Fairmount, New York

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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 "Fair Mount" at the intersection of the Genesee Road (now West Genesee Street) and Onondaga Road. During the mid-19th century, the hamlet was known as Tyler. 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 (now housing a funeral home) built across the Genesee Road in 1808 survives as one of the oldest structures in the hamlet.

Farmland in the hamlet was developed into residential tracts from the 1890s 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.

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