Fayetteville, NC

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
522,537
0.715% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
32.8
0.306% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.7%
3.05% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$57,488
8.81% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$175,600
14.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
198,519
0.0503% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Fayetteville, NC had a population of 523k people with a median age of 32.8 and a median household income of $57,488. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fayetteville, NC grew from 518,825 to 522,537, a 0.715% increase and its median household income grew from $52,835 to $57,488, a 8.81% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fayetteville, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (45.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (31.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.13%), White (Hispanic) (4.37%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.89%).

None of the households in Fayetteville, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.7% of the residents in Fayetteville, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fayetteville, NC are Fayetteville Technical Community College (3,624 degrees awarded in 2022), Campbell University (1,668 degrees), and Fayetteville State University (1,494 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Fayetteville, NC was $175,600, and the homeownership rate was 58.2%.

Most people in Fayetteville, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Fayetteville, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Fayetteville, NC is home to a population of 523k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.37% of Fayetteville, NC residents were born outside of the country (33.3k people).

In 2022, there were 1.43 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (238k people) in Fayetteville, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 166k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 26.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.7%
2022 Citizenship
96.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.7% of Fayetteville, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fayetteville, NC was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fayetteville, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    238k ± 548
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    166k ± 1.44k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    26.8k ± 1.66k
13.1%
Hispanic Population
68.2k people

In 2022, there were 1.43 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (238k people) in Fayetteville, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 166k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 26.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.1% of the people in Fayetteville, NC are hispanic (68.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Fayetteville, NC as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    214,508 ± 11,254 people
  2. India
    79,868 ± 6,912 people
  3. Honduras
    39,759 ± 4,886 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 214,508 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 79,868 and Honduras with 39,759.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.37%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
33.3k people
6.32%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
32.8k people

As of 2022, 6.37% of Fayetteville, NC residents (33.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fayetteville, NC was 6.32%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    27,530 ± 1,169
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    11,533 ± 741
  3. Vietnam
    10,093 ± 539

Fayetteville, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fayetteville, NC employs 199k people. The largest industries in Fayetteville, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (28,737 people), Retail Trade (26,588 people), and Educational Services (19,768 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($59,567), Public Administration ($56,751), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,339).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,464. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

199k
2022 Value
± 3,262
−0.0503%
1 Year decline
± 2.32%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fayetteville, NC declined at a rate of −0.0503%, from 199k employees to 199k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fayetteville, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (21,751 people), Sales & Related Occupations (20,396 people), and Management Occupations (16,898 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fayetteville, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

199k
2022 Value
± 3,262
−0.0503%
1 Year decline
± 2.32%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fayetteville, NC declined at a rate of −0.0503%, from 199k employees to 199k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fayetteville, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (28,737 people), Retail Trade (26,588 people), and Educational Services (19,768 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fayetteville, NC, though some of these residents may live in Fayetteville, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,959
Median earning men ± $889
$32,405
Median earning women ± $743

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($58,019), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,380), and Manufacturing ($50,610).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($54,971), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,203), and Construction ($38,507).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,682
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,432
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,431
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Fayetteville, NC awarded 7,702 degrees. The student population of Fayetteville, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 9,525 male students and 15,389 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fayetteville, NC are White (3,288 and 43.2%), followed by Black or African American (2,566 and 33.7%), Hispanic or Latino (777 and 10.2%), and Two or More Races (333 and 4.37%).

The largest universities in Fayetteville, NC by number of degrees awarded are Fayetteville Technical Community College (3,624 and 47.1%), Campbell University (1,668 and 21.7%), and Fayetteville State University (1,494 and 19.4%).

The most popular majors in Fayetteville, NC are General Business Administration & Management (880 and 11.4%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (368 and 4.78%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (342 and 4.44%).

The median tuition costs in Fayetteville, NC are $7,560 for private four year colleges, and $1,000 and $5,000 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Fayetteville, NC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 82.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 24,914 (38.2% men and 61.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 24,914 students enrolled in Fayetteville, NC, 38.2% men and 61.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 9,324 records, of which 66.3% were women and 33.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 259 degrees awarded
  2. 240 degrees awarded
  3. 237 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Fayetteville, NC was Registered Nursing with 259 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Fayetteville, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,624 degrees awarded
  2. 1,668 degrees awarded
  3. 1,494 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fayetteville Technical Community College with 3,624 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 3,122 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fayetteville, NC, which is 0.682 times less than the 4,580 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,288 degrees mean that there were 1.28 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,566 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($7,560) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,906) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,356) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fayetteville, NC was $175,600 in 2022, which is 0.623 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $153,000 to $175,600, a 14.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Fayetteville, NC is 58.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fayetteville, NC have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fayetteville, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Fayetteville, NC is $57,488. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Fayetteville, NC was Wake County, NC with a value of $96,734, followed by Union County, NC and Orange County, NC, with respective values of $95,533 and $85,785.

Property

$175,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,767
$112,369
Median Property Taxes
±$2,325

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fayetteville, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Fayetteville, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

58.2%
Homeownership
2022
65.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.2% of the housing units in Fayetteville, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fayetteville, NC was Wake County, NC with a value of $96,734, followed by Union County, NC and Orange County, NC, with respective values of $95,533 and $85,785.

The following map shows all of the counties in Fayetteville, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$57,488
Median Household Income
± $944
193k
Number of Households
± 3,010

In 2022, the median household income of the 193k households in Fayetteville, NC grew to $57,488 from the previous year's value of $52,835.

The following chart displays the households in Fayetteville, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fayetteville, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.4%)
  2. Carpooled (9.83%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.58%)

In 2022, 79.4% of workers in Fayetteville, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.83%) and those who worked at home (5.58%).

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Commute Time

24.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fayetteville, NC have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.21% of the workforce in Fayetteville, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fayetteville, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fayetteville, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fayetteville, NC (83.6k out of 501k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fayetteville, NC is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89.1% of the population of Fayetteville, NC has health coverage, with 28.9% on employee plans, 19% on Medicaid, 7.66% on Medicare, 18.9% on non-group plans, and 14.6% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see 1399 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1405 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1710 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 363 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,399 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Carolina

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,399 patients per year. This represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1,405 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in North Carolina in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.1% under 18 years, 22.1% between 18 and 34 years, 35.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.5% were men and 53.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.9%
Uninsured
28.9%
Employer Coverage
19%
Medicaid
7.66%
Medicare
18.9%
Non-Group
14.6%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fayetteville, NC declined by 0.134% from 10.9% to 10.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fayetteville, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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