Fairmont, Nebraska

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Fairmont, Nebraska

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 6% Fairmont Well-Paid Single Women
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Fairmont Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 17% Fairmont Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Fairmont, Nebraska

Comparing Fairmont to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Nebraska (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Age of the Population 9 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Racial Diversity 4 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
Median Family Income 6 5
College Educated Adults 5 3
People Above Poverty 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Working at Home 8 8
Short Commute Times 8 3
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
Housing Recently Built 3 5

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Fairmont Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 96 miles SW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Fillmore
Standard Zip Codes 68354
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.636
Longitude -97.585

Fairmont Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 39 to 67 F
Annual Precip 28.7 inches
Station GENEVA
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 29.7 inches
Station SEWARD
Distance 32 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 35 F
Apr Temp 40 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 42 to 69 F
Annual Precip 27.9 inches
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Fairmont Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 691 100%
Male 312 45.2%
Female 379 54.8%
Under 18 178 25.8%
18+ 513 74.2%
65+ 161 23.3%
Median Age 42.4
Average Family Size 3.02
White 662 95.8%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.7%
Other 10 1.4%
Mixed Race 12 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 21 3%

Estimated Fairmont Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 659
Growth -32
Growth % -4.6%

Fairmont 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
German 52%
Irish 9.3%
Czech 5.7%
Swedish 5.5%
French (except Basque) 5.3%
English 4.2%
US/American 4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.3%
Italian 1.8%
Dutch 1.5%
Danish 1.3%
French Canadian 1.1%
Norwegian 1.1%
Czechoslovakian 0.9%
Pennsylvania German 0.7%
Russian 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Polish 0.5%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Fairmont, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Burress (68354)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Fairmont 691 $41,618
Cordova 127 $36,250
Exeter 712 $45,234
Geneva 2,226 $40,096
Grafton 152 $36,250
McCool Junction 385 $45,417
Milligan 315 $27,727

Fairmont Public Libraries

Fairmont Public Library
Fairmont, Nebraska
(402) 268-6081

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