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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 (2016 population: 12,949)

Population per Square Mile: 108.52

Square Miles: 215.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)24,302640.4%6,484,136
Today (2016)23,331650.4%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*22,987670.3%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.0%83 2.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-4729 -12,135
Net International Migration461 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-4185-0.2%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,216695.2%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)3,9716517.0%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)1,788667.7%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,2956622.7%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,5206727.9%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)4,5416019.5%14.9%
Median Age42.8  Median Age = 37.6

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone48810.2%0.4%
Asian Alone104630.4%2.2%
Black Alone348421.5%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1880.0%0.1%
White22,5386596.6%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups292591.3%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic23,0956499.0%93.2%
Hispanic236831.0%6.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)9,33664100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,4577315.6%19.2%
Married Without Children3,0246732.4%30.0%
Single Parents926569.9%9.8%
Living Alone2,4506226.2%28.0%

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 2016 (estimate)10,79165100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)10,93065100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
6,4296958.8%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$81,90087  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,9075026.6%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$47657  

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
Public3,562650.3%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)16,551640.4%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher80.4%90 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree9.8%88 24.1%

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 2015$35,4536484.5%41,940
Median Household Income in 201542,5388384.2%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201516.2%18112.5%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1823.8%23116.7%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201666230.9%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20163,850340.5%722,928
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, 2015248680.3%84,008
Births to Teens, 201525560.4%5,876
Deaths, 2015327520.5%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force9,292730.3%3,326,893
Employed8,754730.3%3,179,806
Unemployed538620.4%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate5.86131.8%4.4
August 2017 Unemployment Rate5.53137.5%4.0

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work8,935100.0%$344,891100.0%$38,600
Wage and Salary6,78976.0%$241,25270.0%$35,536
Farm Proprietors2923.3%$2,8750.8%$9,846
Nonfarm Proprietors1,85420.7%$37,23310.8%$20,083
Farm3193.6%$3,7731.1%$11,828
Nonfarm8,61696.4%$341,11898.9%$39,591
Private7,47583.7%$286,27683.0%$38,298
  Accommodation, Food Serv.6136.9%$9,6362.8%$15,719
  Arts, Ent., Recreation630.7%$1,3540.4%$21,492
  Construction3263.6%$14,2104.1%$43,589
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,51717.0%$65,53519.0%$43,200
  Information1201.3%$4,6861.4%$39,050
  Manufacturing1,33815.0%$85,70024.8%$64,051
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2743.1%$8,8692.6%$32,369
  Retail Trade1,08012.1%$29,4628.5%$27,280
  Trans., Warehousing1431.6%$5,3341.5%$37,301
  Wholesale Trade1982.2%$10,7783.1%$54,434
  Other Private (not above)1,506*16.9%*$43,219*12.5%*$28,698*
Government1,14112.8%$54,84215.9%$48,065

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, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed5100.0%100.0%$498$3,875,847
Single-Family5100.0%75.2%$498$3,417,822
2-Family00.0%3.1%0$64,063
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family00.0%20.9%$0$372,642

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

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
Connersville12,94955.5%
Glenwood730.3%*
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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