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Fayetteville, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Fayetteville is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Lincoln County at latitude 35.149 and longitude -86.5636. Lincoln County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 705 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Fayetteville, but most people and references simply refer to it as Fayetteville, Tennessee.

The P1 Census Class Code for Fayetteville indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Fayetteville (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Fayetteville, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 6,923
Population in Households 6,669
Population in Familes 5,108
Population in Group Qrtrs 254
Population Density1 635
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 3,061
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 1,808
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,463 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,675 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,386 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 402 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $99,878
Average Home Value $137,701


Median Household Income $27,903
Average Household Income $44,772
Per Capita Income $19,384
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.33% 0.39%
Households 0.3% 0.36%
Families 1.15% 0.13%
Median Household Income   3.74%
Per Capita Income   2.58%
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, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fayetteville to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 86 80th
Population Density1 # 165 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 52 88th
Median Household Income # 381 11th
Per Capita Income # 232 46th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.