Latest Data (2017)
Population 59,862
Nationwide Rank 628

Quick Facts

Chapel Hill, North Carolina is the 628th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina is a town.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 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
2000-2017
618 Vineland, New Jersey 60,392 8.2%
619 Lakewood, Washington 60,296 3.2%
620 Gardena, California 60,224 3.9%
621 Bristol, Connecticut 60,223 -0.1%
622 Millcreek, Utah 60,192
623 La Mesa, California 60,021 9.5%
624 Woodland, California 60,012 20.6%
625 Taylorsville, Utah 59,992 2.0%
626 West Allis, Wisconsin 59,934 -1.8%
627 Meriden, Connecticut 59,927 2.8%
628 Chapel Hill, North Carolina 59,862 24.6%
629 Pontiac, Michigan 59,792 -11.6%
630 Novi, Michigan 59,715 25.7%
631 Lancaster, Pennsylvania 59,708 5.1%
632 St. Clair Shores, Michigan 59,635 -5.3%
633 Owensboro, Kentucky 59,404 9.5%
634 Sanford, Florida 59,317 51.3%
635 Springfield, Ohio 59,208 -10.1%
636 Porterville, California 59,145 28.7%
637 Royal Oak, Michigan 59,112 -1.4%
638 Ocala, Florida 59,110 24.3%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
234 Wilmington 119,045 32.6%
261 High Point 111,513 28.7%
349 Greenville 92,156 46.7%
351 Concord 92,067 62.6%
353 Asheville 91,902 26.0%
456 Gastonia 76,593 13.2%
490 Jacksonville 72,447 10.1%
628 Chapel Hill 59,862 24.6%
672 Huntersville 56,212 115.0%
701 Rocky Mount 54,523 -7.3%
728 Burlington 53,077 15.5%
759 Apex 50,451 137.6%
776 Wilson 49,348 9.5%
791 Kannapolis 48,806 30.5%
903 Wake Forest 42,269 223.2%
939 Hickory 40,611 7.7%
990 Indian Trail 38,980 186.1%
1021 Mooresville 37,820 94.0%
1095 Holly Springs 35,223 247.9%
1098 Goldsboro 35,197 -12.3%
1099 Monroe 35,065 28.0%
1132 Salisbury 33,849 10.6%
1191 Matthews 32,117 39.1%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 59,862 628
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