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    Pope AFB (Pope Field), NC Local Information

    Fayetteville is the closest major city to Pope Field. The city has about 206,000 people, and is in Cumberland County, which has a population of about 320,000 people. Other nearby small communities include Spring Lake (12,000), the closest town to base, and Fort Bragg.

    It is about 12 miles from downtown Fayetteville to Pope; this takes about 22 minutes to commute, but travel times can vary significantly.

    Fort Bragg and other military service, and private service-oriented businesses make up a large part of the local economy.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Fayetteville area ranges from $500 to $800 per month, with a median of $625 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for houses near Pope Air Force Base is about $140,000, compared to $220,000 for North Carolina.

    Short Description of the Area: Fayetteville is a mid-sized city in North Carolina, in the south-central part of the state. This area of North Carolina is moderately hilly, and broken up by river and stream valleys.

    Climate and Weather: The Fayetteville area has a humid climate, with winter temperatures of the low 50s to low 30s and summer temperatures of the low 90s to low 70s. Summers are hot and humid, with up to 5 and a half inches of rain per month, occasional thunderstorms, and less frequent tornado fronts. Winters are moderate, with less rain, and usually no more than 2 inches of snow per month.