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.

The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Fayetteville, employing 13.75% 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 16.34% and 13.45% 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%: 25.53% of adults in Fayetteville 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.