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The City of Fayette had a population of 4,250 as of July 1, 2022. Fayette ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fayette is located at latitude 33.6846 and longitude -87.8308 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fayette encompass a land area of 8.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 361 feet.

The City of Fayette 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.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fayette is located within Fayette Division of Fayette County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fayette: Fayette Courthouse, Fayette Depot, Fayette Depot Town, Fayetteville, Frog Level, Lafayette, Latona, Latone, Layfayette.

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Fayette, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 4,250 (100%)
Population in Households 3,968 (93.4%)
Population in Families 3,118 (73.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 282 ( 6.6%)
Population Density 497
Diversity Index2 48


Median Household Income $42,813
Average Household Income $59,108
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $24,720
Wealth Index5 46


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,069 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,104 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 662 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 303 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $116,978
Average Home Value $152,491
Housing Affordability Index3 188


Total Households 1,766
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,097
Average Family Size 3.00
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.36% -0.45%
Households -0.75% -0.50%
Families   -0.59%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.27%

Fayette, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fayette to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 136 77th
Population Density # 138 77th
Median Household Income # 409 31st
Housing Affordability Index # 363 61st
Per Capita Income # 407 32nd
Diversity Index # 199 67th

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