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Fayette County, Tennessee Facts

Facts
State Tennessee
Land area 704.8 square miles
Population Density 54.5 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 38,690
Population change 0.7%
Under 5 years of age 5.5%
Under 18 21.4%
65 and over 17.8%
Females 50.3%
White 70.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2.5
Asian 0.6%
Two or more races 0.9%
Black or African American 27.8%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 86%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 21.5%
Veterans 2,956
Households and Housing
Households 14,535
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 91.5%
Median household income $56,618
The per capita income $28,201
Live below the poverty line. 14%
housing units 15,994
Multi-unit structures 6%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $175,100
Residents owning their homes. 80.8%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 3,779
Women-owned firms 23%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 15.3%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $126,612
Retail sales per capita $3,402
Manufacturers shipments $889,776
Merchant wholesaler sales $74,398