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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    D-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Fairmount is a neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey with a population of 11,996. Fairmount is in Essex County. Living in Fairmount offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Fairmount there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Fairmount and residents tend to be liberal.
About Fairmount...
Population
11,996

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$184,899
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,123
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    77%
  • Own
    23%
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Fairmount Rankings

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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
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,270
National
$55,322
Families with Children
35%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%
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Fairmount Reviews

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It's an okay area. Some things like traffic and public transportation issues make it hard to get around sometimes. Very populous, but a lot to see.
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Newark is not the ideal place to raise a child, however, raising a child will not hinder the success.
Newark is not the safest place, however, I never felt that my safety was endangered walking these very streets