Fayette County is located in northeastern Iowa. The County Seat is West Union and the largest city is Oelwein. The Official Web Site is located at http://fayettecountyiowa.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 20,343 and the 2010 census population was 20,880. The land area is 730.81 square miles and there are 28.6 persons per square mile.
96.7% of the population is White, 1.2% is Black or African American, 2.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 88.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $85,400, there are 8,328 households, an average of 2.40 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,391, the median household income is $45,542, and 11.5% of the persons in Fayette County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,891. Retail sales (in $1000) were $157,244, and sales per capita were $7,716.
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