Fayette County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

123,039

Fayette County, Pennsylvania's estimated 2024 population is 123,039 with a growth rate of -1.09% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fayette County, Pennsylvania is the 27th largest county in Pennsylvania. The 2010 population was 136,431 and has seen a growth of -9.82% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029116,249-1,358-1.15%
2028117,607-1,358-1.14%
2027118,965-1,358-1.13%
2026120,323-1,358-1.12%
2025121,681-1,358-1.1%
2024123,039-1,358-1.09%
2023124,397-1,358-1.08%
2022125,755-1,358-1.07%
2021127,113-1,456-1.13%
2020128,569-853-0.66%
2019129,422-1,030-0.79%
2018130,452-888-0.68%
2017131,340-1,031-0.78%
2016132,371-901-0.68%
2015133,272-737-0.55%
2014134,009-601-0.45%
2013134,610-673-0.5%
2012135,283-725-0.53%
2011136,008-423-0.31%
2010136,431
1990145,351-14,066-8.82%
1980159,4174,7503.07%
1970154,667-14,673-8.66%
1960169,340-20,559-10.83%
1950189,899-11,100-5.52%
1940200,9992,4571.24%
1930198,54210,4385.55%
1920188,10420,65512.34%
1910167,44957,03751.66%
1900110,41230,40638%
189080,00621,16435.97%
188058,84215,55835.94%
187043,2843,3758.46%
186039,9097972.04%
185039,1125,53816.49%
184033,5744,40215.09%
183029,1721,8876.92%
182027,2852,57110.4%
181024,7144,55522.6%
180020,1596,83451.29%
179013,325-102,924-88.54%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.09% (-1,358)
County Website
Fayette County
County Seat
2010 Population
136,431
Area
790 mi²
Density
156 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-9.82% (-13,392)
Founded
September 26, 1783

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White116,18890.48%
Black or African American5,4374.23%
Two or more races5,1684.02%
Other race8300.65%
Asian6450.5%
Native American980.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander510.04%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Population by Race

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2024

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Median Age

45.2

Total

43.2

Male

47.1

Female

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 103,773 adults, (28,050 of whom are seniors) in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

69.6

Age Dependency Ratio

37

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female64,07649.9%
Male64,34150.1%

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Population by Age

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All54,9372.2573.526.5
Married24,7592.9488.511.5
Non Family21,0891.1960.239.8
Female6,5252.7757.142.9
Male2,5642.9779.420.6
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2.82

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

73.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.91%.

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,008

Average Earnings

$52,627

Average Male

$34,115

Average Female

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Language

97.11% of Fayette County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 2.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.24% of the population.

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Language

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White112,60716,31314.49%
Black4,3172,07047.95%
Multiple4,8931,29526.47%
Hispanic1,58842326.64%
Other78221227.11%
Islander5151100%
Asian645284.34%
Native861011.63%
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16.2%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.01%

Male Poverty Rate

18.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fayette County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, Pennsylvania is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, Pennsylvania is Asian, with 4.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.9%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.12%.

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.7%
High School17.16%
Some College10.63%
Bachelors or Greater5.7%
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Fayette County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed37.43%
Male Unemployed35.77%
Female Employed8.56%
Male Employed3.63%
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Fayette County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

47.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

7,952

Number of Veterans

7,580

Male Veterans

372

Female Veterans

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Fayette County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

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Fayette County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

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Fayette County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.8%

Labor Force Participation

50.9%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fayette County, Pennsylvania 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

83.15%

Born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania

98.4%

Native Born

1.6%

Foreign Born

0.84%

Non Citizen

0.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.4% of Fayette County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 83.15% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Place of Birth

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