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Fayette, Ohio
Village
Main Street downtown
Main Street downtown
Location of Fayette, Ohio
Location of Fayette, Ohio
Location of Fayette in Fulton County
Location of Fayette in Fulton County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Fulton
Township Gorham
Area
 • Total 0.97 sq mi (2.52 km2)
 • Land 0.97 sq mi (2.52 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
791 ft (241 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,283
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,241
 • Density 1,274.13/sq mi (491.75/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43521
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-26768
GNIS feature ID 1064644

Fayette is a village in Fulton County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,283 at the 2010 census.

History

Fayette was incorporated as a village in 1872 when the railroad was extended to that point. A post office called Fayette has been in operation since 1873.

Geography

Fayette is located at 41°40′28″N 84°19′41″W / 41.67444°N 84.32806°W / 41.67444; -84.32806 (41.674579, -84.327924).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.98 square miles (2.54 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 579
1890 890 53.7%
1900 886 −0.4%
1910 915 3.3%
1920 936 2.3%
1930 347 −62.9%
1940 912 162.8%
1950 1,003 10.0%
1960 1,090 8.7%
1970 1,175 7.8%
1980 1,222 4.0%
1990 1,248 2.1%
2000 1,340 7.4%
2010 1,283 −4.3%
2019 (est.) 1,241 −3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,283 people, 505 households, and 345 families living in the village. The population density was 1,309.2 inhabitants per square mile (505.5/km2). There were 591 housing units at an average density of 603.1 per square mile (232.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.0% White, 1.0% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 2.3% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.3% of the population.

There were 505 households, of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.7% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the village was 35.3 years. 28.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26% were from 25 to 44; 24% were from 45 to 64; and 12.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

Attractions

Located on Main Street is the historic Fayette Opera House. It was built in 1889 at a cost of $4,000. It was used for several purposes in the past, such as touring theater groups. Today, the Opera House hosts a variety of events, including school plays, small concerts, speaking events, and the annual Reed Organ Festival.

In addition, three miles southwest of Fayette is Harrison Lake State Park. Created in 1941 when a dam was built over Mill Creek, today the park features 173 campsites, along with a camper cabin and two rent-a-yurts. The park also has a beach, hiking trails, boat rentals, bike rentals, a dog beach, shelter houses, picnic areas, and fishing.

Events

The annual Bullthistle Festival takes place in Fayette on the first Saturday of August. The event consists of a parade, activities, food, entertainment, and the annual S.A.K. basketball tournament at the community park. An evening fireworks display at Harrison Lake State Park ends the festival every year.

The annual Fall Festival also takes place in Fayette, along historic Main Street. The annual festival also consists of activities, entertainment, and food, as well as craft vendors from around the area. The Fall Festival takes place on the last Saturday of September.

Education

Fayette Local School District administers two schools in the village, Fayette Elementary School and Fayette High School. The Normal Memorial Library is the village's lending library.

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