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Fayetteville, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Fayetteville had a population of 2,868 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Fayetteville is located at latitude 38.0614 and longitude -81.1083 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fayetteville (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,818 feet.

The Town of Fayetteville (GNIS ID: 2390179) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Fayetteville is located within New Haven District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fayetteville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fayetteville: Vandalia.

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Fayetteville, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,868
Population in Households 2,829
Population in Familes 2,262
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density1 517
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 1,242
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 825
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,386 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 944 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 298 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $95,760
Average Home Value $120,948


Median Household Income $37,953
Average Household Income $50,872
Per Capita Income $21,524
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% -0.1%
Households 0.06% -0.05%
Families 0.37% -0.15%
Median Household Income   -0.96%
Per Capita Income   0.91%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fayetteville, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fayetteville to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 57 86th
Population Density1 # 259 36th
Diversity Index2 # 117 71st
Median Household Income # 191 53rd
Per Capita Income # 174 57th

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