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Fayette County, Indiana

Named for Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette and organized in 1819

County Seat: Connersville

Largest City: Connersville (2017 population: 12,866)

Population per Square Mile: 107.95

Square Miles: 215.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)24,302640.4%6,484,192
Today (2017)23,209650.3%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*22,987670.3%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.5%86 2.8%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-840 -976
Net International Migration657 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-4584-0.2%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,233695.3%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)3,8676716.7%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)1,774667.6%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,3156522.9%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,4246727.7%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)4,5966119.8%15.4%
Median Age42.9  Median Age = 37.7

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone57780.2%0.4%
Asian Alone101640.4%2.4%
Black Alone324441.4%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1870.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups289621.2%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)9,42064100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,3937414.8%19.0%
Married Without Children3,2056634.0%30.0%
Single Parents9905310.5%9.7%
Living Alone2,3356224.8%28.2%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2017 (estimate)10,81965100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)10,82465100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2016)$79,90088  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2016)$48760  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 3,701650.3%1,110,866
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)16,435640.4%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher81.2%89 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree10.7%87 24.6%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2016$36,5256784.8%43,097
Median Household Income in 201644,6738385.4%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201617.8%5127.1%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1822.0%23115.2%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201757240.8%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20173,430340.5%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20172,140540.4%495,330

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2016216710.3%83,063
Births to Teens, 201525560.4%5,876
Deaths, 2015327520.5%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force9,042730.3%3,320,409
Annual Unemployment Rate5.03142.9%3.5
July 2018 Unemployment Rate4.91132.4%3.7

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work9,072100.0%$356,774100.0%$39,327
Wage and Salary7,03077.5%$248,37169.6%$35,330
Farm Proprietors2923.2%$4,9741.4%$17,034
Nonfarm Proprietors1,75019.3%$33,5169.4%$19,152
  Accommodation, Food Serv.6447.1%$10,2422.9%$15,904
  Arts, Ent., Recreation800.9%$1,2090.3%$15,113
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,45816.1%$63,12717.7%$43,297
  Professional, Tech. Serv.3073.4%$9,2842.6%$30,241
  Retail Trade99911.0%$26,6347.5%$26,661
  Trans., Warehousing1691.9%$5,9251.7%$35,059
  Wholesale Trade2052.3%$9,7952.7%$47,780
  Other Private (not above)1,498*16.5%*$43,756*12.3%*$29,210*

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed3100.0%100.0%$502$4,583,500
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family00.0%23.4%$0$469,056

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Fayette County

in 2017
Percent of County
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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