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Fayetteville, North Carolina
Fayetteville is located at 35°04'00" North, 78°55'03" West (35.066663, -78.917579)1.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 155.3 km² (60.0 mi²). 152.2 km² (58.8 mi²) of it is land and 3.1 km² (1.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.98% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 121,015 people, 48,414 households, and 31,662 families residing in the city. The population density is 795.0/km² (2,059.2/mi²). There are 53,565 housing units at an average density of 351.9/km² (911.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 48.76% White, 42.42% African American, 1.10% Native American, 2.19% Asian, 0.22% Pacific Islander, 2.53% from other races, and 2.78% from two or more races. 5.67% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 48,414 households out of which 31.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% are married couples living together, 17.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% are non-families. 28.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 2.96.
In the city the population is spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 12.7% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $36,287, and the median income for a family is $41,210. Males have a median income of $30,493 versus $23,477 for females. The per capita income for the city is $19,141. 14.8% of the population and 11.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 21.4% of those under the age of 18 and 14.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Colleges and universities
- Fayetteville State University - part of the University of North Carolina System
- Methodist College
- Fayetteville Technical Community College
- Official Fayetteville, NC website
- Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce
- Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitor's Bureau
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