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A+ Fairmont Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Fairmont Cost of Living Cost of living is equal to West Virginia
8812% less expensive than the US average
West Virginia
8812% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Fairmont cost of living
B- Fairmont Crime Total crime is 4% higher than West Virginia
Total crime
2,29017% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4417% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
60%Year over year crime is up
Fairmont crime
D Fairmont Employment Household income is 10% lower than West Virginia
Median household income
$38,56630% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$21,46128% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%18% lower than the US average
Fairmont employment
D- Fairmont Housing Home value is 4% lower than West Virginia
Median home value
$103,60044% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$68528% lower than the US average
Home ownership
63%equal to the US average
Fairmont real estate or Fairmont rentals
D Fairmont Schools HS graduation rate is 6% higher than West Virginia
High school grad. rates
84%1% higher than the US average
School test scores
45%9% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:15% lower than the US average
Fairmont K-12 schools or Fairmont colleges

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"Spend a Day, Spend a Lifetime" in Fairmont, WV

Fairmont, WV is on the Monongahela River. Its motto is "Spend a Day ... Spend a Lifetime." The total area is 9 square miles. It is formed by the conjunction of the Tygart Valley River and West Fork River.

Early industry included glass works. Like many towns in West Virginia, there are coal mines underneath. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroads passed through the town. The National White Collar Crime Center is also located in the town. The Valley Falls State Park is close to Fairmont. You might like to visit the Aerial Port Gymnastic Center. This was where Mary Lou Retton was trained. Nick Saban is also from Fairmont.

The education and housing is questionable in Fairmont, West Virginia. There is a public university called Fairmont State University. Crime, employment and the cost of living are average. Muriale's Italian Kitchen, Colasessano's, Yann's Hot Dog Stand, Joe n Throw and McAteer give your family plenty of options for meals.
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A Bunch Of Idiots

The city of fairmont wv is the most stupid people I ever tried to deal with, the idiots in the offices are so stupid it is sad and they are cowards never answer calls and when they call you back they play stupid, They All Need Fired.
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Source: The Fairmont, WV data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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