Fayetteville, NC
Population: 117,127
Compare Fayetteville to Top 10 Best Places
Financial
  City stats Best places average
Median family income
(per year)
$44,334 $76,893
Family purchasing power
(annual, cost-of-living adjusted)
$52,281 $68,109
Sales tax 7.00% 6.55%
State income tax rate
(highest bracket)
8.25%* 6.46%
State income tax rate
(lowest bracket)
6.00%* 2.74%
Auto insurance premiums
(Average for the state)
$2,203 $2,207
Job growth %
(2000-2005)
-1.19% 10.97%
Housing
  City stats Best places average
Median home price $102,500 $259,566
Home price gain
(2004-2005)
3.50% 9.26%
Education
  City stats Best places average
Colleges, universities and
professional schools
2 8
Junior colleges and
technical institutes
0 0
Test scores reading
(% +/- state average)
-3.5% 13.3%
Test scores math
(% +/- state average)
-3.7% 16.9%
% students attending
public/private schools
87.4/12.60 88.4/11.59
Quality of life
  City stats Best places average
Air quality index
(% of days AQI ranked as good)
57.3% 71.9%
Personal crime risk
(100 is nat'l average; lower is better)
250 45
Property crime risk
(100 is nat'l average; lower is better)
293 74
Personal crime incidents
(per 100,000)
825 228
Property crime incidents
(per 100,000)
7,805 3,105
Median commute time
(in minutes)
17.7 20.8
% population with commute
45 mins. or longer
7.6% 13.4%
Leisure and culture
  City stats Best places average
Movie theaters
(within 15 miles)
5 22
Restaurants
(within 15 miles)
665 2,268
Bars
(within 15 miles)
71 127
Public golf courses
(within 30 miles)
26 74
Libraries
(within 15 miles)
14 43
Museums (accredited by AAM
within 30 miles)
0 7
Ski resorts (within 100 miles) 0 10
Weather
  City stats Best places average
Annual precipitation
(inches)
46.78 36.00
Clear days 111 107
High temp in July ° F 90.4° 87.7°
Low temp in Jan ° F 31.1° 23.5°
Health*
  City stats Best places average
Has health plan
(% of residents)
87.6% 88.2%
Body mass index
(avg. for residents)
28 27
Cancer mortality
(per 100,000, age-adjusted)
215.3 191.3
Cardiac mortality
(per 100,000)
200.2 202.0
Meet the neighbors
  City stats Best places average
Median age 32.6 34.5
Completed at least some college
(% of residents)
58.8% 63.9%
Married 45.5% 54.3%
Divorced 11.5% 9.3%
Amount spent on vacations
(domestic and foreign, household avg. per year)
$6,593 $7,549
*County data
Income tax notes:
These states allow personal exemption or standard deductions as provided in the IRC. Utah allows a personal exemption equal to three-fourths the federal exemptions.
The tax brackets reported are for single individuals. For married taxpayers, the same rates apply to income brackets ranging from $21,250 to $200,000. Lower exemption amounts allowed for high income taxpayers. Tax rate scheduled to decrease after tax year 2007.
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North Carolina companies
FORTUNE: Best to work for
Company Best Companies
2006 Rank
Kimley-Horn & Associates 20
SAS Institute 30
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FORTUNE 500
Company F500 rank
Bank of America Corp. 12
Lowe's 42
Wachovia Corp. 57
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Biggest employers
Company Employees
Duke University 20,000
Duke University Health System 18,000
Burlington Industries Llc 13,699
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