Fayette County WV Information

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Fayette County WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Fayette County WV Housing Affordability Index is 233
State of West Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 182
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Fayette County WV Wealth Index is 52
State of West Virginia Wealth Index is 64
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 47,164
Population in Households 45,353
Population in Familes 36,249
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,811
Population Density 71
Diversity Index1 15
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,740
Average Household Income $53,776
Per Capita Income $22,010
Wealth Index3 52

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 22,188 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,935 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,315 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,938 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $88,705
Housing Affordability Index2 233
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 19,250
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 12,543
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.26% -0.14%
Households 0.25% -0.16%
Families 0.07% -0.28%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

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Fayette County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fayette County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 12 80th
Population Density # 21 64th
Diversity Index # 14 76th
Median Household Income # 22 62nd
Per Capita Income # 31 45th

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