Raeford, NC Overview

The county seat and leading town in Hoke County is almost synonymous with the county name.  Raeford is centrally located in the county, with convenient highways radiating from it like spokes from a wheel.  Medical offices, schools, churches, a county library, a fine museum, local businesses and industry, parks and recreational facilities, and tranquil neighborhoods are all part of this small but highly balanced community.  Because Raeford serves as the hub for the surrounding rural and agricultural areas, newcomers will find a lively community spirit and a progressive attitude toward quality growth and development. Recreational opportunities close to home include world-class golfing at Pinehurst, regional lakes, and North Carolina's white-sand beaches.  


Population Growth (since 2000) 27%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 1,244.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.365
Households w/ Children 30%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 36%
Median Year in Residency 3.15

Housing Inventory

Raeford, NC Housing Inventory 1,261 184 846 1,261 184 846

Market Overview

721 listings with an estimated median price of $315,000

Price Count
$0 - 100K 25
$100K - 200K 57
$200K - 300K 205
$300K - 400K 326
$400K - 500K 63
$500K - 600K 19
$600K - 700K 8
$700K - 800K 1
$900K - 1M 2
$1M - Max 15
Property Type Count
Single Family 638
Commercial 10
Rental 41
Lots and Land 68
Mobile Home 1
Farms 4

(Data as of 5/28/2023)

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.

Raeford, NC Population Demographics

Total: 5,285


Median Age: 40.81

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.

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Raeford, NC Temperature

Weather Risk

Raeford, 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

Raeford, NC Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Raeford, NC Highest Education Level Attained 533 1,071 149 231 467 312 895 533 1,071 149 231 467

Employment and Finance


Raeford, NC Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $31,042)

Raeford, NC Income by dollar range 300 242 151 135 192 159 120 86 100 136 129 173 89 55 39 0 0 0

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.

Raeford, NC Crime

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