Chatham County NC Information


Chatham County Subdivisions

Chatham County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 68,784
Population in Households 68,006
Population in Familes 56,097
Population in Group Qrtrs 778
Population Density1 101
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 28,159
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 19,395
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 31,376 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,221 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,938 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,217 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $266,918
Average Home Value $338,865


Median Household Income $54,701
Average Household Income $76,809
Per Capita Income $31,478
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.53% 1.64%
Households 1.65% 1.7%
Families 1.5% 1.62%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
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, 2015 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 # 39 62nd
Population Density1 # 56 45th
Diversity Index2 # 43 58th
Median Household Income # 7 94th
Per Capita Income # 5 96th

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