The City of Fayetteville is the 6th largest city in North Carolina with a population of 209,675 as of July 1, 2020. 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 35.0527 and longitude -78.8784 in Cumberland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fayetteville 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Fayetteville: Campbellton, Cross Creek, Lower Campbellton, Upper Campbellton.
|Total Population||209,675 (100%)|
|Population in Households||196,429 (93.7%)|
|Population in Families||156,916 (74.8%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||13,246 ( 6.3%)|
|Median Household Income||$45,797|
|Average Household Income||$61,896|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||13%|
|Per Capita Income||$24,806|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||92,796 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||33,672 (36.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||47,109 (50.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||12,015 (12.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$143,383|
|Average Home Value||$179,494|
|Housing Affordability Index3||172|
|Average Household Size||2.43|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.15%|
|Per Capita Income||1.72%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.25%|
The table below compares Fayetteville to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 6||99th|
|Population Density||# 111||85th|
|Median Household Income||# 388||48th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 244||33rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 367||50th|
|Diversity Index||# 64||91st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.