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|Fayette County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 14, 1837|
|Named for||Marquis de la Fayette|
|Largest city||La Grange|
960 sq mi (2,486 km²)
950 sq mi (2,461 km²)
10 sq mi (25 km²), 1.02%
- ([[2000 United States Census|2000]])
23/sq mi (9/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Fayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, the population was 21,804. Its county seat is La Grange6. Fayette is named for the Marquis de la Fayette, a French nobleman who became an American Revolutionary War hero.
- Interstate 10
- U.S. Highway 77
- U.S. Highway 90
- U.S. Highway 290
- State Highway 71
- State Highway 95
- State Highway 159
- State Highway 237
- Lee County (north)
- Washington County (northeast)
- Austin County (east)
- Colorado County (southeast)
- Lavaca County (south)
- Gonzales County (southwest)
- Calwell County (west)
- Bastrop County (northwest)
As of the census² of 2000, there were 21,804 people, 8,722 households, and 6,044 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (23/sq mi). There were 11,113 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (12/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 84.58% White, 7.01% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 6.66% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. 12.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 8,722 households out of which 28.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.70% were non-families. 28.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the county, the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 23.60% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 22.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $34,526, and the median income for a family was $43,156. Males had a median income of $29,008 versus $20,859 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,888. About 8.10% of families and 11.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.70% of those under age 18 and 13.50% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and townsEdit
- Fayette County government's website
- Fayette County from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Historic materials from Fayette County, hosted by the Portal to Texas History
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