Farmington, West Virginia

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Farmington is a town in Marion County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 387 at the 2000 census. It is best known for being the site of the 1968 Farmington Mine disaster.



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)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 km² (0.4 mi²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 387 people, 163 households, and 108 families residing in the town. The population density was 355.8/km² (917.3/mi²). There were 194 housing units at an average density of 178.3/km² (459.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.90% White, 1.81% African American, and 1.29% from two or more races.

There were 163 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 85.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,375, and the median income for a family was $39,688. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,990. About 5.9% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.3% of those under age 18 and 1.3% of those age 65 or over.

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