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Fairmount, Indiana

Fairmount is a town located in Grant County in east central Indiana. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,992. It is ninety kilometers (fifty-five miles) northeast of Indianapolis. Largely a bed town to its three thousand citizens, Fairmount is best known as the boyhood home of actor James Dean, who is buried there.

Geography Fairmount is located at 40°25'4" North, 85°38'56" West (40.417702, -85.648942)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.8 km² (1.5 mi²). 3.8 km² (1.5 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 2,992 people, 1,226 households, and 859 families residing in the town. The population density is 785.9/km² (2,033.0/mi²). There are 1,325 housing units at an average density of 348.0/km² (900.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 98.30% White, 0.17% African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 0.43% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,226 households out of which 31.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% are married couples living together, 11.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% are non-families. 26.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.44 and the average family size is 2.91.

In the town the population is spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $33,843, and the median income for a family is $44,033. Males have a median income of $31,136 versus $23,041 for females. The per capita income for the town is $18,029. 9.1% of the population and 7.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 11.8% are under the age of 18 and 7.8% are 65 or older.

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