Fairmount, Colorado

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Population in 2010: 7,559.
Males: 3,452  (45.7%)
Females: 4,107  (54.3%)
Median resident age:

43.1 years
Colorado median age:

37.7 years
Estimated median household income in 2022: $102,731
Fairmount:

$102,731
CO:

$89,302

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $56,586

Fairmount CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $636,200
Fairmount:

$636,200
CO:

$531,100

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $986,942; detached houses: $998,036; townhouses or other attached units: $505,058

Median gross rent in 2022: $2,496.

March 2022 cost of living index in Fairmount: 109.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 3.2%
(3.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.9% for Black residents, 3.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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  • Races in Fairmount, CO (2022)
    • 9,06987.9%White alone
    • 6055.9%Hispanic
    • 2402.3%Two or more races
    • 1731.7%Other race alone
    • 1481.4%Asian alone
    • 690.7%Black alone
    • 60.06%American Indian alone
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Ancestries: German (19.4%), English (17.5%), American (10.1%), European (5.1%), Scottish (3.7%), Italian (2.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

360 residents are foreign born (1.4% Europe, 0.9% Asia, 0.6% Latin America).

This place:

3.5%
Colorado:

9.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $3,968 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $4,132 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Arvada, CO (3.7 miles , pop. 102,153).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (4.7 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (578.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Applewood, CO (1.8 miles ),
Arvada, CO (1.9 miles ),
Golden, CO (2.0 miles ),
West Pleasant View, CO (2.0 miles ),
Wheat Ridge, CO (2.1 miles ),
East Pleasant View, CO (2.1 miles ),
Northeast Jefferson, CO (2.2 miles ),
Lakeside, CO (2.5 miles)

Latitude: 39.79 N, Longitude: 105.17 W

Distribution of median household income in Fairmount, CO in 2022
Distribution of house value in Fairmount, CO in 2022
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.1%
Colorado:

3.2%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 124. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

124
U.S.:

73
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2023 was 0.315. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.315
U.S.:

0.251
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2023 was 13.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.3
U.S.:

5.1
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2023 was 0.823. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.823
U.S.:

1.515
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2023 was 42.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

42.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 26.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

19.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 7.89. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.89
U.S.:

8.11
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00502. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00502
U.S.:

0.00931

Tornado activity:

Fairmount-area historical tornado activity is above Colorado state average. It is 14% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/15/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.5 miles away from the Fairmount place center injured 7 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/18/1975, a category F3 tornado 23.5 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

Fairmount-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 732% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 433.4 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 181.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 533.4 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 190.5 miles away from Fairmount center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 411.4 miles away from Fairmount center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 197.7 miles away from Fairmount center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Fairmount:

  • MOUNTAIN VISTA HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; WHEAT RIDGE, CO)
  • WHEAT RIDGE REGIONAL CTR(SUNSHINE) (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WHEAT RIDGE, CO)
  • ATLAS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; GOLDEN, CO)
  • EVERGREEN TERRACE CARE CENTER LLC (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LAKEWOOD, CO)
  • ACCENT ON INDEPENDENCE INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; LAKEWOOD, CO)
  • LUTHERAN HOSPICE CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; WHEAT RIDGE, CO)
  • EXEMPLA LUTHERAN MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; WHEAT RIDGE, CO)

Amtrak stations near Fairmount:

  • 10 miles: DENVER (1701 WYNKOOP ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: BOULDER (4401 N. BROADWAY) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, snack bar.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairmount:

  • Colorado School of Mines (about 5 miles; Golden, CO; Full-time enrollment: 5,507)
  • Red Rocks Community College (about 6 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 6,185)
  • Colorado Christian University (about 7 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 2,959)
  • Regis University (about 8 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 6,975)
  • Community College of Denver (about 10 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 7,329)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (about 10 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 17,242)
  • University of Colorado Denver (about 10 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 14,727)

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Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

77.5%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.8%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
42 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
5 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Fairmount:

Marital status in Fairmount, CO
  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 63.9%
  • Separated: 0.1%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 6.0%

For population 25 years and over in Fairmount:

  • High school or higher: 96.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 59.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 24.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Colorado average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Fairmount
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fairmount, CO (based on Jefferson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic80,21917
Evangelical Protestant68,794196
Mainline Protestant22,71657
Other17,96662
Orthodox1,0703
None343,778-
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: 58
Jefferson County:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Jefferson County:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
Here:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 145
This county:

2.75 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 410
This county:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Jefferson County:

5.3%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

17.4%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

9.6%
Colorado:

9.6%

11.22% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($78,273 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.22%
Colorado average:

11.28%

0.01% of residents moved from foreign countries ($77 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.01%
Colorado average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Denver County, CO  3.16% ($82,836 average AGI)
from Adams County, CO  1.14% ($53,757)
from Arapahoe County, CO  1.07% ($65,329)


11.40% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($73,305 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.40%
Colorado average:

11.05%

0.01% of residents moved to foreign countries ($82 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.01%
Colorado average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Denver County, CO  2.01% ($59,754 average AGI)
to Adams County, CO  1.57% ($56,947)
to Arapahoe County, CO  1.08% ($58,572)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fairmount:

  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KRKS (990 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KPOF (910 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLZ (560 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KBJD (1650 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KADZ (1550 AM; 10 kW; ARVADA, CO; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KVCU (1190 AM; 7 kW; BOULDER, CO; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF CO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KDDZ (1690 AM; 10 kW; ARVADA, CO; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fairmount:

  • KALC (105.9 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBPI (106.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KFMD (95.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRFX (103.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOSI (101.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KUVO (89.3 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: DENVER EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KQKS (107.5 FM; LAKEWOOD, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • K209DE (89.7 FM; GOLDEN, CO; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KQMT (99.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBCO-FM (97.3 FM; BOULDER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KVOD (90.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC)
  • KIMN (100.3 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KXKL-FM (105.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KLDV (91.1 FM; MORRISON, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KYGO-FM (98.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KXPK (96.5 FM; EVERGREEN, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRKS-FM (94.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC)
  • KJCD (104.3 FM; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KDJM (92.5 FM; BROOMFIELD, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KTCL (93.3 FM; FORT COLLINS, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fairmount:

  • KUSA-TV (Channel 9; DENVER, CO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KTVD (Channel 20; DENVER, CO; Owner: TWENVER BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KCNC-TV (Channel 4; DENVER, CO; Owner: CBS TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KWGN-TV (Channel 2; DENVER, CO; Owner: KWGN INC.)
  • KMGH-TV (Channel 7; DENVER, CO; Owner: MCGRAW-HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDVR (Channel 31; DENVER, CO; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KRMA-TV (Channel 6; DENVER, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KMAS-LP (Channel 63; DENVER, CO; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS COLO. LIC. CORP.)
  • KDVT-LP (Channel 36; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KPXC-TV (Channel 59; DENVER, CO; Owner: PAXSON DENVER LICENSE, INC.)
  • K48FW (Channel 48; DENVER, CO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KDEN (Channel 25; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: LONGMONT CHANNEL 25, INC.)
  • KCEC (Channel 50; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KDEO-LP (Channel 38; AURORA, CO; Owner: PETER B. VAN DE SANDE)
  • K66FB (Channel 66; DENVER, CO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KDEV-LP (Channel 62; AURORA, CO; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K57BT (Channel 57; DENVER, CO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF DENVER, INC.)
  • K47IH (Channel 47; BOULDER, CO; Owner: CHANNEL 20 TV COMPANY)
  • KRMT (Channel 41; DENVER, CO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K44CT (Channel 44; BOULDER, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K45HH (Channel 45; DENVER, CO; Owner: SYNCOM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • K28HJ (Channel 28; DENVER, CO; Owner: SYNCOM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 75ft / 23.5mTotal length
  • 150,209Total average daily traffic
  • 7,057Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Fairmount, CO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 71970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 42010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Fairmount, CO

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 191217, Lat: 39.794500 Lon: -105.157417, Type: Upole, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 14.9 m, Call Sign: WQUI767,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 07/19/2014, Expiration Date: 07/19/2024, Cancellation Date: 10/20/2022, Certifier: Ronald D Obermueller, Registrant: Lerman Senter Pllc, 2001 L Street, Nw, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 416-6749, Fax: (202) 293-7783, Email:


Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fairmount, CO
  • 83.2%Utility gas
  • 14.2%Electricity
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fairmount, CO
  • 67.4%Utility gas
  • 27.8%Electricity
  • 4.8%No fuel used


Fairmount compared to Colorado state average:

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

Fairmount on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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