Fayetteville, NC
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Fayetteville is a relatively large city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 201,963 people and 53 constituent neighborhoods, Fayetteville is the sixth largest community in North Carolina.

The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Fayetteville, employing 14.62% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Healthcare and Retail industries employ 16.40% and 13.33% of the civilian workforce, respectively.

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: 25.12% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fayetteville in 2010 was $23,333, 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.