Fayette County, Illinois Population 2020

Fayette County, Illinois's estimated population is 21,535 with a growth rate of -0.14% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fayette County, Illinois is the 55th largest county in Illinois.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201821,416-119-0.55%
201721,535-31-0.14%
201621,566-467-2.12%
201522,033-39-0.18%
201422,072-121-0.55%
201322,193360.16%
201222,157-217-0.97%
201122,3742441.10%
201022,1301,2375.92%
199020,893-1,274-5.75%
198022,1671,4156.82%
197020,752-1,194-5.44%
196021,946-2,636-10.72%
195024,582-4,577-15.70%
194029,1595,67224.15%
193023,487-2,700-10.31%
192026,187-1,888-6.72%
191028,075100.04%
190028,0654,69820.11%
189023,3671260.54%
188023,2413,60318.35%
187019,6388,44975.51%
186011,1893,11438.56%
18508,0751,74727.61%
18406,3283,624134.02%
18302,7040.00%

How Many People Live in Fayette County, Illinois?

21,535

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,35493.69%
Black or African American1,0434.80%
Two or More Races1280.59%
Asian1070.49%
American Indian and Alaska Native490.23%
Some Other Race430.20%

Fayette County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2020

Fayette County, Illinois Median Age

41.5


Total

39.9


Male

43.8


Female

Fayette County, Illinois Adults

There are 17,202 adults, (3,980 of whom are seniors) in Fayette County, Illinois.

Fayette County, Illinois Age Dependency

64.3

Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Fayette County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

10,144

46.69%

Male

11,580

53.31%

Fayette County, Illinois Households and Families

Fayette County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fayette County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.2%8.8%
All80.5%19.5%
Non Family69.4%30.6%
Male67.3%32.7%
Female63.6%36.4%

80.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,6162.6280.5
Married4,1203.191.2
Non Family2,3521.2569.4
Female6973.7763.6
Male4473.6367.3

3.14

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fayette County, Illinois Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7644.98%
9th to 12th Grade1,84212.01%
High School Graduate6,09839.75%
Some College3,37121.97%
Associates Degree1,4739.60%
Bachelors Degree1,2818.35%
Graduate Degree5123.34%

Fayette County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,09712,0501,734
Black82346814
Hispanic22110016
Multiple Races875925
Asian734413
Native American4923
Other Race33

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 85.48%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 28.74%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,175$37,900$25,832
Less Than High School$12,432$14,643$9,500
High School Grad$29,439$39,304$21,458
Some College$31,618$37,974$26,475
Bachelors Degree$49,310$61,833$35,568
Graduate Degree$53,355$52,880$54,083

$31,175

Average Earnings

$37,900

Average Male

$25,832

Average Female

Fayette County, Illinois Language

Fayette County, Illinois Language by Age

Fayette County, Illinois Language

96.09% of Fayette County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 3.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.95% of the population.

Fayette County, Illinois Poverty

Fayette County, Illinois Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,3873,43517.72%
Black806176.25%
Multiple1103935.45%
Asian1071614.95%

17.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.04%

Male Poverty Rate

17.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fayette County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, Illinois is Black, with 76.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, Illinois is Asian, with 14.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.18%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.19%
High School13.89%
Some College12.65%
Bachelors or Greater4.21%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed45.41%
Female Unemployed40.34%
Female Employed10.52%
Male Employed6.38%

Fayette County, Illinois Income

Fayette County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,432$59,615
Families$53,947$67,859
Married Families$64,405$75,562
Non Families$26,725$38,028

Fayette County, Illinois Marital Status

Fayette County, Illinois Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.6%

Male Marriage Rate

51.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Fayette County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

Fayette County, Illinois Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Fayette County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Fayette County, Illinois Veterans

1,481

Number of Veterans

1,428

Male Veterans

53

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam536
Second Gulf War299
First Gulf War154
Korea153
World War II67

Fayette County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4319.00%
Asian2230.14%
Black212.01%
Hispanic72.44%
2 or More76.36%

Fayette County, Illinois Veterans by Education

9.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fayette County, Illinois Employment Status

52.4%

Labor Force Participation

48.7%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Fayette County, Illinois Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

84.20%

Born in Illinois

99.13%

Native Born

0.87%

Foreign Born

0.44%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.13% of Fayette County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 84.20% having been born in Illinois. 0.44% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Population of Cities in Fayette County, Illinois

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Vandalia70437054110.16%
St. Elmo14261387-39-2.73%
Ramsey10371013-24-2.31%
Brownstown759738-21-2.77%
Farina 518505-13-2.51%
St. Peter359355-4-1.11%
Bingham8382-1-1.20%
  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