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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%6,484,125
Today (2017)23,209650.3%6,660,082
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*22,987670.3%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.5%86 2.7%

*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 -1,639
Net International Migration657 9,067
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-4584-0.2%19,482

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%
White22,4376596.7%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups289621.2%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic22,9466498.9%93.0%
Hispanic263791.1%7.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)9,41064100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,3957314.8%18.8%
Married Without Children3,1576833.5%30.0%
Single Parents9645210.2%9.6%
Living Alone2,3026524.5%28.3%

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 2017 (includes vacant units)10,84765100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
6,4736959.7%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$81,40088  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,9375127.1%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$49263  

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 2017 ACS)16,358640.4%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher82%88 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree11.1%84 25.3%

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 2017$39,0725486.5%45,150
Median Household Income in 201744,9708483.1%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201715.5%17116.5%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1821.6%23121.3%17.8%
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, 201628480.5%5,294
Deaths, 2016314560.5%63,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force9,042730.3%3,320,409
Employed8,588740.3%3,203,351
Unemployed454590.4%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate5.03142.9%3.5
November 2018 Unemployment Rate4.91144.1%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work8,789100.0%$356,891100.0%$40,607
Wage and Salary6,83277.7%$250,08670.1%$36,605
Farm Proprietors2883.3%$3100.1%$1,076
Nonfarm Proprietors1,66919.0%$37,33510.5%$22,370
Farm3193.6%$1,2140.3%$3,806
Nonfarm8,47096.4%$355,67799.7%$41,993
Private7,31783.3%$300,40984.2%$41,056
  Accommodation, Food Serv.5836.6%$9,8002.7%$16,810
  Arts, Ent., Recreation700.8%$1,6900.5%$24,143
  Construction3423.9%$13,3743.7%$39,105
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,41116.1%$62,11517.4%$44,022
  Information971.1%$5,4711.5%$56,402
  Manufacturing1,58318.0%$103,77029.1%$65,553
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2683.0%$9,0592.5%$33,802
  Retail Trade95310.8%$25,5377.2%$26,796
  Trans., Warehousing1621.8%$5,4021.5%$33,346
  Wholesale Trade1691.9%$11,3213.2%$66,988
  Other Private (not above)1,451*16.5%*$44,278*12.4%*$30,516*
Government1,15313.1%$55,26815.5%$47,934

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
Single-Family3100.0%74.2%$502$4,038,599
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$62,844
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

NamePopulation
in 2017
Percent of County
Connersville12,86655.4%
Glenwood730.3%*
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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