Fayette County, Iowa Population 2019

Fayette County, Iowa's estimated population is 19,796 with a growth rate of -0.95% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fayette County, Iowa is the 35th largest county in Iowa.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201719,796-190-0.95%
201619,986-153-0.76%
201520,139-135-0.67%
201420,274-226-1.10%
201320,500-260-1.25%
201220,760-199-0.95%
201120,9591010.48%
201020,858-985-4.51%
199021,843-3,645-14.30%
198025,488-1,410-5.24%
197026,898-1,683-5.89%
196028,5812871.01%
195028,294-857-2.94%
194029,15160.02%
193029,145-106-0.36%
192029,2511,3324.77%
191027,919-1,926-6.45%
190029,8456,70428.97%
189023,1418833.97%
188022,2585,28531.14%
187016,9734,90040.59%
186012,07311,2481363.39%
18508250.00%

Fayette County, Iowa Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White19,250
Two or More Races376
Black or African American269
Asian184
Some Other Race51
American Indian and Alaska Native9

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Fayette County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2019

200400600800 Male Population200400600800 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Fayette County, Iowa Median Age

43.7


Total

41.1


Male

45.9


Female

Fayette County, Iowa Adults

There are 15,863 adults, (4,199 of whom are seniors) in Fayette County, Iowa.

Fayette County, Iowa Age Dependency

72.7

Age Dependency Ratio

36

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Fayette County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

9,977

49.54%

Male

10,162

50.46%

Fayette County, Iowa Households and Families

Fayette County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Fayette County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90%10%
All75.8%24.2%
Male62.5%37.5%
Non Family62.1%37.9%
Female55.7%44.3%

75.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fayette County, Iowa Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,3152.3375.8
Married4,2402.8890
Non Family2,9191.1862.1
Female7593.1955.7
Male3973.2562.5

2.82

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fayette County, Iowa Households

Fayette County, Iowa Education

Fayette County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4663.36%
9th to 12th Grade7905.69%
High School Graduate5,36338.62%
Some College3,00921.67%
Associates Degree1,50510.84%
Bachelors Degree1,89713.66%
Graduate Degree8576.17%

Fayette County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,34712,2132,637
Hispanic23615039
Multiple Races134921
Black13212423
Asian757555
Other Race3737
Native American51

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 73.33%.

Fayette County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,350$37,026$25,724
Less Than High School$20,000$23,452$12,266
High School Grad$28,719$34,718$19,848
Some College$30,934$38,909$25,452
Bachelors Degree$39,103$50,972$33,207
Graduate Degree$54,044$51,023$60,372

$31,350

Average Earnings

$37,026

Average Male

$25,724

Average Female

Fayette County, Iowa Language

Fayette County, Iowa Language by Age

Fayette County, Iowa Language

96.99% of Fayette County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 3.01% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 1.39% of the population.

Fayette County, Iowa Poverty

Fayette County, Iowa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,4662,14111.59%
Black16914384.62%
Hispanic36210127.90%
Multiple3199630.09%
Other462860.87%
Asian11632.59%

12.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.61%

Male Poverty Rate

13.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fayette County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, Iowa is Black, with 84.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, Iowa is Asian, with 2.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.53%.

Fayette County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.18%
High School11.96%
Some College8.62%
Bachelors or Greater2.99%

Fayette County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed28.45%
Female Unemployed18.95%
Female Employed7.98%
Male Employed6.84%

Fayette County, Iowa Income

Fayette County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,412$64,021
Families$60,128$74,648
Married Families$69,601$
Non Families$27,210$40,644

Fayette County, Iowa Marital Status

Fayette County, Iowa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Fayette County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

Fayette County, Iowa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Fayette County, Iowa Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Fayette County, Iowa Veterans

Fayette County, Iowa Veterans by War

1,466

Number of Veterans

1,360

Male Veterans

106

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam541
First Gulf War177
Second Gulf War158
Korea152
World War II117

Fayette County, Iowa Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+439
65 to 74369
35 to 54305
55 to 64242
18 to 34111

Fayette County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4199.28%
2 or More3019.23%
Black146.48%
Hispanic103.23%
Other36.00%

Fayette County, Iowa Veterans by Education

6.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fayette County, Iowa Employment Status

Fayette County, Iowa Employment by Age

63.6%

Labor Force Participation

61.3%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Fayette County, Iowa Employment by Race

Fayette County, Iowa Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Fayette County, Iowa

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Oelwein64156056-359-5.60%
West Union24862395-91-3.66%
Sumner 20281998-30-1.48%
Fayette1338147713910.39%
Fairbank 1113111410.09%
Elgin683644-39-5.71%
Clermont632602-30-4.75%
Maynard518497-21-4.05%
Hawkeye449416-33-7.35%
Arlington429406-23-5.36%
Waucoma259255-4-1.54%
Wadena262250-12-4.58%
Westgate211202-9-4.27%
St. Lucas143137-6-4.20%
Stanley 12512500.00%
Randalia6865-3-4.41%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990