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Population (year 2000): 48,715. Estimated population in July 2005: 49,543 (+1.7% change)
Males: 21,961 (45.1%), Females: 26,754 (54.9%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 24.0 years
Median household income: $39,140 (year 2000)
Median house value: $229,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Chapel Hill:

  • White Non-Hispanic (76.1%)
  • Black (11.4%)
  • Hispanic (3.2%)
  • Chinese (3.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Asian Indian (1.6%)
  • Other race (1.2%)
  • Korean (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Japanese (0.5%)

Ancestries: English (15.6%), German (15.1%), Irish (10.4%), Scotch-Irish (4.9%), Italian (4.7%), Scottish (4.6%).Hill, North Carolina forum

Land area: 19.8 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Chapel Hill

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 73.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 40.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chapel Hill town

  • Never married: 56.6%
  • Now married: 33.7%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 4.9%

11.2% Foreign born (5.2% Asia, 2.7% Europe, 2.1% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +10,204 (+26.5%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Durham, (10.1 miles pop. 187,035).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Raleigh, (28.1 miles pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (388.5 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: NC Carrboro, (3.1 miles NC (8.9 miles Fearrington, NC Durham, (10.1 miles NC (11.2 miles Hillsborough, NC (16.0 miles Morrisville, NC (17.0 miles Gorman, NC Pittsboro, (17.0 miles NC Apex, (18.6 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 219 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 1997: 272 buildings, average cost: $179,800
  • 1998: 358 buildings, average cost: $165,800
  • 1999: 421 buildings, average cost: $162,200
  • 2000: 405 buildings, average cost: $181,400
  • 2001: 459 buildings, average cost: $179,700
  • 2002: 442 buildings, average cost: $178,200
  • 2003: 463 buildings, average cost: $189,600
  • 2004: 375 buildings, average cost: $205,300
  • 2005: 218 buildings, average cost: $262,100

Latitude: 35.93 N, Longitude: 79.04 W

Area code: 919


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (44.4%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (12.1%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +19,661 (+40.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 13,753 (58.4%)


 

Crime in Chapel Hill by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 0 1 0 1
    per 100,000 4.1 0.0 2.1 0.0 2.1
Rapes 14 8 6 10 12
    per 100,000 28.7 16.4 12.3 20.5 24.6
Robberies 74 83 81 84 70
    per 100,000 151.9 170.4 166.3 172.4 143.7
Assaults 129 120 148 113 143
    per 100,000 264.8 246.3 303.8 232.0 293.5
Burglaries 529 586 403 515 535
    per 100,000 1085.9 1202.9 827.3 1057.2 1098.2
Thefts 1,710 1,876 1,747 1,728 1,613
    per 100,000 3510.2 3851.0 3586.2 3547.2 3311.1
Auto thefts 108 132 119 98 82
    per 100,000 221.7 271.0 244.3 201.2 168.3
348.3 366.9 338.5 338.3 336.5

Average climate in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Chapel

Chapel Hill-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 4% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1988, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.3 miles away from the Chapel Hill city center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 11/23/1992, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.6 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Devonte Edwards - 2005 NFL player (Minnesota Vikings, born: Oct 17, 1982), Loudon Wainwright III, Jake Rauchbach - College basketball player (Drexel Dragons), Marcus Roberson - College football player (Marshall Thundering Herd), Michael Modlin - College basketball player (Belmont Bruins), Mojo Nixon - (born 1957), rockabilly musician, actor, Trahern Chaplain - College basketball player (N. Carolina A&T Aggies).

Main business address for: INVESTORS TITLE CO (TITLE INSURANCE), POZEN INC /NC (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS).


Hospital/medical center in Chapel Hill:
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA HOSPITAL (101 MANNING DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Chapel Hill:
  • NORTH CAROLINA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; DURHAM, NC)
  • DURHAM REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; DURHAM, NC)
  • DUKE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; DURHAM, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chapel Hill:
  • RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL (about 19 miles; RALEIGH/DURHAM, NC; ID: RDU)
  • DANVILLE REGIONAL (about 49 miles; DANVILLE, VA; ID: DAN)
  • POPE AFB (about 53 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; ID: POB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Chapel Hill:
  • HORACE WILLIAMS (about 1 miles; CHAPEL HILL, NC; ID: IGX)
  • HURDLE FIELD (about 19 miles; MEBANE, NC; ID: 4W7)
  • SANFORD-LEE COUNTY RGNL (about 24 miles; SANFORD, NC; ID: TTA)

Amtrak station near Chapel Hill:
  • 11 miles: DURHAM (400 W. CHAPEL HILL ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 59 $129,123 $26,262 10 $5,380
Financial Administration 12 $57,960 $57,960 5 $8,933
Sewerage 11 $15,542 $16,954 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 18 $51,912 $34,608 72 $35,050
Housing and Community Development(Local) 16 $52,392 $39,294 0 $0
Fire - Other 0 $0   1 $1,317
Transit 114 $209,165 $22,017 29 $28,543
Other Government Administration 31 $122,306 $47,344 12 $11,723
Judicial and Legal 3 $18,055 $72,220 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 111 $396,426 $42,856 0 $0
Police - Other 22 $49,744 $27,133 22 $11,931
Local Libraries 14 $33,972 $29,118 30 $23,380
Firefighters 72 $245,090 $40,848 0 $0
Streets and Highways 45 $106,296 $28,345 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 34 $36,885 $13,018 0 $0
Totals for Government 562 $1,524,868 $32,559 181 $126,258
Colleges/Universities in Chapel Hill:
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL (Full-time enrollment: 22,324; Location: 103 S BLDG CB 9100; Public; Website: www.unc.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-GEN ADMIN (Location: 910 RALEIGH RD; Public; Website: www.northcarolina.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Chapel Hill:
  • NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; DURHAM, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,487)
  • DUKE UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; DURHAM, NC; FT enrollment: 11,898)
  • DURHAM TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 15 miles; DURHAM, NC; FT enrollment: 2,338)
  • MEREDITH COLLEGE (about 25 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 2,173)
  • NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY AT RALEIGH (about 30 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 23,918)
  • SHAW UNIVERSITY (about 30 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 2,299)
  • WAKE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 31 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 4,754)
Public high schools in Chapel Hill:
  • CHAPEL HILL HIGH (Students: 1,775; Location: 1709 HIGH SCHOOL RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • EAST CHAPEL HILL HIGH (Students: 1,591; Location: 500 WEAVER DAIRY ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • NEW CENTURY CHARTER HIGH (Students: 106; Location: 1315-A NEW HOPE TRACE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Chapel Hill:
  • GUY PHILLIPS MIDDLE (Students: 711; Location: 606 ESTES DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • NORTH CHATHAM ELEMENTARY (Students: 669; Location: 3380 LYSTRA ROAD; Grades: PK - 08)
  • C AND L MCDOUGLE MID (Students: 662; Location: 900 OLD FAYETTEVILLE RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MARY SCROGGS ELEMENTARY (Students: 638; Location: 501 KILDARE DRIVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • R D AND EUZELLE SMITH MIDDLE (Students: 622; Location: 9201 SEAWELL SCHOOL ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • GREY CULBRETH MIDDLE (Students: 608; Location: 225 CULBRETH RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • C AND L MCDOUGLE ELEM (Students: 595; Location: 890 OLD FAYETTEVILLE ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FRANK P GRAHAM ELEMENTARY (Students: 562; Location: 101 SMITH LEVEL ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ESTES HILLS ELEMENTARY (Students: 532; Location: ESTES DR; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ELIZABETH SEAWELL ELEM (Students: 510; Location: 9115 SEAWELL SCHOOL RD; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Chapel Hill:
  • ST THOMAS MORE SCH (Students: 450; Location: 920 CARMICHAEL STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • EMERSON WALDORF SCHOOL (Students: 230; Location: 6211 NEW JERICHO ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MONTESSORI DAY SCHOOL (Students: 70; Location: 1165 WEAVER DAIRY RD; Grades: PK - 4)
  • ARTGARDEN MONTESSORI CHILDREN' (Students: 22; Location: 1603 E FRANKLIN ST; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Chapel Hill:
  • CHAPEL HILL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,737,109; Location: 100 LIBRARY DRIVE; 128,694 books; 6,970 audio materials; 7 video materials; 210 serial subscriptions)

Churches in Chapel Hill include: Ephesus Church (A), Orange Church (B).

Cemeteries: Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery (1), Partin Cemetery (2).

Lakes and reservoirs: Eastwood Lake (A), Clark Lake (B).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fan Branch (A), Crow Branch (B), Chapel Creek (C), Cedar Fork (D), Booker Creek (E), Bolin Creek (F), Tanbark Branch (G), Meeting of the Waters (H), Wilson Creek (I).

Park in Chapel Hill: Kenan Stadium (1).


Chapel Hill compared to North Carolina state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Chapel Hill:
  • WCHL (1360 AM; 5 kW; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: WCHL-WDNC, INC.)
  • WRTP (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WDNC (620 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WRBZ (850 AM; 10 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: ALCHEMY COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP #1)
  • WTIK (1310 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WSRC (1410 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC; Owner: DURHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSML (1200 AM; 10 kW; GRAHAM, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDUR (1490 AM; 1 kW; DURHAM, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPCM (920 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON-GRAHAM, NC; Owner: CAROLINA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Chapel Hill:
  • WXYC (89.3 FM; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: STUDENT EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRSN (93.9 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUNC (91.5 FM; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • WDCG (105.1 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQDR (94.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WXDU (88.7 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: DUKE UNIVERSITY)
  • WNCU (90.7 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY)
  • WKXU (101.1 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • WFXC (107.1 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBBB (96.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WCPE (89.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION CORPORATION)
  • WQOK (97.5 FM; SOUTH BOSTON, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWMY (102.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WWND, L.L.C.)
  • WNNL (103.9 FM; FUQUAY-VARINA, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
TV broadcast stations around Chapel Hill:
  • WUNC-TV (Channel 4; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WIWW-LP (Channel 26; DURHAM, NC; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WACN-LP (Channel 34; APEX, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W24CP (Channel 24; DURHAM, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WUPN-TV (Channel 48; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WUPN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXLV-TV (Channel 45; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXLV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTWB-TV (Channel 20; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: WTWB OF THE TRIAD, LLC)
  • WLXI-TV (Channel 61; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WUBX-CA (Channel 13; DURHAM, ETC., NC; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WBXU-CA (Channel 13; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)

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