The Town of Chapel Hill had a population of 60,875 as of July 1, 2016. Chapel Hill ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Chapel Hill is located at latitude 35.9281 and longitude -79.0374 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Chapel Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 486 feet.
While the primary coordinates for Town of Chapel Hill are located in Orange County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Durham County.
The Town of Chapel Hill (GNIS ID: 2406255) 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.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chapel Hill population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
|Population in Households||51,974|
|Population in Familes||33,328|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||8,901|
|Average Household Size||2.38|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||23,763 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||9,563 (40.2%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||12,303 (51.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,897 ( 8.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$415,445|
|Average Home Value||$488,294|
|Median Household Income||$54,020|
|Average Household Income||$94,760|
|Per Capita Income||$35,544|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.64%|
|Per Capita Income||1.71%|
The table below compares Chapel Hill 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.
|Total Population||# 15||98th|
|Population Density1||# 6||99th|
|Diversity Index2||# 282||62nd|
|Median Household Income||# 130||83rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 58||92nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.