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Time Zone: Fayette County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Uniontown is the Seat for Fayette County.

Fayette County was founded September 26, 1785 and was created by taking area from WestmorelandCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Fayette had a population of 142,605 people. This is a decrease of 4.06% since the last Census (which gave a population of 148,644 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Fayette represented 1.21% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 23rd most populous county (out of 67 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
2010136,606-8.1%-4.21% since 2009
2009142,605-4.06%-0.48% since 2008
2008143,289-3.6%-0.52% since 2007
2007144,033-3.1% 
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2000148,644The 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)
Uniontown   11,54112,4227.09% decrease  
Connellsville   8,3419,1468.8% decrease  
Masontown   3,3433,6117.42% decrease  
Brownsville   2,5932,8047.52% decrease  
South Connellsville   2,1262,2816.8% decrease  

Websites for Fayette County

Official Website:   www.fayettepa.org

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

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