Fayette, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Fayette, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Fayette had a population of 1,351 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Fayette, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,351
Population in Households 896
Population in Familes 545
Population in Group Qrtrs 455
Population Density1 914
Diversity Index2 32


Median Household Income $43,720
Average Household Income $66,151
Per Capita Income $22,121


Total Housing Units 466 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 247 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 165 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $99,474
Average Home Value $122,561


Total Households 411
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 199
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.12% -0.64%
Households -0.66% -0.89%
Families 0.89% -1.13%
Median Household Income   -0.67%
Per Capita Income   -0.16%

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, 2018 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 # 233 77th
Population Density # 354 65th
Diversity Index # 65 94th
Median Household Income # 916 9th
Per Capita Income # 969 4th

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