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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Fayette is a town in Missouri with a population of 2,694. Fayette is in Howard County. Living in Fayette offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Fayette and residents tend to lean conservative.
About Fayette...
Population
2,694

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$88,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$813
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Fayette Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    36.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    36.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    258
    500.1
  • Theft
    626.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    36.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    30%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    5%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Fayette

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,879
National
$55,322
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Fayette Reviews

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Fayette is an amazing town to live in, and makes you feel right at home. There are small businesses and opportunities to meet people. Very family friendly, and open to help others. Just needs some more opportunities for jobs!
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I am going to be attending school in Fayette this semester and I am extremely excited to be spending time in such a small quaint town with amazing scenery.

Most of the buildings are from the civil war era including the buildings on my very own campus, this is of course very intriguing to me as I love history and it was always my favorite subject inside of high school.

Though the town has very little population it reminds me of my hometown Cape Girardeau where everyone kind of knows each other in a way, it's a good sense of familiarity and I am excited to go this semester.
Small town feel. Great for someone looking for a small town, but with limited opportunities. Limited job opportunities. Average School system. Not a lot of "fun activities" to do. Wonderful locals. Pretty safe overall.