Fairmount, North Dakota

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Fairmount, North Dakota
City
Motto: Where the Sun Shines First in North Dakota
Location of Fairmount, North Dakota
Location of Fairmount, North Dakota
Coordinates: 46°3′16″N 96°36′6″W / 46.05444°N 96.60167°W / 46.05444; -96.60167Coordinates: 46°3′16″N 96°36′6″W / 46.05444°N 96.60167°W / 46.05444; -96.60167
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Richland
Area[1]
 • Total 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Land 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 981 ft (299 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 367
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 359
 • Density 1,146.9/sq mi (442.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58030
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-25300
GNIS feature ID 1036029[4]

Fairmount is a city in Richland County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 367 at the 2010 census.[5] Fairmount was founded in 1884. It is part of the Wahpeton, ND–MN Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Fairmount is located at 46°3′16″N 96°36′6″W / 46.05444°N 96.60167°W / 46.05444; -96.60167 (46.054393, -96.601642)[6] and sits in southeastern North Dakota on North Dakota Highway 11. It is about four miles west of the junction of Minnesota Highway 55 and US Route 75. It is six miles west of Tenney, Minnesota, 63 miles south of Fargo, North Dakota, and 176 miles northwest of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The village is also 15 miles East of Hankinson, North Dakota and 15 miles south of Wahpeton, North Dakota.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.32 square miles (0.83 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 91
1900 284 212.1%
1910 387 36.3%
1920 706 82.4%
1930 611 −13.5%
1940 705 15.4%
1950 660 −6.4%
1960 503 −23.8%
1970 412 −18.1%
1980 480 16.5%
1990 427 −11.0%
2000 406 −4.9%
2010 367 −9.6%
Est. 2013 359 −2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2013 Estimate[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 367 people, 153 households, and 98 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,146.9 inhabitants per square mile (442.8/km2). There were 195 housing units at an average density of 609.4 per square mile (235.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.0% White, 0.3% African American, 1.6% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.

There were 153 households of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.9% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the city was 37.9 years. 27.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.7% were from 25 to 44; 29.1% were from 45 to 64; and 15.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.0% male and 49.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 406 people, 174 households, and 104 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,234.2 people per square mile (475.0/km²). There were 202 housing units at an average density of 614.0 per square mile (236.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.07% White, 2.46% Native American, 0.49% from other races, and 1.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.46% of the population.

There were 174 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,143, and the median income for a family was $42,813. Males had a median income of $30,417 versus $25,536 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,492. About 10.9% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.0% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Fairmount Public School, a K-12 school, is the public school in Fairmount.[9]

Sports[edit]

Fairmount is active in many sports. School sports for girls include track, volleyball, basketball, and golf. Boys' sports are basketball, baseball, football, track, and golf. The city of Fairmount also fields skill ball, t-ball, Midgets, Babe Ruth, and Legion Baseball leagues. For girls, there is skill ball, t-ball, 12 and under softball, and 18+ softball. The Fairmount town team baseball team won the 2007 North Dakota Class A championship.

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