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Overview

Introduction to Fayetteville, North Carolina

The city of Fayetteville is located in the south-central part of North Carolina, about 60 miles south of the state capital of Raleigh. As the county seat of Cumberland County, Fayetteville is probably best known for being the home of the U.S. Army's Fort Bragg, a post from which thousands of elite paratroopers regularly deploy on high-priority missions worldwide. Located about 12 miles northwest of the city, Fort Bragg was originally established as a field artillery base in 1918 and evolved during World War II into a training ground for the nation's Airborne Divisions. Fort Bragg today itself bears many similarities to a city, employing hundreds of thousands and creating an economic impact numbering in the billions annually.

Fayetteville has a regional airport with connection carrier service to nearby southern and eastern cities including Charlotte, Atlanta, and Philadelphia. Several thoroughfares service the city, including Interstates I-95 and I-295; U.S. Routes 13, 301, and 401: and North Carolina State Highways 24, 53, and 87. Nearby communities include Wade (to the northeast), Autryville (to the east), and Hope Mills (to the southwest).

Fayetteville, named after the Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette, was originally settled in 1739 by Scottish immigrants and created in 1783 by the convergence of two early settlements, Campbellton and Cross Creek. The city served as the North Carolina's capital from 1789-1793 but eventually lost out to Raleigh in its bid to become the permanent state capital. On two occasions in its history, Fayetteville was forced to endure calamities. The Great Fire of 1831 was responsible for the destruction of hundreds of buildings, including the original structure which served for a few years as the State House. During the Civil War, General Sherman's Union troops inflicted destruction on the city, burning the Confederate arsenal. The city was able to rebound from both of these setbacks and preserve many structures which stand today as living reflections of history in Fayetteville's historic districts.

Fayetteville Attractions

One of the most visited attractions in Fayetteville is also one of its newest. The Airborne and Special Operations Museum is a state-of-the-art educational facility whose exhibits celebrate the courage, honor, and heroism of this unparalleled sector of our armed forces. The 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum houses thousands of artifacts dating back to World War I. Fayetteville's Transportation Museum, which chronicles the story of vehicles and transportation throughout the city's history, is located at the site of the former Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railroad Depot. Other points of interest in Fayetteville include the Averasboro Battlefield Museum, the Fascinate-U Children's Museum, the Fayetteville Museum of Art, and the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex. Theaters in town include the Cape Fear Regional Theatre, featuring musicals, dramas, and off-Broadway productions; and the Cameo Theatre, an intimate downtown venue showing classic, independent and foreign films.

Sports teams in Fayetteville include the FireAntz, a minor-league professional ice hockey team which plays in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL); the Fayetteville Guard, a professional indoor football team belonging to the National Indoor Football League (NIFL); and the Fayetteville Swamp Dogs, a baseball team playing in the Coastal Plain League (CPL), a collegiate summer league which features top-notch college players from around the nation. Nearby Raleigh features major-league action in the form of the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL) while neighboring Durham has a minor league baseball team, the Durham Bulls, who compete in the International League as the Class Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Demographics

People

Total Population203,670
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens11.2%
Employed Population 16+91,838
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married43.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.5%
Median Earnings25+$31,363
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,461
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,256

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,724
% Above Poverty Level81.6%
% Below Poverty Level18.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone32.6%
Median Gross Rent$884
Median House Value$127,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)58.5%
Irish7.3%
English6.3%
Italian2.9%
Scottish1.8%
French Except Basque1.6%
Polish1.5%
African1.1%
West Indian0.9%
Dutch0.7%
Norwegian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Arab0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Haitian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Czech0.1%
German0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Fayetteville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cumberland County, Bladen County
Standard Zip Codes28303, 28304, 28305, 28306, 28311, 28314, 28301, 28312, 28307, 28308
P.O. Box Zip Codes28302, 28309
Phone Area Codes910
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.05
Approximate Longitude-78.87

Fayetteville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationFAYETTEVILLE PWC
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp47 to 73 F
Jul Temp70 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip46.7 inches
StationDUNN 4 NW
Distance21.3 miles
Jan Temp29 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip48.5 inches
StationLUMBERTON
Distance30 miles
Jan Temp31 to 54 F
Apr Temp47 to 74 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 75 F
Annual Precip47.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Autryville408$0
Hope Mills16,189$54,323
Parkton579$53,333
Spring Lake13,258$40,615
Stedman1,205$61,875
Wade646$57,917

Fayetteville Public Libraries

Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center
300 MAIDEN LN
Fayetteville, North Carolina
(910) 483-7727

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Fayetteville Hospitals

Va Medical Center - Fayetteville
(Government - Federal)
2300 Ramsey St
(910) 488-2120
Cape Fear Valley Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1638 Owen Drive
(910) 615-6700
Highsmith-rainey Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
150 Robeson Street
(910) 609-1434

Fayetteville Public Schools

Cape Fear High
4762 Clinton Road
ZIP: 28301
(910) 483-0191
High
Total Enrollment 1535
Cross Creek Early College
1200 Murchison Road
ZIP: 28301
(910) 672-1499
High
Total Enrollment 247
E E Smith High
1800 Seabrook Road
ZIP: 28301
(910) 483-0153
High
Total Enrollment 1064
Ferguson-easley Elementary
1857 Seabrook Road
ZIP: 28301
(910) 483-4883
Primary
Total Enrollment 335
J W Seabrook Elementary
4619 Nc Hwy 210 South
ZIP: 28301
(910) 323-2930
Primary
Total Enrollment 285
Lucile Souders Elementary
128 Hillview Avenue
ZIP: 28301
(910) 488-6705
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
Luther 'nick' Jeralds Middle
2517 Ramsey Street
ZIP: 28301
(910) 822-2570
Middle
Total Enrollment 539
Pauline Jones Middle
225 'b' Street
ZIP: 28301
(910) 483-5434
Middle
Total Enrollment 12
Ramsey Street High
117 Quincy Street
ZIP: 28301
(910) 437-5829
High
Total Enrollment 44
Reid Ross Classical High
3200 Ramsey Street
ZIP: 28301
(910) 488-8415
High
Total Enrollment 320
Reid Ross Classical Middle
3200 Ramsey Street
ZIP: 28301
(910) 488-8415
Middle
Total Enrollment 412
Teresa C Berrien Elementary
800 North Street
ZIP: 28301
(910) 483-8288
Primary
Total Enrollment 154
The Capitol Encore Academy
126 Hay Street
ZIP: 28301
(910) 849-0888
Primary
Total Enrollment 222
Walker Spivey Elementary
500 Fisher Street
ZIP: 28301
(910) 483-5656
Primary
Total Enrollment 344
Westarea Elementary
941 Country Club Drive
ZIP: 28301
(910) 488-1705
Primary
Total Enrollment 579
Alger B. Wilkins High School Plc
1429 Skibo Road
ZIP: 28303
(910) 864-5438
High
Total Enrollment 139
Benjamin J Martin Elementary
430 N Reilly Road
ZIP: 28303
(910) 864-4843
Primary
Total Enrollment 515
Cumberland International Early Collegehs
1200 Murchison Rd, J Knuckles Science Annex
ZIP: 28303
(910) 672-2380
High
Total Enrollment 234
Morganton Road Elementary
102 Bonanza Drive
ZIP: 28303
(910) 867-4137
Primary
Total Enrollment 500
Ponderosa Elementary
311 Bonanza Drive
ZIP: 28303
(910) 864-0148
Primary
Total Enrollment 371
Terry Sanford High
2301 Fort Bragg Road
ZIP: 28303
(910) 484-1151
High
Total Enrollment 1266
Vanstory Hills Elementary
400 Foxhall Road
ZIP: 28303
(910) 483-0809
Primary
Total Enrollment 474
Westover High
277 Bonanza Drive
ZIP: 28303
(910) 864-0190
High
Total Enrollment 1133
Westover Middle
275 Bonanza Drive
ZIP: 28303
(910) 864-0813
Middle
Total Enrollment 704
Ashley Elementary
810 Trainer Drive
ZIP: 28304
(910) 484-4156
Primary
Total Enrollment 224
Brentwood Elementary
1115 Bingham Drive
ZIP: 28304
(910) 864-5310
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
Cliffdale Elementary
6450 Cliffdale Road
ZIP: 28304
(910) 864-3442
Primary
Total Enrollment 644
Douglas Byrd High
1624 Ireland Drive
ZIP: 28304
(910) 484-8121
High
Total Enrollment 1189
Douglas Byrd Middle
1616 Ireland Drive
ZIP: 28304
(910) 483-3101
Middle
Total Enrollment 740
Glendale Acres Elementary
2915 Skycrest Drive
ZIP: 28304
(910) 484-9031
Primary
Total Enrollment 245
Ireland Drive Middle
1606 Ireland Drive
ZIP: 28304
(910) 483-4037
Middle
Total Enrollment 355
J W Coon Elementary
905 Hope Mills Road
ZIP: 28304
(910) 425-6141
Primary
Total Enrollment 229
John R Griffin Middle
5551 Fisher Road
ZIP: 28304
(910) 424-7678
Middle
Total Enrollment 970
Loyd E Auman Elementary
6882 Raeford Road
ZIP: 28304
(910) 868-8153
Primary
Total Enrollment 583
Mary Mcarthur Elementary
3809 Village Drive
ZIP: 28304
(910) 424-2206
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
Seventy-first Classical Middle
6830 Raeford Road
ZIP: 28304
(910) 864-0092
Middle
Total Enrollment 515
Seventy-first High
6764 Raeford Road
ZIP: 28304
(910) 867-3116
High
Total Enrollment 1635
Sherwood Park Elementary
2115 Hope Mills Road
ZIP: 28304
(910) 424-4797
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
William H Owen Elementary
4533 Raeford Road
ZIP: 28304
(910) 425-6163
Primary
Total Enrollment 457
Alma O Easom Elementary
1610 Westlawn Avenue
ZIP: 28305
(910) 484-0194
Primary
Total Enrollment 276
Alpha Academy
907 Hay Street
ZIP: 28305
(910) 223-7711
Primary
Total Enrollment 649
Margaret Willis Elementary
1412 Belvedere Avenue
ZIP: 28305
(910) 484-9064
Primary
Total Enrollment 336
R Max Abbott Middle
590 Winding Creek Road
ZIP: 28305
(910) 323-2201
Middle
Total Enrollment 903
Alderman Road Elementary
2860 Alderman Road
ZIP: 28306
(910) 321-0398
Primary
Total Enrollment 657
Cumberland Mills Elementary
2576 Hope Mills Road
ZIP: 28306
(910) 424-4536
Primary
Total Enrollment 652
Cumberland Road Elementary
2700 Cumberland Road
ZIP: 28306
(910) 485-7171
Primary
Total Enrollment 426
E Melvin Honeycutt Elementary
4665 Lakewood Drive
ZIP: 28306
(910) 426-2020
Primary
Total Enrollment 781
Elizabeth M Cashwell Elementary
2970 Legion Road
ZIP: 28306
(910) 424-2312
Primary
Total Enrollment 689
Howard Health & Life Sciences
1608 Camden Rd
ZIP: 28306
(910) 485-1634
High
Total Enrollment 164
Jack Britt High
7403 Rockfish Road
ZIP: 28306
(910) 429-2800
High
Total Enrollment 1941
Massey Hill Classical High
1062 Southern Avenue
ZIP: 28306
(910) 485-8761
High
Total Enrollment 341
New Century International Elementary
7465 Century Circle
ZIP: 28306
(910) 487-2340
Primary
Total Enrollment 740
New Century International Middle
7455 Century Circle
ZIP: 28306
(910) 487-2001
Middle
Total Enrollment 409
Stoney Point Elementary
7411 Rockfish Road
ZIP: 28306
(910) 424-3945
Primary
Total Enrollment 794
College Lakes Elementary
4963 Rosehill Road
ZIP: 28311
(910) 488-6650
Primary
Total Enrollment 433
Howard L Hall Elementary
526 Andrews Road
ZIP: 28311
(910) 822-5100
Primary
Total Enrollment 606
Long Hill Elementary
6490 Ramsey Street
ZIP: 28311
(919) 807-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Pine Forest High
525 Andrews Road
ZIP: 28311
(910) 488-2384
High
Total Enrollment 1589
Pine Forest Middle
6901 Ramsey Street
ZIP: 28311
(910) 488-2711
Middle
Total Enrollment 732
Warrenwood Elementary
4618 Rosehill Road
ZIP: 28311
(910) 488-6609
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Mac Williams Middle
4644 Clinton Road
ZIP: 28312
(910) 483-8222
Middle
Total Enrollment 1168
Sunnyside Elementary
3876 Sunnyside School Road
ZIP: 28312
(910) 483-4319
Primary
Total Enrollment 361
Anne Chesnutt Middle
2121 Skibo Road
ZIP: 28314
(910) 867-9147
Middle
Total Enrollment 524
Bill Hefner Elementary
7059 Calamar Drive
ZIP: 28314
(910) 860-7058
Primary
Total Enrollment 782
E E Miller Elementary
1361 Rim Road
ZIP: 28314
(910) 868-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 551
Lake Rim Elementary
1455 Hoke Loop Road
ZIP: 28314
(910) 867-1133
Primary
Total Enrollment 678
Lewis Chapel Middle
2150 Skibo Road
ZIP: 28314
(910) 864-1407
Middle
Total Enrollment 585
Montclair Elementary
555 Glensford Drive
ZIP: 28314
(910) 868-5124
Primary
Total Enrollment 459

Fayetteville Private Schools

Abney Chapel Christian School
2996 Rosehill Rd
ZIP: 28301
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 23
Flaming Sword Christian Academy
111 Burns St
ZIP: 28301
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 30
St Ann Elementary School
365 N Cool Spring St
ZIP: 28301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 154
Bal-perazim Christian Academy
4921 Bragg Blvd
ZIP: 28303
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 29
Cornerstone Christian Academy
3000 Scotty Hill Rd
ZIP: 28303
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 134
First Impressions Academy
3107 Raeford Rd
ZIP: 28303
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Guy's Schools
985 S Mcpherson Church Rd
ZIP: 28303
Elementary
Total Enrollment 65
The Fayetteville Academy
3200 Cliffdale Rd
ZIP: 28303
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 374
Village Christian Academy
908 S Mcpherson Church Rd
ZIP: 28303
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 822
Fayetteville Christian School
1422 Ireland Dr
ZIP: 28304
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 566
Montessori School Of Fayetteville
1201 Cape Court
ZIP: 28304
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
St Patrick Catholic School
1620 Marlborough Rd
ZIP: 28304
Elementary
Total Enrollment 215
Adventist Christian School
2601 Lone Pine Dr
ZIP: 28306
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 22
Freedom Christian Academy
3130 Gillespie St
ZIP: 28306
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 255
Liberty Christian Academy
6548 Rockfish Rd
ZIP: 28306
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 249
College Lakes Christian Academy
4704 Ramsey St
ZIP: 28311
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 6
Northview Baptist Academy
7455 Ramsey St
ZIP: 28311
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 26
Northwood Temple Academy
4200 Ramsey St
ZIP: 28311
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 343
Trinity Christian School
3727 Rosehill Rd
ZIP: 28311
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 160
Harvest Preparatory Academy
109 S Plymouth St
ZIP: 28312
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 46
Temple Christian Academy
3159 Sanderosa Rd
ZIP: 28312
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Berean Baptist Academy
518 Glensford Dr
ZIP: 28314
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 360
New Life Christian Academy
1420 Hoke Loop Rd
ZIP: 28314
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 64
Renaissance Classical Christian Acad
6427 Cliffdale Rd
ZIP: 28314
Elementary
Total Enrollment 84
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