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Fayette County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2014: 134,086 (52% urban, 48% rural); it was 148,644 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 20,361
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 19,886
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 43,859
Renter-occupied apartments: 15,750 (it was 16,110 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

30%

Land area: 790 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 170 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fayette County: 91.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Fayette County, Pennsylvania:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.8%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.0 years
Males: 65,770  (49.1%)
Females: 68,316  (50.9%)
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Fayette County,PA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Fayette County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $40,495 ($27,451 in 1999)

This county:

$40,495
Pennsylvania:

$55,702

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $455 (lower quartile is $338, upper quartile is $586)
This county:

$455
State:

$709


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $96,300 (it was $60,600 in 2000)
Fayette:

$96,300
Pennsylvania:

$170,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,200 - $163,100

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $135,259
Here:

$135,259
State:

$233,967

Townhouses or other attached units: $92,026
Here:

$92,026
State:

$171,258

In 2-unit structures: $97,583
Here:

$97,583
State:

$159,964

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $54,932
Here:

$54,932
State:

$187,323

Mobile homes: $42,187
Here:

$42,187
State:

$59,475
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,009
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $389

Institutionalized population: 3,030
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Health of residents in Fayette County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.2. This is significantly worse than average.
64.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
49.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
98.9% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
60.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 199 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 163 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 292 buildings, average cost: $62,400
  • 2001: 248 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 2002: 266 buildings, average cost: $129,800
  • 2003: 239 buildings, average cost: $121,500
  • 2004: 251 buildings, average cost: $125,900
  • 2005: 50 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2006: 81 buildings, average cost: $160,700
  • 2007: 67 buildings, average cost: $163,600
  • 2008: 304 buildings, average cost: $206,000
  • 2009: 219 buildings, average cost: $220,600
  • 2010: 232 buildings, average cost: $206,900
  • 2011: 159 buildings, average cost: $212,700
  • 2012: 198 buildings, average cost: $232,500
  • 2013: 222 buildings, average cost: $218,800
  • 2014: 193 buildings, average cost: $233,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,407 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,024 (1.3%)

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: 20.8%
(19.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.2% for Black residents, 37.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.9% for American Indian residents, 6.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 41.9% for other race residents, 44.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 20.8%
Fayette County:

20.8%
Pennsylvania:

13.2%
(19.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.6% for Black residents, 35.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.5% for American Indian residents, 6.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 36.2% for other race residents, 40.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 45 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 46 years old, American Indian residents: 52 years old, Asian residents: 29 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 16 years old, Other race residents: 21 years old)

Area name: Pittsburgh, PA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Fayette County is $601 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $719 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $894 a month.

Cities in this county include: Uniontown, Connellsville, Masontown, Oliver, Leith-Hatfield, Brownsville, East Uniontown, South Connellsville, Fairchance, Hopwood.

Fayette County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Carbon County, Utah , Cass County, Illinois , Hancock County, Indiana , Montgomery County , Johnson County, Nebraska , Piatt County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.5%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,864
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 837 (62% naturalized citizens)

Fayette County:

0.6%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 110
  • 1990 to 1994: 104
  • 1985 to 1989: 95
  • 1980 to 1984: 28
  • 1975 to 1979: 24
  • 1970 to 1974: 36
  • 1970 to 1974: 56
  • 1965 to 1969: 384
Note: State values scaled to Fayette County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.0%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 44,875
  • One, attached: 3,488
  • Two: 3,064
  • 3 or 4: 2,288
  • 5 to 9: 2,035
  • 10 to 19: 656
  • 20 or more: 1,500
  • Mobile homes: 8,354
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 230

Housing units in Fayette County with a mortgage: 16,824 (1,800 second mortgage, 2,513 home equity loan, 71 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 17,294

Here:

49.3% with mortgage
State:

62.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Fayette County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic24,54429
Mainline Protestant20,117103
Evangelical Protestant13,148109
Other1,4349
Black Protestant9318
Orthodox3446
None76,088-
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: 36
Fayette County:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
This county:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Fayette County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 89
This county:

6.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Fayette County:

11.8%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Fayette County:

32.0%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.1%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Fayette County:

Average size of farms: 128 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $21,824
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $169.19
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 58.80%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $20,722
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 41.57%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.15%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $53,543
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.74%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.70
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 21.02%
Corn for grain: 7588 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 363 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1134 harvested acres
Vegetables: 656 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 94 acres

Earthquake activity:

Fayette County-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 112.0 miles away from Fayette County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 136.6 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 256.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 148.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 196.5 miles away from Fayette County center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 190.9 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:

  • Pennsylvania Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 22, 2016 to January 23, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4267: March 23, 2016, FEMA Id: 4267, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2013 to July 12, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4149: October 01, 2013, FEMA Id: 4149, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3356: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3356, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1898: April 16, 2010, FEMA Id: 1898, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3235: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 19, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3180: March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: 3180, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Pennsylvania Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 01, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1093: January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: 1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Pennsylvania Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1085: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1085, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • Pennsylvania Winter Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: January 04, 1994 to February 25, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1015: March 10, 1994, FEMA Id: 1015, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm
  • Pennsylvania Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3105: March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: 3105, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Fayette County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Snowstorms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical 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 (25%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

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

  • Italy (21%)
  • Germany (21%)
  • United Kingdom (11%)
  • Other South Eastern Asia (7%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (4%)
  • Canada (4%)

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

  • German (20%)
  • Italian (13%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • United States or American (9%)
  • Polish (8%)
  • English (8%)
  • Slovak (7%)

Fayette County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 48,140 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 6,722 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 159 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 22 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 8 (0%)
  • Taxi: 21 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 9 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 9 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,447 (2%)
  • Other means: 253 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,156 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 853 people in nursing homes
  • 805 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 790 people in religious group quarters
  • 198 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 153 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 113 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 38 people in other group homes
  • 33 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 3 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)

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

  • 1,930 people in state prisons
  • 929 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 823 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 256 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 121 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 103 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 29 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 11 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,308.

3.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,977 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.02%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($352 average AGI)
Fayette County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

1.78% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($19,499 average AGI)
1.22% relocated from other states ($14,126 average AGI)
Fayette County:

1.22%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Westmoreland County, PA  0.66% ($32,308 average AGI)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.33% ($30,814)
from Washington County, PA  0.32% ($38,151)
from Greene County, PA  0.16% ($33,049)
from Monongalia County, WV  0.09% ($31,776)
from Somerset County, PA  0.06% ($29,156)
from Cuyahoga County, OH  0.02% ($20,167)


3.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,976 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.16%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.97% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($22,247 average AGI)
1.19% relocated to other states ($12,729 average AGI)
Fayette County:

1.19%
Pennsylvania average:

2.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Westmoreland County, PA  0.74% ($35,695 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.41% ($35,685)
to Washington County, PA  0.37% ($33,149)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.11% ($41,950)
to Greene County, PA  0.09% ($42,362)
to Somerset County, PA  0.06% ($24,242)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.04% ($20,050)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.1

Births per 1000 population in Fayette County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Fayette County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Fayette County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.6%
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: 31,000 (24,760 aged, 6,240 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,613 (9%)

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, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3,607)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,882)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,455)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,138)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (857)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (770)
  • Unspecified dementia (665)
  • Congestive heart failure (635)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (584)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (481)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.06
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,334
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 236
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 54,118

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 967
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,106
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 42
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 64

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 36.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 21.5
  • Other - 14.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 121.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 87.0
  • Other - 34.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 132,390
  • In family households: 110,217 (25,597 male householders, 11,471 female householders)
    26,866 spouses, 36,191 children (33,736 natural, 778 adopted, 1,677 stepchildren), 3,182 grandchildren, 994 brothers or sisters, 1,061 parents, 1,064 other relatives, 3,091 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 22,173 (8,495 male householders (6,952 living alone)), 10,434 female householders (9,326 living alone)), 3,244 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,216 (3,030 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 17,572 2-persons, 9,034 3-persons, 6,476 4-persons, 2,631 5-persons, 867 6-persons, 488 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 16,278 1-person, 2,300 2-persons, 206 3-persons, 99 4-persons, 32 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

21,716 married couples with children.
8,515 single-parent households (1,942 men, 6,573 women).

96.9% of residents of Fayette County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 41% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,178,195,000 ($8,089 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $22,383,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $490,778,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $338,962,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,361,000
Federal grants: $293,141,000
Federal procurement contracts: $17,539,000 ($8,162,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $31,414,000 ($3,803,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,429,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $14,899,000
Federal Government insurance: $60,980,000

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

Births: 7,823
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 9,565
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +102
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -686
Here -5 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Fayette County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 39.51 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 389
  • 2010 to 2013: 703
  • 2000 to 2009: 4,217
  • 1990 to 1999: 5,121
  • 1980 to 1989: 6,032
  • 1970 to 1979: 8,156
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,396
  • 1950 to 1959: 7,531
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,863
  • 1939 or earlier: 21,571
Note: State values scaled to Fayette population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Fayette County population
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 76
  • 3 rooms: 639
  • 4 rooms: 6,023
  • 5 rooms: 10,176
  • 6 rooms: 11,500
  • 7 rooms: 6,903
  • 8 rooms: 4,793
  • 9+ rooms: 3,740
  • 1 room: 134
  • 2 rooms: 763
  • 3 rooms: 2,455
  • 4 rooms: 4,951
  • 5 rooms: 3,609
  • 6 rooms: 2,317
  • 7 rooms: 934
  • 8 rooms: 630
  • 9+ rooms: 317
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Fayette County population
  • no bedroom: 50
  • 1 bedroom: 1,167
  • 2 bedrooms: 13,128
  • 3 bedrooms: 22,400
  • 4 bedrooms: 6,002
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,112
  • no bedroom: 199
  • 1 bedroom: 3,822
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,018
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,053
  • 4 bedrooms: 892
  • 5+ bedrooms: 126
Cars and other vehicles available in Fayette County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Fayette County population
  • no vehicle: 3,036
  • 1 vehicle: 13,330
  • 2 vehicles: 18,077
  • 3 vehicles: 6,706
  • 4 vehicles: 2,025
  • 5+ vehicles: 685
  • no vehicle: 3,881
  • 1 vehicle: 7,777
  • 2 vehicles: 3,616
  • 3 vehicles: 695
  • 4 vehicles: 69
  • 5+ vehicles: 72

71% of Fayette County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 72% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Pennsylvania.

Fayette County:

71.1%
State average:

64.4%

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

  • This state: 130,086
  • Northeast: 1,676
  • Midwest: 4,327
  • South: 10,222
  • West: 1,118

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $40,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

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 (41.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (38.8%)
  • Electricity (10.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.2%)
  • Coal or coke (2.2%)
  • Wood (2.0%)
  • Utility gas (51.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25.1%)
  • Electricity (17.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.8%)
  • Coal or coke (1.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,257
Here:

7.9%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 600
Here:

7.5%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 809
Here:

19.2%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

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: $782,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $27,182,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,613,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,232,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,677,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $4,608,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,962,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,415,000
    Police Protection: $2,290,000
    Financial Administration: $1,893,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,233,000
    General Public Buildings: $747,000
    Regular Highways: $703,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $838,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $657,000
    General - Other: $87,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $37,000
    Central Staff Services: $25,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,031,000

Fayette County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $6,854,000
    Housing and Community Development: $671,000
    Regular Highways: $275,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,557,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,616,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,479,000
    Public Welfare: $7,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $887,000
    Health and Hospitals: $336,000
    Public Welfare: $5,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $288,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $129,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $25,410,000
    Public Welfare: $6,968,000
    All Other: $2,625,000
    Highways: $1,420,000
    Housing and Community Development: $65,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,542,000
    Other License: $19,000

Fayette County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,800,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,469,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $331,000

Fayette County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,715,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $216,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 8,694
  • Number of aged recipients: 528
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 8,166
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,386
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 5,894
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,414
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,489
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 4,296
Fayette County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

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)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 34 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED299$91,585443$105,2511,117$114,086413$32,5405$782,800157$106,15391$66,341
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$109,42926$124,846151$95,27232$50,0310$07$168,57115$64,533
APPLICATIONS DENIED55$97,691119$68,983776$105,655305$27,3511$135,00081$86,29678$51,051
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN21$60,61954$104,037354$114,22941$38,2200$019$127,31619$85,526
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$119,5007$82,71473$118,5628$59,7500$06$87,8332$69,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 33 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED80$105,15021$176,7140$00$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$109,00012$133,8330$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED19$148,4216$140,6673$43,0001$180,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$145,2002$122,0000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Fayette County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2,46374.9 years
Mary2,04880.2 years
William1,31373.7 years
Joseph1,26474.5 years
James1,12672.6 years
Anna1,05981.9 years
George1,05375.3 years
Charles1,04674.3 years
Margaret86379.1 years
Robert86370.0 years
Most common last names in Fayette County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller41175.9 years
Smith38875.3 years
Wilson24576.5 years
Martin21976.4 years
Johnson20074.6 years
Davis19275.5 years
Thomas18873.5 years
King17475.2 years
Brown16875.5 years
Williams15776.0 years
Businesses in Fayette County, PA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Little Caesars Pizza2
AT&T2Long John Silver's2
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts3Marriott1
Aeropostale1Martin's1
American Eagle Outfitters1MasterBrand Cabinets8
Applebee's1McDonald's7
Arby's2New York & Co1
AutoZone2Nike5
Bath & Body Works1Nissan1
Burger King2Pac Sun1
CVS2Panera Bread1
Carson Pirie Scott1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet2Payless1
Circle K4PetSmart1
Cricket Wireless4Pizza Hut5
Curves3RadioShack3
Dairy Queen6Red Lobster1
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid4
Dennys1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza2Rue211
FedEx8SONIC Drive-In1
Finish Line1Sears2
Foot Locker1Shoe Carnival1
Ford1Spencer Gifts1
GNC2Sprint Nextel1
GameStop2Staples1
Goodwill2Starbucks1
H&R Block6Subway12
Hilton1Super 81
Holiday Inn1T-Mobile4
Home Depot1Taco Bell1
Honda1Target1
Hot Topic1Toyota1
Hyundai1Toys"R"Us1
IHOP1True Value3
JCPenney1U-Haul8
Jones New York2UPS7
Justice1Verizon Wireless2
KFC2Walgreens1
Kmart1Walmart2
La-Z-Boy3Wendy's3
Lane Furniture3YMCA1

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