Statewide Claims to Fame

Fayetteville is 2nd in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Size in square miles

Fayetteville is 4th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Fayetteville is 4th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - Two or More

Fayetteville is 5th in North Carolina out of 123 other cities in Retail sales

Fayetteville is 6th in North Carolina out of 132 other cities in Current population (2012)

Fayetteville is 6th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Households

Fayetteville is 6th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Housing units

Fayetteville is 7th in North Carolina out of 115 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Fayetteville is 7th in North Carolina out of 121 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Fayetteville is 13th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Fayetteville, North Carolina Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Fayetteville Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 202,103 6th 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 145.8 2nd 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,375.2 57th 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Fayetteville Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 8.5% 17th 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 25.8% 43rd 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 9.7% 111th 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Fayetteville Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 90.5% 50th 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 23.9% 76th 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Fayetteville Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 45.7% 129th 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 41.9% 18th 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 1.1% 13th 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 2.6% 35th 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 4th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 4.9% 4th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 10.1% 40th 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 41.3% 130th 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Fayetteville Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 51.6% 92nd 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 6.4% 71st 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Fayetteville Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 87,005 6th 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 27.3% 40th 17.0% 25.9%
Households 75,149 6th 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 52.9% 110th 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $121,100 109th $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.5 64th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Fayetteville Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $23,163 78th $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $44,266 68th $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 16.7% 73rd 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Fayetteville Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 12,942 7th 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $3,298,459 5th $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $16,912 77th $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $408,075 7th $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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