View issues relevant to Fayetteville, NC. A brief synopsis of each issue is listed below. Please click through to see additional information.
Affordable housing is a growing national concern for many cities such as Fayetteville, NC. According to a 2021 Affordable Housing Study completed by Mid-Carolina Council of Governments and Triangle J Council of Governments, there has been a 10% decrease in homeowner households from 2010-2018, a 21% increase in low-income renter households from 2010-2018, a 73% increase in low-wage jobs from 1990-2018, and 75% low-income renter households are cost-burdened. Fayetteville's housing issues are magnified by an increasing population, a decrease in residential construction, and stagnant job growth in low-wage occupations.
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Economy and Income
Fayetteville is the 6th most populated city in North Carolina, but has the highest total retail sales per capita when compared to Winston-Salem, Durham, Greensboro, Raleigh, and Charlotte. The civilian labor force is 51.3% compared to Charlotte at 71.1%. Fayetteville's median household income is $46,321, Charlotte's is $65,359. Per capita income is the mean income for every man, woman, and child, including those living in groups. Fayetteville's per capita income is $25,659 and the total retail sales per capita is $17,941. In comparison, Charlotte's per capita income is $39,834 and the total retail sales per capita is $14,062. Roughly 20% of Fayetteville's population is impoverished compared to Charlotte's 11.9%.
While Fayetteville's population spends more money per person than the top 5 cities in North Carolina, it ranks poorly in economics, income, and poverty. Fayetteville requires economic growth through job creation with livable wages. More information about the statistics and definitions can be found here.