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Fayette County, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Fayette County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Founded December 20, 1824
Named for Named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette
Seat Fayette
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

629 sq mi (1,630 km²)
628 sq mi (1,626 km²)
2 sq mi (4 km²), 0.27%
 - (2000)
 - Density

30/sq mi (11/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Fayette County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette (or de la Fayette), who aided General George Washington in the American Revolutionary War. As of 2000 the population was 18,495. Its county seat is Fayette and it's a prohibition or dry county.

History[edit | edit source]

Fayette County was established on December 20, 1824.

Geography[edit | edit source]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,630 km² (629 sq mi). 1,626 km² (628 sq mi) of it is land and 4 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.27%) is water.

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Demographics[edit | edit source]

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 18,495 people, 7,493 households, and 5,342 families residing in the county. The population density was 11/km² (30/sq mi). There were 8,472 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (14/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 86.92% White, 11.93% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,493 households out of which 30.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.30% were married couples living together, 10.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 26.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,539, and the median income for a family was $35,291. Males had a median income of $29,239 versus $20,606 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,439. About 13.10% of families and 17.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.10% of those under age 18 and 21.80% of those age 65 or over.

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