Fayette County WV Information


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  1. Fayette County 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forFayette County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Fayette County WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 45,748
Population in Households 43,908
Population in Familes 35,054
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,840
Population Density2 69
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $37,345
Average Household Income $50,170
Per Capita Income $20,953


Total Housing Units 21,618 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,097 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,435 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,086 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $81,662
Average Home Value $104,978


Total Households 18,532
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 12,104
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.08% -0.43%
Households -0.18% -0.52%
Families -0.35% -0.63%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   2.47%


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, 2018 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 76th
Median Household Income # 44 22nd
Per Capita Income # 44 22nd

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