Latest Data (2018)
Population 18,411
Nationwide Rank 1959

Quick Facts

Fairmont, West Virginia is the 1,959th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Fairmont, West Virginia is a city.

Fairmont, West Virginia is currently 15.0% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Fairmont, West Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 83% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Fairmont, West Virginia Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1949 Winchester, Kentucky 18,577 11.0%
1950 Gautier, Mississippi 18,566 10.1%
1951 Thomasville, Georgia 18,537 1.7%
1952 Brook Park, Ohio 18,533 -12.4%
1953 Brookfield, Illinois 18,494 -2.9%
1954 Orange, Texas 18,484 -10.6%
1955 Laurel, Mississippi 18,478 1.1%
1956 Rutherford, New Jersey 18,460 1.9%
1957 Weirton, West Virginia 18,449 -9.3%
1958 Sartell, Minnesota 18,428 87.6%
1959 Fairmont, West Virginia 18,411 -4.4%
1960 Avon, Indiana 18,343 111.9%
1961 Radford, Virginia 18,339 15.6%
1962 Rancho Mirage, California 18,336 37.1%
1963 Niles, Ohio 18,325 -12.2%
1964 Stafford, Texas 18,312 15.0%
1965 Marshfield, Wisconsin 18,311 -2.8%
1966 Round Lake, Illinois 18,278 203.2%
1967 Arcata, California 18,257 9.8%
1968 Hyattsville, Maryland 18,243 16.5%
1969 Bensenville, Illinois 18,226 -12.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In West Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1236 Morgantown 30,955 15.9%
1287 Parkersburg 29,675 -10.9%
1417 Wheeling 26,771 -14.4%
1957 Weirton 18,449 -9.3%
1959 Fairmont 18,411 -4.4%
2047 Martinsburg 17,465 17.7%
2165 Beckley 16,183 -6.4%
2240 Clarksburg 15,480 -7.5%
2659 South Charleston 12,240 -9.7%
3037 Vienna 10,230 -5.1%
3068 St. Albans 10,069 -12.6%
3140 Bluefield 9,730 -14.8%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 18,411 1,959
2017 18,467 1,947
2016 18,622 1,926
2015 18,733 1,902
2014 18,740 1,894
2013 18,815 1,876
2012 18,737 1,864
2011 18,721 1,841
2010 18,704 1,822
2009 19,031 1,772
2008 18,978 1,767
2007 19,047 1,756
2006 19,029 1,739
2005 19,050 1,710
2004 18,963 1,703
2003 18,972 1,696
2002 18,984 1,680
2001 19,060 1,663
2000 19,264 1,638
1990 21,667 1,276