Fayetteville is a relatively large city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 209,889 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 noticeable about Fayetteville, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Fayetteville is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Fayetteville a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
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: 26.02% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Fayetteville in 2010 was $23,853, 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.