dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Fairmont, West Virginia

Fairmont, West Virginia, in Marion county, is located 66 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There are 19,097 residents in the city.

Fairmont History

Fairmont was first settled in 1770 by Jonathon Bozarth and his family. It was established in 1820. At that time, the city was known as Middletown and was a part of the Monongalia County. John S. Barnes was the first mayor of the city. The Virginia General Assembly chartered the city as Fairmont in 1843. The city is the county seat of Marion County, which was founded in 1842 and was named after General Francis Marion, who is one of the fathers of the modern guerrilla warfare.

Fairmont and nearby Attractions

  • Pricketts Fort State Park
  • Snodgrass One - Room Schoolhouse Museum
  • Valley Falls State Park
  • Barrackville Covered Bridge
  • Pricketts Fort State Park
  • Valley Worlds of Fun

Things To Do In Fairmont

Fairmont is home to Pricketts Fort State Park and Valley Falls State Park. The Valley Worlds of Fun is also a popular tourist attraction. The city includes several churches such as the Saint Josephs Roman Catholic Church, Grace Lutheran Church, Highland Avenue United Methodist Church, and Hillview Baptist Chapel. The Marion County Public Library is an ideal destination for the book lovers. The golf enthusiasts can visit the Fox Hill Country Club. Apart from these, Fairmont hosts the Three Rivers Festival every year in the month of May.

Fairmont Transportation

Harrison/ Marion Regional Airport is few miles away.

Fairmont Higher Education

Fairmont State University and Webster College are the local institutions providing facilities for higher education. One can also pursue higher education at West Virginia University, West Liberty State College, and California University of Pennsylvania.

People

Total Population 18,746
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 16.4%
Employed Population 16+ 8,649
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 42.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.7%
Median Earnings25+ $30,370
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,044
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,773

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,707
% Above Poverty Level 76.9%
% Below Poverty Level 23.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 35%
Median Gross Rent $643
Median House Value $92,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.7%
US/American 0%
English 10.6%
Irish 14.3%

Fairmont Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 66 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Marion
Standard Zip Codes 26554
P.O. Box Zip Codes 26555
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.485
Longitude -80.142

Fairmont Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FAIRMONT
Distance 1.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Station MORGANTOWN LOCK & DAM
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches
Station CLARKSBURG 1
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 45 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Fairmont, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bellview (26554)

Jordan (26554)

White Hall (26554, 26555)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Barrackville 1,250 $49,375
Farmington 418 $50,417
Monongah 1,029 $47,083
Pleasant Valley 3,175 $64,219
Rivesville 1,095 $55,000

Fairmont Public Libraries

Library
Marion County Public Library
321 MONROE ST.
Fairmont, West Virginia
(304) 366-1210
Library Web Site

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Fairmont Hospitals

FAIRMONT GENERAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1325 LOCUST AVENUE
(304) 367-7100
Emergency Service: Yes

These schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles). Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.
 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • BS in Business Administration - Project Management
  • MSHUS- Family and Community Services
  • AAS in Information Technology - Network Administration
  • Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
Programs
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)
  • Master of Science in Management - Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Information Technology - Network Management
  • A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.
Programs
  • Bookkeeping
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • HVACR Technician
  • Advance your career with our affordable, self-paced, career-focused distance education programs.
Programs
  • Doctor of Ministry: Evangelism & Church Planting
  • M.Div: Homiletics
  • MA Christian Ministry: Evangelism & Church Planting
  • Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

Programs
  • Elementary Mathematics - Additional Endorsement - Certificate
  • Business Intelligence - MBA (Master's)
  • Information Technology and Security - Bachelor
  • Baker College is proud to be the largest independent college in Michigan with the most focused approach to education and training available. With one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country, our mission is to help our students find meaningful employment.

Fairmont High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

EAST FAIRMONT HIGH SCHOOL
1993 AIRPORT RD
304-367-2140
Serves 865 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

FAIRMONT HIGH SCHOOL
1 LOOP PARK DR
304-367-2150
Serves 825 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

MARION COUNTY ALTERNATIVE LEARNING CENTER
601 LOCUST AVENUE
304-367-2157
A Non-traditional School

Additional Details
Fairmont Colleges
Fairmont colleges and trade schools.
Fairmont Graduate Schools
Fairmont Graduate and Business Schools
Study Online in Fairmont
Matching School Ads

Career and College Resources

Real-World Career Reports
Career References and Original Articles
College Directories and Lists
Additional Resources
Info for Fairmont Government Officials


Are you an official in the Fairmont government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top