Fairmont, West Virginia

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Population in 2012: 18,737 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.9%
 
Males: 9,124  (48.7%)
Females: 9,613  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  36.8 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 26554.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,952 (it was $25,628 in 2000)
Fairmont:

$34,952
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,093 (it was $16,062 in 2000)

Fairmont city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $89,153 (it was $61,600 in 2000)
Fairmont:

$89,153
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $103,798; Detached houses: $102,060; Townhouses or other attached units: $66,925; In 2-unit structures: $79,095; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $408,039; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $153,496; Mobile homes: $155,346

Median gross rent in 2012: $609.

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Fairmont races chart
  • White alone - 16,666 (88.6%)
  • Black alone - 1,643 (8.7%)
  • Two or more races - 376 (2.0%)
  • Hispanic - 155 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 25 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.02%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.01%)

Races in Fairmont detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fairmont: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (19.1%), Irish (14.3%), Italian (11.9%), English (10.0%), United States (6.6%), Polish (3.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 991 feet

Land area: 7.83 square miles.

Population density: 2,393 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Fairmont,WV real estate house value index trend

Fairmont, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Fairmont:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fairmont city:

  • Never married: 35.6%
  • Now married: 41.4%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

235 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.2%
West Virginia:  1.4%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 69 registered sex offenders living in Fairmont, West Virginia as of January 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Fairmont to the number of sex offenders is 272 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $744 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $558 (0.7%)

Fairmont satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (67.0 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (268.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Middletown district, WV (0.8 miles ), Barrackville, WV (1.4 miles ), Pleasant Valley, WV (1.4 miles ), Rivesville, WV (1.9 miles ), Monongah, WV (2.0 miles ), Whitehall, WV (2.1 miles ), Grant Town, WV (2.4 miles ), Idamay, WV (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $68,000
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $67,500
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $67,900
  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $67,800
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $67,800
  • 2002: 17 buildings, average cost: $67,800
  • 2003: 20 buildings, average cost: $67,800
  • 2004: 22 buildings, average cost: $67,800
  • 2005: 24 buildings, average cost: $67,800
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $102,300
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $102,300
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $102,300
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $102,300
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $102,300
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $102,300
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $102,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.48 N, Longitude: 80.14 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,391 (+18.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,060 (47.2%)

Area code: 304

Fairmont household income distribution Fairmont home values distribution

Crime rates in Fairmont by Year
Type 2002 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009 2010
Murders 1101020
per 100,000 5.35.30.05.20.010.50.0
Rapes 271260217
per 100,000 10.536.863.131.50.0110.536.2
Robberies 2011191091410
per 100,000 105.157.8100.052.447.273.751.7
Assaults 30402334432831
per 100,000 157.7210.1121.0178.3225.4147.4160.4
Burglaries 102103127111120181111
per 100,000 536.1541.1668.1582.2629.1952.8574.2
Thefts 379271316255258332N/A
per 100,000 1991.81423.61662.51337.51352.61747.6N/A
Auto thefts 44663734252417
per 100,000 231.2346.7194.7178.3131.1126.387.9
Arson 461381296
per 100,000 21.031.568.442.062.947.431.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.7) 213.4217.5229.0191.8164.6301.8N/A

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Fairmont detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 40 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
West Virginia average:

1.91
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.3%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -2,545 (-11.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in Fairmont: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Fairmont, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fairmont-area historical tornado activity is slightly above West Virginia state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.4 miles away from the Fairmont city center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 10/1/1986, a category F3 tornado 36.3 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fairmont-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 139.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 156.1 miles away from Fairmont center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 222.9 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 178.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 173.7 miles away from Fairmont center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 221.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marion County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fairmont topographic map

Birthplace of: Nick Saban - College football coach, Alan Mollohan - Politician, Mary Lou Retton - Gymnast, Art Finley - Radio personality, Frank J. Breth - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Frank Kendall Everest, Jr. - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Fuzzy Knight - Actor, Hershel W. Williams - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, Johnnie Johnson (musician) - Pianist, Mike Oliverio - Politician.

Main business address for: MONONGAHELA POWER CO /OH/ (ELECTRIC SERVICES).

Hospitals and medical centers in Fairmont:

  • FAIRMONT GENERAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1325 LOCUST AVENUE)
  • FAIRMONT GROUP HOME (1542 MARY LOU RETTON DRIVE)
  • FMC - FAIRMONT (31 LANDING LANE)
  • FAIRMONT GENERAL HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (211 MARION SQUARE)
  • MVA HOME HEALTH SERVICES (P O BOX 1112 (1322 LOCUST AVENUE))
  • ARBORS AT FAIRMONT (130 KAUFMAN DRIVE)
  • JOHN MANCHIN SR HEALTH CARE CENTER (401 GUFFEY STREET)
  • PIERPONT CENTER AT FAIRMONT CAMPUS (1543 COUNTRY CLUB ROAD)
  • ST. BARBARA'S MEM NURSING HOME (PO BOX 9066)

Airports located in Fairmont:

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Colleges/Universities in Fairmont:

  • Fairmont State University (Full-time enrollment: 3,714; Location: 1201 Locust Ave; Public; Website: www.fairmontstate.edu/; Offers Master's degree)
  • Pierpont Community and Technical College (FT enrollment: 1,929; Location: 1201 Locust Ave; Public; Website: www.pierpont.edu/)
  • Opportunities Industrialization Center (FT enrollment: 85; Location: 120 Jackson St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.oicwv.org)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Fairmont:

  • West Virginia University (about 15 miles; Morgantown, WV; Full-time enrollment: 27,429)
  • Waynesburg University (about 30 miles; Waynesburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 43 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,773)
  • West Liberty University (about 54 miles; West Liberty, WV; FT enrollment: 2,728)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 61 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 4,669)
  • Seton Hill University (about 66 miles; Greensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,167)
  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute (about 66 miles; Oakdale, PA; FT enrollment: 2,805)

Public high schools in Fairmont:

Public elementary/middle schools in Fairmont:

Private elementary/middle school in Fairmont:

  • FAIRMONT CATHOLIC GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 206; Location: 416 MADISON ST A; Grades: KG - 8)
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Library in Fairmont:

  • MARION COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,255,229; Location: 321 MONROE ST.; 99,971 books; 34 e-books; 6,198 audio materials; 8,284 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 12 state licensed databases; 177 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Fairmont State College, is no longer Fairmont State College but Fairmont State University.
  • Computer Tech is no longer using this name. Our official name is The International Academy of Design and Technology
  • Computer Tech is no longer using this name. Our official name is The International Academy of Design and Technology

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Notable locations in Fairmont: Fox Hill Country Club (A), Marion County Rescue Squad Incorporated Station 20 (B), Jan - Care Ambulance Service Incorporated Fairmont (C), HealthSouth Mountainview Regional Rehabilitation Hospital (D), Marion County Public Library (E), J Harper Meredith Building (F), Fire Station Number 3 (G), Fairmont Fire Department Station 1 Central (H), Fairmont Fire Department Station 2 East Side (I), Fairmont Fire Department Station 4 Bellview (J), Fairmont Fire Department Station 3 Watson (K), North Hall (L), Morrow Hall (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Fairmont: MONONGAHELA POWER CO /OH/ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Fairmont include: Union Mission of Fairmont (A), Trinity Tabernacle Church (B), Trinity Methodist Church (C), The Baptist Temple (D), The Apostics of God Church (E), Saint Peters Roman Catholic Church (F), Saint Josephs Roman Catholic Church (G), Mount Zion Baptist Church (H), Morningstar Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Evergreen Cemetery (1), Maple Grove Cemetery (2), Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery (3), Fairmont City Cemetery (4), Woodlawn Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hickman Run (A), Goose Run (B), Coal Run (C), Buffalo Creek (D), West Fork River (E), Tygart Valley River (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Fairmont include: Windmill Park (1), Twelfth Street Municipal Swimming Pool (2), Fairmont East-West Stadium (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Budget Motel & Apartments (1101 Fairmont Avenue) (1), Fairmont Super 8 Motel (2208 Pleasant Valley Rd) (2), Friendship Inns Motel (816 Fairmont Avenue) (3), Red Roof Inns (I 79 And Us # 250) (4), Holiday Park Homes (1101 Fairmont Avenue) (5), Colonial Inn of Fairmont (Fairmont Avenue) (6), Comfort Inn & Suites (1185 Airport Road) (7), Avenue Motel (816 Fairmont Avenue) (8), Belmont Restaurant-Carryout (Bellview Boulevard) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: West Virginia State Government Offices - Family Court (219 Adams Street) (1), Marion County - Judge James- Circuit Court- Division I- Administrative (Courthouse) (2), Marion County - Circuit Clerk's Office- Magistrate Court- Senior Aides Pro (200 Jackson Street) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Marion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 80.7. This is about average.

City:

80.7
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.148. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.148
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.97. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.97
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 24.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.93. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.93
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00478. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00478
U.S.:

0.01468

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fairmont and their reported violations in the past:

FAIRMONT CITY OF (Population served: 29524, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between SEP-03-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2005. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-26-2005), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-26-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-28-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-28-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-01-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-28-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-28-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-01-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2004 and JUN-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-03-2004), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-03-2004), St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2005)
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
VALLEY FALLS PSD (Population served: 3530, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
MONUMENTAL PSD (Population served: 1850, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and OCT-01-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2003), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-15-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2002 and SEP-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (SEP-11-2002), Fed Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2001 and SEP-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (AUG-27-2001), Fed Compliance achieved (SEP-27-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and FEB-04-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (JAN-06-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (FEB-04-2000), Fed FAO issued (JUN-06-2000)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1994 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-1994), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-11-1994), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-27-1995), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-1996)
LITTLE CREEK PSD (Population served: 1700, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and AUG-19-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-06-2004), St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and OCT-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-08-2003), St Compliance achieved (OCT-30-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2002 and SEP-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (SEP-11-2002), Fed Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and JUL-10-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and JUL-21-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-21-2000)
ICES RUN PSD (Population served: 1090, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In DEC-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2002), St Public Notif received (JAN-02-2002), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-02-2002), St Public Notif requested (JAN-02-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and FEB-04-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (JAN-06-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (FEB-04-2000), Fed FAO issued (JUN-06-2000)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1994 and JUN-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-1994), St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-1994), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-11-1994)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
RAYFORD ACRES (Population served: 238, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between MAR-24-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2004. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2004), St Public Notif requested (MAR-24-2004), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-24-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-15-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-15-2002)
FAIR OAKS SUBDIVISION (Address: 203 FAIR OAKS DRIVE , Population served: 164, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and FEB-16-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (JAN-06-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (FEB-16-2000), Fed FAO issued (JUN-06-2000)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1998 and AUG-17-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-1998), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-02-1998), St Compliance achieved (AUG-17-1999)
MONUMENTAL PSD - CHESAPEAKE (Population served: 115, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUN-28-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and JUN-24-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-24-2004), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-06-2004)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-28-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-28-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-28-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-28-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and OCT-01-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2003), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-15-2003)
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.2%
(20.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.4% for Black residents, 42.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 41.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  54.4%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.6%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Fairmont in 2010:

  • 789 people in college/university student housing
  • 115 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 79 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 67 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 46 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Fairmont in 2000:

  • 392 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 195 people in nursing homes
  • 112 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 83 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 26 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 20 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 20 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 20 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 9 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Fairmont, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Fairmont compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Fairmont (2011 data):

  • Wesbanco Bank, Inc.: Fairmont Branch, Marion Square Shopping Plaza Branch, Whitehall Branch, East Fairmont Facility. Info updated 2009/04/02: Bank assets: $5,520.2 mil, Deposits: $4,394.5 mil, headquarters in Wheeling, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 115 total offices, Holding Company: Wesbanco, Inc.
  • The Huntington National Bank: Middletown Branch, Fairmont Adams Street Branch, Fourth Street Drive-In Plaza Branch. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
  • MVB Bank, Inc: Middletown Mall Branch at 2500 Fairmont Avenue, Room 510, branch established on 2000/05/08; Mvb Bank, Inc at 301 Virginia Avenue, branch established on 1999/01/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $533.1 mil, Deposits: $390.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Mvb Financial Corp.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Fairmont Wv Main Branch at 120 Fairmont Avenue, branch established on 1939/12/26; Fairmont Drive Thru Branch at 108 Gaston Avenue, branch established on 2000/11/13. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Fairmont West Virginia Branch at 32 Tygart Valley Mall, branch established on 2007/02/05. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • First Exchange Bank: Fairmont Branch at 216 Fairmont Avenue, branch established on 1996/05/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $200.9 mil, Deposits: $181.7 mil, headquarters in Mannington, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Heritage Bancshares, Inc.
  • BCBank, Inc.: Fairmont Branch at 936 East Park Avenue, branch established on 2007/08/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $112.5 mil, Deposits: $100.3 mil, headquarters in Philippi, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Appalachian Financial Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Fairmont, West Virginia:

  • Comfort Inn, 1185 Airport Rd, Fairmont, WV 26554 , Phone: (304) 367-1370, Fax: (304) 367-1806
  • Clarion Inn Fairmont, 930 E Grafton Rd, Fairmont, WV 26554 , Phone: (304) 366-5500, Fax: (304) 363-3975
  • Red Roof Inn Fairmont, 50 Middletown Rd, Fairmont, WV 26554 , Phone: (304) 366-6800, Fax: (304) 366-6812
  • Days Inn, 228 Middletown Rd, Fairmont, WV 26554 , Phone: (304) 366-5995, Fax: (304) 366-6092
  • Super 8 Motel, 2208 Pleasant Vly Rd, Fairmont, WV 26554 , Phone: (304) 363-1488, Fax: (304) 363-1488
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites, 27 Southland Dr, Fairmont, WV 26554 , Phone: (304) 367-9150, Fax: (304) 367-9151
  • The Inn At Pettyjohn, 1117 Fairmont Ave, Fairmont, WV 26554 , Phone: (304) 363-0100, Fax: (304) 363-0101
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Fairmont, West Virginia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Fairmont travel time to work - commute Fairmont mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fairmont city (based on Marion County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.93%
Here: 42.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAAssemblies of GodChurches of Christ
Adherents25.0%21.5%15.2%8.8%8.5%
Congregations39.9%8.0%12.3%2.2%11.6%
NameChurch of the NazareneChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.3%2.5%2.2%2.1%10.9%
Congregations2.2%2.2%2.2%1.4%18.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Marion County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Marion County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Marion County:

5.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.0%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

31.1%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.6%
State:

13.1%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 13$31,649$29,2140$0
Other Government Administration 10$32,273$38,7280$0
Judicial and Legal 3$8,967$35,8680$0
Police Protection - Officers 33$124,812$45,3860$0
Police - Other 6$13,052$26,1049$3,217
Firefighters 39$115,500$35,5380$0
Fire - Other 2$5,896$35,3760$0
Streets and Highways 20$39,887$23,9320$0
Sewerage 12$24,184$24,1840$0
Water Supply 38$96,998$30,6310$0
Totals for Government 176$493,218$33,6299$3,217

Fairmont government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $2,619,000 ($139.78)
    Water Utilities: $2,361,000 ($126.01)
    Sewerage: $2,355,000 ($125.69)
    Police Protection: $2,301,000 ($122.81)
    Central Staff Services: $2,283,000 ($121.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $940,000 ($50.17)
    Regular Highways: $881,000 ($47.02)
    Financial Administration: $341,000 ($18.20)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $183,000 ($9.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $143,000 ($7.63)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $104,000 ($5.55)
    General - Other: $61,000 ($3.26)
    Housing and Community Development: $52,000 ($2.78)
    Health - Other: $52,000 ($2.78)
    Libraries: $21,000 ($1.12)
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,000 ($0.16)
  • Employee Retirement - Benefit Payments: $2,125,000 ($113.41)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $1,543,000 ($82.35)
    Corporate Stocks: $1,347,000 ($71.89)
    Corporate Bonds: $1,140,000 ($60.84)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,879,000 ($313.76)

Fairmont government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,462,000 ($78.03)
    All Other: $1,079,000 ($57.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $993,000 ($53.00)
  • Employee Retirement - From Parent Local Government: $840,000 ($44.83)
    From Other Governments: $794,000 ($42.38)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $382,000 ($20.39)
    Local Employee Contribution: $232,000 ($12.38)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $8,000 ($0.43)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $187,000 ($9.98)
    Interest Earnings: $37,000 ($1.97)
    General Revenue, NEC: $22,000 ($1.17)
    Rents: $14,000 ($0.75)
    Sale of Property: $6,000 ($0.32)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,486,000 ($186.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $58,000 ($3.10)
    General Local Government Support: $18,000 ($0.96)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License, NEC: $5,175,000 ($276.19)
    Property: $1,427,000 ($76.16)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,164,000 ($62.12)
    NEC: $956,000 ($51.02)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $112,000 ($5.98)
    Pari-mutuels Sales: $85,000 ($4.54)
    Other Selective Sales: $17,000 ($0.91)

Fairmont government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,660,000 ($1796.45)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,660,000 ($1636.33)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,000,000 ($160.11)

Fairmont government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $2,243,000 ($119.71)
    Total Federal Securities: $6,000 ($0.32)

4.98% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200531,509 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.98%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Monongalia County, WV  0.91% ($33,142 average AGI)
from Harrison County, WV  0.79% ($28,500)
from Taylor County, WV  0.18% ($29,722)


5.12% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200635,535 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Monongalia County, WV  0.96% ($33,856 average AGI)
to Harrison County, WV  0.77% ($36,032)
to Taylor County, WV  0.24% ($44,438)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fairmont:

  • WTCS (1490 AM; 1 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FAIRMONT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAJR (1440 AM; 5 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCLG (1300 AM; 3 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: BOWERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTBZ (1260 AM; 1 kW; GRAFTON, WV; Owner: APPALACHIAN RADIO LLC)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBUC (1460 AM; 5 kW; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WOBG (1400 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WPDX (750 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WXKX (1340 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WWCS (540 AM; 5 kW; CANONSBURG, PA; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fairmont:

  • WGYE (102.7 FM; MANNINGTON, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WBVQ (93.1 FM; BARRACKVILLE, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WRLF (94.3 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FAIRMONT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKKW (97.9 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: DESCENDANTS TRUST, LAUREN M.KELLEY, TRUSTEE)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WGIE (92.7 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WZWA (90.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVAQ (101.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKJL (88.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WDCI (104.1 FM; BRIDGEPORT, WV; Owner: WDCI RADIO, INC)
  • WAJR-FM (103.3 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF SALEM)
  • WDKL (95.9 FM; GRAFTON, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • W220BZ (91.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WOBG-FM (105.7 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WRIJ (106.9 FM; MASONTOWN, PA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE INC.)
  • WPDX-FM (104.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWLW (106.5 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CLARKSBURG)
  • WOGG (94.9 FM; OLIVER, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WZST (100.9 FM; WESTOVER, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Fairmont:

  • WVFX (Channel 46; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION CLARKSBURG, LLC)
  • WBOY-TV (Channel 12; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WNPB-TV (Channel 24; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Fairmont fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 24
Total length: 384 meters (1,260ft)
Total costs: $21,344,000
Total average daily traffic: 214,012
Total average daily truck traffic: 23,930

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 3
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 4
  • 2010-2012: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Fairmont, WV
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Fairmont)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 167 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Fairmont, WV)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 154 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fairmont)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 36 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Fairmont)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 58
  • Hazardous Condition: 21
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Fairmont

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fairmont, WV
Most common first names in Fairmont, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary60080.3 years
John49074.5 years
James44374.1 years
William42073.3 years
Charles30473.1 years
Robert26970.2 years
George20374.9 years
Joseph17272.7 years
Frank17077.1 years
Helen16778.6 years
Most common last names in Fairmont, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15375.5 years
Davis12576.3 years
Martin11474.4 years
Satterfield11376.8 years
Jones10476.1 years
Wilson10178.4 years
Miller10174.0 years
Vincent9777.4 years
Moore9775.8 years
Brown9279.5 years
Businesses in Fairmont, WV
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture2
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1Marriott1
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets3
CVS3McDonald's2
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Circle K2Payless1
Clarion1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Quiznos1
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack1
Curves1Red Roof Inn1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Days Inn1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Subway5
FedEx6Super 81
GNC2Taco Bell1
Goodwill2Travelodge1
H&R Block2True Value1
Hardee's1U-Haul2
Holiday Inn2U.S. Cellular3
Jones New York1UPS9
KFC1Walmart1
Kincaid1Wendy's2
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