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Farmington, West Virginia
Location of Farmington in Marion County, West Virginia.
Location of Farmington in Marion County, West Virginia.
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Marion
Area
 • Total 0.43 sq mi (1.11 km2)
 • Land 0.41 sq mi (1.08 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
932 ft (284 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 375
 • Estimate 
(2019)
365
 • Density 879.52/sq mi (339.28/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26571
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-26932
GNIS feature ID 1554446

Farmington is a town in Marion County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 375 at the 2010 census. It is best known for being the site of the 1968 Farmington Mine disaster.

The community was named for the fact a large share of the first settlers were farmers.

Geography

Farmington is located at 39°30′47″N 80°15′7″W / 39.51306°N 80.25194°W / 39.51306; -80.25194 (39.512979, -80.252060), along Buffalo Creek.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.43 square miles (1.11 km2), of which 0.42 square miles (1.09 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 89
1880 179 101.1%
1910 519
1920 679 30.8%
1930 819 20.6%
1940 880 7.4%
1950 824 −6.4%
1960 709 −14.0%
1970 595 −16.1%
1980 583 −2.0%
1990 414 −29.0%
2000 387 −6.5%
2010 375 −3.1%
2019 (est.) 365 −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 375 people, 163 households, and 111 families living in the town. The population density was 892.9 inhabitants per square mile (344.8/km2). There were 192 housing units at an average density of 457.1 per square mile (176.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.9% White, 0.3% Asian, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.

There were 163 households, of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.9% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age in the town was 39.6 years. 21.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.4% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 17.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.9% male and 50.1% female.

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