Cumberland County Profile

  • County seat: Fayetteville
  • Origin of name: Named for William Augustus (1721-1765), Duke of Cumberland
  • Size: 652.4 square miles

Cumberland County

Population

  • 2000 projected: 300,281
  • 1999 projected: 297,542
  • 1997: 303,173
  • 1990 census: 274,566
  • 1980 census: 247,160
  • Rank of county by population: 4
  • Median age: 28.49 years
  • Racial breakdown: 61.9% white, 31.9% black, 1.6% Indian, 4.6% other
  • Per-capita income,1996 estimate: $19,556
  • Percentage of residents under poverty line, 1995 estimate: 15.0
  • Percentage of residents with high school diploma: 80.3
  • Percentage of residents with a four-year college degree: 16.6

Municipal populations (1997 estimate)

  • Falcon: 369
  • Fayetteville: 113,406
  • Godwin: 73
  • Hope Mills: 10,523
  • Linden: 170
  • Spring Lake: 8,579
  • Stedman: 668
  • Wade: 457