Siler City, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Siler City, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Siler City had a population of 8,327 as of July 1, 2016. Siler City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Siler City is located at latitude 35.7244 and longitude -79.4564 in Chatham County. 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. Chatham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 607 feet.

The Town of Siler City (GNIS ID: 2407337) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Siler City is located within Township of Matthews, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chatham County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Siler City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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, 2016)


Total Population 8,327
Population in Households 8,172
Population in Familes 6,761
Population in Group Qrtrs 155
Population Density1 1,390
Diversity Index2 88


Total Households 2,686
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 1,883
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 3,002 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,509 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,177 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 316 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $95,861
Average Home Value $118,195


Median Household Income $31,838
Average Household Income $44,622
Per Capita Income $15,338
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.87% 1.2%
Households 0.5% 1.0%
Families 0.71% 0.97%
Median Household Income   -0.45%
Per Capita Income   0.49%
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.

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, 2016 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 # 103 86th
Population Density1 # 102 86th
Diversity Index2 # 3 100th
Median Household Income # 598 19th
Per Capita Income # 688 7th

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