Fayette County, West Virginia Population 2021

Fayette County, West Virginia's estimated population is 41,254 with a growth rate of -1.38% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fayette County, West Virginia is the 13th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 46,030 and has seen a growth of -10.38% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202141,254-576-1.38%
202041,830-576-1.36%
201942,406-576-1.34%
201842,982-625-1.43%
201743,607-572-1.29%
201644,179-528-1.18%
201544,707-452-1.00%
201445,159-398-0.87%
201345,557-304-0.66%
201245,861-60-0.13%
201145,921-109-0.24%
201046,030-1,922-4.01%
199047,952-9,911-17.13%
198057,8638,53117.29%
197049,332-12,399-20.09%
196061,731-20,712-25.12%
195082,4431,8152.25%
194080,6288,57811.91%
193072,05011,67319.33%
192060,3778,47416.33%
191051,90319,91662.26%
190031,98711,44555.72%
189020,5428,98277.70%
188011,5604,91373.91%
18706,64765010.84%
18605,9972,04251.63%
18503,955310.79%
18403,9240.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.38%
County Website
Founded
February 28, 1831
County Seat
2010 Population
46,030
Growth Since 2010
-10.38%
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Fayette County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White40,72293.45%
Black or African American2,2745.22%
Two or More Races3430.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native1460.34%
Some Other Race420.10%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander250.06%
Asian240.06%
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Fayette County, West Virginia Population by Race

Fayette County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Fayette County, West Virginia Median Age

44.3


Total

42.8


Male

45.6


Female

Fayette County, West Virginia Adults

There are 34,567 adults, (8,902 of whom are seniors) in Fayette County, West Virginia.

Fayette County, West Virginia Age Dependency

69.8

Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Fayette County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

21,660

49.71%

Male

21,916

50.29%

Fayette County, West Virginia Population by Age

Fayette County, West Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fayette County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.1%10.9%
Male85.4%14.6%
All77.3%22.7%
Non Family64.4%35.6%
Female58.2%41.8%

77.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fayette County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,4412.4177.3
Married8,6832.9689.1
Non Family5,7341.1364.4
Female1,9673.258.2
Male1,0573.2785.4

2.95

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Fayette County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6165.14%
9th to 12th Grade3,79312.07%
High School Graduate13,80043.91%
Some College5,44817.34%
Associates Degree2,1116.72%
Bachelors Degree3,26410.39%
Graduate Degree1,3944.44%
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Fayette County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fayette County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White29,24124,0904,442
Black1,5831,429159
Hispanic28022229
2+ Races18017212
Native American111798
Islander2525
Other Race22157
Asian18128

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 asian people with a rate of 44.44%.

Fayette County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,707$36,649$26,156
Less Than 9th Grade$19,612$26,331$13,136
High School Graduate$26,802$31,668$21,096
Some College$30,863$41,835$26,391
Bachelors Degree$43,402$57,292$39,839
Graduate Degree$50,513$54,095$46,029

$30,707

Average Earnings

$36,649

Average Male

$26,156

Average Female

Fayette County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fayette County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Fayette County, West Virginia Language

98.08% of Fayette County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.27% of the population.

Fayette County, West Virginia Language

Fayette County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White39,0147,55219.36%
Black2,11487141.20%
Multiple31810633.33%
Hispanic4085012.25%
Native1432718.88%
Other1717100.00%

20.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.01%

Male Poverty Rate

22.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fayette County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, West Virginia is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, West Virginia is Hispanic, with 12.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.84%.

Fayette County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.59%
Some College17.43%
High School16.81%
Bachelors or Greater6.30%

Fayette County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed41.57%
Male Unemployed26.37%
Female Employed11.83%
Male Employed8.55%

Fayette County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fayette County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,394$52,802
Families$51,749$62,648
Married Families$57,764$70,714
Non Families$22,216$29,630
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Income by Household Type

Fayette County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.5%

Male Marriage Rate

51.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Fayette County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Fayette County, West Virginia 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, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Fayette County, West Virginia Marital Status

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3,628

Number of Veterans

3,424

Male Veterans

204

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,689
First Gulf War688
Second Gulf War514
Korea341
World War II94

Fayette County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,186
35 to 54851
55 to 64719
75+682
18 to 34190

Fayette County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,24710.04%
Black32218.45%
2+ Races5922.26%
Hispanic195.67%

Fayette County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Fayette County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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13.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fayette County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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46.8%

Labor Force Participation

43.2%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Fayette County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Fayette County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Fayette County, West Virginia 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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81.45%

Born in Fayette County, West Virginia

99.27%

Native Born

0.73%

Foreign Born

0.46%

Non Citizen

0.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.27% of Fayette County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 81.45% having been born in West Virginia. 0.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fayette County, West Virginia 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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