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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Cumberland County is located in North Carolina with a population of 332,766. Living in Cumberland County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Cumberland County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many families and young professionals live in Cumberland County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Cumberland County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$131,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$887
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Cumberland County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    531.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    11.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    146.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    875.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,270.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    192.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

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Cumberland County Reviews

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I am a Cumberland County NC resident. Cumberland County is home to Fort Bragg Army installation and Fayetteville, NC. I am thrilled to live here at such exciting time. Right now the area is experiencing economic redevelopment, growth, and citizen engagement.
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I liked the variety of opportunities for jobs in Cumberland County Schools. It is excellent that they offer continuing education credits if you work for Cumberland County schools, where you get trained in different valuable areas. There are a lot of schools that an individual can apply to for a job. The health benefits are good when you work at the hospital or at a school. The county is focused on improving the educational system.
It's fairly average. There are some good schools to attend, save for a few. There isn't much crime or many things to do without paying.