Fayette County, Tennessee Population 2021

Fayette County, Tennessee's estimated population is 42,287 with a growth rate of 1.38% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fayette County, Tennessee is the 39th largest county inTennessee. The 2010 Population was 38,427 and has seen a growth of 10.05% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202142,2875771.38%
202041,7105771.40%
201941,1335771.42%
201840,5564061.01%
201740,1504471.13%
201639,7034231.08%
201539,2801570.40%
201439,1233110.80%
201338,8121260.33%
201238,6861160.30%
201138,5701430.37%
201038,42712,86850.35%
199025,5592541.00%
198025,3052,61311.52%
197022,692-1,885-7.67%
196024,577-2,958-10.74%
195027,535-2,787-9.19%
194030,3221,4314.95%
193028,891-2,608-8.28%
192031,4991,2424.10%
191030,2575561.87%
190029,7018232.85%
189028,878-2,993-9.39%
188031,8715,72621.90%
187026,1451,8187.47%
186024,327-2,392-8.95%
185026,7195,21824.27%
184021,50112,849148.51%
18308,6520.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.38% (577)
County Website
Founded
September 29, 1824
County Seat
2010 Population
38,427
Growth Since 2010
10.05% (3,860)
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Fayette County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White27,92669.53%
Black or African American11,00027.39%
Two or More Races3650.91%
American Indian and Alaska Native3500.87%
Asian2690.67%
Some Other Race2530.63%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander10.00%
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Fayette County, Tennessee Population by Race

Fayette County, Tennessee Population Pyramid $2021

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Fayette County, Tennessee Median Age

45.8


Total

44.7


Male

46.7


Female

Fayette County, Tennessee Adults

There are 32,296 adults, (8,331 of whom are seniors) in Fayette County, Tennessee.

Fayette County, Tennessee Age Dependency

67.6

Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Fayette County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

20,351

50.67%

Male

19,813

49.33%

Fayette County, Tennessee Population by Age

Fayette County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fayette County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female57.6%42.4%
Non Family66.7%33.3%
All79.9%20.1%
Male80.8%19.2%
Married90.2%9.8%

79.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fayette County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,5962.5479.9
Married8,9872.9190.2
Non Family4,0291.1566.7
Female1,7943.4157.6
Male7863.3880.8

2.97

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

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Fayette County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8873.01%
9th to 12th Grade3,18410.79%
High School Graduate9,47832.11%
Some College7,24224.54%
Associates Degree2,1747.37%
Bachelors Degree4,32914.67%
Graduate Degree2,2217.52%
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Fayette County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fayette County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White21,00118,9725,372
Black7,6375,877964
Hispanic524299118
Other Race15710717
Asian15312454
2+ Races14313056
Native American14158
Islander11

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 39.16%.

Fayette County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,279$49,968$31,731
Less Than 9th Grade$31,130$34,271$26,389
High School Graduate$31,713$42,167$26,200
Some College$41,909$48,358$31,819
Bachelors Degree$57,788$73,500$44,139
Graduate Degree$73,045$84,327$64,070

$41,279

Average Earnings

$49,968

Average Male

$31,731

Average Female

Fayette County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fayette County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Fayette County, Tennessee Language

97.34% of Fayette County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 2.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.43% of the population.

Fayette County, Tennessee Language

Fayette County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black10,7312,97127.69%
White26,9861,8066.69%
Hispanic1,07649445.91%
Native34418453.49%
Multiple3555916.62%
Other2475421.86%

13.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.98%

Male Poverty Rate

13.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fayette County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, Tennessee is Native, with 53.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, Tennessee is White, with 6.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.18%.

Fayette County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.74%
High School13.94%
Some College6.36%
Bachelors or Greater1.96%

Fayette County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed39.24%
Male Unemployed37.45%
Female Employed4.97%
Male Employed3.42%

Fayette County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fayette County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,711$84,845
Families$72,917$97,524
Married Families$85,313$110,699
Non Families$27,892$46,223
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Income by Household Type

Fayette County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.3%

Male Marriage Rate

55.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Fayette County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

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Fayette County, Tennessee 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, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

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Fayette County, Tennessee Marital Status

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2,883

Number of Veterans

2,598

Male Veterans

285

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,214
First Gulf War578
Second Gulf War403
Korea246
World War II37

Fayette County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74967
75+600
35 to 54596
55 to 64564
18 to 34156

Fayette County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,31310.09%
Black5376.24%
Hispanic7511.96%
Native American2510.87%
2+ Races63.95%
Asian21.09%

Fayette County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Fayette County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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4.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fayette County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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56.6%

Labor Force Participation

53%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Fayette County, Tennessee Employment by Age

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Fayette County, Tennessee Employment by Race

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Fayette County, Tennessee 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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70.06%

Born in Fayette County, Tennessee

98.22%

Native Born

1.78%

Foreign Born

0.89%

Non Citizen

0.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.22% of Fayette County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 70.06% having been born in Tennessee. 0.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fayette County, Tennessee 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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