Fayette County, IN

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2022 Population
23,391
0.00855% 1-year decline
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43
1.38% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
16.4%
3.45% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$52,219
8.56% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$99,100
12.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Fayette County, IN had a population of 23.4k people with a median age of 43 and a median household income of $52,219. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fayette County, IN declined from 23,393 to 23,391, a −0.00855% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,101 to $52,219, a 8.56% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fayette County, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.15%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.09%), White (Hispanic) (0.752%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.56%).

None of the households in Fayette County, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.3% of the residents in Fayette County, IN are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Fayette County, IN was $99,100, and the homeownership rate was 69.5%.

Most people in Fayette County, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Fayette County, IN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Fayette County, IN is home to a population of 23.4k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.36% of Fayette County, IN residents were born outside of the country (318 people).

In 2022, there were 29.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22k people) in Fayette County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 736 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 256 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Fayette County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fayette County, IN was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fayette County, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    22k ± 247
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    736 ± 276
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    256 ± 111
1.45%
Hispanic Population
340 people

In 2022, there were 29.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22k people) in Fayette County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 736 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 256 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.45% of the people in Fayette County, IN are hispanic (340 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Fayette County, IN as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.36%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
318 people
1.25%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
293 people

As of 2022, 1.36% of Fayette County, IN residents (318 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fayette County, IN was 1.25%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    714 ± 171
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    171 ± 83
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    151 ± 64

Fayette County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fayette County, IN employs 10.4k people. The largest industries in Fayette County, IN are Manufacturing (2,496 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,985 people), and Retail Trade (1,127 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($57,500), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,929), and Utilities ($53,733).

Occupations

10.4k
2022 Value
± 711
−1.39%
1 Year decline
± 9.66%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fayette County, IN declined at a rate of −1.39%, from 10.5k employees to 10.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fayette County, IN, are Production Occupations (1,686 people), Sales & Related Occupations (977 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (880 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fayette County, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.4k
2022 Value
± 711
−1.39%
1 Year decline
± 9.66%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fayette County, IN declined at a rate of −1.39%, from 10.5k employees to 10.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fayette County, IN, are Manufacturing (2,496 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,985 people), and Retail Trade (1,127 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fayette County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Fayette County, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,455
Median earning men ± $4,424
$27,634
Median earning women ± $4,413

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($84,643), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($77,875), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,650).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,765), Public Administration ($43,068), and Manufacturing ($36,358).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.21M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Indiana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 170
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 145
    Manufacturing
  3. 131
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Fayette County, IN went to Donald J. Trump with 76.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (22.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.42%).

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing the state of Indiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Indiana

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Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing Indiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Indiana

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Indiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.799% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.781% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.13M), and Bachelors Degree (879k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fayette County, IN was $99,100 in 2022, which is 0.352 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $88,400 to $99,100, a 12.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Fayette County, IN is 69.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fayette County, IN have an average commute time of 27.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fayette County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Fayette County, IN is $52,219. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Fayette County, IN was Census Tract 9540 with a value of $78,065, followed by Census Tract 9542 and Census Tract 9546, with respective values of $74,773 and $61,978.

Property

$99,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,800
$6,723
Median Property Taxes
±$503

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fayette County, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Fayette County, IN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

69.5%
Homeownership
2022
55.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69.5% of the housing units in Fayette County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9540
  2. Census Tract 9542
  3. Census Tract 9546

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fayette County, IN was Census Tract 9540 with a value of $78,065, followed by Census Tract 9542 and Census Tract 9546, with respective values of $74,773 and $61,978.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Fayette County, IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$52,219
Median Household Income
± $4,087
9.67k
Number of Households
± 635

In 2022, the median household income of the 9.67k households in Fayette County, IN grew to $52,219 from the previous year's value of $48,101.

The following chart displays the households in Fayette County, IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fayette County, IN is from Indiana.
0.448
2022 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.449
2021 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.283% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84%)
  2. Carpooled (10.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.27%)

In 2022, 84% of workers in Fayette County, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.1%) and those who worked at home (3.27%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fayette County, IN have a longer commute time (27.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.85% of the workforce in Fayette County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fayette County, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fayette County, IN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fayette County, IN (3.76k out of 23k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fayette County, IN is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.5% of the population of Fayette County, IN has health coverage, with 40.6% on employee plans, 24.5% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Fayette County, IN see 1777 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.96% increase from the previous year (1646 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2862 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1090 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,777 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Fayette County, IN

Primary care physicians in Fayette County, IN see an average of 1,777 patients per year. This represents a 7.96% increase from the previous year (1,646 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Fayette County, IN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.6% under 18 years, 18% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.52%
Uninsured
40.6%
Employer Coverage
24.5%
Medicaid
15.4%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
1.36%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fayette County, IN declined by 9.91% from 8.35% to 7.52%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 74.7 in Fayette County, IN.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38.2% in Fayette County, IN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.83% in Fayette County, IN.

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