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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%6,785,644
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*21,674670.3%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-5.8%87 4.7%

*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 14,280
Net International Migration565 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-3874-5.5%692

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 2020$45,3755587.4%51,926
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 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, 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
November 2021 Unemployment Rate2.81215.4%1.3

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, 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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