Fairmont, West Virginia Population 2020

18,349

Fairmont is a city located in Marion County, West Virginia. With a 2020 population of 18,349, it is the 6th largest city in West Virginia and the 1977th largest city in the United States. Fairmont is currently declining at a rate of -0.17% annually and its population has decreased by -1.90% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,704 in 2010. Fairmont reached it's highest population of 29,346 in 1950. Spanning over 9 miles, Fairmont has a population density of 2,136 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fairmont is $55,546 with a poverty rate of 24.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $719 per month, and the median house value is $108,900. The median age in Fairmont is 34.3 years, 33.3 years for males, and 36.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.5 males.

Fairmont Wv Demographics

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

  • White: 88.56%
  • Black or African American: 7.96%
  • Two or more races: 1.81%
  • Asian: 1.18%
  • Other race: 0.38%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Fairmont, West Virginia is 18,349, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 18,411. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,704.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,39088.56%
Black or African American1,4747.96%
Two or More Races3351.81%
Asian2191.18%
Some Other Race700.38%
American Indian and Alaska Native190.10%

Fairmont Wv Population Pyramid 2020

Fairmont Wv Median Age

34.3


Total

33.3


Male

36.6


Female

Fairmont Wv Adults

There are 14,894 adults, (3,419 of whom are seniors) in Fairmont Wv.

Fairmont Wv Age Dependency

61.3

Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairmont Wv Sex Ratio

Female

9,516

51.42%

Male

8,991

48.58%

Fairmont Wv Households and Families

Fairmont Wv Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fairmont Wv Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82%18%
All63.7%36.3%
Non Family55.5%44.5%
Male54.7%45.3%
Female38.8%61.2%

63.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,5772.363.7
Non Family3,1561.3155.5
Married3,0052.8982
Female1,0213.1838.8
Male3953.554.7

2.86

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

8.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fairmont Wv Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2281.96%
9th to 12th Grade8927.66%
High School Graduate4,02234.55%
Some College2,20718.96%
Associates Degree9297.98%
Bachelors Degree2,04717.58%
Graduate Degree1,31711.31%

Fairmont Wv Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,4829,4523,171
Black85676761
Multiple Races14314241
Asian10910966
Hispanic949429

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 60.55%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,501$40,266$26,066
Less Than High School$17,500$$17,902
High School Grad$24,158$32,067$20,051
Some College$29,544$40,013$21,979
Bachelors Degree$42,246$50,646$35,987
Graduate Degree$54,185$66,250$49,205

$31,501

Average Earnings

$40,266

Average Male

$26,066

Average Female

Fairmont Wv Language

Fairmont Wv Language by Age

Fairmont Wv Language

97.61% of Fairmont Wv residents speak only English, while 2.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.01% of the population.

Fairmont Wv Poverty

Fairmont Wv Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,4983,38721.85%
Black1,32759644.91%
Multiple32617854.60%
Hispanic1588553.80%
Asian2026632.67%
Other684058.82%

24.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.21%

Male Poverty Rate

25.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairmont Wv

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairmont Wv is Other, with 58.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairmont Wv is White, with 21.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.97%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.75%
High School22.59%
Some College14.60%
Bachelors or Greater4.98%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed61.54%
Male Unemployed32.58%
Female Employed18.57%
Male Employed12.04%

Fairmont Wv Income

Fairmont Wv Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,904$55,546
Families$51,764$65,041
Married Families$69,681-
Non Families$25,522$38,654

Fairmont Wv Marital Status

Fairmont Wv Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.3%

Male Marriage Rate

39.4%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Fairmont Wv Marital Status by Race

Fairmont Wv Veterans

1,437

Number of Veterans

1,330

Male Veterans

107

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam443
First Gulf War263
Second Gulf War227
Korea180
World War II76
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2579.37%
Black14813.35%
Hispanic3027.27%
Asian1912.34%
2 or More137.07%

$Fairmont Wv Veterans by Education

9.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairmont Wv Employment Status

56.2%

Labor Force Participation

52.6%

Employment Rate

6.5%

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

74.62%

Born in West Virginia

98.49%

Native Born

1.51%

Foreign Born

0.36%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.49% of Fairmont Wv residents were born in the United States, with 74.62% having been born in West Virginia. 0.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202018,349-31-0.17%
201918,380-31-0.17%
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%