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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fayette who work in office and administrative support (22.53%), teaching (13.92%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (11.90%).

One of the benefits of Fayette is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.66 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The population of Fayette overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Fayette, 21.18% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fayette in 2010 was $12,953, which is low income relative to Mississippi and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $51,812 for a family of four. Fayette also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 51.49% 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 White. Important ancestries of people in Fayette include Irish, German, French , and English.

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

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