Fayette, Mississippi Population 2024

1,338

Fayette is a city located in Franklin County and Jefferson County Mississippi. Fayette has a 2024 population of 1,338. It is also the county seat of Jefferson County. Fayette is currently declining at a rate of -1.91% annually and its population has decreased by -7.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,442 in 2020.

The average household income in Fayette is $41,410 with a poverty rate of 45.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fayette is 28 years, 22.8 years for males, and 33.2 years for females.

Fayette Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fayette was:

  • Black or African American: 99.27%
  • Native American: 0.73%
  • White: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,138.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-7.21% (-104)
The current population of Fayette, Mississippi is 1,338 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,442.

Fayette, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American1,62899.27%
Native American120.73%
White00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%
Two or more races00%

Black or African American

Native American

White

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Fayette Population by Race

Fayette Population Pyramid 2024

Fayette Median Age

28

Total

22.8

Male

33.2

Female

Fayette Adults

There are 1,119 adults, (153 of whom are seniors) in Fayette.

Fayette Age Dependency

69.8

Age Dependency Ratio

15.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Fayette Sex Ratio

Female99060.37%
Male65039.63%

Fayette Population by Age

Fayette Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6212.6449.850.2
Female3213.3138.961.1
Non Family188044.155.9
Married953.191000
Male17535.364.7

3.32

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

49.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fayette Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade768.93%
9th to 12th Grade9411.05%
High School Graduate24829.14%
Some College22726.67%
Associates Degree404.7%
Bachelors Degree718.34%
Graduate Degree9511.16%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fayette Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fayette Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black842677166
Native American940

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 80.4%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 19.71%.

Fayette Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$29,653$45,875$25,459
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$16,429
Some College$25,842$35,781$25,587
Bachelors Degree$48,194$0$38,393
Graduate Degree$0$0$52,969

$29,653

Average Earnings

$45,875

Average Male

$25,459

Average Female

Fayette Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fayette Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fayette Language

99.41% of Fayette residents speak only English, while 0.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.59% of the population.

Fayette Language

Fayette Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1,62874045.45%

45.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.92%

Male Poverty Rate

54.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fayette

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fayette is Black, with 45.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fayette is Black, with 45.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 14.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 56.13%.

Fayette Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade48.82%
High School47.18%
Some College29.59%
Bachelors or Greater4.22%

Fayette Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed7.87%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed16.86%
Female Unemployed0%

Fayette Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fayette Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$23,155$41,410
Families$24,519$47,993
Married Families$96,477$-999,999,999
Non Families$16,250$24,416

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fayette Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

16.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

20.7%

Male Marriage Rate

13.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Fayette Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fayette Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Fayette Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fayette Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

4

Number of Veterans

0

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War4
Second Gulf War0
Vietnam0
Korea0
World War II0

Fayette Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 544
18 to 340
55 to 640
65 to 740
75+0

Fayette Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Native American444.44%

Fayette Veterans by Race

Fayette Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fayette Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

43.9%

Labor Force Participation

43.8%

Employment Rate

0.2%

Unemployment Rate

Fayette Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fayette Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fayette Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

90.12%

Born in Fayette

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Fayette residents were born in the United States, with 90.12% having been born in Mississippi. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Fayette Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,208-26-2.11%
20281,234-26-2.06%
20271,260-26-2.02%
20261,286-26-1.98%
20251,312-26-1.94%
20241,338-26-1.91%
20231,364-26-1.87%
20221,390-24-1.7%
20211,414-28-1.94%
20201,44220.14%
20191,440-19-1.3%
20181,459-40-2.67%
20171,499-14-0.93%
20161,513-40-2.58%
20151,553-37-2.33%
20141,590-23-1.43%
20131,613-3-0.19%
20121,616563.59%
20111,560-27-1.7%
20101,58700%

Fayette Population by Year