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Fayette, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Fayette is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jefferson County at latitude 31.7122 and longitude -91.0621. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 282 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Fayette, but most people and references simply refer to it as Fayette, Mississippi.

The P1 Census Class Code for Fayette indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Fayette (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Fayette, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,624
Population in Households 1,327
Population in Familes 1,087
Population in Group Qrtrs 297
Population Density1 1,381
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 652
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 425
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 757 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 408 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 245 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $71,429
Average Home Value $106,863


Median Household Income $19,181
Average Household Income $27,886
Per Capita Income $9,916
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.15% -0.24%
Households 0.04% -0.25%
Families 0.45% -0.38%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
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, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fayette to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 151 59th
Population Density1 # 36 90th
Diversity Index2 # 350 4th
Median Household Income # 344 5th
Per Capita Income # 354 2nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.