Fayette County, Illinois Population 2024

21,058

Fayette County, Illinois's estimated 2024 population is 21,058 with a growth rate of -0.5% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fayette County, Illinois is the 54th largest county in Illinois. The 2010 population was 22,140 and has seen a growth of -4.89% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202920,528-106-0.51%
202820,634-106-0.51%
202720,740-106-0.51%
202620,846-106-0.51%
202520,952-106-0.5%
202421,058-106-0.5%
202321,164-106-0.5%
202221,270-168-0.78%
202121,438-52-0.24%
202021,4901580.74%
201921,332-48-0.22%
201821,380-157-0.73%
201721,537-42-0.19%
201621,579-469-2.13%
201522,048-40-0.18%
201422,088-113-0.51%
201322,201340.15%
201222,167-218-0.97%
201122,3852451.11%
201022,14000%
199020,893-1,274-5.75%
198022,1671,4156.82%
197020,752-1,194-5.44%
196021,946-2,636-10.72%
195024,582-4,577-15.7%
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%
18302,704-17,824-86.83%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.5% (-106)
County Website
Fayette County
County Seat
2020 Population
21,490
Area
716 mi²
Density
29 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-2.01% (-432)
Founded
1821

Fayette County, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White19,36490.22%
Two or more races1,0204.75%
Black or African American7423.46%
Asian1000.47%
Native American950.44%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander920.43%
Other race510.24%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Fayette County, Illinois Population by Race

Fayette County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2024

Fayette County, Illinois Median Age

42.1

Total

41.5

Male

43.8

Female

Fayette County, Illinois Adults

There are 17,132 adults, (4,118 of whom are seniors) in Fayette County, Illinois.

Fayette County, Illinois Age Dependency

64.9

Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Fayette County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female10,13047.2%
Male11,33452.8%

Fayette County, Illinois Population by Age

Fayette County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,6782.6479.720.3
Married4,0493.2292.27.8
Non Family2,6981.3165.434.6
Female5893.8658.941.1
Male3424.3579.220.8

3.25

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

79.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fayette County, Illinois Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6264.12%
9th to 12th Grade1,4119.28%
High School Graduate6,15940.5%
Some College2,94819.39%
Associates Degree1,80911.9%
Bachelors Degree1,62910.71%
Graduate Degree6254.11%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Fayette County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White13,62612,0472,123
2+ Races61643873
Black56935620
Hispanic21715417
Asian10010028
Native American95760
Other Race51360
Islander44440

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 28%.

Fayette County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$36,696$45,819$31,624
Less Than 9th Grade$24,769$24,630$27,969
High School Graduate$31,996$41,847$22,434
Some College$37,670$49,257$32,153
Bachelors Degree$53,138$60,313$46,047
Graduate Degree$59,712$95,000$56,042

$36,696

Average Earnings

$45,819

Average Male

$31,624

Average Female

Fayette County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fayette County, Illinois Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fayette County, Illinois Language

94.49% of Fayette County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 5.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.8% of the population.

Fayette County, Illinois Language

Fayette County, Illinois Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White18,6812,82715.13%
Multiple946768.03%
Hispanic328319.45%
Black1502416%
Native9566.32%

14.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.05%

Male Poverty Rate

15.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fayette County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, Illinois is Black, with 16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, Illinois is Native, with 6.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.9%.

Fayette County, Illinois Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.34%
High School15.85%
Some College9.6%
Bachelors or Greater4.21%

Fayette County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed32.73%
Female Unemployed10.71%
Female Employed7.22%
Male Employed4.9%

Fayette County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fayette County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$51,962$71,866
Families$69,780$89,213
Married Families$78,373$-999,999,999
Non Families$27,874$37,276

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fayette County, Illinois Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.8%

Male Marriage Rate

50.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Fayette County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fayette County, Illinois Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,230

Number of Veterans

1,177

Male Veterans

53

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam428
Second Gulf War275
First Gulf War220
Korea103
World War II34

Fayette County, Illinois Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74372
55 to 64251
75+244
35 to 54239
18 to 34124

Fayette County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,1397.47%
2+ Races617.38%
Black304.21%
Hispanic174.61%

Fayette County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Fayette County, Illinois Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fayette County, Illinois Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.3%

Labor Force Participation

51.3%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Fayette County, Illinois Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fayette County, Illinois Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fayette County, Illinois Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

82.65%

Born in Fayette County, Illinois

98.31%

Native Born

1.69%

Foreign Born

0.77%

Non Citizen

0.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.31% of Fayette County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 82.65% having been born in Illinois. 0.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fayette County, Illinois Place of Birth

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