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Fayette County, IN Highlights


A region's economy thrives or dives because of the people who choose to live there. That choice may occur by being born there and desiring to stay, or a more deliberate one of choosing to relocate from somewhere else. Monitoring change in the size and movement of population is an important barometer of well-being.

Population Over Time
Total Population26,01525,59124,70024,30123,047
Change Since 1990 -424-1,315-1,714-2,968
Pct. Change Since 1990 -1.6%-5.1%-6.6%-11.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2017 to 2018
Net Domestic Migration-41
International Migration11
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-75
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,1805.1%
School Age (5 to 17)3,79416.5%
College Age (18 to 24)1,7277.5%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,38023.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,26627.2%
Older (65 plus)4,70020.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone870.4%
Asian Alone860.4%
Black Alone3271.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone10.0%
White Alone22,25496.6%
Two or More Race Groups2921.3%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino22,73798.7%
Hispanic or Latino3101.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households9,410100.0%
  Family Households6,49069.0%
    Married with Children1,39514.8%
    Married without Children3,15733.5%
    Single Parents96410.2%
  Non-family Households2,92031.0%
    Living Alone2,30224.5%
Average Household Size2.46
Average Family Household Size3.57
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200025,591-424-1.6%
April 201024,301-1,290-5.0%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections24,27723,63822,98722,34621,674
Change Since 2010 -639-1,290-1,931-2,603
Pct. Change Since 2010 -2.6%-5.3%-8.0%-10.7%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau