Fairmont, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 10,030 (90% urban, 10% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.9%
 
Males: 5,126  (51.1%)
Females: 4,904  (48.9%)
Median resident age:

44.5 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip codes: 56031.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $50,083 (it was $33,709 in 2000)
Fairmont:

$50,083
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $30,923 (it was $18,658 in 2000)

Fairmont city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $136,297 (it was $67,100 in 2000)
Fairmont:

$136,297
MN:

$246,700

Median gross rent in 2019: $645.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fairmont: 75.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 18.4%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 50.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 55.3% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Fairmont, MN (2019)
    • 9,03888.0%White alone
    • 8288.1%Hispanic
    • 1731.7%Two or more races
    • 1051.0%Asian alone
    • 610.6%Black alone
    • 40.04%American Indian alone

Races in Fairmont detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Fairmont, Minnesota as of October 26, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fairmont is 10,441 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Fairmont by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1
(9.6)
8
(77.1)
4
(39.0)
11
(108.5)
4
(39.9)
3
(29.8)
10
(99.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(9.5)
2
(19.3)
1
(9.8)
2
(19.7)
2
(19.9)
1
(9.3)
1
(9.4)
1
(9.6)
3
(28.9)
2
(19.5)
3
(29.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
10
(94.6)
6
(58.0)
10
(98.3)
8
(78.8)
6
(59.8)
7
(65.1)
12
(112.6)
4
(38.5)
13
(125.2)
5
(48.8)
5
(49.3)
7
(69.8)
9
(89.5)
15
(149.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
77
(728.1)
57
(551.4)
29
(285.1)
29
(285.8)
36
(359.0)
53
(493.1)
36
(337.8)
53
(509.6)
47
(452.8)
47
(458.7)
37
(365.0)
47
(468.7)
35
(348.2)
39
(389.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
303
(2,865)
334
(3,231)
315
(3,096)
254
(2,503)
243
(2,423)
248
(2,307)
241
(2,261)
237
(2,279)
262
(2,524)
180
(1,757)
160
(1,578)
207
(2,064)
197
(1,960)
164
(1,636)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(66.2)
17
(164.5)
4
(39.3)
5
(49.3)
0
(0.0)
10
(93.0)
7
(65.7)
6
(57.7)
14
(134.9)
5
(48.8)
9
(88.8)
2
(19.9)
12
(119.4)
9
(89.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(9.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index200.2206.2177.4153.6148.0157.5152.2149.7238.8153.1201.3162.9154.1212.6

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Fairmont, MN

Crime rate in Fairmont detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 20 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Minnesota average:

1.71
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Ancestries: German (37.0%), Norwegian (10.3%), Irish (7.4%), American (6.9%), European (4.3%), English (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1180 feet

Land area: 14.6 square miles.

Population density: 689 people per square mile   (low).

Fairmont, Minnesota map

209 residents are foreign born (0.9% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.5% Latin America).

This city:

2.0%
Minnesota:

8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,510 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,208 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Burnsville, MN (96.1 miles , pop. 60,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (108.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (366.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Northrop, MN (2.4 miles ),
Granada, MN (2.5 miles ),
Welcome, MN (2.8 miles ),
Ceylon, MN (3.5 miles ),
Truman, MN (3.5 miles ),
Sherburn, MN (3.7 miles ),
Trimont, MN (3.8 miles ),
Dolliver, IA (3.9 miles)

Latitude: 43.65 N, Longitude: 94.46 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,637 (+15.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,728 (78.1%)

Area code: 507

Distribution of median household income in Fairmont, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Fairmont, MN in 2019
Fairmont satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $160,600
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $159,300
  • 2000: 20 buildings, average cost: $156,500
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $159,200
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $145,400
  • 2003: 27 buildings, average cost: $127,200
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $217,300
  • 2005: 17 buildings, average cost: $214,400
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $166,200
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $245,200
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $205,300
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $223,400
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $110,100
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $200,100
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $189,300
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $295,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $257,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $242,500
  • 2017: 9 buildings, average cost: $216,500
  • 2018: 9 buildings, average cost: $216,500
  • 2019: 3 buildings, average cost: $299,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Fairmont, MN residents
Average permit cost in Fairmont, MN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.1%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Historical population in Fairmont, MN
Historical housing units in Fairmont, MN
Most common industries in Fairmont, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Food (5.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.8%)
  • Food (6.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.6%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Health care (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Machinery (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.2%)
  • Educational services (12.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Food (4.0%)
  • Social assistance (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Fairmont, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)

Average climate in Fairmont, Minnesota

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Tornado activity:

Fairmont-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 58% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 41.7 miles away from the Fairmont city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/1/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.5 miles away from the city center caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fairmont-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 125% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 159.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 249.6 miles away from Fairmont center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 166.4 miles away from Fairmont center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 231.9 miles away from Fairmont center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 200.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 516.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Martin County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Winds: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fairmont topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Fairmont:

  • FAIRMONT MED CTR MAYO HOSPICE (800 MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE BOX 800)
  • MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM - FAIRMONT (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 800 MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE, PO BOX 800)
  • CRESTVIEW NURSING HOME (233 SOUTH DEWEY)
  • LAKEVIEW METHODIST HEALTH CARE CENTER (610 SUMMIT DRIVE)
  • MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM - FAIRMONT (800 MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE, PO BOX 800)
  • MAYO DIALYSIS - FAIRMONT (835 JOHNSON ST)

Airports located in Fairmont:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairmont:

  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 26 miles; Estherville, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,311)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 42 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • South Central College (about 42 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 53 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • Riverland Community College (about 73 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 75 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Buena Vista University (about 80 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)

Public high school in Fairmont:

  • FAIRMONT JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 900 JOHNSON ST, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Fairmont:

Private elementary/middle schools in Fairmont:

  • ST PAUL'S LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 185, Location: 201 OXFORD ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST JOHN VIANNEY SCHOOL (Students: 129, Location: 911 S PRAIRIE AVE, Grades: PK-6)
  • ST JAMES LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 56, Location: 108 S JAMES ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Fairmont

Library in Fairmont:

  • MARTIN COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $695,255; Location: 110 NORTH PARK STREET; 85,610 books; 15,187 e-books; 3,877 audio materials; 4,862 video materials; 14 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 190 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Add Fairmont United Methodist Church at 119 East Second Street, Fairmont MN. 56031 507-235-5579 to the list of churches

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Fairmont: Fairmont (A), Martin County Fairgrounds (B), Fairmont Raceway (C), Heritage Acres (D), Interlaken Golf Club (E), Fairmont Fire Department (F), Martin County Courthouse (G), Martin County Historical Society and Pioneer Museum (H), Martin County Library (I), Martin County Law Enforcement (J), Fairmont City Hall (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Five Lakes Shopping Centre (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Fairmont include: Saint James Lutheran Church (A), Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (B), Fairmont Bible Church (C), United Methodist Church (D), Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church (E), Evangelical Covenant Church (F), Bethel Evangelical Free Church (G), Episcopal Church (H), Seventh Day Adventist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lakeside Cemetery (1), Calvary Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Sisseton Lake (A), Luedtke Slough (B), Hall Lake (C), Budd Lake (D), Amber Lake (E), George Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Dutch Creek (A), Lily Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Fairmont include: Gomruds Park (1), Holden Park (2), Lincoln Park (3), Sylvania Park (4), Wards Park (5), Veterans Park (6), Aquatic Park (7), Cardinal Park (8), Skate Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Martin County Historical Society (Museums; 304 East Blue Earth Avenue) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Highland Court Motel (1245 Lake Avenue) (1), Super 8 Fairmont MN (1200 Torgerson Drive Box 922) (2), Hall Lake Cabins & Rentals (2410 Albion Avenue) (3), Bell Motel (1122 North State Street) (4), Comfort Inn Fairmont (2225 North State Street) (5), Comfort Inn (2225 N State St) (6), Super 8 Motel (Highway 15 And I # 90) (7), Budget Inn (1122 North State Street) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Martin County Offices - Court Reporter (201 Lake Avenue) (1), Martin County Offices - Court Administrator- District Court (201 Lake Avenue) (2), Martin County Offices - Judge Of District Court (201 Lake Avenue) (3), Martin County Offices - Court Services- Probation Department (201 Lake Avenue) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Dale Gardner - (born 1948), astronaut, Darrel Peterson - Politician, Paul Willson - Actor.

Martin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fairmont and their reported violations in the past:

FAIRMONT (Population served: 10,666, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-24-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-24-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-12-2011)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.5%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.6%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Fairmont in 2010:

  • 131 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 82 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 21 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Fairmont in 2000:

  • 137 people in nursing homes
  • 54 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 40 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 28 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 22 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Fairmont (2011 data):

  • Bank Midwest: Fairmont Branch at 118 Downtown Plaza, branch established on 2008/07/01. Info updated 2011/06/08: Bank assets: $678.7 mil, Deposits: $567.5 mil, headquarters in Spirit Lake, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Goodenow Bancorporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Fairmont Branch at 103 North Park Street, branch established on 1894/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Profinium Financial, Inc.: Fairmont Branch at 105 Lake Avenue, branch established on 1875/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $312.9 mil, Deposits: $263.5 mil, headquarters in Truman, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Profinium Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • State Bank of Fairmont: State Bank Of Fairmont at 918 East Blue Earth Avenue, branch established on 1917/06/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $92.9 mil, Deposits: $78.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Web, Inc.
  • Wells Federal Bank, FSB: Fair Mall Shopping Center Branch at 1015 Hwy 15 S, branch established on 1934/09/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $239.5 mil, Deposits: $213.1 mil, headquarters in Wells, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices
  • First Farmers & Merchants National Bank: First Farmers & Merchants National B at 114 South Park, branch established on 1990/09/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $87.5 mil, Deposits: $69.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: 215 Holding Co.

For population 15 years and over in Fairmont:

Marital status in Fairmont, MN
  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

For population 25 years and over in Fairmont:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Minnesota average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Fairmont
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fairmont, MN (based on Martin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,86927
Mainline Protestant6,68719
Catholic3,7764
Other1862
None3,322-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Martin County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Here:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Martin County:

6.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.9%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Martin County:

27.8%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.3%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Fairmont:

51.5%
State:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.7%
Minnesota:

48.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.0%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Fairmont:

11.0%
Minnesota:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Fairmont:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Fairmont:

36.7%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Fairmont:

56.7%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.8%
Minnesota:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fairmont, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 18$122,753$81,8352$2,733
Other Government Administration 15$62,005$49,6045$1,250
Water Supply 11$65,671$71,6410$0
Electric Power 11$72,675$79,2820$0
Streets and Highways 10$62,392$74,8700$0
Parks and Recreation 10$49,879$59,8550$0
Financial Administration 9$52,801$70,4010$0
Sewerage 5$28,396$68,1500$0
Other and Unallocable 2$14,482$86,8920$0
Solid Waste Management 1$6,125$73,5000$0
Judicial and Legal 1$8,881$106,5720$0
Airports 1$5,147$61,7640$0
Police - Other 0$0 5$2,699
Firefighters 0$0 5$1,130
Totals for Government 94$551,209$70,36717$7,812

Fairmont government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,878,000 ($386.64)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $14,656,000 ($1461.22)
    Water Utilities: $3,525,000 ($351.45)
    Liquor Stores: $3,170,000 ($316.05)
    Police Protection: $2,792,000 ($278.36)
    Sewerage: $1,867,000 ($186.14)
    Regular Highways: $1,605,000 ($160.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,387,000 ($138.29)
    General - Other: $1,218,000 ($121.44)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $566,000 ($56.43)
    Local Fire Protection: $456,000 ($45.46)
    Air Transportation: $447,000 ($44.57)
    Financial Administration: $414,000 ($41.28)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $208,000 ($20.74)
    Housing and Community Development: $172,000 ($17.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $149,000 ($14.86)
    Libraries: $81,000 ($8.08)
    Central Staff Services: $63,000 ($6.28)
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000 ($1.00)
    Parking Facilities: $8,000 ($0.80)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $503,000 ($50.15)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $48,000 ($4.79)
    Other - Libraries: $2,000 ($0.20)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Water Utilities: $34,000 ($3.39)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($0.70)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $789,000 ($78.66)
    Sewerage: $571,000 ($56.93)
    Water Utilities: $544,000 ($54.24)
    Electric Utilities: $457,000 ($45.56)
    Local Fire Protection: $356,000 ($35.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $322,000 ($32.10)
    Police Protection: $95,000 ($9.47)
    Air Transportation: $42,000 ($4.19)
    General - Other: $29,000 ($2.89)
    Natural Resources - Other: $24,000 ($2.39)
    Liquor Stores: $10,000 ($1.00)
    Libraries: $7,000 ($0.70)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,799,000 ($677.87)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $551,000 ($54.94)

Fairmont government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $3,686,000 ($367.50)
    Sewerage: $2,964,000 ($295.51)
    Regular Highways: $743,000 ($74.08)
    Other: $476,000 ($47.46)
    Air Transportation: $403,000 ($40.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $185,000 ($18.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $162,000 ($16.15)
    Parking Facilities: $7,000 ($0.70)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $609,000 ($60.72)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $9,000 ($0.90)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $721,000 ($71.88)
    General Revenue - Other: $319,000 ($31.80)
    Interest Earnings: $175,000 ($17.45)
    Fines and Forfeits: $55,000 ($5.48)
    Sale of Property: $43,000 ($4.29)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $17,155,000 ($1710.37)
    Liquor Stores: $4,219,000 ($420.64)
    Water Utilities: $4,058,000 ($404.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,428,000 ($341.77)
    Highways: $712,000 ($70.99)
    Other: $367,000 ($36.59)
  • Tax - Property: $3,997,000 ($398.50)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $175,000 ($17.45)
    Other License: $172,000 ($17.15)
    Public Utilities Sales: $41,000 ($4.09)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $39,000 ($3.89)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $5,000 ($0.50)
    Amusements License: $1,000 ($0.10)

Fairmont government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,912,000 ($1785.84)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,465,000 ($1541.87)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,397,000 ($538.09)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,000,000 ($299.10)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,000,000 ($299.10)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,950,000 ($294.12)

Fairmont government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,009,000 ($1297.01)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,864,000 ($484.95)

4.78% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,733 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.78%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Blue Earth County, MN  0.48% ($43,881 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.25% ($46,591)
Businesses in Fairmont, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike2
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Curves1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Slumberland1
FedEx1Subway2
Ford1Super 81
GNC1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hilton1UPS3
Holiday Inn1Vans1
JCPenney1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Fairmont:

  • KSUM (1370 AM; 1 kW; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: WOODWARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KBEW (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BLUE EARTH, MN)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KTOE (1420 AM; 5 kW; MANKATO, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fairmont:

  • KFMC-FM (106.5 FM; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: WOODWARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K220AQ (91.9 FM; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: MANKATO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KEEZ-FM (99.1 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KXAC (100.5 FM; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KJLY (104.5 FM; BLUE EARTH, MN; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • KBEW-FM (98.1 FM; BLUE EARTH, MN; Owner: KBEW, INC.)
  • KXLP (93.1 FM; NEW ULM, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRRW (101.5 FM; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Fairmont:

  • K28AE (Channel 28; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: OGDEN BROADCASTING OF MINNESOTA, INC)
  • KEYC-TV (Channel 12; MANKATO, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K30FN (Channel 30; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TELEVISION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA)
  • K79BK (Channel 79; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K16CG (Channel 16; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K21DG (Channel 21; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K24CP (Channel 24; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K26CS (Channel 26; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K35DC (Channel 35; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K42AV (Channel 42; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K44AD (Channel 60; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K46AA (Channel 46; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K48AA (Channel 48; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K50AB (Channel 50; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K52AB (Channel 52; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K54AC (Channel 54; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K14KE (Channel 14; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA)
  • K19CA (Channel 19; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K40BU (Channel 40; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Fairmont fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 34Number of bridges
  • 292ft / 89.2mTotal length
  • $2,412,000,000Total costs
  • 124,219Total average daily traffic
  • 19,401Total average daily truck traffic
  • 117,936Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Fairmont, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 231970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Fairmont, MN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Fairmont)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 100 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Fairmont, MN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fairmont)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 26 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Fairmont)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 21. The highest number of fire incidents - 46 took place in 2011, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Fairmont, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (46.1%), and Outside Fires (27.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Fairmont, MN
    • 15846.1%Structure Fires
    • 9427.4%Outside Fires
    • 6218.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 298.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fairmont, MN

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Fairmont, Minnesota:

  • Super 8 Fairmont, 1200 Torgerson Dr, I-90 & MN 15, Fairmont, Minnesota 56031 , Phone: (507) 238-9444, Fax: (507) 238-9371
  • Comfort Inn Fairmont, 2225 N State St, Fairmont, Minnesota 56031 , Phone: (507) 238-5444, Fax: (507) 238-1690
  • Holiday Inn Fairmont, 1201 Torgerson Dr, Fairmont, Minnesota 56031 , Phone: (507) 238-4771, Fax: (507) 238-9371
  • Hampton Inn Fairmont, 100 Hampton Dr, Fairmont, Minnesota 56031 , Phone: (507) 235-2626, Fax: (507) 235-2629
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Fairmont, Minnesota
Most common first names in Fairmont, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9778.3 years
William8280.1 years
Mary7582.5 years
Anna6185.6 years
Arthur6177.7 years
Robert6072.2 years
Helen5880.6 years
Walter5778.7 years
Ruth5484.0 years
Harold5279.3 years
Most common last names in Fairmont, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson7980.2 years
Anderson6477.4 years
Meyer3878.7 years
Miller3680.4 years
Nelson3577.9 years
Peterson3480.7 years
Olson3379.8 years
Swanson2578.5 years
Maday2180.8 years
Schultz2077.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fairmont, MN
  • 85.8%Utility gas
  • 11.3%Electricity
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fairmont, MN
  • 66.5%Utility gas
  • 28.9%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 0.9%No fuel used


Fairmont compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Fairmont on our top lists:

  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a taxi to work (population 5,000+)"
There are 24 pilots and 10 other airmen in this city.
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  • Michael Jordan Sukalski (1)
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  • Bruce H. Davison (1)
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  • Verle Richard Lunz (1)
  • Bruce Larson (1)
  • Michael Lundgreen (1)
  • Brett Hofer (1)
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Total of 11 patent applications in 2008-2021.