What is the current population of Fairmont?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Fairmont is 18,388. Fairmont, West Virginia is the 1,964th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Fairmont?

The peak population of Fairmont was in 1990, when its population was 21,667. In 1990, Fairmont was the 1,276th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,964th largest city in the US. Fairmont is currently 15.1% smaller than it was in 1990.

How quickly is Fairmont shrinking?

Fairmont has shrunk 4.5% since the year 2000. Fairmont, West Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 83% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 18,388 1,964
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

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
1954 Winchester, Kentucky 18,548 10.8%
1955 Winthrop Town, Massachusetts 18,544
1956 Rancho Mirage, California 18,528 38.5%
1957 Thomasville, Georgia 18,518 1.6%
1958 Gautier, Mississippi 18,490 9.6%
1959 Mayfield Heights, Ohio 18,487 -4.3%
1960 Marshfield, Wisconsin 18,471 -2.0%
1961 Hopkins, Minnesota 18,468 6.2%
1962 Brownwood, Texas 18,455 -4.7%
1963 Arcata, California 18,431 10.9%
1964 Fairmont, West Virginia 18,388 -4.5%
1965 Brook Park, Ohio 18,382 -13.1%
1966 Altus, Oklahoma 18,338 -13.9%
1967 Laurel, Mississippi 18,338 0.3%
1968 Sycamore, Illinois 18,322 47.4%
1969 Brookfield, Illinois 18,310 -3.9%
1970 Chowchilla, California 18,310 25.6%
1971 Rutherford, New Jersey 18,303 1.1%
1972 Newburyport, Massachusetts 18,289 6.4%
1973 Weirton, West Virginia 18,266 -10.2%
1974 Radford, Virginia 18,249 15.0%

Similarly Sized Cities In West Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
1257 Morgantown 30,549 14.4%
1308 Parkersburg 29,306 -12.0%
1443 Wheeling 26,430 -15.5%
1964 Fairmont 18,388 -4.5%
1973 Weirton 18,266 -10.2%
2054 Martinsburg 17,454 17.6%
2209 Beckley 15,940 -7.8%
2274 Clarksburg 15,225 -9.0%
2703 South Charleston 12,047 -11.1%
3059 Vienna 10,124 -6.1%
3108 St. Albans 9,918 -13.9%
3166 Bluefield 9,629 -15.7%

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