Fayetteville is a relatively large city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 211,657 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 14.26% 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 16.47% and 14.22% of the civilian workforce, respectively.
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: 27.24% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Fayetteville in 2018 was $24,823, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,292 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 12.43% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fayetteville include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Fayetteville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.