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 567 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Fayette City, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 567
Daytime Population: Workers 55
Daytime Population: Residents 405
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 460
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 548
Population in Familes 457
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 2,953
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $43,105
Average Household Income $53,344
Per Capita Income $22,112


Total Housing Units 285 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 (21.4%)
Median Home Value $79,938
Average Home Value $96,856


Total Households 224
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 156
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 -0.69% -0.53%
Households -0.66% -0.54%
Families -0.69% -0.52%
Median Household Income   3.87%
Per Capita Income   3.25%

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, 2017 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 # 1256 29th
Population Density # 443 75th
Diversity Index # 1363 22nd
Median Household Income # 1301 26th
Per Capita Income # 1433 19th

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