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Location within the U.S. state of Ohio
Ohio's location within the U.S.
|Founded||March 1, 1810|
|Named for||Marquis de Lafayette|
|Seat||Washington Court House|
|Largest city||Washington Court House|
|• Total||407 sq mi (1,050 km2)|
|• Land||406 sq mi (1,050 km2)|
|• Water||0.7 sq mi (2 km2) 0.2%%|
|• Density||71.13/sq mi (27.46/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Congressional districts||10th, 15th|
Fayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2020 census, the population was 28,951. Its county seat is Washington Court House. The county was named for the Marquis de Lafayette, a Frenchman who was an officer in the American Army in the Revolution, when established on March 1, 1810.
Fayette County comprises the Washington Court House, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Columbus-Marion-Zanesville, OH Combined Statistical Area.
Fayette County was formed on March 1, 1810 from portions of Highland County and Ross County. It was named after Marie-Joseph Motier, Marquis de La Fayette, a French general and politician who took the side of the Colonials during the American Revolutionary War and who played an important role in the French Revolution.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 407 square miles (1,050 km2), of which 406 square miles (1,050 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (0.2%) is water.
- Madison County (north)
- Pickaway County (northeast)
- Ross County (southeast)
- Highland County (south)
- Clinton County (southwest)
- Greene County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 29,030 people, 11,436 households, and 7,834 families living in the county. The population density was 71.4 inhabitants per square mile (27.6/km2). There were 12,693 housing units at an average density of 31.2 per square mile (12.0/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 94.6% white, 2.0% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.8% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.8% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 21.9% were German, 15.4% were American, 10.6% were Irish, and 9.7% were English.
Of the 11,436 households, 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.5% were non-families, and 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.95. The median age was 39.4 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $39,599 and the median income for a family was $48,424. Males had a median income of $39,078 versus $31,434 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,525. About 12.9% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.6% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.
Fayette County Airport is a general aviation facility owned by the county and located northeast of the city of Washington Court House.
- Washington Court House (county seat)
- Greenfield (partly in Highland and Ross Counties)
- New Holland (partly in Pickaway County)
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