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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 (2022 population: 13,292)

Population per Square Mile: 108.66

Square Miles: 215.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2020)23,398650.4%6,484,050
Today (2023)23,362650.3%6,862,199
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*21,192670.3%7,014,880
Percent Change 2020 to Today-0.2%73 1.1%

*Projection based on 2015 Census population estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2022-2023NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration8244 4,599
Net International Migration1257 17,869
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-12178-1.6%7,508

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2022NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,339655.7%5.9%
School Age (5 to 17)3,7556716.1%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)1,912648.2%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,3356622.8%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,1406826.3%24.5%
Seniors (65 and older)4,8686220.8%16.9%
Median Age42.8  Median Age = 38.2

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2022NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone92640.4%0.4%
Asian Alone94710.4%2.8%
Black Alone350461.5%10.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone2880.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups308661.3%2.4%
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 2022 (Includes detail not shown below)9,67265100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,3257213.7%18.1%
Married Without Children3,0946632.0%29.6%
Single Parents835578.6%9.0%
Living Alone3,0565631.6%29.4%

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 2022 (estimate)10,90865100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2022 (includes vacant units)10,89665100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2022)$99,10090  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2022)$57458  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2022/2023 Total Reported) 3,393650.3%1,124,094
Adults (25+ in 2022 ACS)16,326650.4%4,532,091
with High School diploma or higher85.2%85 90%
with B.A. or higher degree15.4%70 28.2%

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 2022$47,5687281.6%58,323
Median Household Income in 202254,8928482.2%$66,768
Poverty Rate in 202214.3%20114.4%12.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1818.8%21122.1%15.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202236230.9%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 20223,816290.6%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2022/20231,834630.4%511,735

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, 2021274640.3%79,946
Births to Teens, 202127320.7%3,845
Deaths, 2019311580.5%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2022NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force8,388750.2%3,373,887
Annual Unemployment Rate4.43141.9%3.1
February 2024 Unemployment Rate5.41131.7%4.1

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2022 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work8,540100.0%$406,189100.0%$47,563
Wage and Salary6,32274.0%$285,17470.2%$45,108
Farm Proprietors2843.3%$10,5152.6%$37,025
Nonfarm Proprietors1,93422.6%$43,29810.7%$22,388
  Accommodation, Food Serv.7268.5%$15,0413.7%$20,718
  Arts, Ent., Recreation750.9%$8980.2%$11,973
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,21314.2%$75,06218.5%$61,881
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2322.7%$11,5232.8%$49,668
  Retail Trade1,01511.9%$30,3347.5%$29,886
  Trans., Warehousing2222.6%$7,3961.8%$33,315
  Wholesale Trade1882.2%$16,5624.1%$88,096
  Other Private (not above)1,423*16.7%*$51,525*12.7%*$36,209*

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, 2022UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed18100.0%100.0%$3,178$6,635,992
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.5%$0$14,702
5+ Family00.0%32.6%$0$1,031,387

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 2022
Percent of County
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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