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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 (2020 population: 12,656)

Population per Square Mile: 106.47

Square Miles: 215.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)24,302640.4%6,484,050
Today (2020)22,892660.3%6,754,953
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*21,674670.3%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-5.8%87 4.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2019-2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-11263 1,323
Net International Migration565 8,743
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-3874-0.3%13,740

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,319685.8%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)3,6996816.2%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)1,739647.6%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,1906722.7%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,1336826.8%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)4,8126221.0%16.5%
Median Age43.2  Median Age = 38.0

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2020NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone89630.4%0.4%
Asian Alone83720.4%2.7%
Black Alone355461.6%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone3850.0%0.1%
White22,0896796.5%84.5%
Two or More Race Groups273681.2%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic22,5536498.5%92.6%
Hispanic339761.5%7.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2019 (Includes detail not shown below)9,58464100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,3157413.7%18.5%
Married Without Children3,1296732.6%29.7%
Single Parents1,0614711.1%9.3%
Living Alone2,5736026.8%29.0%

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 2020 (estimate)10,81365100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)10,82565100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
6,6626761.5%61.5%
Median Value (2019)$81,90089  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,9225127.0%27.5%
Median Rent (2019)$50760  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 3,395650.3%1,112,460
Public3,277650.3%1,033,286
Adults (25+ in 2019 ACS)16,222650.4%4,430,493
with High School diploma or higher82.1%88 88.8%
with B.A. or higher degree13.3%76 26.5%

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 2019$41,9935686.3%48,678
Median Household Income in 201948,4998584.2%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 201913.5%17113.4%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1817.5%27115.9%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202054230.8%6,657
Food Stamp Recipients in 20203,658320.6%659,095
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20201,899610.4%507,739

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, 2017278650.3%82,170
Births to Teens, 201732380.6%5,152
Deaths, 2017355490.5%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force8,543750.3%3,319,010
Employed7,700750.2%3,082,982
Unemployed843590.4%236,028
Annual Unemployment Rate9.94139.4%7.1
August 2021 Unemployment Rate5.24130.0%4.0

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work8,735100.0%$379,776100.0%$43,478
Wage and Salary6,62875.9%$262,30969.1%$39,576
Farm Proprietors2933.4%$1,1830.3%$4,038
Nonfarm Proprietors1,81420.8%$46,89112.3%$25,850
Farm3263.7%$2,1110.6%$6,475
Nonfarm8,40996.3%$377,66599.4%$44,912
Private7,28083.3%$318,53683.9%$43,755
  Accommodation, Food Serv.6557.5%$11,3093.0%$17,266
  Arts, Ent., Recreation841.0%$8680.2%$10,333
  Construction3263.7%$13,5733.6%$41,635
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,36415.6%$73,74519.4%$54,065
  Information991.1%$5,9701.6%$60,303
  Manufacturing1,48717.0%$98,97626.1%$66,561
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1952.2%$8,7592.3%$44,918
  Retail Trade95610.9%$27,8177.3%$29,097
  Trans., Warehousing1531.8%$9,3422.5%$61,059
  Wholesale Trade1822.1%$12,1823.2%$66,934
  Other Private (not above)1,467*16.8%*$46,768*12.3%*$31,880*
Government1,12912.9%$59,12915.6%$52,373

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, 2020UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed19100.0%100.0%$2,254$5,872,297
Single-Family19100.0%76.2%$2,254$5,209,930
2-Family00.0%2.5%0$83,895
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.8%$0$25,965
5+ Family00.0%20.6%$0$552,508

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 2020
Percent of County
Connersville12,65655.3%
Glenwood720.3%*
* 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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