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Population (year 2000): 19,097. Estimated population in July 2005: 19,049 (-0.3% change)
Males: 8,887 (46.5%), Females: 10,210 (53.5%)

Marion County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 39.3 years
Median household income: $25,628 (year 2000)
Median house value: $62,000 (year 2000)

Fairmont, WV residents, houses, and apartments details

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%).

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Elevation: 991 feet

Land area: 7.8 square miles

Fairmont,

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%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: PA Pittsburgh, (67.4 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (345.3 miles travel.Yahoo.com )

Nearest cities: Valley, WV (2.1 miles Pleasant WV (2.3 miles Barrackville, WV Rivesville, (3.8 miles WV (4.7 miles Whitehall, WV Monongah, (5.2 miles Town, WV (5.8 miles Grant WV (7.8 miles Farmington, Worthington, WV (8.4 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 9 buildings, average cost: $61,400

Latitude: 39.48 N, Longitude: 80.14 W

Area code: 304


Fairmont, West Virginia business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (29.2%), Retail trade (13.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,463 (+23.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,208 (53.6%)


 

Crime in Fairmont by Year

Type 1999 2002 2004
Murders 0 1 1
    per 100,000 0.0 5.2 5.2
Rapes 1 2 7
    per 100,000 5.2 10.5 36.7
Robberies 6 20 11
    per 100,000 31.4 104.7 57.6
Assaults 25 30 40
    per 100,000 130.9 157.1 209.5
Burglaries 125 102 103
    per 100,000 654.6 534.1 539.4
Thefts 314 379 271
    per 100,000 1644.2 1984.6 1419.1
Auto thefts 26 44 66
    per 100,000 136.1 230.4 345.6
160.2 207.5 201.2


Average climate in Fairmont, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Fairmont,

Fairmont-area historical tornado activity is slightly above West Virginia state average. It is 54% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the Fairmont city center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/7/1967, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Main business address for: MONONGAHELA POWER CO /OH/ (ELECTRIC SERVICES).


Hospital/medical center in Fairmont:
  • FAIRMONT GENERAL HOSPITAL (1325 LOCUST AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Fairmont:
  • H/S MOUNTAINVIEW REGIONAL REHAB HOSP (about 8 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV)
  • GRAFTON CITY HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; GRAFTON, WV)
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS (about 17 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fairmont:
  • HARRISON/MARION REGIONAL (about 15 miles; CLARKSBURG, WV; ID: CKB)
  • MORGANTOWN MUNI-WALTER L. BILL HART FLD (about 20 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV; ID: MGW)
  • ALLEGHENY COUNTY (about 62 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; ID: AGC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Fairmont:
  • FAIRMONT MUNI-FRANKMAN FIELD (about 4 miles; FAIRMONT, WV; ID: 4G7)
  • WADE F MALEY FIELD (about 11 miles; SHINNSTON, WV; ID: 6W0)
  • ROY AIRFIELD (about 20 miles; GRAFTON, WV; ID: 71D)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 16 $52,722 $39,541 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 33 $116,268 $42,279 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   1 $852
Water Supply 32 $84,234 $31,587 0 $0
Police - Other 9 $15,742 $20,989 12 $4,614
Firefighters 41 $116,525 $34,104 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,245 $26,940 0 $0
Streets and Highways 16 $54,223 $40,667 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 3 $9,870 $39,480 0 $0
Other Government Administration 11 $33,733 $36,799 0 $0
Financial Administration 14 $37,722 $32,333 0 $0
Totals for Government 176 $523,283 $35,678 13 $5,466


Colleges/Universities in Fairmont:
  • FAIRMONT STATE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 5,317; Location: 1201 LOCUST AVE; Public; Website: www.fscwv.edu)
  • COMPUTER TECH (FT enrollment: 179; Location: 2000 GREEN RIVER DR; Private, for-profit)
  • WEBSTER COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 72; Location: 102 BENONI AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • OPPORTUNITIES INDUSTRIALIZATION CENTER-N CTRL WV (FT enrollment: 36; Location: 120 JACKSON ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • MARION COUNTY ADULT AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION (FT 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; FT enrollment: 5,183)
  • WEST LIBERTY STATE COLLEGE (about 57 miles; WEST LIBERTY, WV; FT enrollment: 2,453)
  • WESTMORELAND COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 65 miles; YOUNGWOOD, PA; FT enrollment: 3,223)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-MAIN CAMPUS (about 67 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; FT enrollment: 22,930)
  • DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY (about 67 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; FT enrollment: 8,199)
  • ART INSTITUTE PITTSBURGH (about 68 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; FT enrollment: 2,246)
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)
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)

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Fairmont compared to West Virginia state average:

Strongest AM radio stations in Fairmont:
  • WTCS (1490 AM; 1 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FAIRMONT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAJR (1440 AM; 5 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCLG (1300 AM; 3 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: BOWERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBUC (1460 AM; 5 kW; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WTBZ (1260 AM; 1 kW; GRAFTON, WV; Owner: APPALACHIAN RADIO LLC)
  • WWCS (540 AM; 5 kW; CANONSBURG, PA; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOBG (1400 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WASP (1130 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BROWNSVILLE, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXKX (1340 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WPDX (750 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fairmont:
  • WGYE (102.7 FM; MANNINGTON, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WBVQ (93.1 FM; BARRACKVILLE, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WKKW (97.9 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: DESCENDANTS TRUST, LAUREN M.KELLEY, TRUSTEE)
  • WRLF (94.3 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FAIRMONT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WVAQ (101.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKJL (88.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WZWA (90.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGIE (92.7 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WDCI (104.1 FM; BRIDGEPORT, WV; Owner: WDCI RADIO, INC)
  • W220BZ (91.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WDKL (95.9 FM; GRAFTON, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WAJR-FM (103.3 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF SALEM)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WPDX-FM (104.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRIJ (106.9 FM; MASONTOWN, PA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE INC.)
  • WOBG-FM (105.7 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WWLW (106.5 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CLARKSBURG)
  • WOGG (94.9 FM; OLIVER, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WANB-FM (103.1 FM; WAYNESBURG, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fairmont:
  • WVFX (Channel 46; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION CLARKSBURG, LLC)
  • WBOY-TV (Channel 12; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WNPB-TV (Channel 24; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

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