Fayetteville NC Rankings
Fayetteville wins Third All America City Award
Fayetteville focused on its strong economy, great housing market, how the community addressed literacy through the Cumberland County Schools’ Reading Rocks! program and the community’s solid ties with the military. Also discussed was how Fayetteville responded to changes from BRAC.
- Topping the 2011 list is Fayetteville, N.C., home of the Fayetteville State University Broncos. Not surprisingly, all the cities on the list have at least one university and several, like Kalamazoo, are home to major universities. Only Fayetteville and Kalamazoo, however, are home to the Broncos. Go Broncos!
- This is the 2nd year that the Chamber has received this award in the Defense category. These awards recognize economic development organizations, which have shown exceptional progress and potential in the development area by successfully recruiting, retaining, and assisting growing businesses.
- In their annual economic performance index, the Milken Institute ranked Fayetteville, NC, the 18th Best Performing Large city in the nation. This is a jump from 31st place last year and a leap of 144 places since 2003. Of note was Fayetteville ranking as 3rd in the nation for 1 yr job growth, and 6th in the nation for 1 yr wages and salaries increase.
- The Fayetteville Observer reported that Fayetteville ranked 40th in the 2010 Allstate Americaï¿½s Best Drivers Report. That ranking put Fayetteville at the third-safest city to drive in in North Carolina, behind Winston-Salem at 14 and Cary at 19.
- According to data released August 9, 2010 by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the per capita income of military communities Fayetteville and Jacksonville, NC have surpassed all other metro communities in the State for 2009. Per capita income in the Fayetteville metro area, which includes Cumberland and Hoke counties, was $40,917 in 2009, up 4.8 percent from 2008's $39,054. In the Jacksonville metro area, it was $44,664 in 2009, the highest in the state and an 11.9 percent increase from 2008's $39,932.
- Part of Fayetteville’s edge lies in its strong local economy, particularly the presence of nearby military bases that provide reliable jobs. The area also managed to avoid some of the loose lending practices that caused home prices to boom and bust in other parts of the country
According to Manpower, the rankings are based in part on a survey that showed that 19% of companies in the Fayetteville area plan to hire more workers in the first quarter of 2010.
- Subject homes in Fayetteville average $130,875 making Fayetteville the third most affordable market in the nation. The average price of homes in the United States according to the Coldwell Banker survey is $363,401. Fayetteville is one of only 84 markets in the United States where the average price is under $200,000.
- Fayetteville may be one of the most patriotic communities in America. For one thing, it’s known as the “unofficial home of the U.S. Military” because of its proximity to Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base. But more than that, it is the seat of Cumberland County, which has declared itself the “World’s First Sanctuary for Soldiers” to show the country that soldiers and their families can feel safe, secure, and cared for here.
- In a time of long deployments, the city is stepping up to take care of the families left behind. It boasts, for starters, an "Army's Army" of 900 civilian volunteers who help families with everything from flat tires to job placement.