Fayette County, Alabama Population 2021

Fayette County, Alabama's estimated population is 16,016 with a growth rate of -0.88% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fayette County, Alabama is the 53rd largest county in Alabama. The 2010 Population was 17,229 and has seen a growth of -7.04% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202116,016-143-0.88%
202016,159-143-0.88%
201916,302-143-0.87%
201816,445-21-0.13%
201716,466-97-0.59%
201616,563-133-0.80%
201516,696-76-0.45%
201416,772-52-0.31%
201316,824-121-0.71%
201216,945-107-0.63%
201117,052-177-1.03%
201017,229-733-4.08%
199017,962-847-4.50%
198018,8092,55715.73%
197016,2521040.64%
196016,148-3,240-16.71%
195019,388-2,263-10.45%
194021,6513,20817.39%
193018,443780.42%
192018,3652,11713.03%
191016,2482,11614.97%
190014,1321,30910.21%
189012,8232,68826.52%
188010,1352,99942.03%
18707,136-5,714-44.47%
186012,8503,16932.73%
18509,6812,73939.46%
18406,9423,39595.71%
18303,5470.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.88%
County Website
State
Founded
December 20, 1824
County Seat
2010 Population
17,229
Growth Since 2010
-7.04%
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Fayette County, Alabama Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,06885.29%
Black or African American1,94811.81%
Two or More Races3932.38%
Asian780.47%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.04%
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Fayette County, Alabama Population by Race

Fayette County, Alabama Population Pyramid $2021

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Fayette County, Alabama Median Age

43.7


Total

41.7


Male

45.5


Female

Fayette County, Alabama Adults

There are 13,014 adults, (3,438 of whom are seniors) in Fayette County, Alabama.

Fayette County, Alabama Age Dependency

72.2

Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Fayette County, Alabama Sex Ratio

Female

8,356

50.66%

Male

8,138

49.34%

Fayette County, Alabama Population by Age

Fayette County, Alabama Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fayette County, Alabama Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.8%9.2%
All77.3%22.7%
Male70.5%29.5%
Non Family60.5%39.5%
Female57.1%42.9%

77.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fayette County, Alabama Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,8022.3877.3
Married3,7342.8890.8
Non Family2,0281.1460.5
Female7013.0257.1
Male3392.9470.5

2.85

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

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Fayette County, Alabama Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8417.18%
9th to 12th Grade1,19610.22%
High School Graduate4,83141.27%
Some College2,59522.17%
Associates Degree7926.77%
Bachelors Degree1,0629.07%
Graduate Degree3893.32%
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Fayette County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fayette County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,0468,2611,353
Black1,3651,14386
2+ Races17716912
Hispanic161116
Asian6258

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 95.48%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 13.47%.

Fayette County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,538$39,654$22,548
Less Than 9th Grade$21,779$31,806$11,818
High School Graduate$29,044$34,722$15,883
Some College$31,667$40,174$23,226
Bachelors Degree$53,528$75,703$38,917
Graduate Degree$55,375$52,981$56,031

$32,538

Average Earnings

$39,654

Average Male

$22,548

Average Female

Fayette County, Alabama Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fayette County, Alabama Language by Age

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Fayette County, Alabama Language

98.67% of Fayette County, Alabama residents speak only English, while 1.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.68% of the population.

Fayette County, Alabama Language

Fayette County, Alabama Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,7282,38717.39%
Black1,88467135.62%
Multiple3797018.47%
Asian691826.09%

19.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.73%

Male Poverty Rate

22.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fayette County, Alabama

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, Alabama is Black, with 35.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, Alabama is White, with 17.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.27%.

Fayette County, Alabama Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.77%
Some College17.33%
High School14.87%
Bachelors or Greater1.66%

Fayette County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed25.96%
Male Unemployed24.89%
Female Employed9.31%
Male Employed6.73%

Fayette County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fayette County, Alabama Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,856$53,897
Families$51,379$62,879
Married Families$59,743-
Non Families$18,315$31,295
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Income by Household Type

Fayette County, Alabama Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.8%

Male Marriage Rate

55.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Fayette County, Alabama Married by Age and Sex

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Fayette County, Alabama 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, Alabama Marital Status by Race

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Fayette County, Alabama Marital Status

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1,087

Number of Veterans

1,016

Male Veterans

71

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam508
First Gulf War187
Second Gulf War164
Korea98
World War II36

Fayette County, Alabama Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74388
75+290
55 to 64171
35 to 54159
18 to 3479

Fayette County, Alabama Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9468.46%
Black1268.00%
2+ Races158.38%

Fayette County, Alabama Veterans by Race

Fayette County, Alabama Veterans by Education

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10.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fayette County, Alabama Veterans by Education

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50.5%

Labor Force Participation

47.2%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Fayette County, Alabama Employment by Age

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Fayette County, Alabama Employment by Race

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Fayette County, Alabama 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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79.99%

Born in Fayette County, Alabama

99.07%

Native Born

0.93%

Foreign Born

0.18%

Non Citizen

0.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.07% of Fayette County, Alabama residents were born in the United States, with 79.99% having been born in Alabama. 0.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fayette County, Alabama Place of Birth

  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

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