Fayette, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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The City of Fayette had a population of 2,649 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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


Total Population 2,649
Population in Households 2,055
Population in Familes 1,433
Population in Group Qrtrs 594
Population Density1 1,195
Diversity Index2 32


Median Household Income $38,255
Average Household Income $48,500
Per Capita Income $21,239


Total Housing Units 1,085 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 532 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 398 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 155 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $119,318
Average Home Value $135,627


Total Households 930
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 500
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 -0.18% -0.3%
Households -0.24% -0.37%
Families -0.22% -0.53%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   1.36%

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, 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 # 218 79th
Population Density # 264 75th
Diversity Index # 140 86th
Median Household Income # 744 28th
Per Capita Income # 684 34th

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