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Fayetteville, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Fayetteville had a population of 7,005 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Fayetteville, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,005
Daytime Population: Workers 8,637
Daytime Population: Residents 4,219
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,856
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.84
Population in Households 6,750
Population in Familes 5,162
Population in Group Qrtrs 255
Population Density2 722
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $33,735
Average Household Income $46,868
Per Capita Income $20,444


Total Housing Units 3,451 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,709 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,373 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 369 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $117,555
Average Home Value $154,403


Total Households 3,082
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 1,816
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.38% 0.34%
Households 0.3% 0.3%
Families 0.78% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   2.14%

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, 2017 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 # 85 80th
Population Density # 144 67th
Diversity Index # 50 89th
Median Household Income # 336 22nd
Per Capita Income # 275 36th

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