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0.57% growth
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0.58% growth
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2.69% growth
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0.55% decline


The economy of Fayetteville, NC employs 73,819 people. The economy of Fayetteville, NC is specialized in Public Admin.; Accommodation & Food Service; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 2.21; 1.37; and 1.29 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Fayetteville, NC are Healthcare & Social Assistance (12,064), Retail trade (9,930), and Educational Services (8,874), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($51,506), Transportation & Warehousing ($41,295), and Finance & Insurance ($38,116).

Median household income in Fayetteville, NC is $43,882. Males in Fayetteville, NC have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,744. The income inequality of Fayetteville, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Fayetteville, NC. In Cumberland County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 75 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,345. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Fayetteville, NC is from the county of Cumberland County, NC.

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Fayetteville, NC is home to a population of 203,670 people, from which 97.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Fayetteville, NC is composed of 83,004 Black residents (40.8%), 79,692 White residents (39.1%), 23,725 Hispanic residents (11.6%), 9,042 Two+ residents (4.44%), and 5,461 Asian residents (2.68%). The most common foreign languages in Fayetteville, NC are Spanish (13,105 speakers), German (1,688 speakers), and Korean (1,487 speakers), but compared to other places, Fayetteville, NC has a relative high number of German (1,688 speakers), Thai (230 speakers), and Korean (1,487 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Fayetteville, NC awarded 6,377 degrees. The student population of Fayetteville, NC is skewed towards females, with 2,609 male students and 3,768 female students. Most students in Fayetteville, NC are Black or African American (2,777 and 43.5%), followed by White (2,403 and 37.7%), Hispanic or Latino (558 and 8.75%), and Unknown (250 and 3.92%). The largest universities in Fayetteville, NC by number of graduates are Fayetteville Technical Community College (3,679 and 57.7%), Fayetteville State University (1,090 and 17.1%), and Miller-Motte College-Fayetteville (1,017 and 15.9%). The most popular majors in Fayetteville, NC are Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (460 and 7.21%), General Business Administration & Management (252 and 3.95%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (231 and 3.62%). The median tuition costs in Fayetteville, NC are $31,634 for private four year colleges, and $2,923 and $14,531 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Fayetteville, NC is $127,500, which is 0.62 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $128,200 to $127,500, a 0.55% increase. The homeownership rate of Fayetteville, NC is 46.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Fayetteville, NC have an average commute time of 18.6 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.


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