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Boomer, West Virginia
Census-designated place (CDP)
Houses in Boomer in 1975
Houses in Boomer in 1975
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)
 • Total 615
 • Density 415.3/sq mi (160.33/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 25031
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1536227

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. As of the 2010 census, its population was 615.

The community takes its name from nearby Boomer Branch creek.

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.

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