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