Fayette County is located in central Illinois. The County Seat is Vandalia and the largest city is Vandalia. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.fayettecountyillinois.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 21,870 and the 2010 census population was 22,142. The land area is 716.48 square miles and there are 30.9 persons per square mile.
93.8% of the population is White, 4.6% is Black or African American, 1.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 84.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $82,900, there are 8,124 households, an average of 2.57 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,523, the median household income is $44,722, and 17% of the persons in Fayette County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,194. Retail sales (in $1000) were $227,314, and sales per capita were $10,846.
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