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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 (2018 population: 12,768)

Population per Square Mile: 107.20

Square Miles: 215.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)24,301640.4%6,484,192
Today (2018)23,047650.3%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*22,987670.3%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-5.2%88 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-4155 3,555
Net International Migration1143 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-7588-0.4%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,180695.1%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)3,7946816.5%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)1,727667.5%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,3806523.3%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,2666827.2%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)4,7006120.4%15.8%
Median Age43.3  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone87610.4%0.4%
Asian Alone86690.4%2.5%
Black Alone327461.4%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1870.0%0.1%
White22,2546696.6%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups292641.3%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic22,7376498.7%92.9%
Hispanic310771.3%7.1%

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 2018 (estimate)10,80565100.0%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 (2018/2019 Total Reported) 3,627650.3%1,117,590
Public3,498640.3%1,054,903
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 201855240.9%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20183,187330.5%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20192,109570.4%514,915

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, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force9,203740.3%3,381,713
Employed8,776750.3%3,265,580
Unemployed427620.4%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate4.64135.3%3.4
July 2019 Unemployment Rate5.11159.4%3.2

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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed17100.0%100.0%$1,667$4,879,857
Single-Family17100.0%76.4%$1,667$4,269,197
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family00.0%21.4%$0$555,144

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 2018
Percent of County
Connersville12,76855.4%
Glenwood720.3%*
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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