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Fayette, Missouri - Basic Facts

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The City of Fayette had a population of 2,689 as of July 1, 2017. Fayette ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fayette is located at latitude 39.1473 and longitude -92.6857 in Howard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fayette (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Howard County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 705 feet.

The City of Fayette (GNIS ID: 2394753) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. 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 Township of Richmond, a minor civil division (MCD) of Howard 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, 2017.

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Fayette, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,689
Daytime Population: Workers 1,289
Daytime Population: Residents 1,627
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,916
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 2,095
Population in Familes 1,467
Population in Group Qrtrs 594
Population Density2 1,213
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $35,832
Average Household Income $47,685
Per Capita Income $20,874


Total Housing Units 1,103 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 549 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 396 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 158 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $119,074
Average Home Value $137,250


Total Households 945
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 508
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 0.01% -0.03%
Households -0.06% -0.06%
Families -0.03% -0.24%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   1.65%

Fayette, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fayette to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 215 79th
Population Density # 250 76th
Diversity Index # 137 87th
Median Household Income # 789 24th
Per Capita Income # 661 36th

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