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Welcome to Fairmont ...

The city of Fairmont is located in Marion County<1> and is the County Seat for Marion County.

When the people of Fairmont refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Fairmonter<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fairmont has a population of 18,388 people<3> (see below for details).

Fairmont is 980 feet [299 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Fairmont lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Fairmont: (304) and (681)<5>

Websites for Fairmont ...

Official Website: www.cityoffairmontwv.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fairmont had an population of 18,388 people. This is a decrease of 1.69% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.71% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fairmont had a population of 18,704 people (or 33.15% of the total population of Marion County). This makes Fairmont the county's most populous community.

The population of Fairmont represents 1.01% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,704 people, the population of Fairmont decreased 2.06% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 19,097 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fairmont.

Communities Also Named Fairmont ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 29 communities that are also named Fairmont - they are located in British Columbia, California, Florida, Illinois (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina (3), Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah and Washington (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Fairmont.

Communities near Fairmont ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fairmont.

  • Morgantown [Monongalia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgantown
    • Morgantown [Monongalia County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Fairmont
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,549 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgantown<7>
  • Clarksburg [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksburg
    • Clarksburg [Harrison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Fairmont
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,225 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksburg<7>
  • Bridgeport [Harrison County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport [Harrison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Fairmont
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,842 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<7>
  • Grafton [Taylor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
    • Grafton [Taylor County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Fairmont
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,982 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Westover [Monongalia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westover have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westover
      • Westover [Monongalia County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Fairmont
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,173 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westover<7>
    • Granville [Monongalia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granville
      • Granville [Monongalia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Fairmont
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,140 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granville
    • Shinnston [Harrison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shinnston have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shinnston
      • Shinnston [Harrison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Fairmont
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shinnston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shinnston<7>
    • Mannington [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mannington
      • Mannington [Marion County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Fairmont
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,023 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mannington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mannington<7>
    • Star City [Monongalia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star City
      • Star City [Monongalia County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Fairmont
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,948 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star City
    • Fairchance [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairchance have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairchance
      • Fairchance [Fayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Fairmont
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,886 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairchance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairchance<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fairmont. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fairmont.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fairmont. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fairmont.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fairmont. Our list includes 21 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Fairmont.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fairmont ...

Looking for more information about Fairmont? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Fairmont, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fairmont.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Marion County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fairmont: www.cityoffairmontwv.com/

The official website for Marion County: www.marioncountywv.com/

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Marion, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Fairmont refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Fairmont may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fairmont.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fairmont - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fairmont) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fairmont. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fairmont

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairmont. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4850, Longitude: -80.1459    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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