Fayette, MS
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Fayette is a very small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 1,577 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fayette is the 140th largest community in Mississippi.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fayette is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (24.85%), law enforcement and fire fighting (13.02%), and teaching (10.65%).

In addition, Fayette is a college town. There are a lot of students in Fayette attending college, and as a result Fayette provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Fayette spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.64 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Fayette citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.76% of adults 25 and older in Fayette have a college degree.

The per capita income in Fayette in 2010 was $12,538, which is low income relative to Mississippi and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $50,152 for a family of four. Fayette also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 49.58% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Fayette home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fayette residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Fayette include Irish, English, Yugoslavian, and Other West Indian.

The most common language spoken in Fayette is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Hebrew.

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