Fayetteville, NC

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Population

210,324

3.27% growth

Median Age

30


Median Household Income

$43,439

1.01% decline

Poverty Rate

19.3%


Number of Employees

76,628

3.81% growth

Median Property Value

$128,500

0.784% growth

About

In 2017, Fayetteville, NC had a population of 210k people with a median age of 30 and a median household income of $43,439. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fayetteville, NC grew from 203,670 to 210,324, a 3.27% increase and its median household income declined from $43,882 to $43,439, a -1.01% decrease.

The population of Fayetteville, NC is 40.3% Black or African American Alone, 39.1% White Alone, and 12% Hispanic or Latino. 12.3% of the people in Fayetteville, NC speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fayetteville, NC are Fayetteville Technical Community College (4,481 degrees awarded in 2016), Fayetteville State University (1,146 degrees), and Miller-Motte College-Fayetteville (760 degrees).

The median property value in Fayetteville, NC is $128,500, and the homeownership rate is 45.2%. Most people in Fayetteville, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Fayetteville, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Fayetteville, NC employs 76.6k people. The largest industries in Fayetteville, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,389 people), Retail Trade (10,343 people), and Educational Services (8,739 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,362), Public Administration ($42,083), and Utilities ($40,870).

Median household income in Fayetteville, NC is $43,439. Males in Fayetteville, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Fayetteville, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,439

2017 value

± $851

-1.01%

1 Year Growth

± 2.85%

Households in Fayetteville, NC have a median annual income of $43,439, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $43,882 in 2016, which represents a -1.01% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in Fayetteville, NC made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Fayetteville, NC 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

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Fayetteville, NC workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White 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.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 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)

  1. Census Tract 34.06

  2. Census Tract 32.01

  3. Census Tract 31.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fayetteville, NC was Census Tract 34.06 with a value of $93,438, followed by Census Tract 32.01 and Census Tract 31.02, with respective values of $88,038 and $80,970.

The following map shows all of the places 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

19.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fayetteville, NC (37.8k out of 196k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    21,613 ± 887

  2. White

    11,692 ± 745

  3. Hispanic

    4,644 ± 476

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

76.6k

2017 Value

± 1,822

3.81%

1 Year growth

± 3.24%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fayetteville, NC grew at a rate of 3.81%, from 73.8k employees to 76.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fayetteville, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,783 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,480 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (6,541 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 Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,783 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,480 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (6,541 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fayetteville, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.49 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.43 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.41 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fayetteville, NC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,637), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,178), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($61,667).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

76.6k

2017 Value

± 1,822

3.81%

1 Year growth

± 3.24%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fayetteville, NC grew at a rate of 3.81%, from 73.8k employees to 76.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fayetteville, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,389 people), Retail Trade (10,343 people), and Educational Services (8,739 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 (12,389 people), Retail Trade (10,343 people), and Educational Services (8,739 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fayetteville, NC has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.13 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.45 times), and Educational Services (1.23 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fayetteville, NC, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,362), Public Administration ($42,083), and Utilities ($40,870).

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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. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals with $35.3B and Machinery and $34.5B.

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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$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% 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. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

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

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Health

88.4% of the population of Fayetteville, NC has health coverage, with 24.8% on employee plans, 18% on Medicaid, 5.88% on Medicare, 19.8% on non-group plans, and 20% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place 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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1417 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 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 neighboring states.

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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%).

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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

11.6%

Uninsured

24.8%

Employer Coverage

18%

Medicaid

5.88%

Medicare

19.8%

Non-Group

20%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fayetteville, NC declined by 7.34% from 12.6% to 11.6%.

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 210k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.64% of Fayetteville, NC residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Fayetteville, NC is composed of 84.7k Black or African American Alone residents (40.3%), 82.3k White Alone residents (39.1%), 25.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (12%), 9.64k Two or More Races residents (4.58%), 5.83k Asian Alone residents (2.77%), 1.58k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.752%), 555 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.264%), and 522 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.248%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Fayetteville, NC are Spanish or Spanish Creole (13,105 speakers), German (1,688 speakers), and Korean (1,487 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fayetteville, NC was 30. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Fayetteville, NC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Fayetteville, NC residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.64%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.64% of Fayetteville, NC residents 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 6.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Fayetteville, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 Fayetteville, NC residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

97.3%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.3% of Fayetteville, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fayetteville, NC was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    84.7k ± 1.28k

  2. White Alone

    82.3k ± 1.27k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    25.2k ± 1.32k

In 2017, there were 1.03 times more Black or African American Alone residents (84.7k people) in Fayetteville, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 82.3k White Alone and 25.2k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Fayetteville, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    13,105 speakers (7.04%)

  2. German

    1,688 speakers (0.907%)

  3. Korean

    1,487 speakers (0.799%)

12.3% of Fayetteville, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Fayetteville, NC was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 7.04% of the overall population of Fayetteville, NC are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.907% speak German and 0.799% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    12,300 ± 774

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    5,846 ± 404

  3. Vietnam

    5,744 ± 424

Fayetteville, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Fayetteville, NC awarded 6,989 degrees. The student population of Fayetteville, NC is skewed towards women, with 8,542 male students and 12,771 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fayetteville, NC are White (3,040 and 43.7%), followed by Black or African American (2,490 and 35.8%), Hispanic or Latino (671 and 9.65%), and Unknown (268 and 3.85%).

The largest universities in Fayetteville, NC by number of degrees awarded are Fayetteville Technical Community College (4,481 and 64.1%), Fayetteville State University (1,146 and 16.4%), and Miller-Motte College-Fayetteville (760 and 10.9%).

The most popular majors in Fayetteville, NC are General Business Administration & Management (976 and 14%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (798 and 11.4%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (431 and 6.17%).

The median tuition costs in Fayetteville, NC are $5,040 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.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Fayetteville, NC was Crisis/Disaster Management with 206 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. 4,481 degrees awarded

  2. 1,146 degrees awarded

  3. 760 degrees awarded

$2,923

Median In-State Public

$5,040

Median Private

In 2016, the Fayetteville, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fayetteville Technical Community College with 4,481 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,454

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,535

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 3,454 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fayetteville, NC, which is 0.977 times less than the 3,535 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

    3,040 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    2,490 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    671 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Fayetteville, NC were to White students. These 3,040 degrees mean that there were 1.22 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,490 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fayetteville, NC was $128,500 in 2017, which is 0.591 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $127,500 to $128,500, a 0.784% increase. The homeownership rate in Fayetteville, NC is 45.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fayetteville, NC have an average commute time of 18.1 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.

Income

Household Income

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$43,439

Median Household Income

± $851

80.5k

Number of Households

± 1,602

In 2017, the median household income of the 80.5k households in Fayetteville, NC declined from $43,439 from the previous year's value of $43,882.

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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$128,500

2017 Median

± $3,184

$127,500

2016 Median

± $2,621

In 2017, the median property value in Fayetteville, NC grew to to $128,500 from the previous year's value of $127,500.

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 $100k - $125k 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

45.2%

2017 Homeownership

46.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 45.2% of the housing units in Fayetteville, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 46.4%.

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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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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Commute Time

18.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fayetteville, NC have a shorter commute time (18.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.24% 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

    78%

  2. Carpooled

    8.97%

  3. Walked

    7.57%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Fayetteville, NC was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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