Fayette is a very small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 2,707 people and just one neighborhood, Fayette is the 208th largest community in Missouri.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Fayette isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Fayette are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fayette is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fayette who work in office and administrative support (16.43%), sales jobs (13.47%) and teaching (8.27%).
A relatively large number of people in Fayette telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.66% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Fayette to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
Being a small city, Fayette does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.