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Fairmont, West Virginia

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Welcome to Fairmont ...

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

When the people of Fairmont refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Fairmonter<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Fairmont has a population of 18,467 people<2> (see below for details).

Fairmont is 980 feet [299 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Fairmont: (304) and (681)<4>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Fairmont had an population of 18,467 people. This is a decrease of 1.27% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.3% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Fairmont ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Fairmont and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   1,902   N   18 miles [29 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   15,621   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Granville   [Map]   2,560   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mannington   [Map]   2,043   W   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fairmont. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fairmont. Our list includes 21 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Fairmont:

Websites for Fairmont ...

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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 ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fairmont:

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The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fairmont.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fairmont - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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     [Map].

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