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Fairmont Micro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Fairmont Area is 56,698. The Fairmont Area population density is 182.01 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 76.51 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Fairmont Area is white, which represent 94.15% of the total population. The average Fairmont Area education level is higher than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 56,698. #526

Population Density, #193

Fairmont Area
182.01 per square mile
West Virginia
76.51 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:53,383 (94.15%, #145)
Black:2,031 (3.58%, #445)
Hispanic:614 (1.08%, #845)
Asian:280 (0.49%, #706)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):57 (0.10%, #821)
One Race, Other:0 (0.00%, see rank)
Two or More Races:947 (1.67%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

46,132 (81.36%) out of the total population of 56,698 reported first ancestry.

 Fairmont Area% of the Total PopulationWest VirginiaU.S.
Arab1100.19%, see rank0.35%0.56%
Czech1710.30%, see rank0.20%0.47%
Danish150.03%, see rank0.07%0.42%
Dutch2,6524.68%, see rank1.98%1.40%
English7,05512.44%, see rank11.39%8.02%
French1,2572.22%, see rank1.72%3.34%
German12,56222.16%, see rank17.89%15.03%
Greek600.11%, see rank0.28%0.41%
Hungarian4970.88%, see rank0.49%0.46%
Irish9,92917.51%, see rank14.57%10.80%
Italian6,70211.82%, see rank4.58%5.52%
Norwegian870.15%, see rank0.23%1.42%
Polish2,5114.43%, see rank1.96%3.01%
Portuguese200.04%, see rank0.07%0.44%
Russian2680.47%, see rank0.36%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1,2572.22%, see rank2.06%0.99%
Scottish1,0281.81%, see rank2.12%1.72%
Subsaharan African400.07%, see rank0.25%0.95%
Swedish1710.30%, see rank0.39%1.27%
Swiss690.12%, see rank0.21%0.30%
Ukrainian230.04%, see rank0.11%0.31%
American6,26511.05%, see rank13.03%7.12%
Welsh4130.73%, see rank0.74%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 27,708 (48.87%, see rank)
Females: 28,990 (51.13%, see rank)

Fairmont Area
Male: 48.87%
Female: 51.13%
West Virginia
Male: 49.33%
Female: 50.67%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Fairmont Area
41.30 years old
West Virginia
41.60 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Fairmont Area
39.90 years old
West Virginia
40.40 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Fairmont Area
43.00 years old
West Virginia
42.90 years old
38.80 years old

 Fairmont Area% of the Total PopulationWest VirginiaU.S.
Under 5 years3,1965.64%, see rank5.56%6.36%
5 to 9 years3,0255.34%, see rank5.71%6.51%
10 to 14 years3,1555.56%, see rank5.85%6.59%
15 to 19 years3,8346.76%, see rank6.19%6.85%
20 to 24 years4,3137.61%, see rank6.65%7.13%
25 to 34 years6,61711.67%, see rank11.84%13.47%
35 to 44 years7,05712.45%, see rank12.59%12.96%
45 to 54 years7,61213.43%, see rank14.21%14.09%
55 to 64 years8,02414.15%, see rank14.60%12.29%
65 to 74 years5,4059.53%, see rank9.48%7.64%
75 to 84 3,0805.43%, see rank5.29%4.25%
85 years and over1,3802.43%, see rank2.04%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Fairmont AreaWest VirginiaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population39,175, 100%1,298,614209,056,129
Less Than High School4,565, 11.65%, see rank15.57%13.67%
High School Graduate16,402, 41.87%, see rank40.91%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree10,033, 25.61%, see rank24.77%29.09%
Bachelor Degree5,484, 14.00%, see rank11.58%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree2,691, 6.87%, see rank7.17%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.09, see rank12.8413.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Fairmont Area West VirginiaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten1,40786.78%13.22%84.64%15.36%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)4,84794.62%, see rank5.38%, see rank93.32%6.68%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)2,50495.81%, see rank4.19%, see rank93.47%6.53%90.60%9.40%
College3,76983.63%, see rank16.37%, see rank83.79%16.21%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School45576.26%, see rank23.74%, see rank79.56%20.44%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Fairmont AreaWest VirginiaU.S.
Total Households22,596, 100%742,359116,211,092
Average Household Size2.45, see rank2.432.63
1 Person Households6,577, 29.11%, see rank29.92%27.57%
2 or More Person Households16,019, 70.89%, see rank70.08%72.43%
Family Households (Families)14,711, 65.10%, see rank64.90%66.22%
Average Family Size3.11, see rank3.083.32
Married-Couple Family11,023, 48.78%, see rank49.20%48.42%
Nonfamily Households7,885, 34.90%, see rank35.10%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Fairmont Area%West VirginiaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total47,322see rank1,536,633252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over22,977100%, see rank752,192123,281,364
Never Married7,39432.18%, see rank30.90%35.77%
Married12,57954.75%, see rank53.39%52.04%
Widowed7633.32%, see rank3.37%2.57%
Divorced2,2419.75%, see rank12.34%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over24,345100%, see rank784,441129,692,771
Never Married5,94524.42%, see rank23.33%29.48%
Married11,99649.28%, see rank50.81%49.19%
Widowed3,04312.50%, see rank12.24%9.16%
Divorced3,36113.81%, see rank13.62%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Fairmont Area%West VirginiaU.S.
Native56,10198.95%, see rank98.51%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence45,48680.23%, see rank70.21%58.73%
Born in Different State10,29318.15%, see rank27.83%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
3220.57%, see rank0.47%1.42%
Foreign Born5971.05%, see rank1.49%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship3280.58%, see rank0.70%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship2690.47%, see rank0.79%7.09%
Born In Europe1170.21%, see rank0.27%1.53%
Born In Asia2560.45%, see rank0.65%3.82%
Born In Africa10.00%, see rank0.10%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.01%0.07%
Born In Latin America1860.33%, see rank0.38%6.83%
Born In Northern America370.07%, see rank0.07%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Fairmont Area%West VirginiaU.S.
English21,94897.13%, see rank96.75%79.39%
Spanish2741.21%, see rank1.43%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages2851.26%, see rank1.07%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages500.22%, see rank0.54%3.36%
Other390.17%, see rank0.21%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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