Income/capita 7%
Household income 28%
Unemployment 29%
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Income per capita$27,802$23,401$29,829
Median household income$40,013$42,336$55,322
Median income owner occupied$81,886$53,342$70,586
Median income renter occupied$26,338$26,724$35,192
Median earnings male$27,114$31,526$36,919
Median earnings female$21,141$22,388$26,250
Unemployment rate3.3%4.0%4.7%
Poverty level24.9%18.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Fayetteville is 7% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Fayetteville is 28% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Fayetteville is 29% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Fayetteville is 65% higher than the national average

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      Fayetteville employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.8%0.5%
      Manufacturing sector9.7%1.1%
      Financial & insurance services2.4%2.5%
      Wholesale & retail services16.2%13.3%
      Public administration2.3%2.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.3%1.6%
      Education, health & social services23.2%41.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Goshen, AR1,601$98,85478.7%
      Cave Springs, AR2,803$89,23161.3%
      Tontitown, AR2,828$75,02735.6%
      Highfill, AR664$64,44416.5%
      Prairie Grove, AR4,997$58,7966.3%
      Fayetteville, AR80,552$40,01327.7%

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      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bryan, TX80,552$41,58724.8%
      Avondale, AZ80,631$56,1201.4%
      Lake Forest, CA80,658$92,41567.0%
      Largo, FL80,678$39,63628.4%
      Cranston, RI80,882$61,64611.4%
      Fayetteville, AR80,552$40,01327.7%
      Source: The Fayetteville, AR employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).