Fayette County, West Virginia Population 2024

38,295

Fayette County, West Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 38,295 with a growth rate of -1.53% 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 46,029 and has seen a growth of -16.8% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202935,315-596-1.66%
202835,911-596-1.63%
202736,507-596-1.61%
202637,103-596-1.58%
202537,699-596-1.56%
202438,295-596-1.53%
202338,891-596-1.51%
202239,487-596-1.49%
202140,083-342-0.85%
202040,425-2,075-4.88%
201942,500-567-1.32%
201843,067-553-1.27%
201743,620-564-1.28%
201644,184-542-1.21%
201544,726-450-1%
201445,176-394-0.86%
201345,570-303-0.66%
201245,873-51-0.11%
201145,924-105-0.23%
201046,029
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%
189020,5428,98277.7%
188011,5604,91373.91%
18706,64765010.84%
18605,9972,04251.63%
18503,955310.79%
18403,924-31,391-88.89%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.53% (-596)
County Website
Fayette County
County Seat
2010 Population
46,029
Area
662 mi²
Density
58 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-16.8% (-7,734)
Founded
February 28, 1831

Fayette County, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White37,48392.45%
Black or African American1,8254.5%
Two or more races1,0142.5%
Other race1840.45%
Native American240.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander150.04%
Asian
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Fayette County, West Virginia Population by Race

Fayette County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Fayette County, West Virginia Median Age

44.7

Total

43.5

Male

45.6

Female

Fayette County, West Virginia Adults

There are 32,209 adults, (8,878 of whom are seniors) in Fayette County, West Virginia.

Fayette County, West Virginia Age Dependency

73.8

Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Fayette County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female20,18049.77%
Male20,36550.23%

Fayette County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All15,9382.4575.724.3
Married7,8582.978911
Non Family5,3771.1461.938.1
Female1,8513.375248
Male8523.8991.28.8
showing: 5 rows

3.03

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

75.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fayette County, West Virginia 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, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fayette County, West Virginia 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 2+ races people with a rate of 44.53%.

Fayette County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,829

Average Earnings

$41,866

Average Male

$31,972

Average Female

Fayette County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fayette County, West Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fayette County, West Virginia Language

98.94% of Fayette County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.57% of the population.

Fayette County, West Virginia Language

Fayette County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White35,9777,29420.27%
Black1,63160437.03%
Multiple99631431.53%
Hispanic50623546.44%
Other17414583.33%
showing: 5 rows

21.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.93%

Male Poverty Rate

22.07%

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 83.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, West Virginia is White, with 20.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.59%.

Fayette County, West Virginia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.63%
High School19.31%
Some College15.94%
Bachelors or Greater7.31%
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Fayette County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed44.49%
Female Unemployed42.3%
Female Employed10.9%
Male Employed6.99%
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Fayette County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fayette County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fayette County, West Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

50.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Fayette County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fayette County, West Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,746

Number of Veterans

2,558

Male Veterans

188

Female Veterans

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Fayette County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Fayette County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Fayette County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Fayette County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fayette County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

46.2%

Labor Force Participation

42.7%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Fayette County, West Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fayette County, West Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fayette County, West Virginia 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

79.84%

Born in Fayette County, West Virginia

99.66%

Native Born

0.34%

Foreign Born

0.23%

Non Citizen

0.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.66% of Fayette County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 79.84% having been born in West Virginia. 0.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Fayette County, West Virginia Place of Birth

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