Raeford, NC

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Living in Raeford

Raeford is a very small city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 4,962 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Raeford is the 167th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some cities, Raeford isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Raeford are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Raeford is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Raeford who work in office and administrative support (12.50%), sales jobs (10.08%), and maintenance occupations (7.13%).

Raeford is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Raeford, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

The percentage of adults in Raeford who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.39% of the adults in Raeford have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Raeford in 2018 was $19,276, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,104 for a family of four. However, Raeford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Raeford is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Raeford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Raeford residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Raeford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.56% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Raeford include English, German, African, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Raeford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.