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Fairmount, Maryland

Fairmount is a town located in Somerset County, Maryland. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 537.

Geography Fairmount is located at 38°5'40" North, 75°47'25" West (38.094554, -75.790342)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 44.4 km² (17.2 mi²). 32.7 km² (12.6 mi²) of it is land and 11.7 km² (4.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 26.34% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 537 people, 206 households, and 140 families residing in the town. The population density is 16.4/km² (42.5/mi²). There are 275 housing units at an average density of 8.4/km² (21.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 65.36% White, 32.22% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.12% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 1.12% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 206 households out of which 27.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% are married couples living together, 9.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% are non-families. 27.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.61 and the average family size is 3.13.

In the town the population is spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $24,185, and the median income for a family is $38,542. Males have a median income of $26,146 versus $21,786 for females. The per capita income for the town is $18,494. 22.5% of the population and 20.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 33.0% are under the age of 18 and 23.6% are 65 or older.

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