Fayette County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History Chart»   «Population Projection Chart»   «Group Quarters»   «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2023:25,474More data
Estimate 2022:24,934 
Estimate 2021:24,690 
Census 2020: See note at the bottom of the page.24,435More data
Census 2010:24,554More data
Census 2000:21,804More data
Population of the County Seat (La Grange)
Census 2020:4,391 
Census 2010:4,641 
Census 2000:4,478 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Carmine city:248More data
Fayetteville city:250More data
Flatonia town:1,371More data
La Grange city:4,541More data
Round Top town:93More data
Schulenburg city:2,783More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:949.9More data
Water Area:9.9More data
Total Area:959.8More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:25.72More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:20.54More data
Percent Rural:79.46More data
Ethnicity - 2023 (Census Bureau)     «Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin»
Percent Hispanic:22.5%More data
Race - 2023 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:90.3%More data
Percent African American Alone:6.1%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.5%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.7%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.4%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2023 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:70.1%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:5.5%More data
Age - 2022 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups Chart»
17 and Under:19.9%More data
65 and Older:26.9%More data
85 and Older:3.5%More data
Median Age:47.6More data
Per Capita Income - 2022 (BEA):     «Per Capita Income History Chart»$70,239More data
Total Personal Income - 2022 (BEA):$1,749,853,000More data
Median Household Income - 2022 (Census Bureau):     «Median Household Income History Chart»$70,476More data
Poverty - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Poverty Chart»
Percent of Population in Poverty:10.8%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:15.4%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)     «ACS 5-Year Estimates, S1501, Educational Attainment (open in new window)»
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:89.9% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:24.1% 
Pay (BLS)     «Pay History Chart»
Average Annual Pay - 2023:$51,451More data
Average Annual Pay - 2022:$49,401 
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$46,354 
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$44,736 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$42,509 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)     «Unemployment History Chart»
Unemployment Rate - 2023:3.4More data
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2021:4.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:4.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.6 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2022
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»   «Tax Rate History with Chart»$0.442190More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»   «Levy History with Chart»$9,952,379,132More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$4,333,358,432More data
Total Actual Levy:$19,161,677More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History     «Sales Tax History Chart»
CY 2023:$3,264,717More data
CY 2022:$3,053,127 
CY 2021:$2,385,559 
CY 2020:$2,120,588 
CY 2019:$2,171,422 
Centerline Miles - 2022
IH Highways:22.797More data
US Highways:63.287More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:99.507More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:225.543More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:29.178More data
On-System Subtotal:440.312More data
City Streets:99.502More data
Certified County Roads:863.489More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:962.991More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,403.303More data
Lane Miles - 2022
IH Highways:91.188More data
US Highways:154.567More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:277.926More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:452.290More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:58.298More data
On-System Subtotal:1,034.269More data
City Streets:199.004More data
Certified County Roads:1,726.978More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,925.982More data
County Total:2,960.251More data
Miles Travelled on County Roads     «Mileage History with Chart»
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2022»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2022»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»     «2017 County Profile»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Fayette County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Fayette County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Fayette County»

Special Districts in Fayette County.
School Districts in Fayette County.
History of City Tax Rates in Fayette County.

Airports in Fayette County.
Hospitals in Fayette County.
Prisons in Fayette County.