Fayette, Alabama Population 2021

4,175
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Fayette is a city located in Fayette County Alabama. It is also the county seat of Fayette County. With a 2020 population of 4,175, it is the 119th largest city in Alabama and the 5275th largest city in the United States . Fayette is currently declining at a rate of -1.18% annually and its population has decreased by -9.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,619 in 2010. Fayette reached it's highest population of 5,287 in 1980. Spanning over 9 miles, Fayette has a population density of 488 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fayette is $54,606 with a poverty rate of 24.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $512 per month, and the median house value is $86,600. The median age in Fayette is 43 years, 37.3 years for males, and 48.4 years for females.

Fayette Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fayette was:

  • White: 68.29%
  • Black or African American: 25.94%
  • Two or more races: 4.35%
  • Asian: 1.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.16%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Fayette, Alabama is 4,175 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,325.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,619.

Fayette, Alabama Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,98068.29%
Black or African American1,13225.94%
Two or More Races1904.35%
Asian551.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.16%
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Fayette Population by Race

Fayette Population Pyramid $2021

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Fayette Median Age

43


Total

37.3


Male

48.4


Female

Fayette Adults

There are 3,485 adults, (1,020 of whom are seniors) in Fayette.

Fayette Age Dependency

77

Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Fayette Sex Ratio

Female

2,235

51.21%

Male

2,129

48.79%

Fayette Population by Age

Fayette Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fayette Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.8%16.2%
All55%45%
Male44%56%
Female41.5%58.5%
Non Family25.1%74.9%

55.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fayette Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,8882.1955
Married8782.8683.8
Non Family7101.0725.1
Female2752.7541.5
Male254.3244

2.82

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

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Fayette Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2247.10%
9th to 12th Grade2307.29%
High School Graduate1,23439.12%
Some College77424.54%
Associates Degree1976.25%
Bachelors Degree38712.27%
Graduate Degree1083.42%
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Fayette Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fayette Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,2651,929424
Black77466059
2+ Races767212
Asian3939
Hispanic2424

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 white people with a rate of 18.72%.

Fayette Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,687$34,535$24,130
Less Than 9th Grade$33,833$34,250$
High School Graduate$31,098$33,724$15,057
Some College$22,826$27,424$17,167
Bachelors Degree$53,984$79,063$38,317
Graduate Degree$$$55,391

$31,687

Average Earnings

$34,535

Average Male

$24,130

Average Female

Fayette Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fayette Language by Age

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Fayette Language

98.32% of Fayette residents speak only English, while 1.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.13% of the population.

Fayette Language

Fayette Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,06854350.84%
White2,80638113.58%
Multiple1795329.61%
Asian461839.13%

24.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.30%

Male Poverty Rate

27.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fayette

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fayette is Black, with 50.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fayette is White, with 13.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.82%.

Fayette Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College29.10%
Less Than 9th Grade26.49%
High School21.54%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Fayette Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed72.73%
Male Unemployed24.00%
Female Employed15.28%
Male Employed4.64%

Fayette Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fayette Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,472$54,606
Families$48,182$64,601
Married Families$59,872-
Non Families$14,494$36,251
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Income by Household Type

Fayette Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.1%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Fayette Married by Age and Sex

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Fayette 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 35-44.

Fayette Marital Status by Race

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Fayette Marital Status

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362

Number of Veterans

341

Male Veterans

21

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam173
Korea58
Second Gulf War32
First Gulf War30
World War II8

Fayette Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+136
65 to 74124
55 to 6450
35 to 5434
18 to 3418

Fayette Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2349.37%
Black11713.56%
2+ Races1114.47%

Fayette Veterans by Race

Fayette Veterans by Education

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5.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fayette Veterans by Education

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45.4%

Labor Force Participation

41.7%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Fayette Employment by Age

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Fayette Employment by Race

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Fayette Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.86%

Born in Fayette

98.10%

Native Born

1.90%

Foreign Born

0.66%

Non Citizen

1.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.10% of Fayette residents were born in the United States, with 77.86% having been born in Alabama. 0.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fayette Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,175-50-1.18%
20204,225-50-1.17%
20194,275-50-1.16%
20184,325-22-0.51%
20174,347-41-0.93%
20164,388-46-1.04%
20154,434-33-0.74%
20144,467-22-0.49%
20134,489-43-0.95%
20124,532-36-0.79%
20114,568-48-1.04%
20104,616-306-0.64%
20004,922130.03%
19904,909-378-0.74%
19805,2877191.47%
19704,5683410.78%
19604,2275201.32%
19503,7071,0393.34%
19402,6680.00%

Fayette Population by Year