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Fayette is a city in Howard County, in the Columbia metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the Marquis de Lafayette, Revolutionary War hero
The latitude of Fayette is 39.145N. The longitude is -92.683W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 699 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,724.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fayette demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Howard County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 65248 ZIP code.
21% of Fayette residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fayette ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fayette was $13,451, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Fayette residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Fayette, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $264. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $681.
Libraries in Fayette include Howard County Library ... View libraries
Howard County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fayette political report.
The average commute time for Fayette workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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