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Fayette County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2014: 24,833 (33% urban, 67% rural); it was 21,804 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,277
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,540
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,817
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,261 (it was 1,905 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

36%

Land area: 950 sq. mi.

Water area: 9.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 26 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fayette County: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (19.4%), Construction (18.8%), Manufacturing (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 45%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 53%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Fayette County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (73.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (18.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (6.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Median resident age:  46.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 12,218  (49.2%)
Females: 12,615  (50.8%)
Average household size:
Fayette County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $50,005 ($34,526 in 1999)

This county:

$50,005
Texas:

$55,653

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $558 (lower quartile is $371, upper quartile is $756)
This county:

$558
State:

$774


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $154,347 (it was $75,900 in 2000)
Fayette:

$154,347
Texas:

$152,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $84,941 - $271,659
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,047
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $416

Institutionalized population: 407

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 34
  • Thefts: 95
  • Auto thefts: 7

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 9
  • Burglaries: 42
  • Thefts: 65
  • Auto thefts: 5
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 22 buildings, average cost: $105,600
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $205,000
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $159,600
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $239,500
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $149,500
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $166,500
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $205,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,590 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,557 (1.1%)

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: 12.4%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.1% for Black residents, 16.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 19.7% for other race residents, 40.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 11.4%
Fayette County:

11.4%
Texas:

15.9%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.5% for Black residents, 15.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 16.5% for other race residents, 36.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 48 years old
(Males: 46 years old, Females: 49 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 53 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 32 years old, Asian residents: 47 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 35 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Fayette County is $453 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $549 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $682 a month.

Cities in this county include: La Grange, Schulenburg, Flatonia, Fayetteville, Carmine, Round Top.

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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Neighboring counties: Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana , Flagler County, Florida , Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana , St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana , Kendall County , Washington County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 585
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 71.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,231 (29% naturalized citizens)

Fayette County:

5.6%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 379
  • 1990 to 1994: 274
  • 1985 to 1989: 158
  • 1980 to 1984: 139
  • 1975 to 1979: 84
  • 1970 to 1974: 68
  • 1970 to 1974: 27
  • 1965 to 1969: 102
Note: State values scaled to Fayette County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.1%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,755
  • One, attached: 124
  • Two: 174
  • 3 or 4: 175
  • 5 to 9: 65
  • 10 to 19: 55
  • 20 or more: 165
  • Mobile homes: 1,551
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 49

Housing units in Fayette County with a mortgage: 1,495 (19 second mortgage, 88 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,215

Here:

40.3% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Fayette County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,55514
Evangelical Protestant4,83826
Mainline Protestant4,00420
Black Protestant3233
Other861
None5,748-
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: 9
Fayette County:

4.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Fayette County:

8.46 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 24
This county:

10.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Fayette County:

10.6%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Fayette County:

26.4%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.6%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Fayette County:

Average size of farms: 186 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $17,389
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $62.45
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.37%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 89.83%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $19,299
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.24%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.16%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $26,558
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.54%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 22.29
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.05%
Corn for grain: 14512 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 222 harvested acres
Vegetables: 61 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,888 acres

Earthquake activity:

Fayette County-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 102.4 miles away from Fayette County center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 316.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 387.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.3 miles away from the county center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 94.2 miles away from Fayette County center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 163.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 22, 2016 to June 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4272: June 11, 2016, FEMA Id: 4272, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Texas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 17, 2016 to April 30, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4269: April 25, 2016, FEMA Id: 4269, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4223: May 29, 2015, FEMA Id: 4223, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: August 30, 2011 to December 31, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4029: September 09, 2011, FEMA Id: 4029, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 01, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3284: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3261: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3216: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Jordan Creek Fire, Incident Period: November 22, 1999, Fire Management Assistance Declared: November 22, 1999, FEMA Id: 2287, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Extreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 01, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3142: September 01, 1999, FEMA Id: 3142, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Fayette County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Fires: 6, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Wind: 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 (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (86%)
  • United Kingdom (2%)
  • Philippines (1%)
  • El Salvador (1%)
  • Micronesia (1%)
  • Romania (1%)
  • Germany (1%)

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

  • German (35%)
  • Czech (16%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Fayette County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,863 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 1,180 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 2 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 30 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 22 (0%)
  • Walked: 231 (2%)
  • Other means: 67 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 498 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 475 people in nursing homes
  • 39 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 24 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 374 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 42 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 20 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,402.

6.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($52,893 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.20% relocated from other counties in Texas ($46,873 average AGI)
0.84% relocated from other states ($6,020 average AGI)
Fayette County:

0.84%
Texas average:

2.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Harris County, TX  0.99% ($102,699 average AGI)
from Colorado County, TX  0.54% ($32,356)
from Bastrop County, TX  0.28% ($35,913)
from Travis County, TX  0.24% ($31,450)
from Brazos County, TX  0.19% ($33,313)
from Lee County, TX  0.18% ($41,600)
from Washington County, TX  0.18% ($32,600)


5.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,156 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.62% relocated to other counties in Texas ($34,115 average AGI)
0.93% relocated to other states ($6,041 average AGI)
Fayette County:

0.93%
Texas average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Harris County, TX  0.52% ($24,721 average AGI)
to Travis County, TX  0.46% ($90,895)
to Bastrop County, TX  0.34% ($46,964)
to Colorado County, TX  0.31% ($38,885)
to Lavaca County, TX  0.19% ($41,688)
to Victoria County, TX  0.16% ($31,615)
to Washington County, TX  0.16% ($36,923)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Births per 1000 population in Fayette County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Fayette County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Fayette County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 26.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.6%
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: 5,283 (4,729 aged, 554 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 937 (19%)

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, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (817)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (320)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (246)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (196)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (184)
  • Unspecified dementia (166)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (160)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (129)
  • Congestive heart failure (126)
  • Generalized and unspecified atherosclerosis (68)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.44
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,519
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 178
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38,222

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,069
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,478
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 18

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 93

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

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 134.8. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,099
  • In family households: 20,673 (5,463 male householders, 1,552 female householders)
    5,687 spouses, 6,371 children (5,920 natural, 136 adopted, 315 stepchildren), 478 grandchildren, 217 brothers or sisters, 164 parents, 238 other relatives, 381 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,426 (1,459 male householders (1,257 living alone)), 1,604 female householders (1,491 living alone)), 363 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 455 (407 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,664 2-persons, 1,353 3-persons, 1,151 4-persons, 545 5-persons, 203 6-persons, 99 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,748 1-person, 280 2-persons, 25 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 3 5-persons.

3,736 married couples with children.
897 single-parent households (250 men, 647 women).

79.7% of residents of Fayette County speak English at home.
11.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
8.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 31% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $147,716,000 ($6,561 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,503,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $68,566,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $37,780,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,083,000
Federal grants: $34,065,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,610,000 ($483,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,613,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $133,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,336,000
Federal Government insurance: $10,175,000

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

Births: 1,353
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,656
Here:

73 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +262
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +804
Here:

+36 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Fayette County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.29 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 9
  • 2010 to 2013: 506
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,344
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,191
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,528
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,310
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,200
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,070
  • 1940 to 1949: 671
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,155
Note: State values scaled to Fayette population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Fayette County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Fayette County population
  • 1 room: 24
  • 2 rooms: 230
  • 3 rooms: 263
  • 4 rooms: 717
  • 5 rooms: 1,817
  • 6 rooms: 1,547
  • 7 rooms: 1,101
  • 8 rooms: 634
  • 9+ rooms: 484
  • 1 room: 91
  • 2 rooms: 162
  • 3 rooms: 259
  • 4 rooms: 509
  • 5 rooms: 452
  • 6 rooms: 301
  • 7 rooms: 64
  • 8 rooms: 42
  • 9+ rooms: 25
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Fayette County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Fayette County population
  • no bedroom: 67
  • 1 bedroom: 445
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,827
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,494
  • 4 bedrooms: 843
  • 5+ bedrooms: 141
  • no bedroom: 123
  • 1 bedroom: 420
  • 2 bedrooms: 811
  • 3 bedrooms: 451
  • 4 bedrooms: 94
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in Fayette County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Fayette County population
  • no vehicle: 302
  • 1 vehicle: 1,605
  • 2 vehicles: 3,325
  • 3 vehicles: 1,195
  • 4 vehicles: 307
  • 5+ vehicles: 83
  • no vehicle: 356
  • 1 vehicle: 818
  • 2 vehicles: 593
  • 3 vehicles: 116
  • 4 vehicles: 20
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

64% of Fayette County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 84% lived in Texas.

Fayette County:

63.7%
State average:

51.6%

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

  • This state: 18,065
  • Northeast: 305
  • Midwest: 693
  • South: 1,046
  • West: 432

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: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Fayette County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (43.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33.4%)
  • Utility gas (19.6%)
  • Wood (3.0%)
  • Electricity (46.2%)
  • Utility gas (29.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.6%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 333
Here:

13.8%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 57
Here:

4.2%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 69
Here:

13.3%
Texas:

15.4%

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 2002:

  • Construction - General: $177,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,947,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,530,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,104,000
    Police Protection: $1,069,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $992,000
    General - Other: $651,000
    Central Staff Services: $472,000
    Financial Administration: $471,000
    Solid Waste Management: $229,000
    General Public Buildings: $171,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $145,000
    Welfare - Other: $49,000
    Air Transportation: $40,000
    Fire Protection: $40,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $767,000
    Health - Other: $142,000
    General - Other: $107,000
    Police Protection: $79,000
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000
    Judicial: $5,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $3,000
    Air Transportation: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,433,000

Fayette County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $7,000
  • Charges - All Other: $1,617,000
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,072,000
    Interest Earnings: $111,000
    Rents: $18,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $505,000
    Highways: $72,000
    Health & Hospitals: $25,000
    General Support: $9,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,828,000
    Total General Sales: $880,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $719,000
    NEC: $23,000

Fayette County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $927,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 448
  • Number of aged recipients: 115
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 333
  • Number of recipients under 18: 57
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 232
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 159
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 209
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 150
Fayette County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fayette County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Fayette County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary21982.8 years
John21378.5 years
Frank16680.5 years
Annie13184.3 years
Joe12579.3 years
Henry12279.9 years
William10879.0 years
Charles10378.0 years
Willie10379.5 years
Emil10078.9 years
Most common last names in Fayette County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson4977.6 years
Williams4377.3 years
Smith4177.0 years
Zapalac3981.3 years
Brown3775.7 years
Taylor3778.3 years
Berger3683.8 years
Krenek3377.0 years
Schmidt3177.7 years
Meyer3183.0 years
Businesses in Fayette County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3McDonald's3
Ace Hardware1Nike1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Best Western2SONIC Drive-In1
Chevrolet1Sears1
Curves1Subway2
Dairy Queen2True Value1
FedEx2U-Haul2
Ford2UPS2
H&R Block3Walmart1