Fayette is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 1,469 people and just one neighborhood, Fayette is the 215th largest community in Iowa. Fayette has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Occupations and Workforce
Fayette is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.60% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fayette is a city of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fayette who work in teaching (19.11%), sales jobs (11.79%) and food service (9.55%).
Of important note, Fayette is also a city of artists. Fayette has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Fayette’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.86% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Fayette is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Fayette to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
For a small city, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Fayette. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Fayette.
The overall crime rate in Fayette is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 13.03 minutes getting to work every day.
As is often the case in a small city, Fayette doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.