Fayette County, Iowa Population 2021

Fayette County, Iowa's estimated population is 19,592 with a growth rate of -0.15% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fayette County, Iowa is the 35th largest county inIowa. The 2010 Population was 20,860 and has seen a growth of -6.08% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202119,592-29-0.15%
202019,621-29-0.15%
201919,650-29-0.15%
201819,679-8-0.04%
201719,687-171-0.86%
201619,858-284-1.41%
201520,142-148-0.73%
201420,290-229-1.12%
201320,519-255-1.23%
201220,774-202-0.96%
201120,9761160.56%
201020,860-983-4.50%
199021,843-3,645-14.30%
198025,488-1,410-5.24%
197026,898-1,683-5.89%
196028,5812871.01%
195028,294-857-2.94%
194029,15160.02%
193029,145-106-0.36%
192029,2511,3324.77%
191027,919-1,926-6.45%
190029,8456,70428.97%
189023,1418833.97%
188022,2585,28531.14%
187016,9734,90040.59%
186012,07311,2481363.39%
18508250.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.15% (-29)
County Website
State
Founded
1837
County Seat
2010 Population
20,860
Growth Since 2010
-6.08% (-1,268)
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Fayette County, Iowa Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,89095.39%
Black or African American4442.24%
Two or More Races3441.74%
Asian500.25%
Some Other Race410.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native340.17%
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Fayette County, Iowa Population by Race

Fayette County, Iowa Population Pyramid $2021

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Fayette County, Iowa Median Age

43.8


Total

41.8


Male

45.6


Female

Fayette County, Iowa Adults

There are 15,654 adults, (4,159 of whom are seniors) in Fayette County, Iowa.

Fayette County, Iowa Age Dependency

72.3

Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Fayette County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

9,847

49.72%

Male

9,956

50.28%

Fayette County, Iowa Population by Age

Fayette County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fayette County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female55.9%44.1%
Non Family59.4%40.6%
Male63%37%
All76.6%23.4%
Married92.6%7.4%

76.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fayette County, Iowa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,2002.3376.6
Married4,2782.8692.6
Non Family2,8691.259.4
Female6833.1755.9
Male3703.4363

2.84

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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Fayette County, Iowa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3472.52%
9th to 12th Grade7955.77%
High School Graduate5,45339.60%
Some College3,10822.57%
Associates Degree1,54911.25%
Bachelors Degree1,72712.54%
Graduate Degree7915.74%
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Fayette County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fayette County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,16712,1022,415
Hispanic24519752
Black21420951
2+ Races114991
Asian3434
Native American3122
Other Race3131

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 black people with a rate of 23.83%.

Fayette County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,149$39,230$26,730
Less Than 9th Grade$29,792$31,301$21,538
High School Graduate$29,879$36,216$21,272
Some College$31,683$40,761$25,876
Bachelors Degree$37,471$55,417$32,138
Graduate Degree$57,321$57,083$57,583

$32,149

Average Earnings

$39,230

Average Male

$26,730

Average Female

Fayette County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fayette County, Iowa Language by Age

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Fayette County, Iowa Language

96.82% of Fayette County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 3.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.77% of the population.

Fayette County, Iowa Language

Fayette County, Iowa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,0641,88010.41%
Black35817548.88%
Multiple3026922.85%
Hispanic4044611.39%
Other37616.22%
Native3438.82%

11.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.57%

Male Poverty Rate

12.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fayette County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, Iowa is Black, with 48.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, Iowa is Native, with 8.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.00%.

Fayette County, Iowa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.35%
High School11.24%
Some College9.08%
Bachelors or Greater5.02%

Fayette County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed31.03%
Male Unemployed9.94%
Female Employed6.92%
Male Employed6.44%

Fayette County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fayette County, Iowa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,128$68,098
Families$62,644$79,858
Married Families$72,040-
Non Families$28,640$43,293
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Income by Household Type

Fayette County, Iowa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

53.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Fayette County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

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Fayette County, Iowa 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, Iowa Marital Status by Race

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Fayette County, Iowa Marital Status

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1,322

Number of Veterans

1,237

Male Veterans

85

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam437
First Gulf War281
Second Gulf War213
Korea131
World War II71

Fayette County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+391
35 to 54352
65 to 74305
55 to 64227
18 to 3447

Fayette County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2118.06%
2+ Races5839.46%
Black5114.33%
Hispanic30.92%
Other Race24.88%

Fayette County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Fayette County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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7.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fayette County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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62.8%

Labor Force Participation

60.8%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Fayette County, Iowa Employment by Age

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Fayette County, Iowa Employment by Race

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Fayette County, Iowa 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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81.10%

Born in Fayette County, Iowa

99.07%

Native Born

0.93%

Foreign Born

0.59%

Non Citizen

0.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.07% of Fayette County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 81.10% having been born in Iowa. 0.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fayette County, Iowa 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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