The Fayetteville Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the US Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is an area consisting of two counties – Cumberland and Hoke – in eastern North Carolina, anchored by the city of Fayetteville. It is served by Interstate 95, Interstate 295, U.S. and state highways, Fayetteville Regional Airport, Amtrak, Greyhound, Megabus and several railroad systems. As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 336,609. As of the 2010 census the MSA had a population of 366,383. In 2011 the estimated population was 374,157
- Places with more than 100,000 inhabitants Fayetteville (Principal city)
- Places with 10,000 to 30,000 inhabitants Fort Bragg - In the 2000 Census, Fort Bragg was a “census designated place.” This means it was an unincorporated place that the Census Bureau recognized and designated as an identifiable community worthy of data tabulation. However, Fort Bragg was no longer designated as a “census designated place” in the 2010 Census, because the part of Fort Bragg in Cumberland County was annexed by Fayetteville and Spring Lake in 2008 (through an annexation adopted by the NC General Assembly). Hope Mills Spring Lake
- Places with 1,000 to 10,000 inhabitants Eastover Raeford Rockfish Vander Silver City
- Places with less than 1,000 inhabitants Ashley Heights Bowmore Dundarrach Falcon (partial) Five Points Godwin Linden Stedman Wade
- Interstate 95 Interstate 295 NC U.S. and state highways Fayetteville Regional Airport Amtrak Greyhound Megabus Several railroad systems
According to the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 366,383 people, 143,306 households and 88,722 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 54.09% White, 35.17% African American, 2.54% Native American, 1.77% Asian, 0.28% Pacific Islander, 3.14% from other races, and 3.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.93% of the population.
The median income for a household in the MSA was $44,757, and the median income for a family was $54,895. Males had a median income of $38,958 versus $32,078 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $22,856.