Fayetteville, NC

Fayetteville, situated in Cumberland County, is a city made up of 147.7 square miles.

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Robert Rowan signed the Liberty Point Resolves in Fayetteville, which was written before the Declaration of Independence in June of 1775.  

In 1831 the town fell victim to what residents call "The Great Fire", which caused tons of property damage, but no death were recorded. During the Civil Rights Movement, sit-ins took place at various business in an effort the segregation. Fayetteville is also home to Fort Bragg.  

Demographics

The median resident age in Fayetteville is 31 years. The median estimated household income is about $40,000 making it about $8,000 less than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $19,000. The average price for a home in Fayetteville is about $122,000 (2015) which is $38,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $900 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Fayetteville is 40% White, 39% Black, 6% Two or more races, and 15% other. 92% of the population are high school graduates, with 27% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.  

44% are married, 13% are divorced, 4% are separated, 5% are widowed, leaving 34% that have never been married.

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Cumberland County

Fayetteville belongs to Cumberland County in the south-central part of North Carolina. The County, named after Prince William (Duke of Cumberland), is part of the Fayetteville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1754, Cumberland County was formed from a part of Bladen County.

Cumberland County has a population of 326,000 and its largest city Fayetteville, with a population of 204,000, is the county seat.

Cumberland County borders Harnett, Bladen, Sampson, Robeson, Hoke, and Moore counties.

Cumberland County is made up of 658 square miles. 652 of which is land with the remaining 6 as water.

Population

The population of Fayetteville, NC is about 200,00. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1880's.

Elevation

The elevation of Fayetteville, NC is 263 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip codes for Fayetteville, NC are 28301, 28302, 28303, 28304, 28305, 28306, 28307, 28308, 28309, 28310, 28311, 28312, 28314, 28387, and 28374.

Area Code

The area code for Fayetteville, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Fayetteville and Cumberland County have voted mostly Democrat, with 60% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election.

This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections, barring the 2004 election.

As of 2010, 46% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 52% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.

Economy

The unemployment rate for Fayetteville is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Sales, administration, food preparation, and maintenance make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Fayetteville Observer is the primary newspaper that covers the Cumberland County area.


 

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