Fayette County WV Information


Fayette County Subdivisions

Fayette County WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 45,918
Daytime Population: Workers 12,153
Daytime Population: Residents 30,162
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 42,315
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 44,078
Population in Familes 35,307
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,840
Population Density2 69
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $36,573
Average Household Income $48,591
Per Capita Income $20,324


Total Housing Units 21,618 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,517 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,096 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,005 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $77,943
Average Home Value $98,145


Total Households 18,613
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 12,156
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.04% -0.21%
Households -0.15% -0.29%
Families -0.34% -0.42%
Median Household Income   0.42%
Per Capita Income   1.85%


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, 2017 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 # 22 62nd
Diversity Index # 14 78th
Median Household Income # 42 25th
Per Capita Income # 47 16th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.