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Chapel Hill, NC: What you need to know

From boating at nearby Jordan Lake to sampling the flavors at Maple View Farms Ice Cream, Chapel Hill provides an assortment of activities and authentic experiences. Restaurants like A Southern Season, Mama Dip’s and Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen have drawn national attention to the food scene in Chapel Hill. As part of the Research Triangle, Chapel Hill’s economy is closely tied to technology and science, but also has a strong food provider segment. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill leads a strong educational program.


Chapel Hill, NC City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 58,766
Median Age 26
Median Household Income $62,208
Median Home Price $385,100
Walkscore 34

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Things To Do in Chapel Hill, NC

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    Outdoor Recreation in Chapel Hill, NC

    By building pedestrian friendly neighborhoods, bike trails and parks, recreation opportunities are greatly encouraged in Chapel Hill, NC.

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    Culture and Arts in Chapel Hill, NC

    Chapel Hill is home to a vibrant arts scene, including many museums, galleries, festivals and programs.

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    Best Restaurants in Chapel Hill, NC

    The best restaurants in Chapel Hill, NC range from Asian cuisine to coffee shops to the locally grown produce at the farmer's market.

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Chapel Hill, NC Demographics

Median Population in Chapel Hill, NC

Median Age 25.7%
Age 18 Over 83.8%
Age 21 Over 65.4%
Age 62 Over 12.1%
Age 65 Over 9.9%

Race in Chapel Hill, NC

  Ethnicity White 72.8%
  Ethnicity Black 9.6%
  Ethnicity Asian 12.8%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 6%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.5%
  Ethnicity Other 1.3%

Population By Gender in Chapel Hill, NC

  Male 46.5%
  Female 53.5%

Language in Chapel Hill, NC

  English Only 79.1%
  English Other 20.9%

Economics in Chapel Hill, NC

  Median Household Income $62,208
  Median Home Price $385,100
  Homes Owned 53.2%
  Homes Rent 46.8%
  Median Property Rent $1,003

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Commute Types in Chapel Hill, NC

  Walked 12.5%
  Worked at Home 7.9%
  Public Transportation 12.4%
  Other Means 4.1%
  Drove Alone 55.1%
  Carpooled 7.9%

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Total Employed Armed Forces: 8
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