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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Raeford is a suburb of Fayetteville with a population of 4,882. Raeford is in Hoke County. Living in Raeford offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Raeford and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Raeford...
Population
4,882

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$101,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$672
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Raeford 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
    160
    282.7
  • Murder
    40
    6.1
  • Rape
    60
    40.7
  • Robbery
    80
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    459.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,559.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    120
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Raeford

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$33,326
National
$55,322
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I love my small town of Raeford. It has such a family feel. Everyone knows everyone! We have one high school and the best thing built since I have been here was a Wal-Mart, but I still love it here. Life in Raeford is so simple compared to the big cities. We do not have to deal with traffic. I am grateful for all the people I have met in my small town of Raeford.
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My experience living in Raeford, NC all my life has overall been average. Through the years I've seen a couple of changes that were good, for example the addition of the new Walmart, Taco Bell, and some other places were great additions, and this made the travel a lot more easier. However one change I think they should make is the addition of a new high school for the over population of students.
My wife was born and reared in Raeford. I am a retired military officer from western Pennsylvania. We have lived here continuosly for the past 43 years since I retired from the Army. Both of our children were reared here and attended public schools here. I have taught in both the high school and two elementary schools and have worked in county government. Raeford is one of the best places I have ever lived and I strongly recommend this community for anyone with children and anyone who is interested in living in a safe community.