Chatham County NC Information


Chatham County Subdivisions

Chatham County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 75,369
Population in Households 74,591
Population in Familes 61,748
Population in Group Qrtrs 778
Population Density1 111
Diversity Index2 53


Median Household Income $64,166
Average Household Income $91,006
Per Capita Income $37,134


Total Housing Units 33,868 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,701 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,835 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,332 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $281,102
Average Home Value $335,448


Total Households 30,536
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 20,962
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.1% 2.1%
Households 2.04% 2.07%
Families 1.9% 1.98%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.18%


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, 2018 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 # 36 65th
Population Density # 53 48th
Diversity Index # 49 52nd
Median Household Income # 3 98th
Per Capita Income # 3 98th

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