Chatham County NC Information


Chatham County Subdivisions

Chatham County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 74,307
Daytime Population: Workers 20,130
Daytime Population: Residents 42,147
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 62,277
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 73,529
Population in Familes 60,574
Population in Group Qrtrs 778
Population Density2 109
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $61,111
Average Household Income $86,306
Per Capita Income $35,251


Total Housing Units 33,091 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22,513 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,608 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,970 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $267,911
Average Home Value $327,229


Total Households 30,121
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 20,669
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 2.19% 2.2%
Households 2.13% 2.17%
Families 1.97% 2.07%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   2.31%


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, 2017 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 # 48 53rd
Median Household Income # 3 98th
Per Capita Income # 3 98th

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