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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Housing
    C+
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    A
  5. Diversity
    A
  6. Jobs
    C
  7. Weather
    B
  8. Cost of Living
    B
  9. Health & Fitness
    A-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  11. Commute
    B+
Cumberland County is located in North Carolina with a population of 332,106. Cumberland County is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. In Cumberland County, most residents own their homes. In Cumberland County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Cumberland County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Cumberland County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$132,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$922
National
$949
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

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

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 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
    9%
    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
    9%
    13%

Working in Cumberland County

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,716
National
$55,322

Cumberland County Reviews

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If you are looking for a place that offers a lot of job opportunities and affordable housing, Cumberland County is the way to go! With that being said, you will run into quite a few people that may have a criminal record; as a young individual, I am more aware of the delinquents that reside in Cumberland County. I spend most of my day at home because I do not want to be caught up in anything that may cause trouble for myself.
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I first want to acknowledge how diverse it is in Cumberland County. Since Fayetteville is a military town there are always new people coming into Cumberland County. With how diverse Cumberland County is, you're introduced to various faiths, traditions, and cultures that allow you to be conscious of what is out there in the world. The only downside of living near a military town is that your childhood friends will move away if they're apart of a military family, other than that Cumberland County is a good place to live. High School is very impressive and beneficial in Cumberland County. There are school rivalries but everybody is still friends outside of school, even friends that go to other schools.
If there could be more bus stops through out Fayetteville, it will feel more city-like. Other than that, it is really great!