Fayetteville, AR
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Fayetteville is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 82,830 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Fayetteville is the third largest community in Arkansas.

Fayetteville real estate is some of the most expensive in Arkansas, although Fayetteville house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Fayetteville is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.44% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fayetteville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fayetteville who work in sales jobs (12.25%), office and administrative support (12.11%), and teaching (11.56%).

Also of interest is that Fayetteville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because Fayetteville has a very large number of students who are 18 years or older and in college, it is thought of as a college town. This has a major influence on local Fayetteville lifestyle, entertainment, and culture in general. Life in Fayetteville is very much tied to the academic calendar: when students return from the summer break in the fall, one will notice them out and about, buying groceries, out with friends, and generally getting re-acquainted with each other. In Fayetteville people study hard and play hard, and there is ample opportunity to do both.

The education level of Fayetteville ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Fayetteville, 46.62% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Fayetteville in 2010 was $27,868, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $111,472 for a family of four. However, Fayetteville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fayetteville is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fayetteville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fayetteville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fayetteville include Irish, English, French , and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Fayetteville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.