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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 (2021 population: 13,310)

Population per Square Mile: 108.65

Square Miles: 215.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)24,302640.4%6,484,050
Today (2021)23,360660.3%6,805,985
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*21,674670.3%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-3.9%73 5.0%

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

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration15532 14,280
Net International Migration359 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-13273-19.1%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2021NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,318675.6%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)3,8426616.4%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)1,770647.6%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,3216722.8%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,2696826.8%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)4,8406220.7%16.4%
Median Age43.1  Median Age = 38.1

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2021NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone95620.4%0.4%
Asian Alone90700.4%2.7%
Black Alone348461.5%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone2860.0%0.1%
White22,5326696.5%84.2%
Two or More Race Groups293661.3%2.3%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic23,0116498.5%92.3%
Hispanic349761.5%7.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2020 (Includes detail not shown below)9,68664100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,4006914.5%18.3%
Married Without Children3,2346533.4%29.8%
Single Parents1,0175210.5%9.3%
Living Alone2,5386226.2%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 2021 (estimate)10,89265100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2020 (includes vacant units)10,81865100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
6,6866761.8%62.3%
Median Value (2020)$84,00089  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,0005127.7%27.4%
Median Rent (2020)$53052  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 3,428650.3%1,120,155
Public3,305650.3%1,036,519
Adults (25+ in 2020 ACS)16,145650.4%4,466,180
with High School diploma or higher83.5%86 89.3%
with B.A. or higher degree14.8%68 27.2%

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 2020$45,3755587.4%51,926
Median Household Income in 202053,6167188.2%$60,794
Poverty Rate in 202013.5%18116.4%11.6%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1817.7%22118.8%14.9%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202150240.8%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 20213,808300.6%636,675
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, 2019245670.3%80,859
Births to Teens, 201732380.6%5,152
Deaths, 2019311580.5%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force8,393750.3%3,321,548
Employed8,023750.3%3,203,166
Unemployed370610.3%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate4.44122.2%3.6
June 2022 Unemployment Rate4.83150.0%3.2

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2020 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work8,062100.0%$395,327100.0%$49,036
Wage and Salary6,14376.2%$267,63667.7%$43,568
Farm Proprietors2913.6%$10,7002.7%$36,770
Nonfarm Proprietors1,62820.2%$47,45512.0%$29,149
Farm3214.0%$11,5682.9%$36,037
Nonfarm7,74196.0%$383,75997.1%$49,575
Private6,68382.9%$326,29282.5%$48,824
  Accommodation, Food Serv.6117.6%$11,6412.9%$19,052
  Arts, Ent., Recreation710.9%$9220.2%$12,986
  Construction3624.5%$14,1803.6%$39,171
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,28616.0%$87,56022.1%$68,087
  Information710.9%$4,9851.3%$70,211
  Manufacturing1,26315.7%$93,15323.6%$73,755
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade91111.3%$27,3756.9%$30,049
  Trans., Warehousing1461.8%$8,8752.2%$60,788
  Wholesale Trade1782.2%$13,1853.3%$74,073
  Other Private (not above)1,303*16.2%*$47,393*12.0%*$36,372*
Government1,05813.1%$57,46714.5%$54,317

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, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed27100.0%100.0%$3,679$7,583,249
Single-Family27100.0%74.4%$3,679$6,692,956
2-Family00.0%2.4%0$117,031
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$30,324
5+ Family00.0%22.7%$0$742,937

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 2021
Percent of County
Connersville13,31057.0%
Glenwood680.3%*
* 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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