Fairmount, Illinois

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Fairmount, Illinois

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High Points

Fairmount strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 14% Fairmount Affordability of Property Taxes
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Fairmount People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Fairmount, Illinois

Comparing Fairmount to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Well-Paid Single Women 8 5
Age of the Population 7 8
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Senior Citizens 5 5
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
Median Family Income 8 6
People Above Poverty 6 4
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Short Commute Times 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Affordability of Rents 5 6
People Living Alone 5 5
Housing Recently Built 3 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Fairmount Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles E of Champaign, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 90 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Vermilion
Standard Zip Codes 61841
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.045
Longitude -87.83

Fairmount Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Station URBANA
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 41 inches
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
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Fairmount Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 640 100%
Male 314 49.1%
Female 326 50.9%
Under 18 157 24.5%
18+ 483 75.5%
65+ 93 14.5%
Median Age 39.7
Average Family Size 2.87
White 632 98.8%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 4 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.6%

Estimated Fairmount Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 642
Growth 2
Growth % 0.3%

Fairmount Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 45.1%
German 16.6%
English 10.9%
Irish 9.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
Dutch 2.2%
Polish 1.8%
Italian 1.3%
European 0.9%
Welsh 0.9%
Swedish 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Fairmount 640 $48,125
Catlin 2,087 $51,136
Fithian 506 $47,500
Homer 1,200 $43,170
Muncie 155 $41,250
Oakwood 1,502 $44,583
Ogden 743 $48,125

Fairmount Public Libraries

Vance Twp. Library
Fairmount, Illinois
(217) 733-2164

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