Statewide Claims to Fame

Fairmont is 7th in West Virginia out of 27 other cities in Current population (2012)

Fairmont is 7th in West Virginia out of 27 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Fairmont is 7th in West Virginia out of 32 other cities in Households

Fairmont is 7th in West Virginia out of 32 other cities in Housing units

Fairmont is 10th in West Virginia out of 32 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Fairmont is 10th in West Virginia out of 32 other cities in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Fairmont is 10th in West Virginia out of 32 other cities in Race - Two or More

Fairmont is 11th in West Virginia out of 32 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

Fairmont is 12th in West Virginia out of 32 other cities in Income below poverty line

Fairmont is 12th in West Virginia out of 32 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

Fairmont, West Virginia Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Fairmont Rank West Virginia US
Current population (2012) 18,737 7th 1,855,413 313,914,040
Size in square miles 8.6 13th 24,038.2 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,169.6 11th 77.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Fairmont Rank West Virginia US
Residents younger than 5 5.5% 23rd 5.6% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 18.0% 29th 20.7% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 16.5% 21st 16.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Fairmont Rank West Virginia US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 87.4% 17th 82.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 25.0% 15th 17.6% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Fairmont Rank West Virginia US
Race - White 88.9% 23rd 94.0% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 7.5% 10th 3.5% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2% 21st 0.2% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.6% 21st 0.7% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 10th 0.0% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.3% 10th 1.5% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 1.4% 12th 1.3% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 88.1% 22nd 92.9% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Fairmont Rank West Virginia US
Female residents 51.8% 24th 50.7% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 1.1% 22nd 1.3% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Fairmont Rank West Virginia US
Housing units 9,200 7th 881,752 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 21.5% 15th 12.0% 25.9%
Households 7,868 7th 740,080 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 68.1% 14th 74.3% 66.1%
Home median value $86,400 24th $96,500 $186,200
People per household 2.3 17th 2.4 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Fairmont Rank West Virginia US
Income per capita $20,754 23rd $22,010 $27,915
Income per household $34,643 20th $39,550 $52,762
Income below poverty line 21.0% 12th 17.5% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Fairmont Rank West Virginia US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 2,195 7th 120,381 27,092,908
Retail sales $277,241 13th $20,538,829 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $14,556 22nd $11,340 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $36,435 13th $2,553,258 $613,795,732

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