Fayetteville NC - Growing & Thriving
One of the state’s fastest growing municipalities, residents of Fayetteville enjoy much of what a burgeoning metropolis has to offer. Click here for a map and list of H&H neighborhoods in the Fayetteville area.
With no shortage of retail establishments, restaurants, banks and other services that enhance the convenience of everyday life and establishing yourself in a new city, there is little not to be desired in Fayetteville.
The population of the Fayetteville area, which includes Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base, is just over 300,000. Fayetteville, with over 203,000 residents, is Cumberland County's county seat and its largest municipality. The population is ever increasing due to the growing numbers of homes for sale in Fayetteville, NC.
About 50,000 military personnel are stationed at Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base. In addition to active-duty personnel, the military employs approximately 10,000 civilians. Fayetteville serves as the region's hub for shops, restaurants, services, lodging, health care and entertainment.
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The population of the Fayetteville area, which includes Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base, is just over 300,000. Fayetteville, with over 203,000 residents, is Cumberland County's county seat and its largest municipality.
Fayetteville is the 6th largest city and the 5th largest metropolitan area in North Carolina. It is among the fastest-growing areas in the state.
Other municipalities in Cumberland County are Eastover, Falcon, Godwin, Hope Mills, Linden, Spring Lake, Stedman and Wade.
About 50,000 military personnel are stationed at Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base. In addition to active-duty personnel, the military employs approximately 10,000 civilians.
The area's largest employers are: Fort Bragg; Cumberland County Schools; Goodyear Tire Co., Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Cumberland County Government, Purolator, and Fayetteville Technical Community College.
Two military installations are the backbone of the county's economy. Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base pump about $4.5 billion a year into the region's economy, making it one of the best retail markets in the country.
Fayetteville serves as the region's hub for shops, restaurants, services, lodging, health care and entertainment.
Fayetteville boasts a low unemployment rate of 4.5 percent with a large labor pool of trained professionals.
Information For Residents and Visitors
Fayetteville has a Visitors Center open six days a week, including a satilite office in the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum (open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday) and Cross Creek Mall. It offers a comprehensive selection of brochures on the area and across the state.
Cumberland County has about 60 hotels with over 5,000 rooms.
The recently-opened Crown Coliseum which seats 13,500 is the centerpiece for entertainment, sporting events, theater productions and special events.
The military presence enhances the community's offerings, from museums and theaters, dining and shopping, recreation and entertainment.
Fayetteville is undergoing a downtown revitalization to recreate the heart of the city. Efforts are underway to transform downtown into a showplace for arts, culture, shopping, dining and commerce.
More than 20 golf courses are within an hour's drive of Fayetteville.
Cumberland County/Fayetteville General Information:
|County seat:||Fayetteville. Fayetteville is the sixth largest city in NC and its fifth largest metropolitan area.|
|Origin of county name:||Named for William Augustus (1721-1765), the Duke of Cumberland|
|County size:||653 Square Miles|
|County population:||(Projection) 2000: 300,281
1990 Census: 274,566
1980 Census: 247,160
1899 Population: Under 30,000
|Rank of county by pop.:||5|
|County median age:||28.49 Years|
|County racial breakdown:||55.5% white; 37.9% black, 1.6% American Indian, 2.5% other|
|County per capita income:||(1999 estimate) $17,376|
|Municipal populations:||(2000 Estimate) Falcon: 328; Fayetteville: 113,406; Godwin: 112; Hope Mills: 11,237; Linden: 127; Spring Lake: 8,098; Stedman: 664; Wade: 480.|
|Largest employer:||Government (includes military) followed closely by retail and wholesale trade. The GoodyearTire Co. which employs about 3,500 is the largest private employer. Other large employers include Purolator, which produces automotive filters; and Wal-Mart, which has a distribution center, a super center and two other retail merchandise stores in the county.
Fayetteville has more than 1,500 retail shops, more than 400 restaurants, and more than 600 banks, real estate agencies and insurance agencies. For more information on employment in Cumberland County, contact the Employment Security Commission at 910-486-1010.