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Fayette, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Fayette had a population of 1,409 as of July 1, 2016. Fayette ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fayette is located at latitude 42.8415 and longitude -91.8037 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fayette (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,004 feet.

The City of Fayette (GNIS ID: 467827) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Fayette is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fayette population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Fayette, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,409
Population in Households 953
Population in Familes 595
Population in Group Qrtrs 456
Population Density1 954
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 437
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 213
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 485 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 265 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 172 (35.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $104,861
Average Home Value $121,992


Median Household Income $41,583
Average Household Income $60,068
Per Capita Income $20,498
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.83% -0.17%
Households 0.11% -0.14%
Families 2.28% -0.28%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   1.15%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fayette, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fayette to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 223 78th
Population Density1 # 332 67th
Diversity Index2 # 70 93rd
Median Household Income # 891 12th
Per Capita Income # 974 4th

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