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Cumberland County

Cumberland County, North Carolina, settled in 1730, nestles in the Upper Cape Fear Valley in the region known as the “Sandhills”.  The area’s refreshing moderate climate and spectacular scenery provide an ideal setting for boating, fishing, golfing and site seeing.  Cumberland County teems with antique shops, museums and interesting historic sites.  Popular destinations in the region include Cape Fear Botanical Gardens and the Clark Park Nature Center.

Cumberland County’s location along the banks of the mighty Cape Fear River  initially poised the county as a vital transportation link for NC’s south-central region.  Cumberland County continues to maintain its regional significance today.  The area is home to important military facilities such as Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base, as well as numerous prosperous businesses.  Cumberland County offers local businesses significant state and local incentives, a centralized location and a healthy economy.  Citizens generally earn a median household income of $37,466.  The median family income averages $41,459 per year.

According to 2000 Census data, Cumberland County includes 302,963 residents (304,530 according to 2005 estimates).  Encompassing nearly 660 square miles, Cumberland County is home to twelve towns, one city and two military posts.  Cumberland County’s towns include Falcon, Godwin, Linden and Wade, which have less than one thousand citizens each, while Eastover and Vander are each home to less than two thousand individuals.  Fayetteville, Hope Mills and Spring Lake are the largest communities in Cumberland County.

Situated directly off busy I-95, Fayetteville enjoys a strategic location just an hour’s drive from South Carolina’s border.  Fayetteville serves as the seat of Cumberland County and with a population of more than 130,000 residents, ranks as NC’s sixth largest city.  In 2001, the National Civic League honored Fayetteville with the highly respected All-American Civic Award.  Located six miles south of Fayetteville, Hope Mills is home to more than 12,000 residents, many of which are military personnel.  This delightful small town features an historic downtown district and several parks and recreational areas, such as Hope Mills Lake.  Spring Lake, also the home of many military families, has a population of just over 8,000 citizens.  Nearly 30,000 individuals reside at Fort Bragg itself.

Cumberland’s County School System is NC’s ninth largest and includes several elementary and junior high schools and eleven high schools.  The region is also home to several facilities for higher learning.  These include Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville State University and Methodist University.  Recent data indicated that more than 24% of Fayetteville’s population over the age of 25 earned a Bachelor’s degree or higher, while just over 8% earned a Graduate’s degree or higher.

Cumberland County, North Carolina features a balanced community ranging from quiet, historic neighborhoods to highly commercialized areas.  Cumberland County continues to experience growth in both the commercial and residential areas, while keeping to the traditions of small-town southern charm.  The vibrant communities that comprise Cumberland County afford individuals with an idyllic setting in which to live and work.

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Law Offices of Bruce F. Jobe, P.A.
4312 Ludgate Street
Lumberton, NC 28358
Phone: 910-739-1010