Fayetteville, AR
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Fayetteville is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 83,826 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 88.38% 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 (12.96%), sales jobs (11.26%), and teaching (11.22%).

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.

Fayetteville is also a major college town with a large number of people who are 18 years or older and attending college. As is often the case in college towns, the many students that live in Fayetteville have a strong influence on the local culture and entertainment scene, which may seem dormant by comparison in the summer months when much of the student population is away. In the fall, the return of students has a reinvigorating effect on the community. Because colleges are lasting institutions, they have a stabilizing effect on the economy by providing direct local benefits such as jobs for faculty and staff and spending by students. Fayetteville’s economy is one such example of this.

A lot of people in Fayetteville take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Fayetteville, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.

The citizens of Fayetteville are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.60% 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 $27,802, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $111,208 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, Italian, and Scottish.

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