Fayetteville, AR
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Fayetteville is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 85,257 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 88.46% 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 office and administrative support (12.10%), teaching (11.90%), and management occupations (11.47%).

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.

In addition, Fayetteville is a major college town that has a very high percentage of its residents over 18 years old who are college students. Naturally, collegiate life has a major influence on local Fayetteville culture, lifestyle and entertainment options. Fayetteville really pulses to the beat of the academic calendar. In Fayetteville every fall, returning students reinvigorate the community, who you will notice are all over town, buying groceries, out with friends, and getting acquainted or re-acquainted with each other and Fayetteville. One of the beneficial effects that colleges provide is that they tend to be lasting institutions that deliver direct economic benefits to the local economy in the form of such things as jobs for faculty and staff, and spending by students. Fayetteville benefits directly from this.

Not only is Fayetteville a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Fayetteville is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Fayetteville a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

The citizens of Fayetteville are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.09% of adults in Fayetteville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fayetteville in 2010 was $28,401, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,604 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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