Fayette County, Illinois Population 2019

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%

Fayette County, Illinois Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White20,496
Black or African American1,132
Two or More Races155
Asian106
American Indian and Alaska Native63
Some Other Race28

Fayette County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2019

Fayette County, Illinois Median Age

41.4


Total

39.5


Male

43.6


Female

Fayette County, Illinois Adults

There are 17,425 adults, (3,899 of whom are seniors) in Fayette County, Illinois.

Fayette County, Illinois Age Dependency

62.5

Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Fayette County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

10,229

46.54%

Male

11,751

53.46%

Fayette County, Illinois Households and Families

Fayette County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fayette County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.5%8.5%
All80.7%19.3%
Non Family70.3%29.7%
Male66.4%33.6%
Female63%37%

80.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,6592.6380.7
Married4,0923.1391.5
Non Family2,4001.2670.3
Female6943.8363
Male4733.4266.4

3.15

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fayette County, Illinois Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9596.21%
9th to 12th Grade1,73711.24%
High School Graduate6,37141.23%
Some College3,16920.51%
Associates Degree1,3728.88%
Bachelors Degree1,3168.52%
Graduate Degree5273.41%

Fayette County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,16711,9991,769
Black84349926
Hispanic2019215
Multiple Races1149721
Asian70355
Native American634014
Other Race18

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 85.09%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 22.22%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,147$38,702$24,230
Less Than High School$18,750$19,191$14,706
High School Grad$28,677$39,447$21,306
Some College$31,158$36,725$24,568
Bachelors Degree$50,382$58,250$35,234
Graduate Degree$53,977$55,357$53,657

$31,147

Average Earnings

$38,702

Average Male

$24,230

Average Female

Fayette County, Illinois Language

Fayette County, Illinois Language by Age

Fayette County, Illinois Language

95.83% of Fayette County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 4.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.16% of the population.

Fayette County, Illinois Poverty

Fayette County, Illinois Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,4913,38817.38%
Multiple1378461.31%
Black1248064.52%
Asian1061211.32%

17.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.25%

Male Poverty Rate

18.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fayette County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, Illinois is Black, with 64.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, Illinois is Asian, with 11.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.52%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.75%
Some College14.60%
High School13.93%
Bachelors or Greater4.04%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed45.95%
Female Unemployed42.19%
Female Employed11.23%
Male Employed7.31%

Fayette County, Illinois Income

Fayette County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,541$58,101
Families$53,690$65,944
Married Families$62,282-
Non Families$25,962$37,461

Fayette County, Illinois Marital Status

Fayette County, Illinois Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.4%

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

1,485

Number of Veterans

1,442

Male Veterans

43

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam569
Second Gulf War248
Korea142
First Gulf War122
World War II79

Fayette County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4238.88%
Black413.66%
Asian1724.29%
Hispanic82.84%
2 or More42.96%

Fayette County, Illinois Veterans by Education

9.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fayette County, Illinois Employment Status

53%

Labor Force Participation

49.1%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

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