Latest Data (2016)
Population 59,246
Nationwide Rank 627

Quick Facts

Chapel Hill, North Carolina is the 627th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina is a town.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Chapel Hill had its largest population ever.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 71% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
617 Gardena, California 60,048 3.6%
618 La Mesa, California 59,948 9.3%
619 St. Clair Shores, Michigan 59,775 -5.1%
620 Pontiac, Michigan 59,698 -11.7%
621 Meriden, Connecticut 59,622 2.3%
622 Dublin, California 59,583 94.3%
623 Coconut Creek, Florida 59,405 34.3%
624 Casper, Wyoming 59,324 19.3%
625 Owensboro, Kentucky 59,273 9.2%
626 Ocala, Florida 59,253 24.6%
627 Chapel Hill, North Carolina 59,246 23.3%
628 Pflugerville, Texas 59,245 146.2%
629 Lancaster, Pennsylvania 59,218 4.3%
630 Novi, Michigan 59,211 24.7%
631 Great Falls, Montana 59,178 3.6%
632 Springfield, Ohio 59,087 -10.3%
633 Woodland, California 59,068 18.7%
634 Royal Oak, Michigan 59,006 -1.6%
635 Porterville, California 58,978 28.3%
636 San Rafael, California 58,954 5.0%
637 Huntington Park, California 58,879 -4.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
235 Wilmington 117,525 30.9%
259 High Point 111,223 28.4%
349 Greenville 91,495 45.7%
357 Concord 89,891 58.7%
360 Asheville 89,121 22.2%
459 Gastonia 75,536 11.7%
523 Jacksonville 67,784 3.0%
627 Chapel Hill 59,246 23.3%
676 Rocky Mount 55,466 -5.7%
688 Huntersville 54,839 109.7%
719 Burlington 52,709 14.7%
761 Wilson 49,620 10.1%
798 Kannapolis 47,839 27.9%
810 Apex 47,349 122.9%
931 Hickory 40,567 7.6%
943 Wake Forest 40,112 206.7%
997 Indian Trail 38,222 180.5%
1044 Mooresville 36,543 87.4%
1065 Goldsboro 35,792 -10.8%
1094 Monroe 34,818 27.1%
1119 Salisbury 34,001 11.1%
1145 Holly Springs 33,260 228.5%
1199 Matthews 31,495 36.4%
1254 New Bern 30,101 29.3%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 59,246 627
2015 59,568 618
2014 59,376 611
2013 59,635 598
2012 58,424 604
2011 57,571 608
2010 57,233 603
2009 53,546 651
2008 52,636 656
2007 51,890 660
2006 50,837 663
2005 49,925 671
2004 49,381 673
2003 49,300 660
2002 48,778 661
2001 48,771 652
2000 48,032 654
1990 38,346 716