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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  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
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Fayetteville is a city in North Carolina with a population of 209,867. Fayetteville is in Cumberland County. Living in Fayetteville offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Fayetteville there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Fayetteville and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Fayetteville are above average.
About Fayetteville...
Population
209,867

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$129,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$928
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Fayetteville Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    537.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    11.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    35.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    142.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    885
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,202
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    202
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    16%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Fayetteville

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,057
National
$55,322
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I've lived in Fayetteville since the summer of 2014, right before my junior year of high school. I am service-connected, as my parents are active duty army members. The city of Fayetteville is great for those who are connected to the military in some way, and for those who are dedicated to serving active-duty and veteran service members. With Fort Bragg being here, there are many different types of people that live here, from all walks of life! You are bound to find people that share similar beliefs, values, and interests as you--if you are willing to look. The city is currently under a bit of construction because of the growing number of people that are moving here, which makes for a longer commute time. It is very family-friendly, and the city is a decent distance from the capital, Raleigh. Additionally, Fayetteville is a short distance away from the mountains and from the beaches.
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A lot of fun stuff to do with family and friend. I've lived in Fayetteville since the summer of 2014, right before my junior year of high school. I am service-connected, as my parents are active duty army members. The city of Fayetteville is great for those who are connected to the military in some way, and for those who are dedicated to serving active-duty and veteran service members. With Fort Bragg being here, there are many different types of people that live here, from all walks of life! You are bound to find people that share similar beliefs, values, and interests as you--if you are willing to look. I work on fort bragg now in childcare service and center are awesome
I was born at the Cape Fear Valley Hospital in Fayetteville, North Carolina. I went to public school here, and I have had many life experiences here. Fayetteville is the perfect combination of city and country. In the fall, it is the perfect time to pick apples at the local Botanical Gardens or get scared at the annual Zombie walk at Downtown square. Downtown transports you to an entirely different world. It is a hidden gem that has amazing sites like Antonella's Italian Ristorante, art museums, pottery stores, The Cameo Art House Theatre, Fascinate U museum for kids, and our new baseball stadium. Go Fayetteville Woodpeckers! Fayetteville is always in development; it is always about building a better community for the next generation. The next generation needs good schools and a healthy lifestyle. There are great schools like Massy Hill Classical, Cross Creek Early College High School, and Howard Health & Life Sciences High School. This city has something for everyone to enjoy.