Fayette, MO Population

By | May 29, 2019

Population: 2,793. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,701 (-3.3% change)
Males: 1,331 (47.7%), Females: 1,462 (52.3%)

Howard County

Zip code: 65248

Median resident age: 29.2 years
Median household income: $27,276
Median house value: $58,300

Races in Fayette:

  • White Non-Hispanic (78.9%)
  • Black (18.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (18.3%), English (10.1%), Irish (9.0%), United States (6.0%), Scotch-Irish (3.8%), French (2.6%).

Elevation: 700 feet

Land area: 2.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Fayette

  • High school or higher: 76.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 24.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fayette city

  • Never married: 43.8%
  • Now married: 39.4%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

2.0% Foreign born (0.8% Asia, 0.8% Africa, 0.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -126 (-4.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Fayette:

  • COOPER COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; BOONVILLE, MO)
  • MOBERLY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 26 miles; MOBERLY, MO)
  • RUSK REHABILITATION CENTER LLC (about 27 miles; COLUMBIA, MO)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fayette:

Other public-use airports nearest to Fayette:

  • JESSE VIERTEL MEMORIAL (about 15 miles; BOONVILLE, MO; Abbreviation: VER)
  • SLATER MEMORIAL (about 27 miles; SLATER, MO; Abbreviation: 9K5)
  • OMAR N BRADLEY (about 29 miles; MOBERLY, MO; Abbreviation: MBY)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Fayette:

  • CENTRAL METHODIST COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,119; Location: 411 CENTRAL METHODIST SQ; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.cmc.edu; Offers Master’s degree)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fayette:

  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA (about 44 miles; COLUMBIA, MO; Full-time enrollment: 21,444)
  • COLUMBIA COLLEGE (about 44 miles; COLUMBIA, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,892)
  • LINCOLN UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,580)
  • TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 72 miles; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,922)
  • CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 77 miles; Warrensburg, MO; Full-time enrollment: 8,957)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ROLLA (about 108 miles; ROLLA, MO; Full-time enrollment: 4,181)
  • SOUTHWEST BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 117 miles; BOLIVAR, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,612)

Schools

Public high school in Fayette:

  • FAYETTE HIGH (Students: 245; Location: 510 CLEVELAND AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Fayette:

  • LAURENCE J. DALY ELEM. (Students: 340; Location: 702 LUCKY ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • WM. N. CLARK MIDDLE (Students: 182; Location: 704 LUCKY ST; Grades: 06 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Fayette:

  • HOWARD COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $224,478; Location: 201 SOUTH MAIN; 39,448 books; 1,201 audio materials; 1,010 video materials; 109 serial subscriptions)