Fayetteville Makes the Best and Worst Lists of 2021 in State and Nation

With countless studies analyzing finances, demographics, and overall health, Fayetteville landed on multiple lists in 2021.

Sometimes it’s good to be known as the best in a region, state, or nation for certain categories.

Other times it’s a measure of what can be improved.

Do you remember on what subjects Fayetteville was named the best city or the worst city?

Here’s a look back.

IN 2020: Here’s a look at what Fayetteville is best and worst in 2020, based on the lists released this year.

Best place to get married

In February, personal finance website WalletHub ranked Fayetteville as the second city in the country to get married.

WalletHub analyzers said they compared more than 180 cities in the United States using 20 metrics, profitability, convenience and fun for a couple’s big data.

Other data range factors were the average cost of the wedding, venues and event spaces per capita.

Fayetteville fared less well in a similar ranking from the LawnStarter lawn care website.

The LawnStarter study was based on the best cities to marry and stay, comparing 150 cities on the basis of: the rate of married couples; five-year change in divorce and separation rate; the proportion of young people who have never married; wedding venues per 100,000 inhabitants; and event planners per 100,000 inhabitants.

Fayetteville ranked 123 in this analysis.

Following: Fayetteville is the second city in the United States to get married

Best place for rental

Rental real estate software company Stressa has named Fayetteville eighth in the top 15 mid-size metropolitan cities across the country for investing in rental real estate.

According to a press release, the researchers analyzed five key factors, including the gross rent multiplier, recent and expected home price growth, effective property tax rates, and population growth.

At the time of the study, the median price of homes in Fayetteville was $ 165,489.

Suitable for dogs

In another Top 15 City list, Fayetteville was named # 11 out of the top 15 emerging cities to accept dogs by the Rover.com dog website and the Zillow online real estate website.

According to a press release, Rover evaluated the locations of new dog accounts on its platform, while Zillow analyzed the animal-friendly characteristics that buyers were looking for in new homes.

Diversified economy

Fayetteville was # 10 on a WalletHub list of 294 mid-sized US cities with the most diverse economies.

WalletHub also compared 501 large and medium-sized cities on three key metrics: industry diversity, professional diversity, and working class diversity. Fayetteville ranked 61st overall for all city sizes.


Military insurance website Insurify ranked Army Post Fort Bragg as North Carolina’s most military city in its 2021 list of Most Patriotic Cities.

Top in condition

Fayetteville secured a prominent place in North Carolina when it was named by GoBankingrates.com the best place in the state to live with a salary of $ 50,000.

The Personal Finance website evaluated cities with at least 5,000 households and pulled cost-of-living figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

He selected a city in each state that has “a cost of living that will save them for the future as well as cover costs in the present,” and based in areas where one person could live for 50,000. $ or less.

Following: Pitts: Do you make $ 50,000 a year? Fayetteville may be the place for you, according to the financial site

Unhappy, stressed and in need

Among the worst lists to which Fayetteville was named this year, WalletHub ranked Fayetteville 174th out of 182 cities, making it the ninth most miserable city in the website study.

He compared cities on the basis of 31 happiness indicators to include data on the rate of depression, the rate of income growth, and the average leisure time spent per day.

While LawnStarter ranked Fayetteville 179th out of 191 least relaxed cities based on access to spas and wellness centers, rates of depression, adults with high blood pressure, median household income, air quality and crime rates, WalletHub ranked Fayetteville 49th. of the 182 cities to be the least stressed based on COVID-19 cases, weekly work hours, divorce rates and suicide rates.

WalletHub also ranked Fayetteville 66th out of 182 cities to be one of the most needy, based on child poverty rates, food insecurity rates and uninsured rates.

Worse for new moms

LawnStarter ranked Fayetteville 163rd out of 174 cities to be one of the worst for new moms.

Data analyzed for this study included access to obstetricians, gynecologists and pediatricians; spaces for breastfeeding; paid pregnancy leave; and childbirth and childbirth costs.

Elevated STDs

Fayetteville ranked No. 10 in the country for sexually transmitted diseases, according to research and health data collected for Innerbody Research.

Cumberland County Health Director Dr Jennifer Green said Cumberland County ranked 5th for new cases diagnosed with HIV, 6th for new cases diagnosed with AIDS, 4th for new cases. cases of syphilis and on the 1st for new cases of chlamydia. .

Following: Fayetteville ranks # 10 in the United States for sexually transmitted diseases

Baseball fans

Although Fayetteville is home to the Woodpeckers minor league baseball team, WalletHub ranked it 8th among the worst mid-sized cities for baseball fans.

The study ranked the city at 303 in total out of 333 cities, ranking the team’s performance level at 16; its subscription at the minimum price of 86; and fan engagement at 111.

Lack of jobs and finances

In other WalletHub rankings, Fayetteville ranked 164 out of 182 cities as the worst place to start a career; 142 cities out of 182 to find a job; 238 out of 247 cities for Worst Money Management Skills; and in the 5% of the most indebted cities.

Editor-in-Chief Rachael Riley can be reached at rriley@fayobserver.com or 910-486-3528.

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