Raeford is a very small city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 4,860 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Raeford is the 167th largest community in North Carolina.
Raeford is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Raeford is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Raeford who work in sales jobs (12.55%), healthcare suport services (11.50%), and office and administrative support (10.10%).
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.
Also of interest is that Raeford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The population of Raeford overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Raeford, 21.05% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Raeford in 2010 was $14,147, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $56,588 for a family of four. Raeford also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 42.41% of its population below the federal poverty line.
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 14.20% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Raeford include German, Scots-Irish, Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Raeford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.