Fayetteville, a mid-sized city in North Carolina, has a population of approximately 209,000. Young adults (15-24) should feel welcome, as they account for an above-average 19% of the community, though young professionals also outpace national averages. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just over 34, are decidedly younger than most cities in North Carolina. Renters are slightly more common than homeowners in Fayetteville by a small 55%-45% margin. At $918 a month, the average rent is roughly the same as the state average.
Fayetteville residents have an average commute of about 20 minutes, shorter than the North Carolina average of about 25 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the typical way to get to work, chosen by 41% of commuters, while public transit is not widely used. Walking (4%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number is higher than the national average.
Compared to the national average (5%), Fayetteville has a relatively high number of residents older than 25 who have an Associate's degree (7%). Further, 10% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 5% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Fayetteville residents work in one of two industries: healthcare and retail. Together, these industries account for 11% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 6% of residents work in sales, making it the top profession in the city. Fayetteville workers take home an average annual income of just over $55K, less than the average North Carolina resident. The city's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).