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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.


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Median household income
Local
$25,628
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fairmont demographic reports
Fairmont is on the Monongahela, Tygart and West Fork rivers.
Former and merged names include:
· Middletown
· Polsley's Court House
· Polsley's Mill
· Johntown
· Pettyjohn
· Gaston Junction
Mining brought a boom in the 1850s.

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.

Well-known residents have included:
· Mary Lou Retton, gymnast, Olympic medallist
Local festivals include:
  • Three Rivers Festival - May 24-26, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fairmont web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Pricketts Fort State Park, Valley Falls State Park
Historic sites and museums: Snodgrass One-Room Schoolhouse Museum, Barrackville Covered Bridge, Pricketts Fort State Park
Colleges and universities: Fairmont State College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

20% of Fairmont residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Fairmont, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $300.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $668.


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Newspapers in Fairmont include Times West Virginian

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Politics

Marion County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fairmont political report.

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Traffic

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.

Travel

Hotels in Fairmont include Comfort Inn & Suites, Country Club Motor Lodge, Days Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites Fairmont, Holiday Inn-Fairmont, Super 8.

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