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The Fairmount CDP(1) had a population of 8,964 as of July 1, 2021. Fairmount ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairmount is located at latitude 39.7931 and longitude -105.1712 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Fairmount Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles.

The Fairmount Census Designated Place has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Fairmount Census Designated Place is located within Northeast Jefferson Division of Jefferson County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Fairmount, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 8,964 (100%)
Population in Households 8,945 (99.8%)
Population in Families 7,763 (86.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 19 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 1,474
Diversity Index2 23


Median Household Income $121,379
Average Household Income $158,286
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $61,083
Wealth Index5 245


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,446 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,182 (92.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 269 ( 7.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 0
Median Home Value $589,063
Average Home Value $668,713
Housing Affordability Index3 128


Total Households 3,451
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 2,638
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.55% 1.31%
Households 1.58% 1.31%
Families 1.46% 1.27%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
Owner Occupied HU   1.42%

Fairmount, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairmount to the other 459 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 77 83rd
Population Density # 124 73rd
Median Household Income # 31 93rd
Housing Affordability Index # 297 65th
Per Capita Income # 44 91st
Diversity Index # 360 22nd

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