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Raeford, North Carolina
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Welcome to Raeford ...

The city of Raeford is located in Hoke County<1> and is the County Seat for Hoke County.

The location of Raeford has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Raeford has a population of 4,948 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Raeford.

Raeford is 250 feet [76 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Raeford lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Raeford: (910)

Websites for Raeford ...

Official Website: www.raeford.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Raeford had an population of 4,948 people. This is an increase of 7.31% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 46.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Raeford had a population of 4,611 people (which is 9.82% of the total population of Hoke County). This makes Raeford the county's most populous community.

The population of Raeford represents 0.05% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 141st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,611 people, the population of Raeford increased 36.18% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,386 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Raeford.

Communities Also Named Raeford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Raeford: This one is located in Hoke County and the other is located in Cumberland County.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Raeford.

Communities near Raeford ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Raeford.

  • Fayetteville [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
    • Fayetteville [Cumberland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Raeford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 211,705 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayetteville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<6>
  • Pinehurst [Moore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinehurst
    • Pinehurst [Moore County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Raeford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,014 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinehurst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinehurst
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinehurst<6>
  • Hope Mills [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope Mills
    • Hope Mills [Cumberland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Raeford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,848 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope Mills
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope Mills<6>
  • Southern Pines [Moore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southern Pines
    • Southern Pines [Moore County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Raeford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,070 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southern Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southern Pines
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southern Pines<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Spring Lake [Cumberland County]
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      • Spring Lake [Cumberland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Raeford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,980 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Lake<6>
    • Aberdeen [Moore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
      • Aberdeen [Moore County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Raeford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,339 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aberdeen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<6>
    • Red Springs [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Springs
      • Red Springs [Robeson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Raeford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,237 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Springs<6>
    • Maxton [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxton
      • Maxton [Robeson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Raeford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,332 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maxton<6>
    • Saint Pauls [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Pauls
      • Saint Pauls [Robeson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Raeford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,290 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Pauls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Pauls<6>
    • Pinebluff [Moore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinebluff
      • Pinebluff [Moore County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Raeford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,647 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinebluff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinebluff<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Raeford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Raeford.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Raeford. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Raeford.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Raeford. See our Newspapers Page for Raeford.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Raeford ...

Looking for more information about Raeford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Raeford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Raeford.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in North Carolina

About Hoke County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Raeford: www.raeford.org/

The official website for Hoke County: www.hokecounty.org/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Hoke, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Raeford.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Raeford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Raeford) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Raeford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RaefordOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Raeford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9809, Longitude: -79.2283       In this case, the coordinates for Raeford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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