Fayette County, Alabama
|Fayette County, Alabama|
Fayette County courthouse in Fayette, Alabama
Location in the state of Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 20, 1824|
|Named for||Named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette|
629.34 sq mi (1,630 km²)
627.66 sq mi (1,626 km²)
1.68 sq mi (4 km²), 0.27%
27/sq mi (10.6/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Fayette County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette (or de la Fayette), who aided General George Washington in the American Revolutionary War. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,241. Its county seat is Fayette.
Fayette County was established on December 20, 1824 during Lafayette's historic tour of the 24 United States
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 629.34 square miles (1,630.0 km2), of which 627.66 square miles (1,625.6 km2) (or 99.73%) is land and 1.68 square miles (4.4 km2) (or 0.27%) is water.
Major highways 
Richard Arthur Field (Municipal)- A 5,000 ft (1,500 m) paved runway with JET A and 110LL fuel service. Located about 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of the city center.
Adjacent counties 
- Marion County (north)
- Walker County (east)
- Tuscaloosa County (southeast)
- Pickens County (southwest)
- Lamar County (west)
As of the census of 2010, there were 17,241 people, 7,493 households, and 5,342 families residing in the county. The population density was 30 people per square mile (11/km2). There were 8,472 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 86.92% White, 11.93% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 7,493 households out of which 30.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.30% were married couples living together, 10.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 26.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the county the population was spread out with 22.30% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $28,539, and the median income for a family was $34,560. Males had a median income of $29,239 versus $20,606 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,439. About 13.10% of families and 17.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.30% of those under age 18 and 17.90% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns 
- Glen Allen (part - part of Glen Allen is in Marion County)
- Gu-Win (part - part of Gu-Win is in Marion County)
- Winfield (part - part of Winfield is in Marion County)
- Berry High School
- Berry Elementary School
- Fayette County High School
- Fayette Middle School
- Fayette Elementary School
- Hubbertville School
See also 
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Fayette County, Alabama
- Properties on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in Fayette County, Alabama
- United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
|Lamar County||Walker County|
|Pickens County||Tuscaloosa County|