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Fayette County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2022: 40,142 (42% urban, 58% rural); it was 47,579 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,729
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,552
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 14,619
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,532 (it was 4,326 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

27%

Land area: 664 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 60 people per square mile   (average).

March 2022 cost of living index in Fayette County: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.2%), Retail trade (16.8%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Fayette County, WV (2022)
    • 36,57891.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,7984.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,0262.6%Two or more races
    • 5521.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 300.07%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 200.05%Some other race alone
    • 150.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

45.0 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years
Males: 20,076  (50.0%)
Females: 20,066  (50.0%)
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Average household size:
Fayette County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2022: $49,284 ($24,788 in 1999)
This county:

$49,284
West Virginia:

$54,329

Median contract rent in 2022 for apartments: $493 (lower quartile is $298, upper quartile is $604)
This county:

$493
State:

$606


Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $109,783 (it was $48,100 in 2000)
Fayette:

$109,783
West Virginia:

$155,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,806 - $173,930

Mean price in 2022:

Detached houses: $153,580
Here:

$153,580
State:

$206,655

Townhouses or other attached units: $504,762
Here:

$504,762
State:

$205,683

In 2-unit structures: $44,209
Here:

$44,209
State:

$127,101

Mobile homes: $63,399
Here:

$63,399
State:

$63,963

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,080
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $367

Institutionalized population: 1,432

Crime in 2021 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 48
  • Burglaries: 58
  • Thefts: 110
  • Auto thefts: 18

Crime in 2020 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 10
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 51
  • Burglaries: 70
  • Thefts: 132
  • Auto thefts: 33
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 37 buildings, average cost: $146,300
  • 2021: 32 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 2020: 32 buildings, average cost: $100,300
  • 2019: 38 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 2018: 24 buildings, average cost: $140,700
  • 2017: 27 buildings, average cost: $113,200
  • 2016: 30 buildings, average cost: $110,600
  • 2015: 32 buildings, average cost: $133,000
  • 2014: 34 buildings, average cost: $142,600
  • 2013: 31 buildings, average cost: $144,500
  • 2012: 38 buildings, average cost: $166,000
  • 2011: 34 buildings, average cost: $152,400
  • 2010: 31 buildings, average cost: $149,700
  • 2009: 53 buildings, average cost: $108,100
  • 2008: 58 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 2007: 80 buildings, average cost: $110,300
  • 2006: 72 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 2005: 119 buildings, average cost: $86,200
  • 2004: 134 buildings, average cost: $82,900
  • 2003: 148 buildings, average cost: $56,800
  • 2002: 141 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2001: 135 buildings, average cost: $53,900
  • 2000: 89 buildings, average cost: $61,500
  • 1999: 113 buildings, average cost: $64,400
  • 1998: 129 buildings, average cost: $64,800
  • 1997: 119 buildings, average cost: $63,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Fayette, WV residents
Average permit cost in Fayette, WV

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $850 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $535 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Fayette, WV in 2022
Distribution of house value in Fayette, WV in 2022
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Fayette, WV in 2022
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 23.0%
Fayette County:

23.0%
West Virginia:

17.9%
(21.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.0% for Black residents, 52.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 80.2% for other race residents, 30.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2022: 45.0 years old
(Males: 43.8 years old, Females: 45.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.2 years old, Black residents: 46.7 years old, American Indian residents: 55.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 36.1 years old, Other race residents: 47.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Fayette County is $383 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $459 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $568 a month.

Cities in this county include: Oak Hill, Fayetteville, Powellton, Ansted, Mount Hope, Smithers, Gauley Bridge, Hilltop, Boomer, Scarbro.

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: Dorchester County, Maryland , Custer County, Colorado , Camden County, Missouri , Haskell County, Kansas , Iron County, Missouri , Lane County, Kansas .

Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.6%
West Virginia:

4.0%

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

Current college students: 2,079
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 152 (34.5% naturalized citizens)

Fayette County:

0.4%
Whole state:

1.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 322010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 341990 to 1999
  • 261980 to 1989
  • 711970 to 1979
  • 103Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute):  minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 97.7%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 14,883
  • One, attached: 207
  • Two: 281
  • 3 or 4: 216
  • 5 to 9: 324
  • 10 to 19: 212
  • 20 to 49: 136
  • 50 or more: 269
  • Mobile homes: 2,687
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 22

Housing units in Fayette County with a mortgage: 5,437 (230 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 208 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 192

Here:

2.5% with mortgage
State:

97.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Fayette County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,33566
Evangelical Protestant5,90463
Catholic1,5933
Black Protestant2312
Other222
None30,954-
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: 16
Fayette County:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Fayette County:

6.27 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 31
This county:

6.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Fayette County:

12.3%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Fayette County:

31.2%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

7.5%
State:

13.1%

Agriculture in Fayette County:

Average size of farms: 101 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $6,478
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $145.03
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 58.44%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $11,209
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 18.44%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $19,126
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 98.75%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.59
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.23%
Corn for grain: 31 harvested acres
Vegetables: 6 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 6 acres

Earthquake activity:

Fayette County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 15% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 173.8 miles away from Fayette County center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 107.6 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 154.1 miles away from the county center
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) earthquake occurred 242.4 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.3 miles away from Fayette County center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 76.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • West Virginia Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4517-WV: April 3, 2020, FEMA Id: 4517, Natural disaster type: Other
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 22, 2016 to June 29, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4273: June 25, 2016, FEMA Id: 4273, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Winter Storm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: March 03, 2015 to March 15, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4210: March 31, 2015, FEMA Id: 4210, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 29, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3358: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3358, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 29, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4093: November 27, 2012, FEMA Id: 4093, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 10, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3345: June 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 3345, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • West Virginia Severe Storms and Straight-Line Winds, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4071: July 23, 2012, FEMA Id: 4071, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: March 12, 2010 to April 09, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1893: March 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1893, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1881: March 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1881, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • West Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3221: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3221, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Fayette County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Mudslides: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Fayette

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,625 (74.2%)
  • Carpooled: 1,100 (10.7%)
  • Bus: 13 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 199 (1.9%)
  • Walked: 398 (3.9%)
  • Worked at home: 948 (9.2%)
Class of Workers in 2022
Most common industries in 2022 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2022


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2022


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2022 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2022


  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2022


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Germany (19%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (18%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (17%)
  • Egypt (14%)
  • Dominican Republic (13%)
  • Panama (7%)
  • Canada (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Fayette County


  • English (32%)
  • American (16%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • German (10%)
  • Scottish (5%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Polish (1%)

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

People in group quarters in Fayette County, West Virginia in 2010:

  • 1,042 people in state prisons
  • 368 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 331 people in college/university student housing
  • 37 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 34 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 22 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Fayette County, West Virginia in 2000:

  • 997 people in state prisons
  • 417 people in nursing homes
  • 372 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 103 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 40 people in institutions for the blind
  • 24 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 10 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2020 was $48,033.

5.67% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($33,458 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
West Virginia average:

5.74%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.42% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($19,799 average AGI)
2.24% relocated from other states ($13,659 average AGI)
Fayette County:

2.24%
West Virginia average:

3.02%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Raleigh County, WV  1.05% ($40,054 average AGI)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.71% ($29,634)
from Nicholas County, WV  0.38% ($38,352)
from Greenbrier County, WV  0.23% ($49,303)


5.14% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($37,337 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.14%
West Virginia average:

5.65%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.66% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($26,241 average AGI)
1.48% relocated to other states ($11,098 average AGI)
Fayette County:

1.48%
West Virginia average:

2.93%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Raleigh County, WV  1.28% ($35,376 average AGI)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.69% ($36,571)
to Nicholas County, WV  0.37% ($43,904)
to Greenbrier County, WV  0.18% ($47,760)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in Fayette County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 13.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2010 to 2020: 14.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Fayette County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Fayette County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.5%
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: 10,653 (7,516 aged, 3,137 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 677 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,095)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (961)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (779)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (657)
  • Unspecified dementia (416)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (391)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (210)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (187)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (179)
  • Congestive heart failure (172)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.25
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,800
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 264
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 44,617

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,209
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,356

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 31
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 56

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

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 134.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 91.5
  • Other - 42.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 40,142
  • Male householders: 7,927 (2,483 living alone), Female householders: 8,462 (2,409 living alone)
  • 7,762 spouses (7,734 opposite-sex spouses), 1,034 unmarried partners, (1,003 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 10,114 children (8,635 natural, 947 adopted, 625 stepchildren), 1,461 grandchildren, 278 brothers or sisters, 339 parents, 156 foster children, 604 other relatives, 430 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,537

Size of family households: 5,516 2-persons, 2,676 3-persons, 1,719 4-persons, 615 5-persons, 163 6-persons, 168 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,889 1-person, 624 2-persons, 1 3-persons, 3 4-persons.

3,958 married couples with children.
2,746 single-parent households (1,147 men, 1,599 women).

99.0% of residents of Fayette speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 31% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (18% speak English very well, 82% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $370,968,000 ($7,885 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $11,890,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $169,707,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $93,738,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $521,000
Federal grants: $80,196,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,432,000 ($170,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $24,374,000 ($6,978,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $504,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,346,000
Federal Government insurance: $25,457,000

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

Births: 3,015
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,271
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +94
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -542
Here -12 per 1000 residents
State +6 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Fayette County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.01 millions of gallons per day (24% from ground, 76% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.7

Year house built in Fayette County, West Virginia
  • Year house built in Fayette County, West Virginia
  • 02020 or later
  • 1,1312010 to 2019
  • 2,1362000 to 2009
  • 1,7891990 to 1999
  • 2,3041980 to 1989
  • 3,1121970 to 1979
  • 1,4951960 to 1969
  • 1,8021950 to 1959
  • 1,6461940 to 1949
  • 3,4921939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Fayette County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Fayette County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Fayette County, West Virginia
  • 81 room
  • 1002 rooms
  • 1783 rooms
  • 8764 rooms
  • 2,5095 rooms
  • 3,3386 rooms
  • 2,1107 rooms
  • 1,4418 rooms
  • 1,8159+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fayette County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fayette County, West Virginia
  • 541 room
  • 1332 rooms
  • 4913 rooms
  • 1,1474 rooms
  • 8985 rooms
  • 8026 rooms
  • 2407 rooms
  • 1108 rooms
  • 749+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Fayette County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Fayette County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Fayette County, West Virginia
  • 52no bedroom
  • 3991 bedroom
  • 2,9992 bedrooms
  • 6,4813 bedrooms
  • 2,1564 bedrooms
  • 3235+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fayette County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fayette County, West Virginia
  • 66no bedroom
  • 6591 bedroom
  • 1,7342 bedrooms
  • 1,1933 bedrooms
  • 2434 bedrooms
  • 375+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Fayette County, West Virginia 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
  • 522no vehicle
  • 3,3261 vehicle
  • 5,3512 vehicles
  • 2,5063 vehicles
  • 5944 vehicles
  • 1705+ 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
  • 1,100no vehicle
  • 1,9951 vehicle
  • 6882 vehicles
  • 903 vehicles
  • 394 vehicles
  • 65+ vehicles

91.0% of Fayette County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in West Virginia.

Fayette County:

91.0%
State average:

89.6%

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

  • This state: 31,489
  • Other state: 8,131
  • Northeast: 1,362
  • Midwest: 2,512
  • South: 3,738
  • West: 513
Year householders moved into unit in Fayette County, WV
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Fayette County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 45.8%Electricity
  • 39.9%Utility gas
  • 6.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.1%Wood
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Coal or coke
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 56.9%Electricity
  • 33.0%Utility gas
  • 3.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.5%Wood
  • 2.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 494
Here:

12.8%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 187
Here:

11.7%
West Virginia:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 134
Here:

15.1%
West Virginia:

17.3%

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 2020:

  • Charges - Other: $2,221,000
    Other: $2,031,000
    Parks and Recreation: $62,000
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $333,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $4,923,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,620,000
    Police Protection: $3,902,000
    Police Protection: $3,064,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,548,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,543,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,447,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,293,000
    General - Other: $1,250,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,217,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,142,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,118,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,077,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $922,000
    Housing and Community Development: $877,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $865,000
    Health - Other: $439,000
    General - Other: $425,000
    Financial Administration: $389,000
    Financial Administration: $365,000
    Health - Other: $361,000
    Housing and Community Development: $166,000
    Solid Waste Management: $74,000
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $469,000
    Other: $424,000
    General Local Government Support: $385,000
    General Local Government Support: $32,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $446,000
    Interest on Debt: $67,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $40,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,161,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $9,161,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $9,161,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,161,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,163,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,018,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,980,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,925,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $146,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $805,000
    General Revenue - Other: $491,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $411,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $259,000
    Interest Earnings: $65,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $42,000
    Interest Earnings: $31,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $23,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $54,000
    General - Other: $26,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,890,000
    Cash and Securities: $10,657,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,233,000
    Cash and Securities: $9,161,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $962,000
    General Local Government Support: $573,000
    General Local Government Support: $477,000
    Health and Hospitals: $311,000
    Other: $256,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,687,000
    Property: $10,616,000
    Other: $660,000
    Other: $644,000
    Other Selective Sales: $331,000
    Other Selective Sales: $312,000
    Other License: $284,000
    Other License: $183,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $5,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,325,000

Fayette County government finances - Revenue in 2020:

  • Charges - Other: $2,221,000
    Other: $2,031,000
    Parks and Recreation: $62,000
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $333,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $4,923,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,620,000
    Police Protection: $3,902,000
    Police Protection: $3,064,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,548,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,543,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,447,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,293,000
    General - Other: $1,250,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,217,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,142,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,118,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,077,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $922,000
    Housing and Community Development: $877,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $865,000
    Health - Other: $439,000
    General - Other: $425,000
    Financial Administration: $389,000
    Financial Administration: $365,000
    Health - Other: $361,000
    Housing and Community Development: $166,000
    Solid Waste Management: $74,000
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $469,000
    Other: $424,000
    General Local Government Support: $385,000
    General Local Government Support: $32,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $446,000
    Interest on Debt: $67,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $40,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,161,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $9,161,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $9,161,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,161,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,163,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,018,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,980,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,925,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $146,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $805,000
    General Revenue - Other: $491,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $411,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $259,000
    Interest Earnings: $65,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $42,000
    Interest Earnings: $31,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $23,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $54,000
    General - Other: $26,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,890,000
    Cash and Securities: $10,657,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,233,000
    Cash and Securities: $9,161,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $962,000
    General Local Government Support: $573,000
    General Local Government Support: $477,000
    Health and Hospitals: $311,000
    Other: $256,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,687,000
    Property: $10,616,000
    Other: $660,000
    Other: $644,000
    Other Selective Sales: $331,000
    Other Selective Sales: $312,000
    Other License: $284,000
    Other License: $183,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $5,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,325,000

Fayette County government finances - Debt in 2020:

  • Charges - Other: $2,221,000
    Other: $2,031,000
    Parks and Recreation: $62,000
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $333,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $4,923,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,620,000
    Police Protection: $3,902,000
    Police Protection: $3,064,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,548,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,543,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,447,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,293,000
    General - Other: $1,250,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,217,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,142,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,118,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,077,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $922,000
    Housing and Community Development: $877,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $865,000
    Health - Other: $439,000
    General - Other: $425,000
    Financial Administration: $389,000
    Financial Administration: $365,000
    Health - Other: $361,000
    Housing and Community Development: $166,000
    Solid Waste Management: $74,000
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $469,000
    Other: $424,000
    General Local Government Support: $385,000
    General Local Government Support: $32,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $446,000
    Interest on Debt: $67,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $40,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,161,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $9,161,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $9,161,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,161,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,163,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,018,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,980,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,925,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $146,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $805,000
    General Revenue - Other: $491,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $411,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $259,000
    Interest Earnings: $65,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $42,000
    Interest Earnings: $31,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $23,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $54,000
    General - Other: $26,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,890,000
    Cash and Securities: $10,657,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,233,000
    Cash and Securities: $9,161,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $962,000
    General Local Government Support: $573,000
    General Local Government Support: $477,000
    Health and Hospitals: $311,000
    Other: $256,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,687,000
    Property: $10,616,000
    Other: $660,000
    Other: $644,000
    Other Selective Sales: $331,000
    Other Selective Sales: $312,000
    Other License: $284,000
    Other License: $183,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $5,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,325,000

Fayette County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2020:

  • Charges - Other: $2,221,000
    Other: $2,031,000
    Parks and Recreation: $62,000
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $333,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $4,923,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,620,000
    Police Protection: $3,902,000
    Police Protection: $3,064,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,548,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,543,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,447,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,293,000
    General - Other: $1,250,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,217,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,142,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,118,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,077,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $922,000
    Housing and Community Development: $877,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $865,000
    Health - Other: $439,000
    General - Other: $425,000
    Financial Administration: $389,000
    Financial Administration: $365,000
    Health - Other: $361,000
    Housing and Community Development: $166,000
    Solid Waste Management: $74,000
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $469,000
    Other: $424,000
    General Local Government Support: $385,000
    General Local Government Support: $32,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $446,000
    Interest on Debt: $67,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $40,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,161,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $9,161,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $9,161,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,161,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,163,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,018,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,980,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,925,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $146,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $805,000
    General Revenue - Other: $491,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $411,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $259,000
    Interest Earnings: $65,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $42,000
    Interest Earnings: $31,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $23,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $54,000
    General - Other: $26,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,890,000
    Cash and Securities: $10,657,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,233,000
    Cash and Securities: $9,161,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $962,000
    General Local Government Support: $573,000
    General Local Government Support: $477,000
    Health and Hospitals: $311,000
    Other: $256,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,687,000
    Property: $10,616,000
    Other: $660,000
    Other: $644,000
    Other Selective Sales: $331,000
    Other Selective Sales: $312,000
    Other License: $284,000
    Other License: $183,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $5,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,325,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,782
  • Number of aged recipients: 109
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,673
  • Number of recipients under 18: 281
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,059
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 442
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 862
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,326
Most common first names in Fayette County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James37071.5 years
William36871.3 years
John31572.1 years
Mary27578.4 years
Charles25872.6 years
Robert20870.3 years
George16073.6 years
Thomas11971.2 years
Margaret10575.4 years
Helen10076.7 years
Most common last names in Fayette County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16273.9 years
Williams13272.9 years
Johnson11174.3 years
Adkins10069.8 years
Jones9774.6 years
Skaggs8978.3 years
Davis8976.8 years
Martin8973.7 years
Miller8475.3 years
Kincaid7972.6 years
Businesses in Fayette County, WV
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1Lowe's1
AutoZone1Maurices1
Blockbuster1McDonald's3
Burger King1Nike1
CVS2Pizza Hut2
Chevrolet1Quality1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid4
Dairy Queen2Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Subway8
FedEx2Taco Bell1
GameStop1True Value1
Goodwill1U-Haul3
H&R Block2U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS2
Kmart1Walmart1
Kroger2Wendy's2

Fayette County on our top lists:

  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"