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Fayette County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2019: 40,881 (21% urban, 79% rural); it was 28,806 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 8,510
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,403
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,409
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,592 (it was 2,058 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

32%

Land area: 704 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 58 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Fayette County: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.0%), Construction (16.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.4%), Educational, health and social services (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Fayette County, TN (2019)
    • 27,62395.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 11,14238.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,1604.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3841.3%Two or more races
    • 2861.0%Asian alone
    • 1910.7%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

46.2 years
Tennessee median age:

39.0 years
Males: 20,150  (49.3%)
Females: 20,731  (50.7%)
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Average household size:
Fayette County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $63,843 ($40,279 in 1999)
This county:

$63,843
Tennessee:

$56,071

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $566 (lower quartile is $419, upper quartile is $827)
This county:

$566
State:

$716


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $237,235 (it was $96,800 in 2000)
Fayette:

$237,235
Tennessee:

$191,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $132,342 - $357,287
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,410
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $394

Institutionalized population: 388

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 94
  • Burglaries: 190
  • Thefts: 282
  • Auto thefts: 76

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 11
  • Assaults: 90
  • Burglaries: 176
  • Thefts: 270
  • Auto thefts: 70
Fayette County, TN map from a distance

Health of residents in Fayette County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.2. This is significantly worse than average.
62.9% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
42.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
41.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
61.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 202 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 170 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 219 buildings, average cost: $82,900
  • 1998: 262 buildings, average cost: $121,600
  • 1999: 231 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2000: 162 buildings, average cost: $139,300
  • 2001: 156 buildings, average cost: $157,300
  • 2002: 150 buildings, average cost: $181,100
  • 2003: 341 buildings, average cost: $174,800
  • 2004: 664 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2005: 708 buildings, average cost: $199,400
  • 2006: 670 buildings, average cost: $222,800
  • 2007: 660 buildings, average cost: $220,700
  • 2008: 277 buildings, average cost: $266,200
  • 2009: 119 buildings, average cost: $244,400
  • 2010: 127 buildings, average cost: $888,300
  • 2011: 125 buildings, average cost: $238,800
  • 2012: 187 buildings, average cost: $246,600
  • 2013: 210 buildings, average cost: $243,100
  • 2014: 235 buildings, average cost: $266,100
  • 2015: 236 buildings, average cost: $258,000
  • 2016: 304 buildings, average cost: $267,100
  • 2017: 315 buildings, average cost: $273,800
  • 2018: 323 buildings, average cost: $286,100
  • 2019: 406 buildings, average cost: $286,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Fayette, TN residents
Average permit cost in Fayette, TN
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $852 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $802 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Fayette, TN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Fayette, TN in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Fayette, TN in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.2%
Fayette County:

12.2%
Tennessee:

13.9%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.1% for Black residents, 41.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 49.6% for American Indian residents, 19.4% for other race residents, 16.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 46.2 years old
(Males: 45.1 years old, Females: 47.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.6 years old, Black residents: 41.0 years old, American Indian residents: 18.0 years old, Asian residents: 39.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.3 years old, Other race residents: 32.4 years old)

Area name: Memphis, TN-MS-AR HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Fayette County is $572 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $636 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $847 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hickory Withe, Somerville, Oakland, Fayette Corners, Gallaway, Piperton, Moscow, Rossville, Williston, Braden.

Fayette County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Fayette County: Pleasant Site (A), McNairy County Farm (B), McNairy County Landfill (C), Martin Camp (D), McNairy County Fire Department Station 33 Big Hill Pond Fire Department (E), McNairy County Fire Department Station 12 Leapwood Fire Department (F), McNairy County Fire Department Station 23 Pleasant Site Fire Department (G), McNairy County Fire Department Station 41 Sulphur Springs Fire Department (H), McNairy County Fire Department Station 13 Beauty Hill Fire Department (I), McNairy County Fire Department Station 42 Byrd Locke Fire Department (J), McNairy County Fire Department Station 31 Chewalla Fire Department (K), McNairy County Fire Department Station 22 Lawton Fire Department (L), McNairy County Fire Department Station 11 McNairy Fire Department (M), McNairy County Fire Department Station 43 Rose Creek Fire Department (N), McNairy County Fire Department Station 32 Wolf Pen Fire Department (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fayette County include: Eureka Church (A), Falcon Church (B), West Shiloh Baptist Church (C), Pleasant Site Baptist Church (D), Good Hope Baptist Church (E), Prices Chapel (F), Prospect Church (G), Liberty Church (H), Refuge Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Houston Cemetery (1), Sanders Cemetery (2), Indian Creek Cemetery (3), Turner Cemetery (4), Warren Cemetery (5), Mount Zion Cemetery (6), Kirk Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Big Hill Pond (A), Turner Lake (B), Pocahontas Lake (C), J J Madison Lake (D), Logans Lake (E), Twin Springs Lake (F), Big Hill Pond Lake (G), Dismal Swamp (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little White Oak Creek (A), Little Snake Creek (B), Little Owl Creek (C), Lick Creek (D), Liberty Branch (E), Larue Branch (F), Kise Creek (G), Kirk Branch (H), King Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Crittenden County, Arkansas , Limestone County, Alabama , Lenoir County, North Carolina , Wayne County, North Carolina .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.0%
Tennessee:

5.0%

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

Current college students: 775
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 774 (54.5% naturalized citizens)

Fayette County:

1.9%
Whole state:

5.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1622010 or later
  • 2832000 to 2009
  • 1151990 to 1999
  • 381980 to 1989
  • 381970 to 1979
  • 61Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 32.7%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 14,223
  • One, attached: 175
  • Two: 212
  • 3 or 4: 240
  • 5 to 9: 175
  • 10 to 19: 116
  • 20 to 49: 74
  • 50 or more: 6
  • Mobile homes: 2,128

Housing units in Fayette County with a mortgage: 7,654 (194 second mortgage, 474 home equity loan, 15 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,115

Here:

58.3% with mortgage
State:

58.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Fayette County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,09340
Black Protestant2,22117
Mainline Protestant1,88220
Catholic9001
Other4582
None24,859-
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: 4
Fayette County:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Fayette County:

4.31 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Fayette County:

11.1%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Fayette County:

33.8%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.5%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Fayette County:

Average size of farms: 306 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $42,543
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $236.31
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.62%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 22.85%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $40,591
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 45.35%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $62,943
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.28%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.89
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.88%
Corn for grain: 12291 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 6649 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 46115 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 33132 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Fayette County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 3179211.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 fatalities and 98 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/22/1991, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 4 people and injured 45 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fayette County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 346% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 60.3 miles away from Fayette County center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 59.2 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 135.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 239.7 miles away from Fayette County center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 67.1 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:

  • Tennessee Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4514, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017, FEMA Id: 4320, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 02, 2014 to March 04, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4171: April 11, 2014, FEMA Id: 4171, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 25, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1974: May 01, 2011, FEMA Id: 1974, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-Line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 30, 2010 to May 18, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1909: May 04, 2010, FEMA Id: 1909, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-Line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 12, 2009 to June 14, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1851: July 13, 2009, FEMA Id: 1851, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 05, 2008 to February 06, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1745: February 07, 2008, FEMA Id: 1745, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 02, 2006 to April 08, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1634: April 05, 2006, FEMA Id: 1634, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Tennessee Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3217: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, High Winds, and Heavy Rain, Incident Period: July 21, 2003 to July 22, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1482: July 29, 2003, FEMA Id: 1482, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind, Heavy Rain
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Fayette County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 7, Floods: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice 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: 6,650 (76.3%)
  • Carpooled: 929 (10.7%)
  • Bus: 6 (0.1%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 2 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 153 (1.8%)
  • Bicycle: 1 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 76 (0.9%)
  • Worked at home: 988 (11.3%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

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


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (29%)
  • Jamaica (15%)
  • Laos (8%)
  • Ukraine (8%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Scotland (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Fayette County


  • American (17%)
  • English (8%)
  • African (8%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • European (5%)
  • German (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 155 people in nursing homes
  • 136 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 94 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill

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

  • 172 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 103 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 93 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 17 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 7 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $73,124.

8.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($71,953 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.10%
Tennessee average:

7.15%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.04% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($56,430 average AGI)
2.06% relocated from other states ($15,522 average AGI)
Fayette County:

2.06%
Tennessee average:

3.48%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Shelby County, TN  4.85% ($83,148 average AGI)
from Hardeman County, TN  0.38% ($35,817)
from DeSoto County, MS  0.23% ($47,333)
from Tipton County, TN  0.19% ($60,900)


6.64% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($60,583 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.64%
Tennessee average:

6.65%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.70% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($40,620 average AGI)
1.94% relocated to other states ($19,963 average AGI)
Fayette County:

1.94%
Tennessee average:

2.95%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Shelby County, TN  3.32% ($56,639 average AGI)
to Hardeman County, TN  0.27% ($28,262)
to DeSoto County, MS  0.24% ($87,054)
to Tipton County, TN  0.19% ($30,200)
to Haywood County, TN  0.18% ($28,929)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in Fayette County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Fayette County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Fayette County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 9.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.9%
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: 5,934 (4,780 aged, 1,154 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,083 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (589)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (510)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (464)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (268)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (243)
  • Unspecified dementia (151)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (114)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (112)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (109)
  • Congestive heart failure (65)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.97
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 2,275
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 30
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 21,836

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,286
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 949
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 10
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 23

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

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 93.3. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 40,881
  • Male householders: 8,166 (1,800 living alone), Female householders: 7,770 (1,842 living alone)
  • 9,135 spouses (9,067 opposite-sex spouses), 577 unmarried partners, (577 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 10,818 children (10,025 natural, 290 adopted, 501 stepchildren), 1,044 grandchildren, 551 brothers or sisters, 695 parents, 1 foster children, 779 other relatives, 634 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 608

Size of family households: 6,000 2-persons, 2,396 3-persons, 1,812 4-persons, 1,089 5-persons, 277 6-persons, 91 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,644 1-person, 524 2-persons, 28 3-persons.

4,750 married couples with children.
1,811 single-parent households (364 men, 1,447 women).

97.2% of residents of Fayette speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 2% speak English well, 26% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (70% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (78% speak English very well, 22% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $169,111,000 ($5,029 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,669,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $58,537,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $31,142,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,623,000
Federal grants: $67,479,000
Federal procurement contracts: $822,000 ($20,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,509,000 ($1,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,554,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $22,545,000
Federal Government insurance: $15,712,000

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

Births: 2,160
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,515
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +37
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +5,026
Here:

+146 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Fayette County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.56 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.4

Year house built in Fayette County, Tennessee
  • Year house built in Fayette County, Tennessee
  • 1,4822014 or later
  • 7292010 to 2013
  • 4,9632000 to 2009
  • 3,8791990 to 1999
  • 1,8481980 to 1989
  • 2,4151970 to 1979
  • 8711960 to 1969
  • 6811950 to 1959
  • 2671940 to 1949
  • 5041939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Fayette County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Fayette County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Fayette County, Tennessee
  • 221 room
  • 192 rooms
  • 1473 rooms
  • 5394 rooms
  • 2,3655 rooms
  • 2,4426 rooms
  • 2,3217 rooms
  • 1,6288 rooms
  • 3,3309+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fayette County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fayette County, Tennessee
  • 401 room
  • 862 rooms
  • 4723 rooms
  • 5244 rooms
  • 8455 rooms
  • 6736 rooms
  • 2147 rooms
  • 898 rooms
  • 2359+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Fayette County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Fayette County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Fayette County, Tennessee
  • 32no bedroom
  • 771 bedroom
  • 1,1462 bedrooms
  • 6,8513 bedrooms
  • 3,4574 bedrooms
  • 1,3205+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fayette County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fayette County, Tennessee
  • 45no bedroom
  • 4561 bedroom
  • 8662 bedrooms
  • 1,3693 bedrooms
  • 3424 bedrooms
  • 815+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Fayette County, Tennessee 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
  • 217no vehicle
  • 2,2121 vehicle
  • 5,5552 vehicles
  • 2,9643 vehicles
  • 1,3134 vehicles
  • 5665+ 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
  • 423no vehicle
  • 1,3731 vehicle
  • 8692 vehicles
  • 3463 vehicles
  • 1154 vehicles
  • 645+ vehicles

90.5% of Fayette County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in Tennessee.

Fayette County:

90.5%
State average:

85.5%

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

  • This state: 28,293
  • Other state: 11,423
  • Northeast: 801
  • Midwest: 2,657
  • South: 6,985
  • West: 974
Year householders moved into unit in Fayette County, TN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Fayette County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 56.1%Utility gas
  • 29.4%Electricity
  • 11.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 54.2%Electricity
  • 31.6%Utility gas
  • 10.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%Wood
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,301
Here:

36.2%
Tennessee:

13.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 705
Here:

38.2%
Tennessee:

13.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 213
Here:

20.1%
Tennessee:

23.1%

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:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $360,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,483,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $781,000
    Solid Waste Management: $532,000
    Air Transportation: $187,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $11,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,556,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,266,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $29,695,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,784,000
    Police Protection: $2,750,000
    Health - Other: $2,319,000
    General - Other: $1,834,000
    Regular Highways: $1,725,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,393,000
    Solid Waste Management: $959,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $916,000
    Financial Administration: $632,000
    Local Fire Protection: $533,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $414,000
    Air Transportation: $240,000
    General Public Buildings: $215,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $201,000
    Libraries: $196,000
    Sewerage: $47,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,275,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $76,000
    Housing and Community Development: $53,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,875,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,203,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,673,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $650,000
    Special Assessments: $585,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $414,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $273,000
    General Revenue - Other: $169,000
    Interest Earnings: $101,000
    Rents: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,223,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $405,000
    Local Fire Protection: $183,000
    General Public Building: $69,000
    Central Staff Services: $46,000
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,520,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,594,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $22,459,000
    Highways: $4,158,000
    Other: $1,265,000
    Electric Utilities: $948,000
    Housing and Community Development: $346,000
    Health and Hospitals: $239,000
    General Local Government Support: $160,000
    Public Welfare: $36,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,190,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,907,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,502,000
    Other License: $779,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $617,000
    Other Selective Sales: $364,000
    Public Utility License: $204,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $182,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,058,000

Fayette County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $360,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,483,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $781,000
    Solid Waste Management: $532,000
    Air Transportation: $187,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $11,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,556,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,266,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $29,695,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,784,000
    Police Protection: $2,750,000
    Health - Other: $2,319,000
    General - Other: $1,834,000
    Regular Highways: $1,725,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,393,000
    Solid Waste Management: $959,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $916,000
    Financial Administration: $632,000
    Local Fire Protection: $533,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $414,000
    Air Transportation: $240,000
    General Public Buildings: $215,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $201,000
    Libraries: $196,000
    Sewerage: $47,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,275,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $76,000
    Housing and Community Development: $53,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,875,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,203,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,673,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $650,000
    Special Assessments: $585,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $414,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $273,000
    General Revenue - Other: $169,000
    Interest Earnings: $101,000
    Rents: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,223,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $405,000
    Local Fire Protection: $183,000
    General Public Building: $69,000
    Central Staff Services: $46,000
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,520,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,594,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $22,459,000
    Highways: $4,158,000
    Other: $1,265,000
    Electric Utilities: $948,000
    Housing and Community Development: $346,000
    Health and Hospitals: $239,000
    General Local Government Support: $160,000
    Public Welfare: $36,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,190,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,907,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,502,000
    Other License: $779,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $617,000
    Other Selective Sales: $364,000
    Public Utility License: $204,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $182,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,058,000

Fayette County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $360,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,483,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $781,000
    Solid Waste Management: $532,000
    Air Transportation: $187,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $11,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,556,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,266,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $29,695,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,784,000
    Police Protection: $2,750,000
    Health - Other: $2,319,000
    General - Other: $1,834,000
    Regular Highways: $1,725,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,393,000
    Solid Waste Management: $959,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $916,000
    Financial Administration: $632,000
    Local Fire Protection: $533,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $414,000
    Air Transportation: $240,000
    General Public Buildings: $215,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $201,000
    Libraries: $196,000
    Sewerage: $47,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,275,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $76,000
    Housing and Community Development: $53,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,875,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,203,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,673,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $650,000
    Special Assessments: $585,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $414,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $273,000
    General Revenue - Other: $169,000
    Interest Earnings: $101,000
    Rents: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,223,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $405,000
    Local Fire Protection: $183,000
    General Public Building: $69,000
    Central Staff Services: $46,000
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,520,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,594,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $22,459,000
    Highways: $4,158,000
    Other: $1,265,000
    Electric Utilities: $948,000
    Housing and Community Development: $346,000
    Health and Hospitals: $239,000
    General Local Government Support: $160,000
    Public Welfare: $36,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,190,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,907,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,502,000
    Other License: $779,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $617,000
    Other Selective Sales: $364,000
    Public Utility License: $204,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $182,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,058,000

Fayette County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $360,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,483,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $781,000
    Solid Waste Management: $532,000
    Air Transportation: $187,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $11,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,556,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,266,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $29,695,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,784,000
    Police Protection: $2,750,000
    Health - Other: $2,319,000
    General - Other: $1,834,000
    Regular Highways: $1,725,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,393,000
    Solid Waste Management: $959,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $916,000
    Financial Administration: $632,000
    Local Fire Protection: $533,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $414,000
    Air Transportation: $240,000
    General Public Buildings: $215,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $201,000
    Libraries: $196,000
    Sewerage: $47,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,275,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $76,000
    Housing and Community Development: $53,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,875,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,203,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,673,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $650,000
    Special Assessments: $585,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $414,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $273,000
    General Revenue - Other: $169,000
    Interest Earnings: $101,000
    Rents: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,223,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $405,000
    Local Fire Protection: $183,000
    General Public Building: $69,000
    Central Staff Services: $46,000
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,520,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,594,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $22,459,000
    Highways: $4,158,000
    Other: $1,265,000
    Electric Utilities: $948,000
    Housing and Community Development: $346,000
    Health and Hospitals: $239,000
    General Local Government Support: $160,000
    Public Welfare: $36,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,190,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,907,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,502,000
    Other License: $779,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $617,000
    Other Selective Sales: $364,000
    Public Utility License: $204,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $182,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,058,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,370
  • Number of aged recipients: 186
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,184
  • Number of recipients under 18: 200
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 799
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 371
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 555
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 572
Most common first names in Fayette County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James31571.8 years
Mary29879.8 years
John25674.6 years
William24674.8 years
Robert19273.2 years
Willie17775.3 years
George12573.4 years
Charles10670.6 years
Thomas8172.1 years
Annie7781.3 years
Most common last names in Fayette County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones17573.1 years
Williams14172.8 years
Smith13074.5 years
Johnson10672.3 years
Taylor8777.3 years
Davis8674.1 years
Brown7675.5 years
Wilson7275.1 years
Moore6576.4 years
Harris6176.5 years
Businesses in Fayette County, TN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Maurices1
AutoZone2McDonald's1
Baskin-Robbins2RadioShack1
Curves1Rue211
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In2
Domino's Pizza1Subway3
FedEx3Taco Bell1
H&R Block2U-Haul2
KFC1UPS1
Kroger1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets2