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Fairmont City

December 11, 2017

Last modified: December 17, 2017

Fairmont City is a village in both St. Clair and Madison counties. Incorporated between 1910 and 1920, by 1920 the village of Fairmont city had a population of 1,056.1 The Hispanic population doubled between 1990 and 2000, growing from 27.9% in 1990 to 55.3% in 2000.2 As of the 2010 census, the village of Fairmont City has 2,635 residents, with 71.4%, or 1,882, Hispanic people.3

Fairmont City in 2017
From the Maps & Plats GIS Division of the Madison County Chief County Assessment Office

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1. Fifteenth Census of the United States: 1930, Population Volume I (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1931), 316.
2. 1990 Census of Population, General Population Characteristics: Illinois (Washington: Bureau of the Census, 1992), 52;  Illinois: 2000, Summary Population and Housing Characteristics, 2000 Census of Population and Housing (Washington: Bureau of the Census, 2002), 230
3. Illinois: 2010, Summary Population and Housing Characteristics, 2010 Census of Population and Housing (Washington: Bureau of the Census, 2012), 280.
Cite this article: Nichol Allen and Ben Ostermeier, "Fairmont City," Madison Historical: The Online Encyclopedia and Digital Archive for Madison County, Illinois, last modified December 17, 2017, https://madison-historical.siue.edu/encyclopedia/fairmont-city/.
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