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Fayette County courthouse in Fayette
Location of Fayette in Fayette County, Alabama.
|• Total||8.63 sq mi (22.36 km2)|
|• Land||8.55 sq mi (22.14 km2)|
|• Water||0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)|
|Elevation||371 ft (113 m)|
|• Density||501.17/sq mi (193.51/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||205, 659|
|GNIS feature ID||0157950|
Originally known as "La Fayette", it incorporated on January 15, 1821. When Fayette County was created in 1824, the town's name was officially changed to "Fayette Court House", though it was also known as "Fayetteville", which was the name shown on maps and on the U.S. Census in 1880 and 1890. It was officially shortened to "Fayette" in 1898.
Fayette is located in west-central Fayette County at(33.692068, -87.832358).
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.6 square miles (22.4 km2), of which 8.5 square miles (22.1 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.95%, is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census
At the 2010 census there were 4,619 people, 1,924 households, and 1,206 families living in the city. The population density was 530.2 people per square mile (206.2/km2). There were 2,239 housing units at an average density of 257.4 per square mile (100.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 73.4% White, 24.3% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. 1.4% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 1,924 households 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% were married couples living together, 18.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 32.8% of households were one person and 14.0% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.88.
The age distribution was 22.9% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% 65 or older. The median age was 40.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.
The median household income was $31,705 and the median family income was $41,905. Males had a median income of $34,271 versus $27,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,602. About 15.4% of families and 20.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.2% of those under age 18 and 15.9% of those age 65 or over.
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||1,057||24.67%|
|Hispanic or Latino||140||3.27%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,285 people, 1,888 households, and 1,178 families residing in the city.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Fayette has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
Bevill State Community College has a location in Fayette.
- Mike Davis, Detroit Mercy Titans men's basketball head coach
- Aaron Fultz, former pitcher for the San Francisco Giants.
- Ronnie McCollum, professional basketball player
- Michael Moore, NFL player
- Charly "Carlos" Palmer, American fine artist
- Curt Porter, former offensive guard for the Denver Broncos
- Dexter Roberts, country singer; finished in seventh place on the thirteenth season of American Idol
- Jimmy Lee Sudduth, outsider artist and blues musician
- Lois Wilson, Outsider artist subject of the documentary Treasures from the Rubble
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