Fayette County PA Information


Fayette County Subdivisions

Fayette County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 137,971
Population in Households 133,735
Population in Familes 107,448
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,236
Population Density1 175
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 56,923
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 37,374
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 64,427 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 39,629 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,294 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,504 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $87,850
Average Home Value $121,885


Median Household Income $38,919
Average Household Income $52,404
Per Capita Income $22,256
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.16% 0.01%
Households 0.26% 0.07%
Families 0.13% -0.01%
Median Household Income   -1.78%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Fayette County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fayette County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 27 61st
Population Density1 # 30 57th
Diversity Index2 # 35 49th
Median Household Income # 65 4th
Per Capita Income # 63 7th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.