Fairmont employment information

IndexFairmontWest VirginiaNational
Income per capita$21,785$23,237$28,555
Median household income$36,731$41,576$53,482
Median income owner occupied$50,280$49,643$68,142
Median income renter occupied$16,777$22,634$33,219
Median earnings male$25,084$34,030$36,116
Median earnings female$17,801$21,583$25,692
Unemployment rate3.5%4.4%5.8%
Poverty level23.1%18.1%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Fairmont is 24% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Fairmont is 31% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Fairmont is 39% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Fairmont is 48% higher than the national average.

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Fairmont median earnings by income bracket

Fairmont employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.0%1.7%
Manufacturing sector9.6%0.3%
Financial & insurance services1.9%4.8%
Wholesale & retail services12.2%10.5%
Public administration7.9%7.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.2%0.3%
Education, health & social services13.1%41.0%
Other35.2%29.2%

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Hepzibah, WV596$63,12518%
Brookhaven, WV5,412$57,1437%
Fairmont, WV18,746$36,73131%

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Pinole, CA18,754$74,37939%
Saco, ME18,757$52,6112%
Ojus, FL18,761$46,67913%
Oxon Hill, MD18,723$66,86025%
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Fairmont, WV18,746$36,73131%
Source: The Fairmont, WV employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.