Chapel Hill, NC

59,005 Population
21.2 square miles 2,786 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.6%
was 0.6%
 
Population Density
2,786
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
30.2%
was 29.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
16.4%
was 17.0%
 
Percent Under 18
16.0%
was 16.2%
 
Percent 65 and Over
10.4%
was 9.9%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.2
was 5.2
Ranked 9th Lowest in NC
Percent Living in Poverty
20.1%
was 21.2%
 
Median Household Income
$65,373
was $62,208
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
54.9
55.5
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
1.7
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
120.9
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,177.2
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
21,922
was 22,205
 
Median Rent
$1,061
was $1,003
 
Total Building Permits
129
was 25
 
Occupied Housing Units
20,102
was 20,335
 
Homeownership Rate
48.3%
was 46.8%
 
Single Family Building Permits
44
was 25
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,034.9
was 1,048.4
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
14.9%
was 14.7%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
85
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
5.8
was 1.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.2
was 0.4
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
93.9%
was 93.7%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
93.4%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.8%
was 99.8%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
95.9%
was 95.6%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
74.6%
was 74.0%
 

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