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As of 2010, the total population of Fayetteville is 200,564, which is 65.73% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 18.46% and is much higher than the national average rate of 9.71%. The Fayetteville population density is 1,357.84 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 177.18 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 81.32 people per square mile. There is no dominant race in Fayetteville.The average Fayetteville education level is higher than the state average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010: 200,564. #6

Population Growth Since 2000, #69

Fayetteville, NC
North Carolina

Population Density, #92

Fayetteville, NC
1,357.84 per square mile
North Carolina
177.18 per square mile
81.32 per square mile

Population by Races

White:91,653 (45.70%, #627)
Black:84,040 (41.90%, #125)
Hispanic:20,256 (10.10%, #140)
Asian:5,291 (2.64%, #56)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):3,061 (1.53%, #91)
One Race, Other:6,622 (3.30%, see rank)
Two or More Races:9,897 (4.93%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:6,448 (31.83%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:7,526 (37.15%, see rank)
Cuban:534 (2.64%, see rank)
Central American:2,238 (11.05%, see rank)
South American:1,227 (6.06%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:717 (13.55%, see rank)
Chinese:445 (8.41%, see rank)
Filipino:956 (18.07%, see rank)
Japanese:327 (6.18%, see rank)
Korean:1,590 (30.05%, see rank)
Vietnamese:471 (8.90%, see rank)
Asian, Other:662 (12.51%, see rank)

*Based on 2010 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

180,349 (89.98%) out of the total population of 200,439 reported first ancestry.

 Fayetteville, NC% of the Total PopulationNorth CarolinaU.S.
Arab5020.25%, see rank0.32%0.53%
Czech4130.21%, see rank0.19%0.50%
Danish3170.16%, see rank0.16%0.45%
Dutch1,8440.92%, see rank1.16%1.51%
English11,3845.68%, see rank10.07%8.53%
French3,8541.92%, see rank2.10%3.54%
German21,76410.86%, see rank11.12%15.79%
Greek6070.30%, see rank0.28%0.42%
Hungarian4250.21%, see rank0.26%0.48%
Irish15,9607.96%, see rank9.11%11.36%
Italian6,0053.00%, see rank3.03%5.66%
Norwegian1,0980.55%, see rank0.45%1.46%
Polish2,5991.30%, see rank1.39%3.13%
Portuguese3110.16%, see rank0.15%0.46%
Russian6510.32%, see rank0.44%0.97%
Scotch-Irish3,8891.94%, see rank2.90%1.07%
Scottish4,2512.12%, see rank2.56%1.81%
Subsaharan African2,3891.19%, see rank0.92%0.93%
Swedish1,2780.64%, see rank0.57%1.34%
Swiss1260.06%, see rank0.16%0.31%
Ukrainian1480.07%, see rank0.17%0.31%
American8,9484.46%, see rank12.08%6.72%
Welsh8150.41%, see rank0.55%0.60%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 96,976 (48.35%, see rank)
Females: 103,588 (51.65%, see rank)

Fayetteville, NC
Male: 48.35%
Female: 51.65%
North Carolina
Male: 48.72%
Female: 51.28%
Male: 49.16%
Female: 50.84%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Fayetteville, NC
29.90 years old
North Carolina
37.40 years old
37.20 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Fayetteville, NC
28.20 years old
North Carolina
36.00 years old
35.80 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Fayetteville, NC
31.90 years old
North Carolina
38.70 years old
38.50 years old

 Fayetteville, NC% of the Total PopulationNorth CarolinaU.S.
Under 5 years17,0668.51%, see rank6.63%6.54%
5 to 9 years13,8476.90%, see rank6.67%6.59%
10 to 14 years12,9316.45%, see rank6.62%6.70%
15 to 19 years14,6407.30%, see rank6.92%7.14%
20 to 24 years22,27911.11%, see rank6.94%6.99%
25 to 34 years33,81716.86%, see rank13.07%13.30%
35 to 44 years23,33211.63%, see rank13.92%13.30%
45 to 54 years24,51712.22%, see rank14.35%14.58%
55 to 64 years18,7019.32%, see rank11.94%11.82%
65 to 74 years10,9415.46%, see rank7.32%7.03%
75 to 84 6,5013.24%, see rank4.08%4.23%
85 years and over1,9920.99%, see rank1.55%1.78%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Fayetteville, NCNorth CarolinaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population119,469, 100%6,324,119204,336,017
Less Than High School11,046, 9.25%, see rank15.49%14.28%
High School Graduate29,869, 25.00%, see rank27.24%28.24%
Some College or Associate Degree49,535, 41.46%, see rank30.44%28.99%
Bachelor Degree19,005, 15.91%, see rank17.82%17.88%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree10,014, 8.38%, see rank9.01%10.61%
USA.com Education Index#13.68, see rank13.3313.47
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Fayetteville, NC North CarolinaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten6,04680.66%19.34%69.58%30.42%70.05%29.95%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)21,40791.20%, see rank8.80%, see rank90.70%9.30%89.62%10.38%
High School (Grades 9-12)10,74290.66%, see rank9.34%, see rank91.96%8.04%90.52%9.48%
College18,62480.03%, see rank19.97%, see rank81.77%18.23%77.79%22.21%
Graduate School3,25369.17%, see rank30.83%, see rank66.87%33.13%58.62%41.38%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Fayetteville, NCNorth CarolinaU.S.
Total Households78,274, 100%3,745,155116,716,292
Average Household Size2.45, see rank2.482.58
1 Person Households22,489, 28.73%, see rank27.00%26.74%
2 or More Person Households55,785, 71.27%, see rank73.00%73.26%
Family Households (Families)51,163, 65.36%, see rank66.73%66.43%
Average Family Size3.02, see rank3.013.14
Married-Couple Family32,345, 41.32%, see rank48.38%48.42%
Nonfamily Households27,111, 34.64%, see rank33.27%33.57%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Fayetteville, NC%North CarolinaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total156,776see rank7,649,690248,042,237
Males, 15 Years and Over75,865100%, see rank3,681,614120,789,875
Never Married28,39637.43%, see rank32.82%35.08%
Married38,12950.26%, see rank55.55%52.93%
Widowed1,6402.16%, see rank2.48%2.53%
Divorced7,70010.15%, see rank9.15%9.46%
Females, 15 Years and Over80,911100%, see rank3,968,076127,252,362
Never Married22,15827.39%, see rank26.93%28.74%
Married38,99648.20%, see rank51.62%49.95%
Widowed6,9328.57%, see rank9.83%9.34%
Divorced12,82515.85%, see rank11.62%11.97%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Fayetteville, NC%North CarolinaU.S.
Native188,05893.82%, see rank92.47%87.13%
Born in the State of Residence80,67440.25%, see rank58.06%58.71%
Born in Different State98,21449.00%, see rank33.38%27.04%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
9,1704.57%, see rank1.03%1.38%
Foreign Born12,3816.18%, see rank7.53%12.87%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship6,8593.42%, see rank2.31%5.71%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship5,5222.75%, see rank5.22%7.16%
Born In Europe2,5411.27%, see rank0.82%1.56%
Born In Asia4,2092.10%, see rank1.73%3.67%
Born In Africa7110.35%, see rank0.43%0.51%
Born In Oceania1020.05%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America4,6042.30%, see rank4.36%6.79%
Born In Northern America2140.11%, see rank0.17%0.26%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Fayetteville, NC%North CarolinaU.S.
English64,03484.21%, see rank89.42%79.64%
Spanish6,1838.13%, see rank6.45%11.57%
Other Indo-European Languages2,9003.81%, see rank2.16%4.61%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages2,4133.17%, see rank1.46%3.24%
Other5110.67%, see rank0.51%0.94%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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