Fairmont, West Virginia Population 2024

18,063

Fairmont is a city located in Harrison County, Marion County, Monongalia County, and Taylor County West Virginia. Fairmont has a 2024 population of 18,063. Fairmont is currently declining at a rate of -0.49% annually and its population has decreased by -1.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,421 in 2020.

The average household income in Fairmont is $66,938 with a poverty rate of 20.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fairmont is 35.2 years, 33.6 years for males, and 36.8 years for females.

Fairmont Demographics

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

  • White: 87.2%
  • Black or African American: 6.52%
  • Two or more races: 4.52%
  • Other race: 1.32%
  • Asian: 0.28%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
Land Area (mi²)
8.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,099.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.94% (-358)
The current population of Fairmont, West Virginia is 18,063 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,421.

Fairmont, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White16,04687.2%
Black or African American1,1996.52%
Two or more races8314.52%
Other race2421.32%
Asian510.28%
Native American320.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander10.01%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fairmont Population by Race

Fairmont Population Pyramid 2024

Fairmont Median Age

35.2

Total

33.6

Male

36.8

Female

Fairmont Adults

There are 15,110 adults, (3,224 of whom are seniors) in Fairmont.

Fairmont Age Dependency

54.8

Age Dependency Ratio

27.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairmont Sex Ratio

Female9,23550.18%
Male9,16749.82%

Fairmont Population by Age

Fairmont Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,8552.2161.938.1
Non Family3,6141.2847.252.8
Married3,0302.9183.816.2
Female7403.1150.749.3
Male4713.455248

2.88

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

61.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fairmont Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3332.73%
9th to 12th Grade6545.36%
High School Graduate4,14634%
Some College2,39819.67%
Associates Degree9487.77%
Bachelors Degree2,38219.54%
Graduate Degree1,33210.92%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fairmont Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fairmont Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White10,7709,8623,569
Black95487934
2+ Races33333046
Hispanic12412439
Asian474635
Other Race222216
Native American550
Islander110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 74.47%.

Fairmont Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$40,743$44,896$37,461
Less Than 9th Grade$24,890$33,066$21,528
High School Graduate$30,304$31,219$29,720
Some College$34,842$41,188$29,898
Bachelors Degree$55,802$61,078$49,250
Graduate Degree$63,571$85,871$57,411

$40,743

Average Earnings

$44,896

Average Male

$37,461

Average Female

Fairmont Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fairmont Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fairmont Language

98.11% of Fairmont residents speak only English, while 1.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.02% of the population.

Fairmont Language

Fairmont Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White15,1672,61117.22%
Black1,14436932.26%
Multiple73830441.19%
Other24016970.42%
Hispanic1863418.28%
Asian512243.14%
Islander11100%

20.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.94%

Male Poverty Rate

20.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairmont

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairmont is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairmont is White, with 17.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.75%.

Fairmont Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.61%
High School21.55%
Some College16.1%
Bachelors or Greater3.28%

Fairmont Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed78.27%
Male Unemployed33.52%
Female Employed9.14%
Male Employed7.95%

Fairmont Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fairmont Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$55,084$66,938
Families$74,850$82,291
Married Families$88,673$-999,999,999
Non Families$37,083$46,455

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fairmont Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.4%

Male Marriage Rate

41.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairmont Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fairmont Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Fairmont Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fairmont Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,301

Number of Veterans

1,171

Male Veterans

130

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam431
Second Gulf War271
First Gulf War209
Korea100
World War II12

Fairmont Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+354
35 to 54340
65 to 74313
55 to 64226
18 to 3468

Fairmont Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,1498.53%
Black13512.55%
Hispanic3621.82%
Asian1123.4%
2+ Races40.87%
Native American13.13%
Other Race13.33%

Fairmont Veterans by Race

Fairmont Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairmont Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.2%

Labor Force Participation

57.2%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Fairmont Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fairmont Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fairmont Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

75.33%

Born in Fairmont

99.14%

Native Born

0.86%

Foreign Born

0.29%

Non Citizen

0.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.14% of Fairmont residents were born in the United States, with 75.33% having been born in West Virginia. 0.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fairmont Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202917,615-90-0.51%
202817,705-89-0.5%
202717,794-90-0.5%
202617,884-89-0.5%
202517,973-90-0.5%
202418,063-89-0.49%
202318,152-90-0.49%
202218,242-104-0.57%
202118,346-75-0.41%
202018,421180.1%
201918,403-55-0.3%
201818,458-11-0.06%
201718,469-27-0.15%
201618,496-100-0.54%
201518,596-30-0.16%
201418,626-41-0.22%
201318,667-48-0.26%
201218,715-17-0.09%
201118,73270.04%
201018,725-372-1.95%
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%
19005,65500%
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Fairmont Population by Year