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Fayette, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Fayette had a population of 1,587 as of July 1, 2019. Fayette ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fayette is located at latitude 31.7116 and longitude -91.0607 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fayette encompass a land area of 1.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 282 feet.

The City of Fayette (GNIS ID: 2403600) 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 Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson County.


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Fayette, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Fayette, MS Housing Affordability Index is 166
State of Mississippi Housing Affordability Index is 174
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Fayette, MS Wealth Index is 22
State of Mississippi Wealth Index is 62
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,587 (100%)
Population in Households 1,318 (83.0%)
Population in Families 1,071 (67.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 269 (17.0%)
Population Density 1,350
Diversity Index2 11
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $21,861
Average Household Income $31,847
Per Capita Income $10,732
Wealth Index4 22

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 752 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 353 (46.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 294 (39.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $69,099
Housing Affordability Index3 166
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 648
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 415
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.18% -0.28%
Households -0.05% -0.09%
Families -0.05% -0.29%
Median Household Income   0.58%
Per Capita Income   1.7%

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, 2019 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 Density # 38 90th
Diversity Index # 351 3rd
Median Household Income # 336 7th
Per Capita Income # 350 4th

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