Fayette is the county seat of Fayette County, Alabama with, as of the 2010 census, a population just under 5,000. Fayette was officially incorporated in 1821, when it was still known as La Fayette. Another early name for the town was “Fayette Court House.”

As of the 2010 census, the median income for a household was just under $32,000, and the median income for a family was just under $42,000. Fayette’s per capita income was $16,602, while the median income for males was $34,271 and $27,500 for females.

West Alabama TV Cable provides cable service for residents of Fayette, while DirecTV and Dish Network take care of broadcast satellite television service. CenturyLink and West Alabama TV Cable offer Internet services, and the local newspaper is The Times Record.

The Fayette Aquatic Center is a popular attraction in Fayette. Notable residents include Mike Davis, Ronnie McCollum, Devin Moore, Michael Moore, Charly “Carlos” Palmer, Curt Porter, Dexter Roberts, Jimmy Lee Sudduth and 6 Tre G.

The Fayette City Municipal Courthouse is located at 203 Temple Avenue N., in Fayette, Alabama, 35555.