Fayette County, Texas

Fayette County, Texas

Infobox U.S. County
county = Fayette County
state = Texas

founded year = 1837
founded date = December 14
seat wl = La Grange
largest city wl = La Grange
area_total_sq_mi = 960
area_total_km2 = 2486
area_land_sq_mi = 950
area_land_km2 = 2461
area_water_sq_mi = 10
area_water_km2 = 25
area percentage = 1.02%
census yr = 2000
pop = 21804
density_sq_mi = 23
density_km2 = 9
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
footnotes =
web = www.co.fayette.tx.us
named for = Marquis de la Fayette

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 GrangeGR|6. Fayette is named for the Marquis de la Fayette, a French nobleman who became an American Revolutionary War hero.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 960 square miles (2,486 km²), of which, 950 square miles (2,461 km²) of it is land and 10 square miles (25 km²) of it (1.02%) is water.

Major highways


Adjacent counties

*Lee County (north)
*Washington County (northeast)
*Austin County (east)
*Colorado County (southeast)
*Lavaca County (south)
*Gonzales County (southwest)
*Caldwell County (west)
*Bastrop County (northwest)


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 21,804 people, 8,722 households, and 6,044 families residing in the county. The population density was 23 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 11,113 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (5/km²). 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. 34.9% were of German, 16.4% Czech, 7.6% American and 5.3% English ancestry according to census 2000.

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 towns

*La Grange
*Round Top

Unincorporated areas

*Black Jack Springs
*High Hill
*Mullins Prairie
*Rabbs Prairie
*Rek Hill
*St. John
*Swiss Alp
*West Point
*Willow Springs


The county owns Fayette Regional Air Center, in an unincorporated area west of LaGrange.

ee also

*Nassau Plantation
*The Chicken Ranch, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas


External links

* [http://www.co.fayette.tx.us/ Fayette County government's website]
*Handbook of Texas|id=FF/hcf3|name=Fayette County, Texas
* [http://texashistory.unt.edu/search/?q=%22Texas+Fayette+County%22&t=dc.coverage&o=&system=PTH&pageSize=10&view=&sort=date_a Historic materials from Fayette County] , hosted by the [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ Portal to Texas History]

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