Fayetteville, NC

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Population

387,094

0.112% growth

Poverty Rate

18.7%


Median Age

31.9


Median Household Income

$46,679

4.29% growth

Number of Employees

148,082

1.09% growth

Median Property Value

$138,700

0.434% growth

About

In 2018, Fayetteville, NC had a population of 387k people with a median age of 31.9 and a median household income of $46,679. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Fayetteville, NC grew from 386,662 to 387,094, a 0.112% increase and its median household income grew from $44,757 to $46,679, a 4.29% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fayetteville, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (42.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (36.2%), White (Hispanic) (6.56%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (4.6%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (3.48%). N/A% of the people in Fayetteville, NC speak a non-English language, and 96.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fayetteville, NC are Fayetteville Technical Community College (4,248 degrees awarded in 2017), Fayetteville State University (1,187 degrees), and Miller-Motte College-Fayetteville (624 degrees).

The median property value in Fayetteville, NC is $138,700, and the homeownership rate is 53.3%. Most people in Fayetteville, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Fayetteville, NC is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for North Carolina. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Fayetteville, NC employs 148k people. The largest industries in Fayetteville, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (23,304 people), Retail Trade (22,628 people), and Public Administration (15,145 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($51,107), Public Administration ($45,546), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($44,890).

Median household income in Fayetteville, NC is $46,679. Males in Fayetteville, NC have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,552. The income inequality in Fayetteville, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,679

2018 value

± $1,364

4.29%

1 Year Growth

± 4.61%

Households in Fayetteville, NC have a median annual income of $46,679, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,757 in 2017, which represents a 4.29% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,551

Average Male Salary

± $1,091

$47,552

Average Female Salary

± $846

In 2018, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.32 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $66,551 ± $4,420

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $53,592 ± $28,568

  3. White

    $52,871 ± $810

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.24 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fayetteville, NC is from North Carolina.

0.47

2018 Wage GINI

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.556% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fayetteville, NC was Union County, NC with a value of $80,337, followed by Wake County, NC and Chatham County, NC, with respective values of $79,970 and $74,959.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fayetteville, NC (68.8k out of 368k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    32,230 ± 1,113

  2. White

    25,423 ± 1,066

  3. Hispanic

    9,560 ± 665

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

148k

2018 Value

± 5,667

1.09%

1 Year growth

± 5.46%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Fayetteville, NC grew at a rate of 1.09%, from 146k employees to 148k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fayetteville, NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (17,351 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,306 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (11,473 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fayetteville, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fayetteville, NC, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (17,351 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,306 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (11,473 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Fayetteville, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.76 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.58 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fayetteville, NC, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($77,040), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,177), and Management Occupations ($64,217).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

148k

2018 Value

± 5,667

1.09%

1 Year growth

± 5.46%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Fayetteville, NC grew at a rate of 1.09%, from 146k employees to 148k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fayetteville, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (23,304 people), Retail Trade (22,628 people), and Public Administration (15,145 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Fayetteville, NC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (23,304 people), Retail Trade (22,628 people), and Public Administration (15,145 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Fayetteville, NC has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.24 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.39 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.13 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fayetteville, NC, by median earnings, are Utilities ($51,107), Public Administration ($45,546), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($44,890).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $54.9B

  2. $41.2B

  3. $40B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $54.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($41.2B) and Machinery ($40B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$443B

2020 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

42.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $443B. This is expected to increase 42.7% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.4B

  2. $28.1B

  3. $28B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $28.4B, followed by Virginia with $28.1B and Georgia and $28B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.7% of the population of Fayetteville, NC has health coverage, with 26.6% on employee plans, 18.5% on Medicaid, 6.91% on Medicare, 18.9% on non-group plans, and 18.7% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Fayetteville, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Fayetteville, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1,410 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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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.3%

Uninsured

26.6%

Employer Coverage

18.5%

Medicaid

6.91%

Medicare

18.9%

Non-Group

18.7%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fayetteville, NC declined by 1.07% from 10.4% to 10.3%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Fayetteville, NC is home to a population of 387k people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.03% of Fayetteville, NC residents were born outside of the country (23.3k people).

In 2018, there were 1.16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (163k people) in Fayetteville, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 140k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 25.4k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Fayetteville, NC was 31.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Fayetteville, NC are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Fayetteville, NC residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.03%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

23.3k people

5.88%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

22.4k people

As of 2017, 6.03% of Fayetteville, NC residents (23.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fayetteville, NC was 5.88%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    229,977 ± 11,643 people

  2. India

    71,606 ± 6,547 people

  3. Honduras

    31,466 ± 4,348 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 229,977 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 71,606 and Honduras with 31,466.

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Citizenship

96.6%

2018 Citizenship

97.2%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96.6% of Fayetteville, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Fayetteville, NC was 97.2%, 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)

    163k ± 384

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    140k ± 2.22k

  3. White (Hispanic)

    25.4k ± 2.89k

In 2018, there were 1.16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (163k people) in Fayetteville, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 140k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 25.4k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    26,841 ± 2,291

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    10,626 ± 1,653

  3. Vietnam

    7,932 ± 1,141

Fayetteville, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Fayetteville, NC awarded 6,698 degrees. The student population of Fayetteville, NC is skewed towards women, with 8,401 male students and 12,917 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fayetteville, NC are White (2,701 and 40.9%), followed by Black or African American (2,553 and 38.6%), Hispanic or Latino (585 and 8.85%), and Unknown (228 and 3.45%).

The largest universities in Fayetteville, NC by number of degrees awarded are Fayetteville Technical Community College (4,248 and 63.4%), Fayetteville State University (1,187 and 17.7%), and Miller-Motte College-Fayetteville (624 and 9.32%).

The most popular majors in Fayetteville, NC are General Business Administration & Management (762 and 11.4%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (586 and 8.75%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (351 and 5.24%).

The median tuition costs in Fayetteville, NC are $6,020 for private four year colleges, and $2,982 and $14,590 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Fayetteville, NC was Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor with 268 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Fayetteville, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,248 degrees awarded

  2. 1,187 degrees awarded

  3. 624 degrees awarded

$2,982

Median In-State Public

$6,020

Median Private

In 2017, the Fayetteville, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fayetteville Technical Community College with 4,248 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,042

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,656

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 3,042 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fayetteville, NC, which is 0.832 times less than the 3,656 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Fayetteville, NC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,701 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    2,553 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    585 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Fayetteville, NC were to White students. These 2,701 degrees mean that there were 1.06 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,553 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fayetteville, NC was $138,700 in 2018, which is 0.604 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $138,100 to $138,700, a 0.434% increase. The homeownership rate in Fayetteville, NC is 53.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fayetteville, NC have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fayetteville, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$138,700

2018 Median

± $6,147

$138,100

2017 Median

± $4,636

In 2018, the median property value in Fayetteville, NC grew to to $138,700 from the previous year's value of $138,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fayetteville, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fayetteville, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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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.

$46,679

Median Household Income

± $1,364

147k

Number of Households

± 5,286

In 2018, the median household income of the 147k households in Fayetteville, NC grew to $46,679 from the previous year's value of $44,757.

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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Fayetteville, NC 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.

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Rent vs Own

53.3%

2018 Homeownership

52.1%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 53.3% of the housing units in Fayetteville, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 52.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Fayetteville, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fayetteville, NC have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.24% of the workforce in Fayetteville, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.7%

  2. Carpooled

    9.68%

  3. Walked

    5.09%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Fayetteville, NC was Drove Alone (79.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.68%) and those who Walked (5.09%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

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, followed by 1 car.

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