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Fairmont is a city in Martin County.

It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Fairmont. For links to other places called Fairmont, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Fairmont is 43.652N. The longitude is -94.46W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,184 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,666.


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Median household income
Local
$33,709
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fairmont demographic reports
Fairmont is near the Iowa border.
Former and merged names include:
· Fair Mount
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 19. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.8 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Martin County Fair - Aug. 15-19, 2007
  • Antique Tractor Pull - Sept. 9, 2007
  • Fall Festival - Oct. 21-27, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fairmont web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Martin County Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Fairmont demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Martin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56031 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

43% of Fairmont residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fairmont ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fairmont was $18,658, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Fairmont residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Fairmont festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Fairmont, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $274.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $700.


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Libraries in Fairmont include Fairmont (Central) ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Fairmont include Fairmont Sentinel

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Politics

Martin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fairmont political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Fairmont workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fairmont between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Fairmont include Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn Hotels, Super 8, Super 8.

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