Fayette County, Illinois Population 2018

Fayette County, Illinois's estimated population is 21,784 with a growth rate of -1.09% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fayette County, Illinois is the 54th largest county in Illinois.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201721,784-241-1.09%
201622,0252090.96%
201621,816-233-1.06%
201522,049-14-0.06%
201422,063-127-0.57%
201322,190420.19%
201222,148-223-1.00%
201122,3712411.09%
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%

Fayette County, Illinois Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White20,590
Black or African American985
Two or More Races229
Asian108
Some Other Race69
American Indian and Alaska Native44

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

Fayette County, Illinois 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, Illinois Median Age

40.4


Total

38.3


Male

42.5


Female

Fayette County, Illinois Adults

There are 17,268 adults, (3,700 of which are seniors) in Fayette County, Illinois.

Fayette County, Illinois Age Dependency

62.4

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Fayette County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

10,355

47.01%

Male

11,670

52.99%

Fayette County, Illinois Households and Families

Fayette County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fayette County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.4%8.6%
All82.1%17.9%
Male72.3%27.7%
Non Family72.1%27.9%
Female65.1%34.9%

82.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fayette County, Illinois Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,6502.6582.1
Married4,2063.1391.4
Non Family2,3071.2272.1
Female6563.7665.1
Male4813.7872.3

3.14

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fayette County, Illinois Households

Fayette County, Illinois Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9636.32%
9th to 12th Grade1,70311.18%
High School Graduate6,14440.35%
Some College3,00919.76%
Associates Degree1,3438.82%
Bachelors Degree1,4429.47%
Graduate Degree6244.10%

Fayette County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,10711,8691,979
Black67738125
Hispanic1998914
Multiple Races14313533
Asian726216
Native American444013
Other Race4118

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 94.41%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 29.55%.

Fayette County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,417$38,663$23,243
Less Than High School$18,849$24,188$13,307
High School Grad$27,970$37,397$20,838
Some College$30,513$37,044$22,465
Bachelors Degree$41,912$56,193$31,354
Graduate Degree$62,045$62,500$62,045

$30,417

Average Earnings

$38,663

Average Male

$23,243

Average Female

Fayette County, Illinois Language

Fayette County, Illinois Language by Age

Fayette County, Illinois Language

95.72% of Fayette County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 4.28% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 2.35% of the population.

Fayette County, Illinois Poverty

Fayette County, Illinois Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,5243,07415.74%
Multiple19910753.77%
Asian1083633.33%
Black602338.33%

16.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.22%

Male Poverty Rate

16.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fayette County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, Illinois is Multiple, with 53.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, Illinois is White, with 15.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.60%.

Fayette County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.23%
High School12.48%
Some College11.82%
Bachelors or Greater2.16%

Fayette County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.47%
Male Unemployed37.97%
Female Employed10.29%
Male Employed5.72%

Fayette County, Illinois Income

Fayette County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,745$58,554
Families$52,632$65,922
Married Families$60,833$
Non Families$26,293$37,421

Fayette County, Illinois Marital Status

Fayette County, Illinois Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.4%

Male Marriage Rate

52.2%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Fayette County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Fayette County, Illinois Veterans

Fayette County, Illinois Veterans by War

1,552

Number of Veterans

1,481

Male Veterans

71

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam523
Second Gulf War279
Korea213
First Gulf War119
World War II94

Fayette County, Illinois Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+422
65 to 74357
35 to 54341
55 to 64263
18 to 34169

Fayette County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4729.22%
Asian4663.89%
Black313.20%
2 or More31.76%

Fayette County, Illinois Veterans by Education

6.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fayette County, Illinois Employment Status

Fayette County, Illinois Employment by Age

54.9%

Labor Force Participation

50.5%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Fayette County, Illinois Employment by Race

Fayette County, Illinois Employment by Education

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%
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