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Fayette County Statistics

Facts

Land area627.7 square miles
Population Density27.5 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)16,909
Population change-1.9%
Under 5 years of age5.5%
Under 1821.7%
65 and over19%
Females50.4%
White86.4
Hispanic or Latino of any race1.5
Asian0.3%
Two or more races1.1%
Black or African American11.8%
Native American0.4%
Pacific Islander0%
Had graduated from high school75%
Had a bachelor degree or higher13.2%
Veterans1,221

Households and Housing

Households6,956
Persons per household2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more87.8%
Median household income$33,838
The Per capita income$18,494
Live below the poverty line19.9%
Housing units8,364
Multi-unit structures9%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$71,400
Residents owning their homes74.9%

Business Facts

Total number of firms1,378
Women-owned firms24.3%
Asian-owned firms0%
Hispanic-owned firms0%
Black-owned firms5.1%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$130,362
Retail sales per capita$7,433
Manufacturers shipments$186,247
Merchant wholesaler sales$22,463
Source US Census Data