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Fayette County, Iowa Facts

Facts
State Iowa
Land area 730.8 square miles
Population Density 28.6 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 20,502
Population change -1.8%
Under 5 years of age 6.1%
Under 18 21.6%
65 and over 20%
Females 50.1%
White 96.7
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2.2
Asian 0.8%
Two or more races 1.1%
Black or African American 1.2%
Native American 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 89%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 18.4%
Veterans 1,717
Households and Housing
Households 8,328
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 87.1%
Median household income $45,542
The per capita income $23,391
Live below the poverty line. 11.5%
housing units 9,497
Multi-unit structures 10%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $85,400
Residents owning their homes. 77.6%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,891
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 $157,244
Retail sales per capita $7,716
Manufacturers shipments $157,746
Merchant wholesaler sales $304,189