Fayette County TN Information


Fayette County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 40,134
Population in Households 39,713
Population in Familes 34,632
Population in Group Qrtrs 421
Population Density1 57
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 15,322
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 11,547
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,766 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,174 (72.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,148 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,444 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $206,868
Average Home Value $247,940


Median Household Income $55,931
Average Household Income $74,288
Per Capita Income $28,663
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.6%
Households 0.88% 0.71%
Families 0.74% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
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 TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fayette County to the other 95 counties and county equivalents in Tennessee 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 # 39 60th
Population Density1 # 64 34th
Diversity Index2 # 13 87th
Median Household Income # 3 98th
Per Capita Income # 5 96th

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