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City Stats

  1. The population of the Fayetteville/Cumberland County area, which includes Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base, is just under 300,000 folks. Fayetteville, with over 208,000 residents, is Cumberland County's county seat and its largest municipality.
  2. Fayetteville is the sixth largest city and the fifth largest metropolitan area in North Carolina. It is among the fastest-growing areas in the state. 
  3. Other municipalities in Cumberland County are Eastover, Falcon, Godwin, Hope Mills, Linden, Spring Lake, Stedman and Wade. 
  4. About 50,000 military personnel are stationed at Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base. In addition to active-duty personnel, non-commissioned military employees number approximately 10,000 civilians.

Economy

  1. The area's largest employers are: Government (includes military, followed closely by retail and wholesale trade); Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company; Wal-Mart Distribution Center; Purolator.
  2. 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.
  3. Fayetteville serves as the region's hub for shops, restaurants, services, lodging, health care and entertainment.

Local Information
Cumberland County General Information:

County seat: Fayetteville. Fayetteville is the sixth largest city in North Carolina and its fourth largest metropolitan area.
Origin of county name: Named for William Augustus (1721-1765), the Duke of Cumberland
County size: 652.4 Square Miles
County population:

(Projection)

2006 Census: 299,060
2000 Census: 300,281
1990 Census: 274,566
1980 Census: 247,160
1899 Population: Under 30,000

Rank of county by pop.: Four
County median age: 29.6 years
County racial breakdown: 55.5% white; 37.9% black, 5.4% Hispanic/Latino, 2.2% Asian, 1.6% American Indian and Alaska Native
County per capita income:

$33,192

Municipal populations:

Eastover: 1,376
Falcon: 328;
Fayetteville: 208,000;
Godwin: 112;
Hope Mills: 11,237;
Linden: 127;
Spring Lake: 8,098;
Stedman: 664;
Wade: 480.

Largest employer:

Cumberland County Board of Education (Education and Health Services); Department of Defense (Public Administration); Cape Fear Valley Health Systems (Education and health Services); Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. (Trade - Transportation & Utilities); Goodyear Tire And Rubber, Inc. (Manufacturing); County of Cumberland (Public Administration); City of Fayetteville (Public Administration); State of North Carolina (Public Administration); Fayetteville Technical Comm. College (Education and Health Services); U.S. Postal Service (Trade - Transportation & Utilities)