Fairmont, West Virginia Population 2019

Fairmont, West Virginia's estimated population is 18,411 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Fairmont, West Virginia is the 7th largest city in West Virginia based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 2143.37 people/mi² (827.56 people/km²).

The overall median age is 34.5 years, 32.7 years for males, and 36.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.9 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 8,911 households in the city, with an average size of 2.33 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.6%, with a median rent of $708/month. The median house has 5.6 rooms, and has a value of $109,300.

The median income for households in Fairmont, West Virginia is $39,759, while the mean household income is $55,093.

Fairmont Wv Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fairmont Wv was:

  • White: 88.86%
  • Black or African American: 8.22%
  • Two or more races: 1.97%
  • Asian: 0.78%
  • Other race: 0.11%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
LatLng(39.4851, -80.1426)
Rank in State7th
StateWest Virginia
CountyMarion County
Time ZoneEastern Time Zone
Land Area (km²)22.25 (8.59 mi²)
Water Area (km²)0.99 (0.38 mi²)
TypeCity
GEOID5426452
Density (km²)827.56
Density (mi²)2,143.37
Area Code(s)304
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201818,411-47-0.25%
201718,458-31-0.17%
201618,489-97-0.52%
201518,586-36-0.19%
201418,622-44-0.24%
201318,666-50-0.27%
201218,716-16-0.09%
201118,73220.01%
201018,730-367-0.19%
200019,097-1,113-0.56%
199020,210-3,653-1.65%
198023,863-2,230-0.89%
197026,093-1,384-0.52%
196027,477-1,869-0.66%
195029,3466,2412.42%
194023,105-54-0.02%
193023,1595,3082.64%
192017,8518,1406.28%
19109,7114,0565.56%
19005,6550.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White16,505
Black or African American1,526
Two or More Races365
Asian145
Some Other Race20
American Indian and Alaska Native14

Fairmont Wv Population Pyramid 2019

Fairmont Wv Median Age

34.5


Total

32.7


Male

36.4


Female

Fairmont Wv Adults

There are 14,821 adults, (3,195 of whom are seniors) in Fairmont Wv.

Fairmont Wv Age Dependency

59.8

Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairmont Wv Sex Ratio

Female

9,627

51.83%

Male

8,948

48.17%

Fairmont Wv Households and Families

Fairmont Wv Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fairmont Wv Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.9%19.1%
All62.5%37.5%
Male61.6%38.4%
Non Family54%46%
Female38.6%61.4%

62.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,4902.3362.5
Non Family3,1541.354
Married2,8312.9580.9
Female1,0283.1538.6
Male4773.7561.6

2.94

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

7.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fairmont Wv Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2111.83%
9th to 12th Grade9978.66%
High School Graduate3,91133.98%
Some College2,22019.29%
Associates Degree1,16910.16%
Bachelors Degree1,85716.14%
Graduate Degree1,1449.94%

Fairmont Wv Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,4319,3642,853
Black81969872
Multiple Races12310937
Hispanic868619
Asian565020
Native American1414

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 35.71%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,426$40,091$26,258
Less Than High School$16,838$$17,656
High School Grad$23,255$30,547$17,278
Some College$30,230$40,690$25,517
Bachelors Degree$42,875$48,750$40,824
Graduate Degree$51,711$72,750$42,325

$31,426

Average Earnings

$40,091

Average Male

$26,258

Average Female

Fairmont Wv Language

Fairmont Wv Language by Age

Fairmont Wv Language

97.65% of Fairmont Wv residents speak only English, while 2.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.43% of the population.

Fairmont Wv Poverty

Fairmont Wv Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,5423,44522.17%
Black1,36058843.24%
Multiple33113641.09%
Hispanic1598855.35%
Asian1292418.60%

24.30%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.17%

Male Poverty Rate

26.30%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairmont Wv

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairmont Wv is Hispanic, with 55.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairmont Wv is Asian, with 18.60% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.36%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School38.01%
High School20.10%
Some College14.28%
Bachelors or Greater3.41%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed59.04%
Male Unemployed41.83%
Female Employed18.61%
Male Employed11.79%

Fairmont Wv Income

Fairmont Wv Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,759$55,093
Families$50,928$67,913
Married Families$69,952-
Non Families$24,615$33,989

Fairmont Wv Marital Status

Fairmont Wv Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.2%

Male Marriage Rate

37.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairmont Wv Married by Age and Sex

Fairmont Wv Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Fairmont Wv Marital Status by Race

Fairmont Wv Veterans

1,358

Number of Veterans

1,228

Male Veterans

130

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam412
Second Gulf War210
First Gulf War203
Korea189
World War II87

Fairmont Wv Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1848.84%
Black13511.87%
Hispanic2623.85%
2 or More2513.81%
Indian14100.00%

Fairmont Wv Veterans by Education

6.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairmont Wv Employment Status

58.9%

Labor Force Participation

55.3%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Fairmont Wv Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

75.27%

Born in West Virginia

98.62%

Native Born

1.38%

Foreign Born

0.64%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.62% of Fairmont Wv residents were born in the United States, with 75.27% having been born in West Virginia. 0.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.