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Time Zone: Fayette County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of West Union is the Seat for Fayette County.

Fayette County was founded December 21, 1837.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Fayette had a population of 20,164 people. This is a decrease of 8.38% since the last Census (which gave a population of 22,008 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Fayette represented 0.75% of the total population of Iowa, making it the state's 28th most populous county (out of 99 counties).

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

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201020,880-5.13%+3.55% since 2009
200920,164-8.38%-0.37% since 2008
200820,238-8.04%-0.69% since 2007
200720,379-7.4% 
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200022,008The Last Census

More information can be found on the Fayette County Census Page for Fayette County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Fayette County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Fayette County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Oelwein   5,9936,69210.45% decrease  
West Union   2,3972,5495.96% decrease  
Fayette   1,3291,3002.23% increase  
Clermont   6837164.61% decrease  
Elgin   6146769.17% decrease  

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<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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