Fayetteville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 7,121 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Fayetteville is the 90th largest community in Tennessee.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Fayetteville is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.20% of the Fayetteville workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Fayetteville is a city of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fayetteville who work in sales jobs (12.06%), management occupations (10.62%), and office and administrative support (10.27%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Fayetteville rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.61% of adults 25 and older in Fayetteville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Fayetteville in 2010 was $21,090, which is middle income relative to Tennessee, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,360 for a family of four. However, Fayetteville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Fayetteville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.17% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Fayetteville is a very 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fayetteville include German, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Fayetteville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.