Fairmont, West Virginia Population 2018

Fairmont, West Virginia's estimated population is 18,467 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 2149.89 people/mi² (830.07 people/km²), with a household density of 396.81 people/km² (1027.74 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 34.8 years, 32.4 years for males, and 37.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.3 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 8,828 households in the city, with an average size of 2.39 people per household. The vacancy rate was 16.4%, with a median rent of $685/month. The median house has 5.6 rooms, and has a value of $103,600.

The median income for households in Fairmont, West Virginia is $38,566, while the mean household income is $52,415. The per capita income is $21,461, and 20.3% of families and 26.9% of individuals are below the federal poverty line. 43.9% of those under 18 are in poverty, and 12.2% of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201718,467-17-0.09%
201618,484-85-0.46%
201518,569-34-0.18%
201418,603-45-0.24%
201318,648-62-0.33%
201218,710-15-0.08%
201118,725-5-0.03%
201018,730-367-1.92%
200019,097-1,113-5.51%
199020,210-3,653-15.31%
198023,863-2,230-8.55%
197026,093-1,384-5.04%
196027,477-1,869-6.37%
195029,3466,24127.01%
194023,105-54-0.23%
193023,1595,30829.74%
192017,8518,14083.82%
19109,7114,05671.72%
19005,6550.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White16,629
Black or African American1,539
Two or More Races360
Asian148
American Indian and Alaska Native23
Some Other Race
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Fairmont Wv Population Pyramid 2018

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Fairmont Wv Median Age

34.8


Total

32.4


Male

37.5


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 14,589 adults in Fairmont Wv.

Fairmont Wv Age Dependency

62.3

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairmont Wv Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.6
Houses Without Mortgage
2,341
Houses With Mortgage
2,334
Vacancy Rate
16.4
Median Rent
685
Median Home Value
103,600
Renter-Occupied Units
2,705
Owner-Occupied Units
4,675
Total Housing Units
8,828

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Fairmont Wv for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 3.8% and the labor force participation rate is 58.1%.

Fairmont Wv Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.39
Average Family Size
2.99
Total Households
7380
Married Couple Households
2846
Male Householder (no wife) Families
446
Female Householder (no husband) Families
1095
Non Family Households
2993
Total Families
4387
Households With Own Children
1933
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
7
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.4

Fairmont Wv Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
842
$10,000 to $14,999
622
$15,000 to $24,999
1,177
$25,000 to $34,999
813
$35,000 to $49,999
1,139
$50,000 to $74,999
1,083
$75,000 to $99,999
716
$100,000 to $149,999
660
$150,000 to $199,999
199
Over $200,000
129

Fairmont Wv Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Fairmont Wv

West Virginia

$38,566

$42,644

$52,415

$57,779

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Fairmont Wv Education Data

Fairmont Wv Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
2832.43%
9th to 12th Grade
9948.52%
High School Graduate
3,99234.21%
Some College
2,34820.12%
Associates Degree
1,1199.59%
Bachelors Degree
1,86115.95%
Graduate Degree
1,0739.19%