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Chatham County, North Carolina

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Table

Chatham County, North Carolina
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 76,285
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2022, (V2022)
NA
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
77,889
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
76,285
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
2.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 76,285
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 63,505
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
25.3%
Female persons, percent
51.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
82.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
12.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
12.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
72.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 4,402
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 10.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 34,803
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 78.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $325,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,766
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $523
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $888
Building permits, 2021 1,124
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 30,128
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.47
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 90.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 14.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 92.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 82.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 89.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 45.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 8.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 57.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 52.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 86,284
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 215,800
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 42,756
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 624,732
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $8,768
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 29.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $76,791
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $48,143
Persons in poverty, percent
12.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 1,526
Total employment, 2020 15,883
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 580,939
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 12.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 6,758
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,283
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 680
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 229
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 155
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 964
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 56
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,037
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 111.9
Population per square mile, 2010 93.1
Land area in square miles, 2020 681.68
Land area in square miles, 2010 682.19
FIPS Code 37037
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., V2022) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2022). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2017-2021 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2021 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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