Fairmont, WV

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2022 Population
18,402
0.18% 1-year growth
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.2
2.33% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
20%
0.934% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$55,084
15.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$140,400
15% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
8,762
1.82% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Fairmont, WV had a population of 18.4k people with a median age of 35.2 and a median household income of $55,084. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fairmont, WV grew from 18,369 to 18,402, a 0.18% increase and its median household income grew from $47,618 to $55,084, a 15.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fairmont, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.52%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.93%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (1.29%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.581%).

None of the households in Fairmont, WV reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.7% of the residents in Fairmont, WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fairmont, WV are Fairmont State University (863 degrees awarded in 2022) and Pierpont Community and Technical College (443492) (706 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Fairmont, WV was $140,400, and the homeownership rate was 61.9%.

Most people in Fairmont, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Fairmont, WV was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Fairmont, WV is home to a population of 18.4k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.864% of Fairmont, WV residents were born outside of the country (159 people).

In 2022, there were 13.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16k people) in Fairmont, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 724 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Fairmont, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fairmont, WV was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fairmont, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16k ± 274
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.2k ± 179
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    724 ± 209
1.11%
Hispanic Population
204 people

In 2022, there were 13.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16k people) in Fairmont, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 724 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.11% of the people in Fairmont, WV are hispanic (204 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,064 ± 1,115 people
  2. Germany
    1,923 ± 1,076 people
  3. China
    1,815 ± 1,045 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia was Mexico, the natal country of 2,064 West Virginia residents, followed by Germany with 1,923 and China with 1,815.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.864%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
159 people
1.17%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
215 people

As of 2022, 0.864% of Fairmont, WV residents (159 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fairmont, WV was 1.17%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    431 ± 107
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    271 ± 123
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    121 ± 78

Fairmont, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fairmont, WV employs 8.76k people. The largest industries in Fairmont, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,481 people), Educational Services (1,173 people), and Retail Trade (1,054 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($102,963), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($102,963), and Public Administration ($61,488).

Males in West Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,743. The income inequality in West Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.449, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

8.76k
2022 Value
± 709
1.82%
1 Year growth
± 10.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fairmont, WV grew at a rate of 1.82%, from 8.61k employees to 8.76k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fairmont, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,038 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (793 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (755 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fairmont, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.76k
2022 Value
± 709
1.82%
1 Year growth
± 10.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fairmont, WV grew at a rate of 1.82%, from 8.61k employees to 8.76k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fairmont, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,481 people), Educational Services (1,173 people), and Retail Trade (1,054 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fairmont, WV, though some of these residents may live in Fairmont, WV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,470
Median earning men ± $6,608
$35,105
Median earning women ± $2,740

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($103,333), Public Administration ($65,757), and Information ($58,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($62,734), Public Administration ($60,119), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,481).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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0.583%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 690k people employed in West Virginia. This represents a 0.583% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in West Virginia.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in West Virginia went to Donald J. Trump with 68.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (29.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.34%).

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing the state of West Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

West Virginia is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from West Virginia

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Joe Manchin
Senator from West Virginia1
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Carte Goodwin, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Robert Byrd.
Shelley Moore Capito
Senator from West Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing West Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from West Virginia

West Virginia is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for West Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Fairmont, WV awarded 1,569 degrees. The student population of Fairmont, WV in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,053 male students and 2,905 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fairmont, WV are White (1,419 and 92%), followed by Black or African American (59 and 3.82%), Two or More Races (36 and 2.33%), and Hispanic or Latino (16 and 1.04%).

The largest universities in Fairmont, WV by number of degrees awarded are Fairmont State University (863 and 55%) and Pierpont Community and Technical College (443492) (706 and 45%).

The most popular majors in Fairmont, WV are Other Engineering Technologies & Engineering-Related Fields (217 and 13.8%), Registered Nursing (214 and 13.6%), and General Studies (126 and 8.03%).

The median tuition cost in Fairmont, WV for a public four year colleges is $6,022 for in-state students and $15,638 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Fairmont, WV, the percentage of applicants admitted was 98.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 37%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 4,958 (41.4% men and 58.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 4,958 students enrolled in Fairmont, WV, 41.4% men and 58.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,348 records, of which 59.6% were women and 40.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 67 degrees awarded
  2. 54 degrees awarded
  3. 70 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Fairmont, WV was Registered Nursing with 67 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 863 degrees awarded
  2. 706 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fairmont State University with 863 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 723 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fairmont, WV, which is 0.855 times less than the 846 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,419 degrees mean that there were 24.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 59 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($6,022) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,986) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.661% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.559% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (549k), Some college (279k), and Secondary Education (210k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fairmont, WV was $140,400 in 2022, which is 0.498 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $122,100 to $140,400, a 15% increase. The homeownership rate in Fairmont, WV is 61.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fairmont, WV have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fairmont, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Fairmont, WV is $55,084. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Fairmont, WV was Census Tract 211 with a value of $73,017, followed by Census Tract 203 and Census Tract 204, with respective values of $68,659 and $59,315.

Property

$140,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,380
$4,864
Median Property Taxes
±$433

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Rent vs Own

61.9%
Homeownership
2022
62%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61.9% of the housing units in Fairmont, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 211
  2. Census Tract 203
  3. Census Tract 204

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fairmont, WV was Census Tract 211 with a value of $73,017, followed by Census Tract 203 and Census Tract 204, with respective values of $68,659 and $59,315.

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Household Income

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$55,084
Median Household Income
± $4,428
7.86k
Number of Households
± 595

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.86k households in Fairmont, WV grew to $55,084 from the previous year's value of $47,618.

The following chart displays the households in Fairmont, WV distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fairmont, WV is from West Virginia.
0.449
2022 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.447
2021 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.449 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.523% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for West Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in West Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.4%)
  2. Carpooled (8.93%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.89%)

In 2022, 74.4% of workers in Fairmont, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.93%) and those who worked at home (8.89%).

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fairmont, WV have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.67% of the workforce in Fairmont, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fairmont, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fairmont, WV have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

20% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fairmont, WV (3.49k out of 17.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fairmont, WV is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.2% of the population of Fairmont, WV has health coverage, with 42.6% on employee plans, 24% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 2.85% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Marion County, WV see 1934 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.44% decrease from the previous year (2003 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1999 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1119 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,934 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Marion County, WV

Primary care physicians in Marion County, WV see an average of 1,934 patients per year. This represents a 3.44% decrease from the previous year (2,003 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20% under 18 years, 30.1% between 18 and 34 years, 32.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 17% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.82%
Uninsured
42.6%
Employer Coverage
24%
Medicaid
11.3%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
2.85%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fairmont, WV grew by 5.33% from 8.38% to 8.82%.

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