Fayetteville, West Virginia

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Fayetteville, West Virginia

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High Points

Fayetteville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in West Virginia):

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Fayetteville Low Property Crime
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 12% Fayetteville Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 13% Fayetteville Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 16% Fayetteville People in Middle Class or Better
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Fayetteville Low Violent Crime
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Fayetteville College Educated Adults
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Fayetteville Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 17% Fayetteville Low Rate of Poverty
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 19% Fayetteville Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Fayetteville, West Virginia

Comparing Fayetteville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in West Virginia (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 9 8
Female Share of the Population 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 8 9
Senior Citizens 8 6
Racial Diversity 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 5 8
Male Share of the Population 2 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 9
Average Household Size 3 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 9
Median Family Income 7 9
People in Middle Class or Better 6 9
People Above Poverty 5 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 9
Short Commute Times 4 3
Working at Home 4 5
Public Transportation Use 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Rents 6 3
People Living Alone 6 3
Housing Recently Built 5 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 9
Low Violent Crime 9 7

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Fayetteville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles SE of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 166 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio
County Fayette
Standard Zip Codes 25840
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.052
Longitude -81.104

Fayetteville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station OAK HILL
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 80 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches
Station MCROSS
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 33 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 50.6 inches
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Fayetteville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,754 100%
Male 1,261 45.8%
Female 1,493 54.2%
Under 18 561 20.4%
18+ 2,193 79.6%
65+ 550 20%
Median Age 43
Average Family Size 2.82
White 2,613 94.9%
African-American 126 4.6%
Asian 1 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 5 0.2%
Mixed Race 4 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 0.6%

Estimated Fayetteville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,657
Growth -97
Growth % -3.5%

Fayetteville 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
US/American 24.3%
German 13.6%
Irish 13.5%
English 13.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.2%
Italian 5.2%
Scotch-Irish 3.8%
Dutch 3%
Welsh 2%
Polish 1.7%
European 1.3%
Lebanese 0.9%
Scottish 0.8%
French Canadian 0.6%
British 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Norwegian 0.2%
French (except Basque) 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Fayetteville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Beckwith (25840)
Cunard (25840)
Gatewood (25840)
Tourison (25840)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Fayetteville 2,754 $44,444
Ansted 1,576 $28,938
Gauley Bridge 738 $25,987
Mount Hope 1,487 $23,333
Oak Hill 7,589 $33,183
Pax 174 $27,500
Smithers 904 $27,734
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Fayetteville High Schools (2004)

Serves 298 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

Fayetteville Colleges

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