Boomer, West Virginia

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Boomer, West Virginia
Census-designated place (CDP)
Houses in Boomer in 1975
Houses in Boomer in 1975
Boomer is located in West Virginia
Boomer is located in the US
Coordinates: 38°09′02″N 81°17′14″W / 38.15056°N 81.28722°W / 38.15056; -81.28722Coordinates: 38°09′02″N 81°17′14″W / 38.15056°N 81.28722°W / 38.15056; -81.28722
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Fayette
 • Total 1.481 sq mi (3.84 km2)
 • Land 1.382 sq mi (3.58 km2)
 • Water 0.099 sq mi (0.26 km2)
Elevation 646 ft (197 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 615
 • Density 420/sq mi (160/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 25031
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1536227[3]

Boomer is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Boomer is located on the north bank of the Kanawha River 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of Smithers. Boomer has a post office with ZIP code 25031.[4] As of the 2010 census, its population was 615.[2]

The community takes its name from nearby Boomer Branch creek.[5]

On 16 February 2015 the village, along with neighbouring Adena, was evacuated following the derailment of a train consisting of two locomotives and 109 rail cars. The train, carrying crude oil quickly set ablaze into a fireball, some of the oil flowing into the Kanawha River and setting it alight for half a mile.[6]