Fayette is a city located in Howard County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Howard County. With a 2020 population of 2,663, it is the 200th largest city in Missouri and the 6630th largest city in the United States . Fayette is currently declining at a rate of -0.49% annually and its population has decreased by -0.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,688 in 2010. Fayette reached it's highest population of 3,520 in 1970. Spanning over 2 miles, Fayette has a population density of 1,201 people per square mile.
The average household income in Fayette is $61,989 with a poverty rate of 19.40%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $758 per month, and the median house value is $94,700. The median age in Fayette is 27.6 years, 23.8 years for males, and 32.3 years for females.