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Fayette County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 20,343 (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: 28 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fayette County: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (39.3%), Educational, health and social services (15.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 43%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 53%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Fayette County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 10,163  (50.0%)
Females: 10,180  (50.0%)
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Fayette County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Fayette County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $46,239 ($32,453 in 1999)

This county:

$46,239
Iowa:

$54,736

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $402 (lower quartile is $323, upper quartile is $486)
This county:

$402
State:

$594


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $92,910 (it was $62,500 in 2000)
Fayette:

$92,910
Iowa:

$136,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,806 - $158,320

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $134,484
Here:

$134,484
State:

$171,636

Townhouses or other attached units: $130,953
Here:

$130,953
State:

$165,333

In 2-unit structures: $146,821
Here:

$146,821
State:

$154,532

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $89,827
Here:

$89,827
State:

$106,475

Mobile homes: $21,113
Here:

$21,113
State:

$47,660
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $939
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $399

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
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,364 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,233 (1.4%)

Fayette County household income distribution in 2009 Fayette County home values distribution Fayette County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 12.9%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 91.9% for Black residents, 35.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.8% for American Indian residents, 74.4% for other race residents, 29.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 12.5%
Fayette County:

12.5%
Iowa:

12.2%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 91.2% for Black residents, 36.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.8% for American Indian residents, 76.1% for other race residents, 20.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 43 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 21 years old, American Indian residents: 19 years old, Asian residents: 22 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 26 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 September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,055
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 235 (51% naturalized citizens)

Fayette County:

1.1%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 86
  • 1990 to 1994: 60
  • 1985 to 1989: 20
  • 1980 to 1984: 28
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 5
  • 1970 to 1974: 14
  • 1965 to 1969: 22
Note: State values scaled to Fayette County population

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: 7,982
  • One, attached: 87
  • Two: 313
  • 3 or 4: 393
  • 5 to 9: 208
  • 10 to 19: 54
  • 20 or more: 71
  • Mobile homes: 381
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 16

Housing units in Fayette County with a mortgage: 2,482 (128 second mortgage, 213 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,303

Here:

51.9% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Fayette County

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 slightly below Iowa state average. It is 86% smaller 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, Depth: 8.9 mi, 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 (4.0 MB, 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 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 285.3 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 398.0 miles away from Fayette County center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 367.5 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 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
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1518: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 03, 2002 to June 25, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1420: June 19, 2002, FEMA Id: 1420, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Fayette County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Korea (14%)
  • India (13%)
  • Hong Kong (8%)
  • South Africa (8%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Fayette County (%):

  • German (50%)
  • Norwegian (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • United States or American (7%)
  • English (7%)
  • Swiss (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Fayette County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,624 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 987 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 9 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (0%)
  • Walked: 613 (6%)
  • Other means: 90 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 968 (9%)

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 $45,616.

5.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,316 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.95% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($21,557 average AGI)
1.61% relocated from other states ($10,759 average AGI)
Fayette County:

1.61%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Buchanan County, IA  0.61% ($30,468 average AGI)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.59% ($23,783)
from Linn County, IA  0.36% ($24,179)
from Winneshiek County, IA  0.36% ($27,000)
from Bremer County, IA  0.34% ($30,615)
from Clayton County, IA  0.34% ($22,077)
from Allamakee County, IA  0.19% ($32,600)


5.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,998 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.38% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($28,448 average AGI)
1.40% relocated to other states ($8,550 average AGI)
Fayette County:

1.40%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Black Hawk County, IA  0.75% ($39,414 average AGI)
to Buchanan County, IA  0.63% ($32,184)
to Bremer County, IA  0.41% ($29,750)
to Clayton County, IA  0.35% ($94,889)
to Linn County, IA  0.35% ($24,704)
to Winneshiek County, IA  0.27% ($21,048)
to Johnson County, IA  0.21% ($28,938)

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 2014: 12.0

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 live births in Fayette County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Fayette County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Fayette County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (364)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (292)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (242)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (235)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (170)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (163)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (163)
  • Unspecified dementia (113)
  • Congestive heart failure (85)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (75)

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: 20,098
  • In family households: 16,459 (4,437 male householders, 1,159 female householders)
    4,569 spouses, 5,368 children (4,911 natural, 137 adopted, 320 stepchildren), 223 grandchildren, 83 brothers or sisters, 75 parents, 76 other relatives, 427 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,639 (1,460 male householders (1,167 living alone)), 1,578 female householders (1,398 living alone)), 601 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 782 (344 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,008 2-persons, 1,016 3-persons, 864 4-persons, 461 5-persons, 157 6-persons, 90 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,565 1-person, 387 2-persons, 55 3-persons, 22 4-persons, 7 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

4,158 married couples with children.
1,071 single-parent households (290 men, 781 women).

96.5% of residents of Fayette County speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (11% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 46% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very 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:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 46
  • 2010 to 2013: 128
  • 2000 to 2009: 605
  • 1990 to 1999: 629
  • 1980 to 1989: 472
  • 1970 to 1979: 950
  • 1960 to 1969: 828
  • 1950 to 1959: 965
  • 1940 to 1949: 513
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,440
Note: State values scaled to Fayette population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Fayette County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Fayette County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 17
  • 3 rooms: 112
  • 4 rooms: 535
  • 5 rooms: 1,341
  • 6 rooms: 1,574
  • 7 rooms: 1,176
  • 8 rooms: 963
  • 9+ rooms: 921
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 121
  • 3 rooms: 356
  • 4 rooms: 426
  • 5 rooms: 403
  • 6 rooms: 337
  • 7 rooms: 248
  • 8 rooms: 143
  • 9+ rooms: 90
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Fayette County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Fayette County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 164
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,559
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,151
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,404
  • 5+ bedrooms: 361
  • no bedroom: 25
  • 1 bedroom: 608
  • 2 bedrooms: 651
  • 3 bedrooms: 592
  • 4 bedrooms: 193
  • 5+ bedrooms: 70
Cars and other vehicles available in Fayette County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Fayette County population
  • no vehicle: 205
  • 1 vehicle: 1,730
  • 2 vehicles: 2,874
  • 3 vehicles: 1,260
  • 4 vehicles: 369
  • 5+ vehicles: 201
  • no vehicle: 340
  • 1 vehicle: 1,028
  • 2 vehicles: 462
  • 3 vehicles: 223
  • 4 vehicles: 59
  • 5+ vehicles: 27

63% of Fayette County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Iowa.

Fayette County:

62.5%
State average:

57.7%

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

  • This state: 18,811
  • Northeast: 143
  • Midwest: 1,788
  • South: 419
  • West: 525

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $38,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Fayette County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (52.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.0%)
  • Electricity (5.8%)
  • Wood (3.1%)
  • Utility gas (48.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.2%)
  • Electricity (20.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.4%)
  • Wood (2.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 135
Here:

5.4%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 25
Here:

1.6%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 483
Here:

49.8%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Fayette County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,337,000
    General - Other: $309,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,757,000
    Health - Other: $2,599,000
    Police Protection: $1,378,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $671,000
    Central Staff Services: $671,000
    Solid Waste Management: $501,000
    Correctional Institutions: $472,000
    Financial Administration: $410,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $359,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $184,000
    General Public Buildings: $140,000
    General - Other: $129,000
    Libraries: $61,000
    Parks and Recreation: $56,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $97,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,516,000

Fayette County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $768,000
    Regular Highways: $2,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $625,000
    Interest Earnings: $86,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,668,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,370,000
    General Local Government Support: $861,000
    Public Welfare: $200,000
    All Other: $109,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,424,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $545,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $203,000
    Other License: $13,000

Fayette County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,420,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,165,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $255,000

Fayette County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,089,000

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
Fayette County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Fayette County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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