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Chapel Hill town, North Carolina

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Chapel Hill town, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 64,051
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 64,051
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 57,221
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 11.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 61,960
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 57,233
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 1,370
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 15.8%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 50.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $399,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,306
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $784
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,191
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 20,369
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.45
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 66.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 21.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 97.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 89.8%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 96.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 76.9%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 4.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 60.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 59.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 221,909
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,302,673
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,440
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 684,114
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,709
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 19.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $73,614
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $42,485
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2019 X
Total employment, 2019 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 6,154
Men-owned firms, 2012 3,224
Women-owned firms, 2012 2,107
Minority-owned firms, 2012 842
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 4,927
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 509
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 5,184
Population per square mile, 2010 2,710.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 21.12
FIPS Code 3711800
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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