Fayetteville is a relatively large city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 209,468 people and 53 constituent neighborhoods, Fayetteville is the sixth largest community in North Carolina.
15.17% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Fayetteville. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Healthcare and Retail industries respectively employ 16.17% and 13.50% of the civilian workforce.
One thing that you will notice about Fayetteville is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Fayetteville a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
The percentage of people in Fayetteville who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.02% of adults in Fayetteville have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Fayetteville in 2010 was $23,853, which is middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,412 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 11.98% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fayetteville include German, 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.