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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C-
Fairmount is a suburb of Chattanooga with a population of 2,418. Fairmount is in Hamilton County and is one of the best places to live in Tennessee. Living in Fairmount offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Fairmount and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Fairmount are above average.
About Fairmount...
Population
2,418

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$376,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$959
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Fairmount Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    22%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    2%
  • 35-44 years
    20%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Fairmount

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$93,246
National
$55,322
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Fairmount Reviews

3 reviews
Great community. Smaller town, but not so small that everyone knows each other.
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Signal mountain has a great sense of community and is a safe place for families. However, there is not much diversity.
Great housing but very expensive