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Raeford is a city in Hoke County, in the Fayetteville metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for two town founders, MacRae and Williford.

The latitude of Raeford is 34.980N. The longitude is -79.224W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 259 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,484.


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Median household income
Local
$31,306
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Raeford demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 23. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 6.6 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Turkey Festival - Sept. 15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Raeford web sites and events links in the sections below.

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Raeford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hoke County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28376 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Raeford residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Raeford ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Raeford was $16,093, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Raeford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Raeford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $305.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $837.


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Libraries in Raeford include Hoke County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Raeford include Raeford News-Journal

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Hoke County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Raeford political report.

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The average commute time for Raeford workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Raeford include Days Inn - Raeford.

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