Fayetteville is a relatively large city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 204,759 people and 53 constituent neighborhoods, Fayetteville is the sixth largest community in North Carolina.
Fayetteville is a military town: the armed forces employs 14.62% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Healthcare and Retail are important in the local economy and are the city’s largest civilian employers, employing 16.40% and 13.33% of the civilian workforce respectively.
The percentage of people in Fayetteville who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.12% of adults in Fayetteville have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Fayetteville in 2010 was $23,333, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,332 for a family of four. However, Fayetteville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fayetteville is an extremely 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Fayetteville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.37% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fayetteville include Irish, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Fayetteville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.