Fayette County IL Information


Fayette County Subdivisions

Fayette County IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 21,620
Population in Households 19,706
Population in Familes 16,054
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,914
Population Density2 30
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $47,945
Average Household Income $59,795
Per Capita Income $23,229


Total Housing Units 9,266 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,528 (70.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,595 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,143 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $91,913
Average Home Value $130,166


Total Households 8,123
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 5,445
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.29% -0.51%
Households -0.28% -0.48%
Families -0.44% -0.61%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.5%


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, 2018 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 Density # 77 25th
Diversity Index # 59 43rd
Median Household Income # 68 34th
Per Capita Income # 91 12th

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