Chapel Hill, NC 27514 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27514: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,151
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,772
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,180
  • County: Orange County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.935, Longitude -79.037
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 33,453
Population in Households 26,147
Population in Familes 17,726
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,306
Population Density1 1,542
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 11,188
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 5,943
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,765 (39.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,423 (52.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 997 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $445,472
Average Home Value $519,675


Median Household Income $51,721
Average Household Income $99,842
Per Capita Income $35,153
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% 0.8%
Households 0.58% 0.91%
Families 0.36% 0.76%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
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.

Chapel Hill, NC 27514 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27514 to the other 775 ZIP Codes 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 # 101 87th
Population Density1 # 71 91st
Diversity Index2 # 257 67th
Median Household Income # 160 79th
Per Capita Income # 71 91st

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