Fayetteville demographics profile

StatisticFayettevilleArkansasNational
Population80,5522,968,472318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,4915591
Median age27.337.737.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)40%58%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%42%43%
Speak English91%93%79%
Speak Spanish5%5%13%
Fayetteville, AR has a population of 80,552 and is the 432nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,491 per sq mi which is 2588% higher than the Arkansas average and 1546% higher than the national average. The median age in Fayetteville is 27 which is approximately 28% lower than the Arkansas average of 38. In Fayetteville, 40% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 91% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 45% of Fayetteville residents were born in Arkansas, 47% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 7% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Fayetteville is 2588% higher than Arkansas.
  • The median age in Fayetteville is 28% lower than Arkansas.
  • In Fayetteville 81.87% of the population is White.
  • In Fayetteville 6.40% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Fayetteville 3.12% of the population is Asian.

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Fayetteville population breakdown by race

RaceFayettevilleArkansasNational
White81.87%77.72%73.35%
Black or African American6.40%15.52%12.63%
Asian3.12%1.40%5.22%
American Indian0.87%0.63%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.07%0.23%0.18%
Mixed race3.71%2.23%3.06%
Other race3.96%2.28%4.75%
In Fayetteville, 7.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Fayetteville, AR demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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