Fairmont, WV Population

Population: 19,097. Estimated population in July 2020: 19,049 (-0.3% change)
Males: 8,887 (46.5%), Females: 10,210 (53.5%)

Marion County

Zip codes: 26554.

Median resident age: 39.3 years
Median household income: $25,628
Median house value: $62,000

Races in Fairmont:

  • White Non-Hispanic (89.5%)
  • Black (7.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (16.4%), Irish (13.6%), Italian (13.4%), English (10.2%), United States (9.6%), Dutch (3.1%).

Elevation: 991 feet

Land area: 7.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Fairmont

  • High school or higher: 80.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 20.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fairmont city

  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

1.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -2,545 (-11.8%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Fairmont:

  • FAIRMONT GENERAL HOSPITAL (1325 LOCUST AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Fairmont:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fairmont:

  • HARRISON/MARION REGIONAL (about 15 miles; CLARKSBURG, WV; Abbreviation: CKB)
  • MORGANTOWN MUNI-WALTER L. BILL HART FLD (about 20 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV; Abbreviation: MGW)
  • ALLEGHENY COUNTY (about 62 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Abbreviation: AGC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Fairmont:

  • FAIRMONT MUNI-FRANKMAN FIELD (about 4 miles; FAIRMONT, WV; Abbreviation: 4G7)
  • WADE F MALEY FIELD (about 11 miles; SHINNSTON, WV; Abbreviation: 6W0)
  • ROY AIRFIELD (about 20 miles; GRAFTON, WV; Abbreviation: 71D)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Fairmont:

  • FAIRMONT STATE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 5,317; Location: 1201 LOCUST AVE; Public; Website: www.fscwv.edu)
  • COMPUTER TECH (Full-time enrollment: 179; Location: 2000 GREEN RIVER DR; Private, for-profit)
  • WEBSTER COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 72; Location: 102 BENONI AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • OPPORTUNITIES INDUSTRIALIZATION CENTER-N CTRL WV (Full-time enrollment: 36; Location: 120 JACKSON ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • MARION COUNTY ADULT AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION (Full-time enrollment: 29; Location: 601 LOCUST AVE; Public)
  • BRENDA WHITE SCHOOL OF REAL ESTATE (Location: 603 MORGANTOWN AVE; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Fairmont:

  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV; Full-time enrollment: 19,666)
  • CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 44 miles; CALIFORNIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,183)
  • WEST LIBERTY STATE COLLEGE (about 57 miles; WEST LIBERTY, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,453)
  • WESTMORELAND COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 65 miles; YOUNGWOOD, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,223)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-MAIN CAMPUS (about 67 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 22,930)
  • DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY (about 67 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 8,199)
  • ART INSTITUTE PITTSBURGH (about 68 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,246)

Schools

Public high schools in Fairmont:

  • EAST FAIRMONT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 865; Location: 1993 AIRPORT RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • FAIRMONT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 825; Location: 1 LOOP PARK DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MARION COUNTY ALTERNATIVE LEARNING CENTER (Location: 601 LOCUST AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Fairmont:

  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 79; Location: RT 3 BOX 342 B2; Grades: KG – 12)
  • APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN TEMPLE SCH (Students: 23; Location: PO BOX 1757; Grades: PK – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Fairmont:

  • EAST DALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 573; Location: ROUTE 3; Grades: PK – 06)
  • EAST PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 438; Location: 1025 FAIRFAX ST; Grades: PK – 06)
  • EAST FAIRMONT JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 389; Location: 1 ORION LN; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • MILLER JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 371; Location: 2 PENNSYLVANIA AVE; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • WATSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 368; Location: 1579 MARY LOU RETTON DR; Grades: PK – 04)
  • DUNBAR MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 331; Location: 101 HIGH ST; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • PLEASANT VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 262; Location: 58 VALLEY SCHOOL RAOD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • JAYENNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 258; Location: 1504 COUNTRY CLUB RD; Grades: KG – 04)
  • WHITE HALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 186; Location: RR 7 BOX 65; Grades: KG – 04)
Private primary/middle school in Fairmont:

  • FAIRMONT CATHOLIC GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 262; Location: 416 A MADISON ST; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Fairmont:

  • MARION COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $685,193; Location: 321 MONROE ST.; 103,120 books; 3,861 audio materials; 7,347 video materials; 204 serial subscriptions)