Fairmont, North Carolina

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Population in 2019: 2,597 (92% urban, 8% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.3%
 
Males: 1,160  (44.7%)
Females: 1,437  (55.3%)
Median resident age:

48.3 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 28340.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $25,100 (it was $17,194 in 2000)
Fairmont:

$25,100
NC:

$57,341

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $17,132 (it was $12,006 in 2000)

Fairmont town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $83,141 (it was $54,900 in 2000)
Fairmont:

$83,141
NC:

$193,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $113,460; detached houses: $109,789; mobile homes: $144,938

Median gross rent in 2019: $490.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fairmont: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 39.2%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.5% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.6% for American Indian residents, 52.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Fairmont, NC (2019)
    • 1,70863.3%Black alone
    • 63423.5%White alone
    • 27410.2%American Indian alone
    • 421.6%Two or more races
    • 351.3%Hispanic

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Fairmont, North Carolina as of October 27, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fairmont is 84 to 1.


Crime rates in Fairmont by year

Type

2006

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

2017

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.1)
1
(36.8)
2
(73.7)
1
(36.7)
3
(111.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(37.5)
1
(36.5)
1
(36.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(73.4)
1
(37.0)
N/A4
(153.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(262.2)
21
(767.3)
12
(438.9)
7
(266.7)
14
(519.1)
5
(184.0)
8
(294.8)
11
(403.7)
15
(554.9)
7
(261.2)
2
(76.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
48
(1,798)
64
(2,338)
9
(329.2)
19
(723.8)
13
(482.0)
22
(809.4)
12
(442.2)
16
(587.2)
12
(444.0)
10
(373.1)
8
(307.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
120
(4,494)
101
(3,690)
54
(1,975)
47
(1,790)
83
(3,077)
52
(1,913)
77
(2,837)
55
(2,018)
43
(1,591)
62
(2,313)
31
(1,192)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
149
(5,581)
197
(7,198)
N/A112
(4,267)
178
(6,600)
150
(5,519)
121
(4,458)
108
(3,963)
77
(2,849)
68
(2,537)
88
(3,383)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
20
(749.1)
23
(840.3)
7
(256.0)
3
(114.3)
7
(259.5)
9
(331.1)
7
(257.9)
8
(293.6)
3
(111.0)
7
(261.2)
6
(230.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(37.5)
2
(73.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(74.2)
1
(36.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.7)
5
(185.0)
2
(74.6)
1
(38.4)
City-Data.com crime index1065.91340.5746.9529.9856.1671.8721.8693.9741.0467.2444.8

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, NC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 8 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.69
North Carolina average:

2.29
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Ancestries: American (47.7%), English (3.2%), German (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1899

Elevation: 120 feet

Land area: 2.22 square miles.

Population density: 1,168 people per square mile   (low).

Fairmont, North Carolina map

16 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.6%
North Carolina:

8.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,471 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $922 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, NC (40.9 miles , pop. 121,015).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (95.1 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (438.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Proctorville, NC (2.2 miles),
McDonald, NC (2.3 miles),
Orrum, NC (2.5 miles),
Raynham, NC (2.6 miles),
Marietta, NC (3.0 miles),
Boardman, NC (3.2 miles ),
Rowland, NC (3.2 miles ),
Lumberton, NC (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 34.50 N, Longitude: 79.11 W

Area code: 910

Distribution of median household income in Fairmont, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Fairmont, NC in 2019

Property values in Fairmont, NC

Fairmont satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

8.3%
North Carolina:

6.1%
Most common industries in Fairmont, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (17.8%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Construction (8.4%)
  • Apparel (7.7%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.4%)
  • Public administration (10.4%)
  • Apparel (8.5%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Utilities (5.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (26.7%)
  • Educational services (13.3%)
  • Apparel (7.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Food (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Fairmont, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (6.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.9%)
  • Carpenters (4.4%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)

Average climate in Fairmont, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Fairmont, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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Pb
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00334. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00334
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Fairmont-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 9% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/8/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.5 miles away from the Fairmont town center injured 21 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 21.9 miles away from the town center killed 7 people and injured 100 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fairmont-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 51% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 245.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 176.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 125.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 197.8 miles away from Fairmont center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 115.5 miles away from Fairmont center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:20, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 15.1 miles away from Fairmont 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 Robeson County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fairmont topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Fairmont:

  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES OF ROBESON COUNTY (704 SOUTH WALNUT STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Fairmont:

  • CORBEL RESIDENTIAL (Hospital, about 7 miles away; ORRUM, NC)
  • WESTSIDE RESIDENTIAL (Hospital, about 7 miles away; ORRUM, NC)
  • ROBESON COUNTY HOME HEALTH AGE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; LUMBERTON, NC)
  • ADVANTAGE HOSPICE AND HOME CARE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; LUMBERTON, NC)
  • SOUTHEASTERN HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; LUMBERTON, NC)
  • HOSPICE OF ROBESON (Hospital, about 12 miles away; LUMBERTON, NC)
  • SOUTHEASTERN GEN HOSP INC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LUMBERTON, NC)

Airports located in Fairmont:

Amtrak station near Fairmont:

  • 16 miles: DILLON (100 N. RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairmont:

  • Robeson Community College (about 11 miles; Lumberton, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,322)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 14 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 5,548)
  • Francis Marion University (about 38 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,624)
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College (about 41 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 10,114)
  • Fayetteville State University (about 42 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 5,297)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 44 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 4,468)
  • Richmond Community College (about 44 miles; Hamlet, NC; FT enrollment: 2,106)

Public high school in Fairmont:

Private high school in Fairmont:

  • OMEGA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 12, Location: 1545 SCHOOL RD, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Fairmont:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Fairmont: Robeson County Group Home II Fairmont (A), Fairmont Police Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Fairmont: First Presbyterian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Chamber of Commerce Borderbelt Museum (101 East Thompson Street).

Birthplace of: Joseph Mitchell (writer) - Journalist, Rod Griffin (basketball) - Basketball player.

Robeson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

59.5%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.6%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

People in group quarters in Fairmont in 2000:

  • 92 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Fairmont (2011 data):

  • Lumbee Guaranty Bank: Fairmont Branch at 301 North Walnut Street, branch established on 1991/06/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $304.2 mil, Deposits: $260.6 mil, headquarters in Pembroke, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices
  • First Bank: Fairmont Branch at 301 South Main Street, branch established on 1934/01/02. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $3,289.4 mil, Deposits: $2,759.1 mil, headquarters in Troy, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 98 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Fairmont Nc Main Branch at 104 West Thompson Street, branch established on 1963/01/15. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Fairmont:

Marital status in Fairmont, NC
  • Never married: 39.3%
  • Now married: 33.5%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

For population 25 years and over in Fairmont:

  • High school or higher: 83.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 14.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
North Carolina average:

11.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Fairmont
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Religion statistics for Fairmont, NC (based on Robeson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant42,749219
Mainline Protestant9,64957
Black Protestant4,56630
Other1,6488
Catholic1,4152
None74,141-
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: 26
Robeson County:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
This county:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 76
Robeson County:

5.93 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 54
This county:

4.22 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Robeson County:

12.3%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Robeson County:

36.1%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Robeson County:

16.3%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.6%
North Carolina:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Fairmont:

42.6%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.4
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fairmont:

21.7%
North Carolina:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Fairmont:

14.5%
North Carolina:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.6%
North Carolina:

33.7%

General health condition:
Fairmont:

50.4%
State:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.3%
North Carolina:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fairmont, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 7$21,239$36,4104$4,046
Water Supply 4$10,447$31,3410$0
Other and Unallocable 4$9,699$29,0974$2,656
Financial Administration 3$8,580$34,3200$0
Other Government Administration 2$8,647$51,8820$0
Sewerage 1$4,167$50,0041$1,269
Streets and Highways 1$4,863$58,3563$2,236
Police - Other 1$2,256$27,0721$255
Firefighters 0$0 1$846
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$636
Totals for Government 23$69,899$36,46915$11,942

Fairmont government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $891,000 ($343.09)
    Police Protection: $665,000 ($256.06)
    Regular Highways: $527,000 ($202.93)
    Liquor Stores: $498,000 ($191.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $302,000 ($116.29)
    General Public Buildings: $291,000 ($112.05)
    Financial Administration: $242,000 ($93.18)
    Water Utilities: $218,000 ($83.94)
    Housing and Community Development: $140,000 ($53.91)
    Central Staff Services: $70,000 ($26.95)
    Local Fire Protection: $64,000 ($24.64)
    General - Other: $21,000 ($8.09)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,000 ($4.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $118,000 ($45.44)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $3,000 ($1.16)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $27,000 ($10.40)
    Police Protection: $10,000 ($3.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($1.93)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $130,000 ($50.06)

Fairmont government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,077,000 ($414.71)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $291,000 ($112.05)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $533,000 ($205.24)
    Water Utilities: $382,000 ($147.09)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $820,000 ($315.75)
    Other: $419,000 ($161.34)
    Highways: $89,000 ($34.27)
  • Tax - Property: $864,000 ($332.69)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $36,000 ($13.86)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000 ($0.39)

Fairmont government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,814,000 ($1083.56)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,751,000 ($1059.30)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,000 ($24.64)

3.68% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($29,394 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.68%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cumberland County, NC  0.77% ($27,565 average AGI)
from Hoke County, NC  0.28% ($26,513)
from Bladen County, NC  0.21% ($26,780)


4.73% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($32,276 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.73%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

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 Cumberland County, NC  1.19% ($28,912 average AGI)
to Hoke County, NC  0.31% ($33,183)
to Scotland County, NC  0.27% ($27,880)
Businesses in Fairmont, NC
NameCountNameCount
H&R Block1True Value1
McDonald's1U-Haul1
Nike1U.S. Cellular1
Subway1

Strongest AM radio stations in Fairmont:

  • WFMO (860 AM; 1 kW; FAIRMONT, NC; Owner: PRO-MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKKE (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. PAULS, NC; Owner: FERRIS YARNELL LOCKLEAR)
  • WTSB (580 AM; 1 kW; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: LUMBERTON CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WAGR (1340 AM; 1 kW; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: WAGR BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WYRU (1160 AM; 5 kW; RED SPRINGS, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WJAY (1280 AM; 4 kW; MULLINS, SC; Owner: THE GREATER HWY CHURCH OF CHRIST)
  • WBSC (1550 AM; 10 kW; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; Owner: D-MITCH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTAB (1370 AM; 5 kW; TABOR CITY, NC; Owner: WTAB, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fairmont:

  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WKML (95.7 FM; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: WKML LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLB (96.5 FM; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: WFLB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFNC-FM (102.3 FM; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZFX (99.1 FM; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUKS (107.7 FM; ST. PAULS, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSTS (100.9 FM; FAIRMONT, NC; Owner: PRO-MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WCMG (94.3 FM; LATTA, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQSD (107.1 FM; BRIARCLIFF ACRES, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WQSM (98.1 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHLZ (100.5 FM; MARION, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Fairmont:

  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W67DU (Channel 67; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WLPS-LP (Channel 7; LUMBERTON/PEMBROKE, NC; Owner: BILLY RAY LOCKLEAR)
  • WUNU (Channel 31; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WPEM-LP (Channel 47; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: GERALD LOCKLEAR)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WFPX (Channel 62; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W19CA (Channel 19; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: PACIFIC MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W66DE (Channel 50; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHMC (Channel 23; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WJPM-TV (Channel 33; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
Fairmont fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Fairmont fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 121ft / 37.3mTotal length
  • 41,480Total average daily traffic
  • 6,102Total average daily truck traffic
  • 82,960Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Fairmont, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Fairmont, NC

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Fairmont)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Sr 2485 1 Km Sw Hwy 130w (Lat: 34.467667 Lon: -79.203556), Type: Tank, Structure height: 43 m, Overall height: 45 m, Call Sign: WPIB484,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.575 MHz, Grant Date: 05/21/2015, Expiration Date: 08/18/2025, Certifier: Grace Lovell, Registrant: Dee Polley, 216 Middle Fork Road, Garden Valley, ID 83622, Phone: (208) 462-5200, Fax: (208) 247-2277, Email:
  • Marion Stage Road (Lat: 34.509056 Lon: -79.118083), Type: Tank, Structure height: 45 m, Overall height: 51 m, Call Sign: KVR867,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.250 MHz, Grant Date: 02/25/2015, Expiration Date: 04/07/2025, Registrant: Ewa 20120201125114, 17750 Creamery Road, Suite B10, Emmitsburg, MD 21727, Phone: (703) 797-5146, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:
  • Corner Of Market & Byrd Sts (Lat: 34.500722 Lon: -79.113639), Call Sign: KIP575, Licensee ID: L00059301,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.930 MHz, Grant Date: 12/13/1995, Expiration Date: 02/05/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/08/2001, Registrant: Fairmont Gas Company Inc, Fairmont, NC 28340, Phone: (919) 628-8333
  • Fairmont Line And Service Warehouse (Lat: 34.677944 Lon: -79.121139), Call Sign: WNHK499,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.675 MHz, Grant Date: 08/14/2001, Expiration Date: 11/03/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/01/2006, Registrant: Carolina Power And Light Company, 2610 Wycliff Road, Raleigh, NC 27607, Phone: (919) 235-4120, Fax: (919) 235-4008, Email:
  • Lat: 34.508917 Lon: -79.118583, Call Sign: WQJL498,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.075 MHz, Grant Date: 05/30/2019, Expiration Date: 10/22/2028, Certifier: Richard A Byrd, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E # 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Lat: 34.482611 Lon: -79.102722, Call Sign: WQMG247,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.387 MHz, 467.387 MHz, Grant Date: 07/29/2010, Expiration Date: 07/29/2020, Cancellation Date: 10/03/2020, Certifier: Tony Mackey, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • FAIRMONT, 10170 Nc Hwy 130 (Lat: 34.482389 Lon: -79.133639), Call Sign: WPNC520, Grant Date: 03/23/2021, Expiration Date: 02/01/2031, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • FAIRMONT, 10170 Nc Hwy. 130 (Lat: 34.482389 Lon: -79.133639), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 93.8 m, Call Sign: WQCN316,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, Grant Date: 05/05/2015, Expiration Date: 04/13/2025, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • WSTS Studio, Highway 41 North (Lat: 34.517778 Lon: -79.105000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 96.3 m, Overall height: 97.3 m, Call Sign: WQEU369,
    Assigned Frequencies: 945.500 MHz, Grant Date: 04/17/2006, Expiration Date: 12/01/2027, Certifier: Russ Jones, Registrant: Graham Brock, Inc., St. Simons Island, GA 31522-7466, Phone: (912) 638-8028, Fax: (912) 638-7722, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses 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 fire incidents per year is 65. The highest number of reported fires - 136 took place in 2008, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Fairmont, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (43.1%), and Structure Fires (41.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Fairmont, NC
    • 44843.1%Outside Fires
    • 42941.3%Structure Fires
    • 878.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 757.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fairmont, NC
Most common first names in Fairmont, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James11269.5 years
Mary8673.8 years
John7070.4 years
William6969.6 years
Robert4964.4 years
Willie4270.3 years
Annie3679.0 years
George2672.1 years
David2562.6 years
Betty2468.1 years
Most common last names in Fairmont, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hunt22266.6 years
Floyd9875.0 years
Thompson9170.5 years
Oxendine8370.6 years
Jones6873.4 years
Locklear6567.6 years
Pittman5776.0 years
Lewis4771.0 years
Smith4372.6 years
Bass4273.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fairmont, NC
  • 73.6%Electricity
  • 20.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.7%No fuel used
  • 1.5%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fairmont, NC
  • 89.6%Electricity
  • 6.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.1%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Fairmont compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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