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

The community of Somerville is the Seat for Fayette County.

Fayette County was founded in 1824.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Fayette had a population of 38,785 people. This is an increase of 34.64% since the last Census (which gave a population of 28,806 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Fayette represented 0.51% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 49th most populous county (out of 95 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
201038,413+33.35%-0.96% since 2009
200938,785+34.64%+1.45% since 2008
200838,229+32.71%+2.72% since 2007
200737,218+29.2% 
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200028,806The 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)
Oakland   5,1811,279305.1% increase  
Somerville   2,9472,51916.99% increase  
Piperton   1,454589146.9% increase  
Gallaway   76066614.11% increase  
Rossville   61238061.1% increase  

Websites for Fayette County

Official Website:   www.fayettetn.us/

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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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