Fairmont is located in north West Virginia. Fairmont is between the Marion, Harrison, Monongalia, Taylor county. Fairmont has 8.62 square miles of land area and 0.38 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Fairmont population is 18,746, which has shrunk 1.84% since 2000. The population growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 2.52% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Fairmont median household income is $36,731 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 43.32% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 40.01% and is much higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Fairmont median house value is $92,100 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 48.55% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 37.64% and is about the same as the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Fairmont is much better than the state average in quality. The Fairmont area code is 304.