Fayette County, Iowa Population 2018

Fayette County, Iowa's estimated population is 19,796 with a growth rate of -2.92% 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
201719,796-595-2.92%
201620,3914052.03%
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
White19,497
Two or More Races295
Black or African American270
Asian154
American Indian and Alaska Native109
Some Other Race66

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Fayette County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Fayette County, Iowa Median Age

43.1


Total

40.5


Male

45.7


Female

Fayette County, Iowa Adults

There are 16,027 adults, (4,180 of which are seniors) in Fayette County, Iowa.

Fayette County, Iowa Age Dependency

72.1

Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Fayette County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

10,122

49.64%

Male

10,269

50.36%

Fayette County, Iowa Households and Families

Fayette County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fayette County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.1%9.9%
All75.8%24.2%
Male64.6%35.4%
Non Family61.5%38.5%
Female54.3%45.7%

75.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fayette County, Iowa Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,3332.3575.8
Married4,3332.8890.1
Non Family2,9561.2261.5
Female7333.3154.3
Male3113.4964.6

2.86

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

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 Grade5123.68%
9th to 12th Grade9126.55%
High School Graduate5,36138.50%
Some College2,81320.20%
Associates Degree1,60011.49%
Bachelors Degree1,86613.40%
Graduate Degree8606.18%

Fayette County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,51412,2252,661
Hispanic159881
Multiple Races102489
Black978426
Asian535330
Other Race3535
Native American143

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 56.60%.

Fayette County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,063$37,264$24,203
Less Than High School$19,744$21,949$12,875
High School Grad$28,933$34,334$19,592
Some College$30,027$39,442$23,377
Bachelors Degree$37,786$46,458$34,044
Graduate Degree$57,619$61,250$52,197

$31,063

Average Earnings

$37,264

Average Male

$24,203

Average Female

Fayette County, Iowa Language

Fayette County, Iowa Language by Age

Fayette County, Iowa Language

97.21% of Fayette County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 2.79% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 1.25% of the population.

Fayette County, Iowa Poverty

Fayette County, Iowa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,7142,16511.57%
Black19118596.86%
Hispanic40617242.36%
Multiple2659234.72%
Other624979.03%
Native10932.75%
Asian7522.67%

13.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.22%

Male Poverty Rate

14.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fayette County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, Iowa is Black, with 96.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, Iowa is Asian, with 2.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.48%.

Fayette County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.29%
High School11.18%
Some College8.90%
Bachelors or Greater2.11%

Fayette County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed54.17%
Male Unemployed31.23%
Female Employed8.05%
Male Employed7.36%

Fayette County, Iowa Income

Fayette County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,711$61,852
Families$58,953$72,557
Married Families$67,093$
Non Families$24,669$38,768

Fayette County, Iowa Marital Status

Fayette County, Iowa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.5%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Fayette County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Fayette County, Iowa Veterans

Fayette County, Iowa Veterans by War

1,576

Number of Veterans

1,460

Male Veterans

116

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam586
First Gulf War180
Korea173
Second Gulf War137
World War II136

Fayette County, Iowa Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+446
65 to 74393
35 to 54327
55 to 64292
18 to 34118

Fayette County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,56010.11%
2 or More119.73%
Hispanic103.29%
Indian33.00%
Other23.17%

Fayette County, Iowa Veterans by Education

5.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fayette County, Iowa Employment Status

Fayette County, Iowa Employment by Age

62.9%

Labor Force Participation

60.2%

Employment Rate

4.3%

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