Profile for Fayetteville, North Carolina, NC
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Fayetteville is a city in Cumberland County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the Marquis de Lafayette, French soldier who aided the colonists during the American Revolution.
The latitude of Fayetteville is 35.052N. The longitude is -78.878W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 95 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 124,372.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Fayetteville demographic reports
Fayetteville is on the Cape Fear River.
Former and merged names include:
A disastrous fire in 1831 destroyed 600 homes and more than 100 businesses.
Scottish Highlanders settled here in the 18th century.
Public transportation: Fayetteville Area System of Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1,230. The number of murders and homicides was 13. The violent crime rate was 9.8 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1991 movie, "Billy Bathgate"
Carson McCullers finished "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" while living here with her husband, from 1938 to 1940.
Well-known residents have included:
· Julianne Moore, actress
· Ellen S. Baker, astronaut
· Cal Koonce, baseball player
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
- Dogwood Festival - April 27-29, 2007
- Cumberland County Fair - Sept. 13-23, 2007
- Glory Days - May 28, 2007
- Bohemian Arts & Music Festival - Nov. 4, 2007
- International Folk Festival - Sept. 30, 2007
- Oktoberfest - Oct. 14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fayetteville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Fayetteville attractions: Cape Fear Botanical Garden
Sports teams: FireAntz (Southern Professional Hockey League), Guard (American Indoor Football Association)
Historic sites and museums: Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex, Airborne and Special Operations Museum, Fayetteville Museum of Art
Colleges and universities:
Fayetteville State University, Methodist College, Fayetteville Technical Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 72
Record high: The state's highest temperature on record was reported here on Aug. 21, 1983, at 110 degrees
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Ancestry & family history
9% of Fayetteville residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fayetteville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fayetteville was $19,141, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Fayetteville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Fayetteville festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Dogwood Festival - A
- Cumberland County Fair - S
- International Folk Festival - S
- Glory Days - M
- Oktoberfest - O
- Bohemian Arts & Music Festival - N
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Fayetteville festival web sites:
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Historic districts in Fayetteville include Haymount District, Liberty Row, Market House Square District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Fayetteville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $470. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $991.
Libraries in Fayetteville include Bordeaux Branch Library, Cliffdale Branch Library, Cumberland County Public Library, East Regional Branch, Law Library, North Regional Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Fayetteville include Fayetteville Observer
TV stations in Fayetteville include WFPX, WUVC.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WFSS.
Cumberland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fayetteville political report.
The average commute time for Fayetteville workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 43 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fayetteville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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