Fayetteville, NC
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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 13.75% 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 16.34% and 13.45% of the civilian workforce respectively.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Fayetteville use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Fayetteville‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

In terms of college education, Fayetteville is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.53% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fayetteville in 2010 was $23,521, 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 $94,084 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 11.65% 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/Yiddish.