Fairmount, Maryland

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Population in 2010: 457. Population change since 2000: -14.9%
Males: 130  (28.6%)
Females: 327  (71.4%)
Median resident age:  53.8 years
Maryland median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 21867, 21871.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $13,792 (it was $24,185 in 2000)
Fairmount:

$13,792
MD:

$78,945

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $20,173 (it was $18,494 in 2000)

Fairmount CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $119,315 (it was $53,600 in 2000)
Fairmount:

$119,315
MD:

$306,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $175,313; Detached houses: $197,933; Mobile homes: $61,863

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,427.

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  • Races in Fairmount, MD (2010)

    Fairmount races chart
    • 32370.7%White alone
    • 10923.9%Black alone
    • 112.4%Two or more races
    • 92.0%Hispanic
    • 30.7%Asian alone
    • 20.4%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fairmount: 98.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (17.6%), Irish (15.2%), Scottish (4.2%), German (3.6%), Northern European (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 4 feet

Land area: 12.6 square miles.

Population density: 36 people per square mile   (very low).

Fairmount,MD real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Fairmount:

  • High school or higher: 78.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fairmount CDP:

  • Never married: 34.2%
  • Now married: 37.8%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 19.6%
  • Divorced: 6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Fairmount CDP:  1.0% ($510)
Maryland:  1.2% ($1,782)
Fairmount satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bowie, MD (79.3 miles , pop. 50,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (87.1 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (136.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Frenchtown-Rumbly, MD (2.0 miles) , Crisfield, MD (2.9 miles ), Dames Quarter, MD (2.9 miles) , Princess Anne, MD (3.0 miles ), Deal Island, MD (3.1 miles ), Chance, MD (3.1 miles ), West Pocomoke, MD (3.3 miles ), Mount Vernon, MD (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 38.09 N, Longitude: 75.79 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 410

Fairmount household income distribution Fairmount home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.0%
Maryland:

5.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (57%)
  • Other services, except public administration (20%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (51%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (57%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (27%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Transportation occupations (51%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Fairmount: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Fairmount, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fairmount-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Maryland state average. It is 55% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.7 miles away from the Fairmount place center caused $150,000 in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 46.9 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fairmount-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maryland state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 120.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 155.2 miles away from Fairmount center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 154.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 339.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 126.7 miles away from Fairmount center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 303.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Somerset County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fairmount topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Fairmount:

  • EDWARD MCCREADY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; CRISFIELD, MD)
  • ALICE BYRD TAWES NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CRISFIELD, MD)
  • SOMERSET CNTY HLTH DEPT (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; PRINCESS ANNE, MD)
  • FMC - PRINCESS ANNE (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; PRINCESS ANNE, MD)
  • HARTLEY HALL NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; POCOMOKE CITY, MD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairmount:

  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 10 miles; Princess Anne, MD; Full-time enrollment: 3,902)
  • Salisbury University (about 21 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 8,375)
  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 25 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 2,256)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 47 miles; Georgetown, DE; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • United States Naval Academy (about 72 miles; Annapolis, MD; FT enrollment: 5,681)
  • College of Southern Maryland (about 74 miles; La Plata, MD; FT enrollment: 5,775)
  • College of William and Mary (about 76 miles; Williamsburg, VA; FT enrollment: 7,617)

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Notable location: Fairmount Volunteer Fire Department Station 9 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Fairmount include: Christ Church (A), Saint Andrews Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Upper Fairmount Cemetery (1), Saint Stephens Cemetery (2), Fairmount Cemetery (3), Christ Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Swamps: Saint Pierre Marsh (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Back Creek (A), Broad Creek (B), Moon Creek (C), Teague Creek (D), Hall Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Fairmount include: Fairmount State Wildlife Management Area (1), Academy Grove Historic District (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Somerset County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 16.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

16.6
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 12.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.7
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 37.7%
(52.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Maryland:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  64.5%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  12.0%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.5
Maryland average:

12.6

Fairmount travel time to work - commute Fairmount mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Fairmount CDP (based on Somerset County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,75737
Evangelical Protestant1,71015
Black Protestant2872
Catholic851
Other531
None20,578-
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: 4
Somerset County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Somerset County:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Somerset County:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

3.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.6%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Somerset County:

35.4%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.4%
State:

15.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Fairmount:

46.2%
Maryland:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.6%
State:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

30.2
Maryland:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fairmount:

16.3%
Maryland:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Fairmount:

15.1%
Maryland:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Maryland:

6.8

Overweight people:
Fairmount:

33.6%
Maryland:

34.1%

General health condition:
Here:

51.6%
Maryland:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Fairmount:

83.0%
Maryland:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fairmount, MD Residents

5.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,366 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Maryland average:

6.59%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wicomico County, MD  2.11% ($28,077 average AGI)
from Worcester County, MD  0.57% ($26,119)
from Accomack County, VA  0.34% ($28,840)


7.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,021 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.12%
Maryland average:

6.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wicomico County, MD  2.53% ($26,333 average AGI)
to Worcester County, MD  0.83% ($28,823)
to Sussex County, DE  0.21% ($27,688)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fairmount:

  • WTGM (960 AM; 10 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WDMV (540 AM; 1 kW; POCOMOKE CITY, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WJDY (1470 AM; 5 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WESR (1330 AM; 5 kW; ONLEY-ONANCOCK, VA; Owner: EASTERN SHORE RADIO, INC.)
  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fairmount:

  • WOLC (102.5 FM; PRINCESS ANNE, MD; Owner: MARANATHA, INC.)
  • WXMD (92.5 FM; POCOMOKE CITY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBEY (96.9 FM; CRISFIELD, MD; Owner: BAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WESM (91.3 FM; PRINCESS ANNE, MD; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, EASTERN SHORE)
  • WKHW (106.5 FM; POCOMOKE CITY, MD; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WSBY-FM (98.9 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVES (99.3 FM; ACCOMAC, VA; Owner: CHINCOTEAGUE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WICO-FM (97.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLVW-FM (105.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQHQ (104.7 FM; OCEAN CITY-SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Fairmount:

  • WMDT (Channel 47; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBOC-TV (Channel 16; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: WBOC, INC.)
  • WCPB (Channel 28; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W38BN (Channel 38; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY EDUCATIONAL B/CTING FOUND.)
  • WPMC-CA (Channel 36; MAPPSVILLE, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

Fairmount compared to Maryland state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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