Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Fayette County, IN

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A region's economy thrives or dives because of the people who choose to live there. That choice may occur by being born there and desiring to stay, or a more deliberate one of choosing to relocate from somewhere else. Monitoring change in the size and movement of population is an important barometer of well-being.

Population Over Time
Total Population26,01525,59124,30223,24623,360
Change Since 1990 -424-1,713-2,769-2,655
Pct. Change Since 1990 -1.6%-6.6%-10.6%-10.2%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2020 to 2021
Net Domestic Migration155
International Migration3
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-132
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,3185.6%
School Age (5 to 17)3,84216.4%
College Age (18 to 24)1,7707.6%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,32122.8%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,26926.8%
Older (65 plus)4,84020.7%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone950.4%
Asian Alone900.4%
Black Alone3481.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone20.0%
White Alone22,53296.5%
Two or More Race Groups2931.3%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino23,01198.5%
Hispanic or Latino3491.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households9,677100.0%
  Family Households6,29165.0%
    Married with Children1,39814.4%
    Married without Children3,13832.4%
    Single Parents9329.6%
  Non-family Households3,38635.0%
    Living Alone2,81229.1%
Average Household Size2.41
Average Family Household Size3.71
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200025,591-424-1.6%
April 201024,302-1,289-5.0%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections24,27723,63822,98722,34621,674
Change Since 2010 -639-1,290-1,931-2,603
Pct. Change Since 2010 -2.6%-5.3%-8.0%-10.7%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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