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Fayette, Iowa
Location of Fayette, Iowa
Location of Fayette, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Fayette
Area
 • Total 1.48 sq mi (3.83 km2)
 • Land 1.48 sq mi (3.83 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,007 ft (307 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,256
 • Density 848.65/sq mi (327.94/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52142
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-27165
GNIS feature ID 0456562
Website [1]

Fayette is a city in Fayette County, Iowa, United States. As of the 2020 census, the city population was 1,256. It was named after the Marquis de la Fayette, French hero of the American Revolutionary War. Fayette is the home of Upper Iowa University, a small private college. The Volga River State Recreation Area is located just north of Fayette, and many other parks and natural areas are nearby.

William B. Dohrmann was the mayor for 24 years and ended his term in 2013.

Geography

Fayette is located at 42°50′33″N 91°48′11″W / 42.84250°N 91.80306°W / 42.84250; -91.80306 (42.842414, -91.803013) on the Volga River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.48 square miles (3.83 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1880 995 —    
1890 1,062 +6.7%
1900 1,315 +23.8%
1910 1,112 −15.4%
1920 1,085 −2.4%
1930 1,083 −0.2%
1940 1,162 +7.3%
1950 1,469 +26.4%
1960 1,597 +8.7%
1970 1,947 +21.9%
1980 1,515 −22.2%
1990 1,317 −13.1%
2000 1,300 −1.3%
2010 1,338 +2.9%
2020 1,256 −6.1%
Source:
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
FayetteIowaPopPlot
The population of Fayette, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,338 people, 434 households, and 185 families living in the city. The population density was 904.1 inhabitants per square mile (349.1/km2). There were 485 housing units at an average density of 327.7 per square mile (126.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 88.6% White, 6.7% African American, 1.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.0% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.

There were 434 households, of which 20.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.8% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 57.4% were non-families. 37.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the city was 22.3 years. 11.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 45.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 12.7% were from 25 to 44; 16% were from 45 to 64; and 14.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.9% male and 48.1% female.

Education

Fayette is a part of the North Fayette Valley Community School District. It was previously a part of the Fayette Community School District, which merged into the North Fayette Community School District on July 1, 1984. That one in turn merged into the North Fayette Valley district on July 1, 2018.

Notable person

  • Patrick Murphy, head softball coach at Alabama (1999–present)
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