Fairmount, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fairmount, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Fairmount Census Designated Place had a population of 2,300 as of July 1, 2017. Fairmount ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairmount is located at latitude 35.1845 and longitude -85.3301 in Hamilton County. The formal boundaries for the Fairmount Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hamilton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,949 feet.

The Fairmount Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402470) 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 Commissioner District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hamilton 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: Fair Mount.

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


Total Population 2,300
Daytime Population: Workers 129
Daytime Population: Residents 1,151
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,280
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 2,300
Population in Familes 2,097
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 515
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $99,850
Average Household Income $133,544
Per Capita Income $47,933


Total Housing Units 873 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 669 (76.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 147 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $319,271
Average Home Value $389,200


Total Households 815
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 666
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 1.01% 1.05%
Households 0.86% 0.92%
Families 0.88% 0.86%
Median Household Income   0.51%
Per Capita Income   1.57%

Fairmount, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairmount to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee 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 # 181 58th
Population Density # 213 50th
Diversity Index # 359 16th
Median Household Income # 13 97th
Per Capita Income # 12 97th

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