Cumberland County is located in south-central North Carolina. The County Seat is Fayetteville and the largest city is Fayetteville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.cumberland.nc.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 326,328 and the 2010 census population was 319,431. The land area is 652.32 square miles and there are 489.7 persons per square mile.
53.6% of the population is White, 37.4% is Black or African American, 10.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.6% is Asian, 1.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.4% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 4.3% is two or more races. 89.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 22.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $128,700, there are 121,226 households, an average of 2.55 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,067, the median household income is $45,231, and 17% of the persons in Cumberland County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 19,749. Retail sales (in $1000) were $3,897,360, and sales per capita were $12,624. The percentage of black-owned firms is 23.7%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 32.9%.
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