Fayetteville, West Virginia Population 2024

2,770

Fayetteville is a city located in Fayette County West Virginia. Fayetteville has a 2024 population of 2,770. Fayetteville is currently declining at a rate of -1.21% annually and its population has decreased by -4.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,905 in 2020.

The average household income in Fayetteville is $71,644 with a poverty rate of 23.95%. The median age in Fayetteville is 44.8 years: 41.8 years for males, and 50.6 years for females.

Fayetteville Demographics

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

  • White: 97.89%
  • Black or African American: 1.11%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
5.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
479.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.65% (-135)
The current population of Fayetteville, West Virginia is 2,770 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,905.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,82997.89%
Black or African American321.11%
Two or more races291%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Fayetteville Population by Race

Fayetteville Population Pyramid 2024

Fayetteville Median Age

44.8

Total

41.8

Male

50.6

Female

Fayetteville Adults

There are 2,182 adults, (683 of whom are seniors) in Fayetteville.

Fayetteville Age Dependency

92.8

Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Fayetteville Sex Ratio

Female1,38147.79%
Male1,50952.21%

Fayetteville Population by Age

Fayetteville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2322.3175.124.9
Married4892.591.68.4
Non Family4341.1261.538.5
Female1723.6453.546.5
Male1373.7286.113.9

2.87

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

75.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fayetteville Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1959.2%
Associates Degree763.58%
Bachelors Degree52624.81%
Graduate Degree1617.59%
High School Graduate68832.45%
Less Than 9th Grade843.96%
Some College39018.4%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fayetteville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fayetteville Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,0721,793670
Black32321
2+ Races161616

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

Fayetteville Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$55,396$64,833$41,528
Graduate Degree$58,333$59,940$0
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$41,750$53,281$36,602
Some College$36,936$0$23,333

$41,750

Average Earnings

$53,281

Average Male

$36,602

Average Female

Fayetteville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fayetteville Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fayetteville Language

99.53% of Fayetteville residents speak only English, while 0.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.47% of the population.

Fayetteville Language

Fayetteville Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,78265023.36%
Black323196.88%

23.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.83%

Male Poverty Rate

20.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fayetteville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fayetteville is Black, with 96.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fayetteville is White, with 23.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.66%.

Fayetteville Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College34.12%
High School26.57%
Less Than 9th Grade22.68%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Fayetteville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed35.9%
Male Employed14.39%
Female Employed13.26%
Female Unemployed0%

Fayetteville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fayetteville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$63,772$75,123
Households$63,514$71,644
Married Families$84,702$-999,999,999
Non Families$56,700$60,281

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fayetteville Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.2%

Male Marriage Rate

47.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Fayetteville Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fayetteville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Fayetteville Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fayetteville Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

369

Number of Veterans

354

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War108
First Gulf War80
Vietnam20
Korea8
World War II0

Fayetteville Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54186
55 to 6495
75+69
65 to 7419
18 to 340

Fayetteville Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White34916.45%
Black2062.5%

Fayetteville Veterans by Race

Fayetteville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

25.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

51.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fayetteville Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

47.8%

Labor Force Participation

46.1%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Fayetteville Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fayetteville Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fayetteville 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

71.42%

Born in Fayetteville

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Fayetteville residents were born in the United States, with 71.42% having been born in West Virginia. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Fayetteville Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,602-33-1.25%
20282,635-34-1.27%
20272,669-34-1.26%
20262,703-33-1.21%
20252,736-34-1.23%
20242,770-34-1.21%
20232,804-26-0.92%
20222,830-49-1.7%
20212,879-26-0.9%
20202,9051896.96%
20192,716-43-1.56%
20182,759-39-1.39%
20172,798-44-1.55%
20162,842-36-1.25%
20152,878-22-0.76%
20142,900-23-0.79%
20132,923-18-0.61%
20122,941-2-0.07%
20112,943-8-0.27%
20102,95100%
20002,7541525.84%

Fayetteville Population by Year