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Fayette County, Illinois Facts

Facts
State Illinois
Land area 716.5 square miles
Population Density 30.9 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 22,060
Population change -0.4%
Under 5 years of age 5.4%
Under 18 21.8%
65 and over 16.8%
Females 47.3%
White 93.8
Hispanic or Latino of any race 1.7
Asian 0.3%
Two or more races 1%
Black or African American 4.6%
Native American 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 84%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 13.1%
Veterans 1,712
Households and Housing
Households 8,124
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 88.1%
Median household income $44,722
The per capita income $21,523
Live below the poverty line. 17%
housing units 9,195
Multi-unit structures 8%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $82,900
Residents owning their homes. 80.5%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 2,194
Women-owned firms 0%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $227,314
Retail sales per capita $10,846
Manufacturers shipments $174,590
Merchant wholesaler sales $322,619