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Fayette County, West Virginia Facts

Facts
State West Virginia
Land area 661.6 square miles
Population Density 69.6 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 45,599
Population change -1%
Under 5 years of age 6%
Under 18 20.8%
65 and over 18.1%
Females 49.6%
White 93.5
Hispanic or Latino of any race 1
Asian 0.3%
Two or more races 1.3%
Black or African American 4.6%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 79%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 11.6%
Veterans 3,924
Households and Housing
Households 17,250
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 91.3%
Median household income $33,771
The per capita income $18,685
Live below the poverty line. 21.2%
housing units 21,427
Multi-unit structures 7%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $72,000
Residents owning their homes. 76.7%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 2,688
Women-owned firms 0%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 1.2%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $345,744
Retail sales per capita $7,467
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $0