Fayette County is located in northwestern Alabama. The County Seat is Fayette and the largest city is Fayette. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.fayetteal.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 16,874 and the 2010 census population was 17,241. The land area is 627.66 square miles and there are 27.5 persons per square mile.
86.4% of the population is White, 11.8% is Black or African American, 1.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 74.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $71,400, there are 6,956 households, an average of 2.41 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,494, the median household income is $33,838, and 19.9% of the persons in Fayette County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,378. Retail sales (in $1000) were $130,362, and sales per capita were $7,433. The percentage of black-owned firms is 5.1%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24.3%.
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