Fayette City is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 714 at the 2000 census.
Before 1807 the borough was Known as Freeport. From 1825 to 1854 it went by the name of Cookstown after Edward Cook, whom laid out the borough. Its name would finally change once more to Fayette City in 1854.
As of the census of 2000, there were 714 people, 286 households, and 193 families residing in Fayette City. The population density was 1,060.3/km² (2,769.2/mi²). There were 321 housing units at an average density of 476.7/km² (1,245.0/mi²). 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.
Fayette City’s 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 Fayette City 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