Fayette is a city in Fayette County, Iowa, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 1,300. It was named after the Marquis de la Fayette, French hero of the American Revolutionary War. Fayette is the home of Upper Iowa University, a small private college. The Volga River State Recreation Area is located just north of Fayette, and many other parks and natural areas are located nearby.
Fayette is located at 42°50′33″N 91°48′11″W / 42.8425°N 91.80306°W / 42.8425; -91.80306 (42.842414, -91.803013) on the Volga River.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), all of it land.