Fayette City, Pennsylvania

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Fayette City, Pennsylvania

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Fayette City strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Comparative Profile of Fayette City, Pennsylvania

Comparing Fayette City to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Senior Citizens 5 4
Age of the Population 5 4
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Well-Paid Single Men 3 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 8
Portion of People Married 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 5 4
College Educated Adults 4 4
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
People Above Poverty 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 5 6
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Short Commute Times 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
Affordability of Rents 7 8
People Living Alone 6 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5
Housing Recently Built 1 3

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Fayette City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 24 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Fayette
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15438
Phone Area Codes 724
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.1
Longitude -79.84

Fayette City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station DONORA 1 SW
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 38.1 inches
Station DONEGAL 2 NW
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
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Fayette City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 714 100%
Male 336 47.1%
Female 378 52.9%
Under 18 195 27.3%
18+ 519 72.7%
65+ 111 15.5%
Median Age 37.7
Average Family Size 3.11
White 709 99.3%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Fayette City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 684
Growth -30
Growth % -4.2%

Fayette City Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 16.4%
English 16%
Italian 13.7%
Polish 11.6%
Slovak 6.2%
Irish 5.4%
Welsh 4.2%
Scotch-Irish 4.1%
US/American 3.1%
Hungarian 2.5%
Croatian 2.1%
British 1.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.9%
Finnish 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Scottish 1.5%
Russian 1.4%
Ukrainian 1.2%
European 1.2%
Czech 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Slavic 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Fayette City 714 $38,542
Allenport 549 $32,250
Belle Vernon 1,211 $36,094
Dunlevy 397 $35,417
Elco 362 $33,214
Roscoe 848 $41,250
Stockdale 555 $33,750
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