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Income/capita 51%
Household income 63%
Unemployment 13%
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IndexFairmontNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$14,558$26,779$29,829
Median household income$20,265$48,256$55,322
Median income owner occupied$37,500$61,102$70,586
Median income renter occupied$11,386$31,027$35,192
Median earnings male$31,397$32,737$36,919
Median earnings female$19,141$25,062$26,250
Unemployment rate4.1%5.1%4.7%
Poverty level42.3%16.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Fairmont is 51% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Fairmont is 63% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Fairmont is 13% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Fairmont is 180% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $13,508$20,265$40,530
      City
      $32,167$48,256$96,512
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Fairmont median earnings by income bracket

      Fairmont employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.9%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector10.0%2.2%
      Financial & insurance services3.3%1.7%
      Wholesale & retail services14.2%13.0%
      Public administration7.9%2.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities19.9%1.2%
      Education, health & social services11.2%54.0%
      Other18.4%16.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Barker Ten Mile, NC834$71,05828.4%
      Proctorville, NC128$41,25025.4%
      Marietta, NC134$37,18832.8%
      Cerro Gordo, NC142$36,87533.3%
      Dillon, SC6,675$36,71833.6%
      Fairmont, NC2,704$20,26563.4%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Taylor, AL2,704$41,80624.4%
      Hoxie, AR2,704$25,74453.5%
      Belle Meade, TN2,704$195,208252.9%
      Enniskillen, ON2,704n/a 
      Bloomingdale, GA2,703$55,9111.1%
      Fairmont, NC2,704$20,26563.4%
      Source: The Fairmont, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).