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Fayette County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2019: 19,901 (29% urban, 71% rural); it was 22,008 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,555
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,899
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,639
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,180 (it was 2,139 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

28%

Land area: 731 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 27 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Fayette County: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (26.2%), Manufacturing (14.6%), Retail trade (11.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Fayette County, IA (2019)
    • 18,51693.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5002.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4342.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2911.5%Two or more races
    • 520.3%Asian alone
    • 160.08%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

44.1 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years
Males: 10,031  (50.4%)
Females: 9,870  (49.6%)
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Average household size:
Fayette County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,114 ($32,453 in 1999)
This county:

$52,114
Iowa:

$61,691

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $436 (lower quartile is $359, upper quartile is $550)
This county:

$436
State:

$660


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $111,918 (it was $62,500 in 2000)
Fayette:

$111,918
Iowa:

$158,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $69,660 - $184,944

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $161,243
Here:

$161,243
State:

$201,113

Townhouses or other attached units: $133,726
Here:

$133,726
State:

$195,638

In 2-unit structures: $151,267
Here:

$151,267
State:

$120,562

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $167,641
Here:

$167,641
State:

$159,145

Mobile homes: $30,660
Here:

$30,660
State:

$75,033

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,004
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $474

Institutionalized population: 344

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 16
  • Thefts: 29
  • Auto thefts: 3

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 12
  • Burglaries: 3
  • Thefts: 34
  • Auto thefts: 3
Fayette County, IA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 1999: 26 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 2000: 25 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2001: 18 buildings, average cost: $143,600
  • 2002: 22 buildings, average cost: $137,600
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $90,500
  • 2004: 20 buildings, average cost: $151,600
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $142,600
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $171,600
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $210,100
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $188,200
  • 2011: 18 buildings, average cost: $134,100
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $185,600
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $239,400
  • 2015: 21 buildings, average cost: $188,100
  • 2016: 29 buildings, average cost: $202,900
  • 2017: 21 buildings, average cost: $226,900
  • 2018: 23 buildings, average cost: $221,400
  • 2019: 16 buildings, average cost: $241,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Fayette, IA residents
Average permit cost in Fayette, IA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,543 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,594 (1.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Fayette, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Fayette, IA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Fayette, IA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 11.1%
Fayette County:

11.1%
Iowa:

11.2%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.7% for Black residents, 9.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.7% for American Indian residents, 13.3% for other race residents, 16.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 44.1 years old
(Males: 42.1 years old, Females: 46.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.9 years old, Black residents: 23.3 years old, American Indian residents: 44.6 years old, Asian residents: 27.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.7 years old, Other race residents: 47.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Fayette County is $388 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $645 a month.

Cities in this county include: Oelwein, West Union, Fayette, Clermont, Elgin, Maynard, Arlington, Hawkeye, Waucoma, Wadena.

Fayette County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Fayette County: Buena Vista School (A), Camp Ewalu (B), Adams Dairy (C), City of Monona Wastewater Treatment Plant (D), Clayton County Fairgrounds (E), Springville (F), Jefferson (G), Springfield (H), Bismark Station (I), Saint Patrick Station (J), Hefel School (K), Garber Bridge Access (L), Motor Mill Access (M), Stone's Plantation (N), Cox Creek Rest Area (O), Mederville Access (P), French Town Lake Access (Q), Backbone Golf and Country Club (R), Froelich Historic Site (S), Spook Cave and Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fayette County include: Bethel Church (A), East Clermont Church (B), First Evangelical Church (C), Goshen Church (D), Highland Church (E), Norway Church (F), Norwegian Church (G), Ceres Church (H), Saint Sebalds Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Apostolic Cemetery (1), Asbury Cemetery (2), Koenig Cemetery (3), Noggle Cemetery (4), Mederville Cemetery (5), Dohrer Cemetery (6), Pioneer Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Frenchtown Lake (A), Spring Lake (B), Wachendorf Lake (C), Dead Lake (D), Wood Duck Slough (E), Big Pond (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bear Creek (A), Beaver Creek (B), Panther Creek (C), Bloody Run (D), Bluebell Creek (E), Brownfield Creek (F), Bruce Creek (G), Buck Creek (H), Coon Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Fayette County include: Bloody Run Wildlife Management Area (1), Sny Magill North Cedar Creek Wildlife Management Area (2), Roberts Creek State Preserve (3), Buck Creek Area Park (4), Bixby State Park (5), Chicken Ridge Scenic Overlook Park (6), Volga White Pine Forest Preserve (7), Hewitt-Ensign Creek Wildlife Management Area (8), Mossy Glen State Preserve (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Allamakee County , Cassia County, Idaho , Sublette County, Wyoming , Dickinson County , Kenosha County, Wisconsin , Floyd County , Union County, South Dakota , Webster County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.1%
Iowa:

3.1%

Unemployment by year in Fayette, IA
County total employment by year in Fayette, IA
County average yearly wages by year in Fayette, IA

Current college students: 1,055
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 196 (42.8% naturalized citizens)

Fayette County:

1.0%
Whole state:

5.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 672010 or later
  • 302000 to 2009
  • 511990 to 1999
  • 481980 to 1989
  • 51970 to 1979
  • 36Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.2%

Fayette County marital status for males Fayette County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,151
  • One, attached: 62
  • Two: 234
  • 3 or 4: 248
  • 5 to 9: 195
  • 10 to 19: 159
  • 20 to 49: 114
  • 50 or more: 41
  • Mobile homes: 422

Housing units in Fayette County with a mortgage: 3,333 (52 second mortgage, 369 home equity loan, 20 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,019

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

59.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Fayette County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,43831
Catholic4,0196
Evangelical Protestant1,85424
Other2932
None6,276-
Fayette County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Fayette County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Fayette County:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Fayette County:

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Fayette County:

28.2%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.9%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Fayette County:

Average size of farms: 309 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $134,548
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $245.17
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 55.79%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $116,298
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 78.61%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $116,543
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.39%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.18
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 19.84%
Corn for grain: 165064 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 125968 harvested acres
Vegetables: 58 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Fayette County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 4527507.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 28 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/30/1985, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 27 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fayette County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 101% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 367.7 miles away from Fayette County center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 178.8 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 346.7 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 367.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 285.3 miles away from Fayette County center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 181.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: March 17, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4483-IA: March 23, 2020, FEMA Id: 4483, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Iowa Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2019, FEMA Id: 4421, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: July 19, 2017 - July 23, 2017, FEMA Id: 4334, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 21, 2016 to October 03, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4289: October 31, 2016, FEMA Id: 4289, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: August 23, 2016 to August 27, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4281: September 29, 2016, FEMA Id: 4281, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 14, 2014 to June 24, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4184: July 24, 2014, FEMA Id: 4184, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2013 to June 15, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4126: July 02, 2013, FEMA Id: 4126, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1688: March 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1688, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Fayette County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 16, Tornadoes: 9, Winds: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Fayette

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,611 (77.2%)
  • Carpooled: 654 (7.6%)
  • Bus: 24 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 138 (1.6%)
  • Walked: 461 (5.4%)
  • Worked at home: 678 (7.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (19%)
  • Thailand (12%)
  • Kenya (12%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Spain (5%)
  • Venezuela (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Fayette County


  • German (40%)
  • American (16%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Norwegian (6%)
  • English (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • Czech (1%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Fayette County, Iowa in 2000:

  • 363 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 272 people in nursing homes
  • 92 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 51 people in halfway houses
  • 36 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 36 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 13 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 3 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Fayette County, Iowa in 2010:

  • 340 people in college/university student housing
  • 273 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 85 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 45 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 26 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 13 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $55,124.

4.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,748 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
Iowa average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.10% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($26,088 average AGI)
0.85% relocated from other states ($6,660 average AGI)
Fayette County:

0.85%
Iowa average:

2.42%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Buchanan County, IA  0.95% ($34,542 average AGI)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.43% ($32,485)
from Bremer County, IA  0.39% ($8,800)
from Clayton County, IA  0.39% ($41,600)
from Winneshiek County, IA  0.38% ($32,586)
from Linn County, IA  0.30% ($31,957)


6.28% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,971 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
Iowa average:

6.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.55% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($26,072 average AGI)
1.73% relocated to other states ($9,899 average AGI)
Fayette County:

1.73%
Iowa average:

2.69%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Buchanan County, IA  0.75% ($35,655 average AGI)
to Black Hawk County, IA  0.60% ($32,609)
to Winneshiek County, IA  0.34% ($21,500)
to Bremer County, IA  0.31% ($44,833)
to Clayton County, IA  0.27% ($43,714)
to Linn County, IA  0.27% ($24,762)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5

Births per 1000 population in Fayette County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Fayette County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Fayette County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Fayette County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Fayette County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Fayette County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Fayette County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Fayette County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Fayette County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,503 (4,008 aged, 495 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 274 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Fayette County, Iowa in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (456)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (309)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (305)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (217)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (166)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (158)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (110)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (95)
  • Unspecified dementia (92)
  • Congestive heart failure (15)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 9.45
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,656
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 420
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30,775

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,005
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,117
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 42

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,901
  • Male householders: 4,433 (1,191 living alone), Female householders: 3,901 (1,304 living alone)
  • 4,217 spouses (4,177 opposite-sex spouses), 639 unmarried partners, (628 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 5,010 children (4,433 natural, 238 adopted, 359 stepchildren), 179 grandchildren, 153 brothers or sisters, 116 parents, 19 foster children, 125 other relatives, 433 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 674

Size of family households: 2,900 2-persons, 1,039 3-persons, 747 4-persons, 425 5-persons, 173 6-persons, 90 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,506 1-person, 397 2-persons, 52 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 5 5-persons.

2,638 married couples with children.
1,169 single-parent households (405 men, 764 women).

96.7% of residents of Fayette speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (88% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $134,660,000 ($6,361 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,785,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $55,727,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $30,179,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $22,476,000
Federal grants: $18,441,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,086,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,752,000 ($1,750,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $648,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,163,000
Federal Government insurance: $77,393,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,172
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,325
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +60
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -594
Here -28 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Fayette County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.34 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.2

Year house built in Fayette County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Fayette County, Iowa
  • 2022014 or later
  • 1192010 to 2013
  • 6032000 to 2009
  • 6591990 to 1999
  • 4511980 to 1989
  • 1,2311970 to 1979
  • 7531960 to 1969
  • 1,0741950 to 1959
  • 5291940 to 1949
  • 4,0351939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Fayette County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Fayette County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Fayette County, Iowa
  • 01 room
  • 22 rooms
  • 673 rooms
  • 5074 rooms
  • 1,0205 rooms
  • 1,4356 rooms
  • 1,0547 rooms
  • 9188 rooms
  • 1,3339+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fayette County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fayette County, Iowa
  • 791 room
  • 662 rooms
  • 3503 rooms
  • 3604 rooms
  • 3725 rooms
  • 3746 rooms
  • 1687 rooms
  • 828 rooms
  • 1449+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Fayette County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Fayette County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Fayette County, Iowa
  • 1no bedroom
  • 1091 bedroom
  • 1,4382 bedrooms
  • 2,9483 bedrooms
  • 1,4334 bedrooms
  • 4055+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fayette County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fayette County, Iowa
  • 82no bedroom
  • 4811 bedroom
  • 6812 bedrooms
  • 5403 bedrooms
  • 1704 bedrooms
  • 325+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Fayette County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Fayette County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Fayette County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 85no vehicle
  • 1,4041 vehicle
  • 2,4302 vehicles
  • 1,4393 vehicles
  • 7384 vehicles
  • 2645+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Fayette County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Fayette County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 363no vehicle
  • 7861 vehicle
  • 4952 vehicles
  • 2393 vehicles
  • 774 vehicles
  • 345+ vehicles

87.2% of Fayette County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Iowa.

Fayette County:

87.2%
State average:

85.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 16,036
  • Other state: 3,521
  • Northeast: 239
  • Midwest: 2,055
  • South: 651
  • West: 577
Year householders moved into unit in Fayette County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Fayette County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 49.8%Utility gas
  • 32.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.4%Electricity
  • 4.4%Wood
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 53.7%Utility gas
  • 24.5%Electricity
  • 18.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 96
Here:

5.3%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 45
Here:

4.2%
Iowa:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 443
Here:

55.6%
Iowa:

23.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Fayette County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,023,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $819,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,464,000
    Health - Other: $2,350,000
    Police Protection: $2,175,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,386,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,139,000
    General - Other: $833,000
    Financial Administration: $810,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $652,000
    Central Staff Services: $568,000
    Solid Waste Management: $463,000
    General Public Buildings: $151,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $128,000
    Libraries: $114,000
    Parks and Recreation: $81,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $368,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $335,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,483,000
    Interest Earnings: $249,000
    Sale of Property: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $423,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,793,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,986,000
    Other: $503,000
    General Local Government Support: $456,000
    Health and Hospitals: $451,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,501,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $668,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $185,000
    Other License: $65,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,327,000

Fayette County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,023,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $819,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,464,000
    Health - Other: $2,350,000
    Police Protection: $2,175,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,386,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,139,000
    General - Other: $833,000
    Financial Administration: $810,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $652,000
    Central Staff Services: $568,000
    Solid Waste Management: $463,000
    General Public Buildings: $151,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $128,000
    Libraries: $114,000
    Parks and Recreation: $81,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $368,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $335,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,483,000
    Interest Earnings: $249,000
    Sale of Property: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $423,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,793,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,986,000
    Other: $503,000
    General Local Government Support: $456,000
    Health and Hospitals: $451,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,501,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $668,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $185,000
    Other License: $65,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,327,000

Fayette County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,023,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $819,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,464,000
    Health - Other: $2,350,000
    Police Protection: $2,175,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,386,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,139,000
    General - Other: $833,000
    Financial Administration: $810,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $652,000
    Central Staff Services: $568,000
    Solid Waste Management: $463,000
    General Public Buildings: $151,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $128,000
    Libraries: $114,000
    Parks and Recreation: $81,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $368,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $335,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,483,000
    Interest Earnings: $249,000
    Sale of Property: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $423,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,793,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,986,000
    Other: $503,000
    General Local Government Support: $456,000
    Health and Hospitals: $451,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,501,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $668,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $185,000
    Other License: $65,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,327,000

Fayette County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,023,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $819,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,464,000
    Health - Other: $2,350,000
    Police Protection: $2,175,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,386,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,139,000
    General - Other: $833,000
    Financial Administration: $810,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $652,000
    Central Staff Services: $568,000
    Solid Waste Management: $463,000
    General Public Buildings: $151,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $128,000
    Libraries: $114,000
    Parks and Recreation: $81,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $368,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $335,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,483,000
    Interest Earnings: $249,000
    Sale of Property: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $423,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,793,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,986,000
    Other: $503,000
    General Local Government Support: $456,000
    Health and Hospitals: $451,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,501,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $668,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $185,000
    Other License: $65,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,327,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 418
  • Number of aged recipients: 61
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 357
  • Number of recipients under 18: 53
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 271
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 94
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 208
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 161
Most common first names in Fayette County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John17277.6 years
William16377.7 years
Mary14681.4 years
Robert13572.2 years
George9979.8 years
Helen9082.5 years
Harold8676.4 years
James8074.4 years
Donald7971.4 years
Anna7983.7 years
Most common last names in Fayette County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7480.5 years
Miller7480.8 years
Johnson6380.5 years
Olson6078.8 years
Anderson4878.2 years
Larson4477.7 years
Meyer4381.2 years
Davis3580.8 years
Wilson3177.8 years
Moore3178.3 years
Businesses in Fayette County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Alco Stores1MasterBrand Cabinets3
AmericInn1Maurices1
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack1
FedEx2Subway2
Ford2Super 81
H&R Block1True Value1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
Kmart1U.S. Cellular1
La-Z-Boy1UPS2