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Chapel Hill town, North Carolina; Cary town, North Carolina

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Chapel Hill town, North Carolina
Cary town, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 64,051 170,282
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 64,051 170,282
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 57,221 135,840
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 11.9% 25.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 57,233 135,234
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
3.3%
5.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
16.1%
25.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.2%
12.2%
Female persons, percent
53.0%
50.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
71.7%
67.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.9%
8.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
13.0%
18.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.9%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.3%
7.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
66.9%
62.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 1,370 6,934
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 15.8% 22.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 50.3% 68.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $399,700 $356,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,306 $1,974
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $784 $570
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,191 $1,246
Building permits, 2019 X X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 20,369 62,789
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.45 2.64
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 66.2% 82.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 21.0% 24.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 97.5% 97.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 89.8% 95.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 96.0% 96.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 76.9% 67.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 4.4% 3.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.3%
6.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 60.5% 70.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 59.1% 62.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 221,909 386,577
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,302,673 756,299
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,440 696,037
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 176,493 2,938,482
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 684,114 2,877,227
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,709 $19,749
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 19.8 23.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $73,614 $104,669
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $42,485 $50,595
Persons in poverty, percent
19.5%
4.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 X X
Total employment, 2019 X X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 X X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X X
All firms, 2012 6,154 14,906
Men-owned firms, 2012 3,224 7,778
Women-owned firms, 2012 2,107 5,066
Minority-owned firms, 2012 842 3,446
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 4,927 10,641
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 509 1,959
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 5,184 12,131
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 2,710.0 2,488.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 21.12 54.34
FIPS Code 3711800 3710740
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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