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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 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 2016 (estimate)10,79165100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)10,82465100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
6,5176860.2%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$79,90088  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,9035026.8%27.8%
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
Public3,562650.3%1,048,879
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 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
October 2017 Unemployment Rate5.02147.1%3.4

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
Farm3193.5%$5,8461.6%$18,326
Nonfarm8,75396.5%$350,92898.4%$40,092
Private7,55783.3%$292,35081.9%$38,686
  Accommodation, Food Serv.6447.1%$10,2422.9%$15,904
  Arts, Ent., Recreation800.9%$1,2090.3%$15,113
  Construction2983.3%$12,6203.5%$42,349
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,45816.1%$63,12717.7%$43,297
  Information1011.1%$3,9901.1%$39,505
  Manufacturing1,54217.0%$97,95427.5%$63,524
  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*
Government1,19613.2%$58,57816.4%$48,978

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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