Statewide Claims to Fame

Chapel Hill is 1st in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Residents with college degree (older than 25)

Chapel Hill is 3rd in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - Asian

Chapel Hill is 4th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

Chapel Hill is 5th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Home median value

Chapel Hill is 7th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Chapel Hill is 8th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Foreign born residents

Chapel Hill is 12th in North Carolina out of 115 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Chapel Hill is 14th in North Carolina out of 121 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Chapel Hill is 14th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Income per capita

Chapel Hill is 15th in North Carolina out of 132 other cities in Current population (2012)

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Chapel Hill Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 58,424 15th 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 21.1 35th 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,710 4th 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Chapel Hill Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 4.2% 141st 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 17.4% 138th 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 9.2% 116th 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Chapel Hill Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 94.1% 21st 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 73.2% 1st 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Chapel Hill Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 72.8% 73rd 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 9.7% 101st 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 115th 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 11.9% 3rd 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 101st 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.7% 27th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 6.4% 69th 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 69.5% 70th 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Chapel Hill Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 53.4% 47th 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 16.8% 8th 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Chapel Hill Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 22,254 16th 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 48.3% 7th 17.0% 25.9%
Households 19,970 16th 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 49.1% 126th 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $368,200 5th $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.3 104th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Chapel Hill Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $34,483 14th $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $58,415 36th $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 22.1% 39th 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Chapel Hill Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 5,717 14th 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $569,472 39th $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $10,975 92nd $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $219,741 12th $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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