Fayette City, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fayette City, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Fayette City had a population of 577 as of July 1, 2016. Fayette City 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 Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fayette City is located at latitude 40.101 and longitude -79.8368 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Fayette City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 764 feet.

The Borough of Fayette City (GNIS ID: 1215229) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fayette City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Fayette City, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 577
Population in Households 557
Population in Familes 465
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 3,005
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 229
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 160
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 286 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 170 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (19.9%)
Median Home Value $75,316
Average Home Value $90,588


Median Household Income $39,673
Average Household Income $50,916
Per Capita Income $21,217
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.52% -0.42%
Households -0.41% -0.35%
Families -0.39% -0.51%
Median Household Income   -1.86%
Per Capita Income   0.99%
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 City, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fayette City to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 1250 29th
Population Density1 # 433 75th
Diversity Index2 # 1362 22nd
Median Household Income # 1384 22nd
Per Capita Income # 1432 19th

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