Fayetteville, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fayetteville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Fayetteville is the 6th largest city in North Carolina with a population of 208,927 as of July 1, 2016. Fayetteville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fayetteville is located at latitude 35.0851 and longitude -78.9803 in Cumberland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fayetteville (see map below) encompass a land area of 146.82 sq. miles and a water area of 1.84 sq. miles. Cumberland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 102 feet.

The City of Fayetteville (GNIS ID: 2403604) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Fayetteville is located within Township of Seventy-First, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cumberland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fayetteville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fayetteville: Campbellton, Cross Creek, Lower Campbellton, Upper Campbellton.

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Fayetteville, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 208,927
Population in Households 201,573
Population in Familes 161,644
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,354
Population Density1 1,423
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 82,894
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 53,632
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 94,853 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 39,214 (41.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 43,680 (46.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,959 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $129,659
Average Home Value $164,860


Median Household Income $43,033
Average Household Income $58,736
Per Capita Income $23,982
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.66% 0.6%
Households 0.92% 0.7%
Families 0.76% 0.6%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fayetteville, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fayetteville to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 6 99th
Population Density1 # 93 88th
Diversity Index2 # 63 92nd
Median Household Income # 301 59th
Per Capita Income # 273 63rd

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