Fayette County IL Information


Fayette County Subdivisions

Fayette County IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 21,600
Population in Households 19,816
Population in Familes 16,095
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,784
Population Density1 30
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 8,213
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 5,527
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,333 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,236 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,977 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,120 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $88,545
Average Home Value $118,979


Median Household Income $43,787
Average Household Income $56,137
Per Capita Income $22,057
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.39% -0.33%
Households -0.19% -0.25%
Families -0.35% -0.35%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Fayette County IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fayette County to the other 102 counties and county equivalents in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 57 45th
Population Density1 # 77 25th
Diversity Index2 # 59 43rd
Median Household Income # 68 34th
Per Capita Income # 88 15th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.