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Fairmont, West Virginia
Welcome to Fairmont ...
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).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Fairmont.
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 (which is 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 total 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.
Adding Fairmont to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Fairmont in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Fairmont elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Fairmont on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Fairmont on our Genealogy Page.
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.
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.
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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/
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This page was last modified: 04 May 2021