Fayetteville, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fayetteville, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Fayetteville had a population of 6,936 as of July 1, 2016. Fayetteville ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fayetteville is located at latitude 35.149 and longitude -86.5636 in Lincoln County. 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. Lincoln County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 705 feet.

The City of Fayetteville (GNIS ID: 2403602) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Fayetteville is located within Commissioner District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lincoln County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fayetteville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Fayetteville, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,936
Population in Households 6,681
Population in Familes 5,110
Population in Group Qrtrs 255
Population Density1 715
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 3,034
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 1,788
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,419 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,654 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,380 (40.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 385 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $117,617
Average Home Value $155,525


Median Household Income $30,069
Average Household Income $44,401
Per Capita Income $19,296
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.23%
Households 0.1% 0.14%
Families 0.66% -0.06%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
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 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 145 66th
Diversity Index2 # 50 89th
Median Household Income # 361 16th
Per Capita Income # 278 35th

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