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Fairmount, New York
Location in Onondaga County and the state of New York.
Location in Onondaga County and the state of New York.
Country United States
State New York
County Onondaga
 • Total 3.4 sq mi (8.7 km2)
 • Land 3.4 sq mi (8.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
492 ft (150 m)
 • Total 10,224
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 36-25043
GNIS feature ID 0949818

Fairmount is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Onondaga County, New York, United States. 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. The name originates from 1798 when engineer and politician James Geddes built his estate, called "Fair Mount" at the intersection of Genesee Road (now West Genesee Street) and Onondaga Road. During the mid-19th century, the hamlet was also known as Tyler or Jeromeville. It had its own post office until about 1890. It has had its own fire department since 1942.

The Fair Mount mansion was demolished in 1929. The Brockway Tavern building, located on the northwest corner of West Genesee and Onondaga, formerly housed a restaurant and later a funeral home, now houses a credit union. The house was built c. 1808 and survives as one of the oldest structures in the hamlet.

Farmland in the hamlet was developed into residential tracts from the 1890s through the 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 far 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 10,224 at the 2010 census.

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


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).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2), all land.


As of the census 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.

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