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Fairmont is a city in Marion County.
It is the county seat.
The latitude of Fairmont is 39.485N. The longitude is -80.142W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 984 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,984.
In 1907, members of a local church organized a special sevice honoring fathers. The service is believed to be the first celebration of Father's Day.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fairmont demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marion County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 26554 ZIP code.
17% of Fairmont residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fairmont ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fairmont was $16,062, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Fairmont residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Fairmont, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $300. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $668.
Libraries in Fairmont include Marion County ... View libraries
Newspapers in Fairmont include Times West Virginian
Marion County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fairmont political report.
The average commute time for Fairmont workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fairmont between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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