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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    C-
Fayette County is located in Alabama with a population of 16,657. In Fayette County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Fayette County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Fayette County are above average.
Population
16,657

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$83,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$523
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Fayette County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    181.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    136.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    22.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    113.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,771.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    113.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Fayette County

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,541
National
$55,322

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    Fayette County Reviews

    2 reviews
    Fayette is a great quite community. I would love to see more jobs and more “equal” opportunities. There are few jobs in this city. Production jobs are fair. Some places in this city are more on who you know not what you know. I would love to see an equal race ethnic more in doctors offices, or any city jobs that may require working in the courthouse, and other office jobs.
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    It has its ups which is not a big town so know everyone. The downs business's closing and not letting anymore business's come in.