Cumberland County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

Cumberland County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2020 census, the population was 334,728,[1] making it the fifth-most populous county in North Carolina. Its county seat is Fayetteville.[2]

Cumberland County
Cumberland County Courthouse in Fayetteville
Cumberland County Courthouse in Fayetteville
Flag of Cumberland County
"Out Of Many, One"
Map of North Carolina highlighting Cumberland County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°03′01″N 78°49′43″W / 35.050192°N 78.828719°W / 35.050192; -78.828719
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forPrince William, Duke of Cumberland
Largest communityFayetteville
 • Total658.48 sq mi (1,705.5 km2)
 • Land652.56 sq mi (1,690.1 km2)
 • Water5.92 sq mi (15.3 km2)  0.90%
 • Total334,728
 • Density513.4/sq mi (198.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts7th, 9th


  1. "QuickFacts: Cumberland County, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 17, 2024.
  2. National Association of Counties. "NACo County Explorer". Retrieved January 17, 2024.