Fayette County, Illinois Population 2021

Fayette County, Illinois's estimated population is 21,272 with a growth rate of -0.15% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fayette County, Illinois is the 56th largest county in Illinois. The 2010 Population was 22,131 and has seen a growth of -3.88% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202121,272-32-0.15%
202021,304-32-0.15%
201921,336-32-0.15%
201821,368-146-0.68%
201721,514-56-0.26%
201621,570-466-2.11%
201522,036-40-0.18%
201422,076-119-0.54%
201322,195320.14%
201222,163-215-0.96%
201122,3782471.12%
201022,1311,2385.93%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.15%
County Website
Founded
1821
County Seat
2010 Population
22,131
Growth Since 2010
-3.88%
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Fayette County, Illinois Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,24593.88%
Black or African American1,0074.67%
Asian1160.54%
Two or More Races880.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native680.32%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander280.13%
Some Other Race130.06%
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Fayette County, Illinois Population by Race

Fayette County, Illinois Population Pyramid $2021

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Fayette County, Illinois Median Age

41.9


Total

40.3


Male

44.1


Female

Fayette County, Illinois Adults

There are 17,111 adults, (4,058 of whom are seniors) in Fayette County, Illinois.

Fayette County, Illinois Age Dependency

65.2

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Fayette County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

10,096

46.82%

Male

11,469

53.18%

Fayette County, Illinois Population by Age

Fayette County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fayette County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.4%8.6%
All80.5%19.5%
Male69.7%30.3%
Non Family67.6%32.4%
Female65.7%34.3%

80.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fayette County, Illinois Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,7372.5780.5
Married4,2113.0991.4
Non Family2,4401.2367.6
Female6643.5965.7
Male4223.569.7

3.1

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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Fayette County, Illinois Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7564.94%
9th to 12th Grade1,72311.26%
High School Graduate6,14640.16%
Some College3,42822.40%
Associates Degree1,5239.95%
Bachelors Degree1,2248.00%
Graduate Degree5033.29%
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Fayette County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fayette County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White14,06412,0711,681
Black81550017
Hispanic2001268
Asian794210
Native American6829
2+ Races624111
Islander1515

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 17.74%.

Fayette County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,487$37,796$27,340
Less Than 9th Grade$13,479$14,726$8,274
High School Graduate$29,550$38,245$21,033
Some College$32,358$38,299$29,032
Bachelors Degree$50,368$66,875$34,405
Graduate Degree$55,172$54,167$55,259

$31,487

Average Earnings

$37,796

Average Male

$27,340

Average Female

Fayette County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fayette County, Illinois Language by Age

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Fayette County, Illinois Language

95.33% of Fayette County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 4.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.68% of the population.

Fayette County, Illinois Language

Fayette County, Illinois Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,3003,32517.23%
Black885764.77%
Multiple732635.62%
Asian1161311.21%

17.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.68%

Male Poverty Rate

16.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fayette County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, Illinois is Black, with 64.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, Illinois is Asian, with 11.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.94%.

Fayette County, Illinois Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.15%
High School14.52%
Some College10.60%
Bachelors or Greater3.58%

Fayette County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed37.80%
Female Unemployed33.50%
Female Employed9.13%
Male Employed6.48%

Fayette County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fayette County, Illinois Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,650$61,212
Families$57,836$70,223
Married Families$64,595-
Non Families$26,688$38,375
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Income by Household Type

Fayette County, Illinois Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.8%

Male Marriage Rate

52.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Fayette County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Fayette County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

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Fayette County, Illinois Marital Status

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1,377

Number of Veterans

1,330

Male Veterans

47

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam496
Second Gulf War298
First Gulf War141
Korea129
World War II50

Fayette County, Illinois Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74349
75+344
35 to 54271
55 to 64244
18 to 34169

Fayette County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3358.42%
Black222.18%
Asian2025.32%
Hispanic82.97%

Fayette County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Fayette County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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6.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fayette County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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52.7%

Labor Force Participation

49.7%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Fayette County, Illinois Employment by Age

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Fayette County, Illinois Employment by Race

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Fayette County, Illinois 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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84.88%

Born in Fayette County, Illinois

98.72%

Native Born

1.28%

Foreign Born

0.53%

Non Citizen

0.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.72% of Fayette County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 84.88% having been born in Illinois. 0.53% 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

  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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