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Fairmount, New York
—  CDP  —
Fairmount, New York is located in New York
Fairmount, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 43°2′37″N 76°14′44″W / 43.04361°N 76.24556°W / 43.04361; -76.24556
Country United States
State New York
County Onondaga
Area
 - Total 3.4 sq mi (8.7 km2)
 - Land 3.4 sq mi (8.7 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 492 ft (150 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 10,795
 - Density 3,204.9/sq mi (1,237.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 36-25043
GNIS feature ID 0949818

Fairmount is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Onondaga County, New York, United States. It was given its name in 1798 by engineer and politician James Geddes whose estate was located in the area. A tavern house built in 1808 (now housing a funeral home) is the oldest structure in the hamlet. The Fairmount area was originally part of the New York State Salt Reservation, but was annexed to the Town of Camillus in 1834. Prior to that date, census enumerations for Fairmount were included in the Town of Onondaga census. Fairmount had its own post office until about 1890. It has had its own fire department since 1942.

Farmland in the hamlet was developed into residential tracts from the mid-1950s through the early 1990s. A large area of undeveloped land, formerly used for quarrying and a munitions factory in the 19th and early 20th centuries, borders Fairmount to the south at Split Rock, and is not considered to be seriously polluted.

Fairmount is a western suburb of Syracuse, New York, located in the extreme southeastern corner of the town of Camillus. Its zip code is 13219 (Syracuse). It is located within the West Genesee Central School District. The population was 10,795 at the 2000 census.

In 2007, Fairmount was 27th on Newsweek's 'Best Places to Raise Your Kids' list.

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Geography

Fairmount is located at 43°2′37″N 76°14′44″W / 43.04361°N 76.24556°W / 43.04361; -76.24556 (43.043616, -76.245462)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.7 km²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 10,795 people, 4,397 households, and 3,108 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,204.9 per square mile (1,236.8/km²). There were 4,536 housing units at an average density of 1,346.7/sq mi (519.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.75% White, 1.29% African American, 0.31% Native American, 1.35% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.

There were 4,397 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $48,329, and the median income for a family was $56,686. Males had a median income of $39,780 versus $29,287 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,806. About 2.5% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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