Fairmont is a medium-sized city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 18,388 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Fairmont is the seventh largest community in West Virginia.
Unlike some cities, Fairmont isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Fairmont are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fairmont is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairmont who work in office and administrative support (10.62%), sales jobs (9.58%), and food service (8.71%).
Also of interest is that Fairmont has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Fairmont is a college town. There are a lot of students in Fairmont attending college, and as a result Fairmont provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
In terms of college education, Fairmont is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.90% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Fairmont in 2018 was $23,125, which is middle income relative to West Virginia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,500 for a family of four. However, Fairmont contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fairmont is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fairmont home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fairmont residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fairmont include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Fairmont is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.