Fayette County GA Information


Fayette County Subdivisions

Fayette County GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 116,843 (100%)
Population in Households 116,386 (99.6%)
Population in Families 104,319 (89.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 457 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 601
Diversity Index2 60


Median Household Income $98,541
Average Household Income $131,302
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $47,412
Wealth Index5 197


Total HU (Housing Units) 44,586 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34,552 (77.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,634 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,400 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $288,392
Average Home Value $330,720
Housing Affordability Index3 188


Total Households 42,186
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 33,099
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.9% 1.02%
Households 0.98% 1.07%
Families 0.87% 0.99%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
Owner Occupied HU   0.82%


Fayette County GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fayette County to the other 159 counties and county equivalents in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 22 87th
Population Density # 16 91st
Median Household Income # 2 99th
Housing Affordability Index # 83 52nd
Per Capita Income # 2 99th
Diversity Index # 40 77th

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