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Siler City, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Siler City is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Chatham County at latitude 35.7244 and longitude -79.4564. Chatham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 607 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Siler City, but most people and references simply refer to it as Siler City, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Siler City indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Siler City (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Siler City: Matthews Cross Roads, Silers Station, Silers Store.

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Siler City, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 8,046
Population in Households 7,890
Population in Familes 6,521
Population in Group Qrtrs 156
Population Density1 1,341
Diversity Index2 88


Total Households 2,629
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 1,841
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 2,947 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,496 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,133 (38.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 318 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $130,412
Average Home Value $151,387


Median Household Income $32,466
Average Household Income $44,054
Per Capita Income $14,909
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.47% 0.69%
Households 0.23% 0.56%
Families 0.51% 0.53%
Median Household Income   3.36%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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.


Siler City, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Siler City to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 104 86th
Population Density1 # 112 85th
Diversity Index2 # 3 100th
Median Household Income # 574 22nd
Per Capita Income # 682 8th

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