Fayette City, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°6′2″N 79°50′20″W / 40.10056°N 79.83889°W / 40.10056; -79.83889
Fayette City
Borough
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Fayette
Coordinates 40°6′2″N 79°50′20″W / 40.10056°N 79.83889°W / 40.10056; -79.83889
Area 0.2 sq mi (1 km2)
Population 596 (2010)
Density 2,980 / sq mi (1,151 / km2)
Established 1806
Mayor Herbert Vargo, Jr.
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code 724
Location of Fayette City in Fayette County
Location of Fayette City in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Fayette City is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 714 at the 2000 census. It is served by the Belle Vernon Area School District.

Like many towns around it, Fayette City has been home to many coal miners supporting the coal industry in the region.[1] It was the site of the Naomi Mine explosion, December 7, 1907.

Geography[edit]

Fayette City is located at 40°6′2″N 79°50′20″W / 40.10056°N 79.83889°W / 40.10056; -79.83889 (40.100647, -79.838913).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), of which, 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (16.13%) is water.

Fayette City's low elevation and location along the Monongahela River make is susceptible to flooding after heavy rains. Lamb Lick Run and Jacobs Run enter the Monongahela River within the borough's boundaries.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 972
1860 820 −15.6%
1870 889 8.4%
1880 867 −2.5%
1890 931 7.4%
1900 1,595 71.3%
1910 2,005 25.7%
1920 2,018 0.6%
1930 1,594 −21.0%
1940 1,598 0.3%
1950 1,404 −12.1%
1960 1,159 −17.5%
1970 968 −16.5%
1980 788 −18.6%
1990 713 −9.5%
2000 714 0.1%
2010 596 −16.5%
Est. 2012 592 −0.7%
Sources:[3][4][5]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 714 people, 286 households, and 193 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,769.2 people per square mile (1,060.3/km²). There were 321 housing units at an average density of 1,245.0 per square mile (476.7/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.30% White, 0.14% African American, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.14% of the population.

There were 286 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the borough the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $29,375, and the median income for a family was $38,542. Males had a median income of $35,357 versus $23,250 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $13,058. About 20.2% of families and 26.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.8% of those under age 18 and 17.3% of those age 65 or over.

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