Fayetteville, NC Overview

The hub of southeastern North Carolina, Fayetteville anchors a metropolitan area of more than 300,000 residents.  The counties that surround Greater Fayette, including Cumberland, Harnett, and Hoke, bring the regional population to well over half a million. The city enjoys a strategic location halfway between Manhattan and Miami in an area that offers easy access to Interstate 95 for north/south travel and Interstate 40 for east/west destinations.  Fayetteville stands as a leader in providing advanced healthcare, the home of one of the state's largest hospitals and one of the finest military healthcare providers in the nation, Womack Army Medical Center.  The 755-bed Cape Fear Valley Health System encompasses an affiliated rehabilitation center and behavioral medicine center. Other important services and centers that make up the system include full-service hospitals, medical offices, a cancer treatment center, an open heart surgery unit, a birthing center, occupational healthcare, and extensive community education and outreach programs for every age level.


Cape Fear Valley Health System also features the award-winning HealthPlex, the largest and most comprehensive fitness and wellness center in the area.  HealthPlex covers 65,000 square feet with more than 140 pieces of next-generation cardiovascular and strength-building equipment, swimming pools, a supervised play center, an aerobics studio with shock-resistant floor, a 1/10 mile indoor walking and running track, private massage therapy rooms, a full-court gymnasium, and whirlpools.


Quality educational opportunities for students of all ages are underlined by a selection of public and private schools from preschool through 12th grade.  Opportunities for higher education close to home include Fayetteville Technical Community College, one of the largest technical training colleges in North Carolina, serving more than 20,000 students. The college also nurtures the growth and development of the regional economy through its Center for Business and Industry, a source of specialized training for new employers. Fayetteville State University provides a well-respected public institution that confers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the humanities and social sciences, basic and applied sciences, teacher education, and business and economics


Other options for state-supported institutions include North Carolina State University in nearby Raleigh and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  This master's level degree-granting university is one of 16 schools in the University of North Carolina system, excelling in a favorable teacher/student ratio and individualized attention.  Methodist College is a private coed college of liberal arts and sciences, distinguished as one of the fastest-growing private colleges in the state.  Another choice in a private college in this area is Campbell University, affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.




With its brief and mild winters, Fayetteville offers a scenic and comfortable community that blends urban amenities with first-rate recreational opportunities, Southern hospitality, and small-town friendliness.  More than 30 golf courses are located with a 30-mile radius of the city, including the Pinehurst Country Club and Resort that consistently hosts the US Open.  Throngs of guests clamor to the Cumberland County Crown Museum, part of a world class entertainment and sports complex where four venues host a colorful variety of events and productions.  The 13,500-seat Crown Coliseum combines with a large Expo Center, arena, and auditorium for a full calendar of dates to remember.  Star-studded concerts, ice skating shows, fairs and circuses, rodeos, sports competitions, arts and crafts or antique shows, and even symphony orchestras keep the marquee burning brightly.  These first-rate facilities serve as an attractive home for the NBDL basketball team, the Fayetteville Patriots, and make the city a popular choice for basketball tournaments.  Fayetteville Parks and Recreation efficiently manages more than 40 lush parks filled with recreational facilities.  Organizing seasonal family events and offering activity classes for all ages, this organization also operates a hands-on children's museum, a special population center, and a senior center. 


Downtown Fayetteville is experiencing an exciting renaissance that is bringing new life to national landmarks and historic sites while it boosts the local economy.  The charming city center is graced by architectural styles from early Federal through Art Deco periods, encouraging widespread renovation and preservation.  New businesses join established stores in the historic downtown district to offer art galleries and studios, antique shops, gift specialty stores, fine restaurants, cozy coffee shops, a micro-brewery, lively cultural and entertainment centers, and government offices.  As businesses appear on the ground floors of beautiful vintage buildings, the upper levels are being transformed into highly desirable living spaces.


Those who appreciate theatre, music, and art will find a number of elegant venues and a dazzling lineup of talent.  The award-winning Cape Fear Regional Theater is a semi-professional community theater that consistently surprises and delights audiences with a pleasing mix of plays.  The Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center serves as a valuable resource for young professionals, area businesses, and families.  Reflecting the city's close association with the U.S. Army's Fort Bragg, the Airborne & Special Operations Museum boasts dramatic life-size dioramas and interactive displays as well as large-screen theater and rare artifacts.  The valuable collections held by the Fayetteville Museum of Art, the Museum of the Cape Fear, and Cape Fear Botanical Gardens are complemented by the "living history" showcased in wonderful festivals and traditional seasonal celebrations.


As a city honored with the coveted "All-America City" award from the National Civic League, Fayetteville blends charming historic neighborhoods and long-established residential communities with vibrant new construction.  Residents enjoy a high quality of life, an affordable cost of living, and an easy drive to regional attractions like the North Carolina beaches, the North Carolina Motor Speedway at Rockingham, and Raven Rock State Park.  For sheer livability, few cities can rival Fayetteville. 


Population Growth (since 2000) 0%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 1,358.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.457
Households w/ Children 30%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 29%
Median Year in Residency 2.7

Housing Inventory

Fayetteville, NC Housing Inventory 39,621 9,004 38,666 39,621 9,004

Market Overview

3132 listings with an estimated median price of $255,000

Price Count
$0 - 100K 366
$100K - 200K 655
$200K - 300K 879
$300K - 400K 667
$400K - 500K 262
$500K - 600K 99
$600K - 700K 66
$700K - 800K 39
$800K - 900K 27
$900K - 1M 11
$1M - Max 61
Property Type Count
Single Family 2250
Townhouse 52
Condo 277
Commercial 95
Rental 577
Lots and Land 435
Multi Family 20
Mobile Home 3

(Data as of 6/23/2024)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Fayetteville, NC Population Demographics

Total: 200,037


Median Age: 33.40

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Fayetteville, NC Temperature

Weather Risk

Fayetteville, NC Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Fayetteville, NC Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Fayetteville, NC Highest Education Level Attained 30,253 38,867 7,298 3,446 11,042 20,976 14,454 30,253 38,867 7,298 3,446 11,042

Employment and Finance


Fayetteville, NC Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $44,267)

Fayetteville, NC Income by dollar range 6,525 4,424 4,196 5,105 5,196 5,191 4,549 4,636 4,446 6,888 8,680 8,122 4,759 2,189 2,148 692 294 247

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Fayetteville, NC Crime

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