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The 2000 Census showed that Fayette County had a population of 18,495 people. This represented 0.42% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 51st most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Fayette had a population of 17,371 people. This is a decrease of 6.08% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201017,241-6.78%-0.75% since 2009
200917,371-6.08%-1.17% since 2008
200817,577-4.96%+0.22% since 2007
200717,538-5.17%-1.24% since 2006
200617,758-3.98%-1.41% since 2005
200417,998-2.69%-0.81% since 2003
200318,145-1.89%-0.54% since 2002
200218,244-1.36%-0.53% since 2001
200118,341-0.83%-0.83% since 2000
200018,495The Last Census

Fayette County had 8,472 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Fayette County has a total area<3> of 629 square miles [1,629 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.68 square miles [4.35 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Fayette County had a population density of 29.47 people per square mile [11.38 people/km²], making it the state's 47th most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Fayette County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Fayette and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Fayette County QuickFact (QF-01057).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Fayette County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
LamarQF-01075   W14,20015,904-10.71%
MarionQF-01093   N29,11631,214-6.72%
PickensQF-01107   SW19,21820,949-8.26%
TuscaloosaQF-01125   S184,035164,87511.62%
WalkerQF-01127   E68,74270,713-2.79%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Fayette. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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