Chatham County NC Information


Chatham County Subdivisions

Chatham County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 67,402
Population in Households 66,616
Population in Familes 55,003
Population in Group Qrtrs 786
Population Density1 99
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 27,568
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 18,989
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 30,695 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,874 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,694 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,127 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $258,798
Average Home Value $331,425


Median Household Income $54,627
Average Household Income $75,044
Per Capita Income $30,729
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.41% 1.47%
Households 1.53% 1.53%
Families 1.34% 1.43%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   2.49%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Chatham County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chatham County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 40 61st
Population Density1 # 57 44th
Diversity Index2 # 42 60th
Median Household Income # 5 96th
Per Capita Income # 4 97th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.