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Population in 2012: 58,424 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.9%
 
Males: 27,365  (46.8%)
Females: 31,059  (53.2%)
Median resident age:  25.6 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 27514, 27517, 27707.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $55,305 (it was $39,140 in 2000)
Chapel Hill:

$55,305
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $35,019 (it was $24,133 in 2000)

Chapel Hill town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $374,033 (it was $217,300 in 2000)
Chapel Hill:

$374,033
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $443,416; Detached houses: $498,280; Townhouses or other attached units: $236,156; In 2-unit structures: $326,695; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $155,016; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $305,040; Mobile homes: $13,101

Median gross rent in 2012: $889.

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Chapel Hill races chart
  • White alone - 40,634 (71.2%)
  • Asian alone - 6,684 (11.7%)
  • Black alone - 5,339 (9.4%)
  • Hispanic - 3,021 (5.3%)
  • Two or more races - 1,191 (2.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 97 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 122 (0.2%)

Races in Chapel Hill detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chapel Hill: 98.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (13.5%), German (11.7%), Irish (7.9%), Scottish (3.9%), Italian (3.3%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 19.8 square miles.

Population density: 2,957 people per square mile   (average).

Chapel Hill,NC real estate house value index trend

Chapel Hill, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Chapel Hill:

  • High school or higher: 96.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 76.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 47.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chapel Hill town:

  • Never married: 55.3%
  • Now married: 35.6%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 2.1%
  • Divorced: 5.3%

9,582 residents are foreign born (4.3% Asia, 3.3% Europe).

This town:  16.3%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 34 registered sex offenders living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina as of January 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Chapel Hill to the number of sex offenders is 1,718 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $5,521 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $5,396 (1.4%)

Chapel Hill satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Durham, NC (8.6 miles , pop. 187,035).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (23.3 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (352.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Carrboro, NC (1.6 miles ), Durham, NC (2.9 miles ), Fearrington, NC (3.0 miles ), Fearrington Village, NC (3.0 miles ), Hillsborough, NC (3.3 miles ), Efland, NC (3.6 miles ), Morrisville, NC (3.7 miles ), Gorman, NC (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 99 buildings, average cost: $339,800
  • 2007: 41 buildings, average cost: $460,800
  • 2008: 142 buildings, average cost: $154,800
  • 2009: 22 buildings, average cost: $392,500
  • 2010: 55 buildings, average cost: $230,500
  • 2011: 47 buildings, average cost: $267,800
  • 2012: 25 buildings, average cost: $292,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.93 N, Longitude: 79.04 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +26,635 (+45.3%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 15,960 (60.4%)

Area code: 919

Chapel Hill household income distribution Chapel Hill home values distribution

Crime rates in Chapel Hill by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 201012220012
per 100,000 4.40.02.00.02.04.04.03.80.00.01.73.4
Rapes 14861012132491411710
per 100,000 30.716.111.919.224.025.947.517.326.420.312.117.1
Robberies 748381847059817448323830
per 100,000 162.3167.5160.9161.0139.8117.6160.3142.290.459.165.651.2
Assaults 1291201481131431451456768456045
per 100,000 282.9242.2293.9216.6285.5288.9286.9128.8128.183.1103.576.8
Burglaries 529586403515535425528531427508484452
per 100,000 1160.31182.8800.3987.01068.1846.81044.91020.5804.6937.9835.1771.5
Thefts 1,7101,8761,7471,7281,6131,5711,6091,2611,2251,108985969
per 100,000 3750.63786.53469.43311.83220.43130.23184.12423.42308.32045.61699.51654.0
Auto thefts 108132119988284749075505472
per 100,000 236.9266.4236.3187.8163.7167.4146.4173.0141.392.393.2122.9
Arson 1771113631231466
per 100,000 37.314.121.824.912.06.023.75.81.97.410.410.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 300.8) 368.1347.7316.5306.3320.9302.6344.3257.7221.4194.5177.4171.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Chapel Hill detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 136 (109 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
North Carolina average:

2.37
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.7%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +10,204 (+26.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (11%)
  • Computer specialists (8%)
  • Life and physical scientists (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Life and physical scientists (4%)

Work and jobs in Chapel Hill: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Chapel Hill-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 15% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1988, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.7 miles away from the Chapel Hill town 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 F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.2 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chapel Hill-area historical earthquake activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 131.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 241.7 miles away from Chapel Hill center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 218.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 313.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 182.7 miles away from Chapel Hill center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 184.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Orange County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chapel Hill topographic map

Birthplace of: Barton Paul Levenson - Science fiction writer, Howard T. Odum - Ecologist, Alexander Julian - Fashion designer and business executive, Devonte Edwards - 2005 NFL player (Minnesota Vikings, born: Oct 17, 1982), Ernest Graves, Sr. - Football and baseball player and coach, James L. Jamerson - General, Laurel Holloman - Actress, Loudon Wainwright III, Robert Schenkkan - Dramatists and playwright, Silda Wall Spitzer - Female lawyer.

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

Hospitals in Chapel Hill:

  • COLUMBIA HOMECARE NORTH CAROLINA (1101 WEAVER DAIRY ROAD)
  • RESIDENTIAL SERVICES, INC (111 SILO DRIVE)
  • RESIDENTIAL SERVICES, INC/SHADYLAWN (901 SHADYLAWN DR)
  • RSI - CHRISTOPHER ROAD (802 CHRISTOPHER ROAD)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA HOSPITAL (Government - State, 101 MANNING DRIVE)

Home Health Centers in Chapel Hill:

  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF CHAPEL (120 PROVIDENCE RD STE 200)
  • UNC HOME HEALTH (1101 WEAVER DAIRY ROAD SUITE 100)

Nursing Homes in Chapel Hill:

  • BRITTHAVEN OF CHAPEL HILL (1716 LEGION ROAD)
  • CAROL WOODS (750 WEAVER DAIRY RD)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-CHAPEL HILL (1602 E FRANKLIN ST)
  • THE CEDARS OF CHAPEL HILL (101 GREEN CEDAR LANE)

Airports located in Chapel Hill:

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Amtrak stations near Chapel Hill:

  • 9 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.
  • 18 miles: CARY (311 N. ACADEMY ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plant near Chapel Hill:

  • 18 miles: Shearon Harris in New Hill, NC.

Colleges/Universities in Chapel Hill:

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Full-time enrollment: 24,946; Location: 103 South Bldg Cb 9100; Public; Website: www.unc.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Aveda Institute-Chapel Hill (FT enrollment: 223; Location: 200 W Franklin St Ste 110; Private, for-profit; Website: www.avedainstitutechapelhill.com)
  • University of North Carolina System Office (Location: 910 Raleigh Rd; Public; Website: www.northcarolina.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Chapel Hill:

  • Duke University (about 8 miles; Durham, NC; Full-time enrollment: 14,652)
  • North Carolina Central University (about 9 miles; Durham, NC; FT enrollment: 7,281)
  • Durham Technical Community College (about 10 miles; Durham, NC; FT enrollment: 3,515)
  • Strayer University-North Carolina (about 13 miles; Morrisville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,070)
  • Alamance Community College (about 21 miles; Graham, NC; FT enrollment: 3,614)
  • North Carolina State University at Raleigh (about 23 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 29,958)
  • Wake Technical Community College (about 27 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 16,265)

Public high schools in Chapel Hill:

Private high school in Chapel Hill:

  • EMERSON WALDORF SCHOOL (Students: 255; Location: 6211 NEW JERICHO RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Chapel Hill:

Private elementary/middle schools in Chapel Hill:

  • ST THOMAS MORE SCHOOL (Students: 485; Location: 920 CARMICHAEL ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • MONTESSORI DAY SCHOOL (Students: 60; Location: 1165 WEAVER DAIRY RD; Grades: PK - 4)
  • ARTGARDEN MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 23; Location: 1603 E FRANKLIN ST; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Chapel Hill

Library in Chapel Hill:

  • CHAPEL HILL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,196,066; Location: 100 LIBRARY DRIVE; 164,040 books; 47 e-books; 13,567 audio materials; 388 video materials; 16 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 253 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Jewish Synagogue, Chapel Hill: Judea Reform Congregation, www.judeareform.org, has 550 families from Chapel Hill and surrounding areas.

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Notable locations in Chapel Hill: Mason Farm Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Walter Royal Davis Library (B), Venable Hall (C), Vance Hall (D), Van Hecke-Wettach Hall (E), MacNider Hall (F), Connor Residence Hall (G), University of North Carolina Presidents Residence (H), Coker Hall (I), Cobb Residence Hall (J), Chase Dining Hall (K), Center for Dramatic Arts (L), Teague Residence Hall (M), Kenen Residence Hall (N), Tarrson Hall (O), Katherine Kennedy Charmichael Residence Hall (P), Tait-Turner-Kuralt Building (Q), Swain Hall (R), Steele Building (S), Stacy Residence Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: University Square Shopping Center (1), University Mall Shopping Center (2), Franklin Street Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Chapel Hill: INVESTORS TITLE CO (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Chapel Hill include: Orange Church (A), Ephesus Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery (1), Partin Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Eastwood Lake (A), Clark Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Chapel Hill include: Kenan Stadium (1), Belk Field (2), Boshamer Stadium (3), Fetzer Field Grandstands (4), Francis E Henry Stadium (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina (Museums; 1200 Mason Farm Road), Ackland Art Museum (South Columbia), Chapel Hill Museum (523 East Franklin Street), Blue Heaven the Carolina Basketball Museum (1840 Martin Luther King J # J), Piedmont Wildlife Center Administration (Recreation Areas; 605 Nc Highway 54 West # A), Happy Life Club (Recreational Trips & Guides; 626 D Hibbard Drive), Cole Travel (Tours & Charters; Glen Lennox Shopping).

Hotels: Hampton Inn Chapel Hill 15-501 (1740 Fordham Boulevard), Days Inn Chapel Hill NC (1312 North Fordham Boulevard), Carolina Inn (211 Pittsboro St), Best Western University Inn (Highway 54 EAST-RALEIGH Road), Hampton Inn (15 501 North), Courtyard by Marriott Chapel Hill (100 Marriott Way), Governor's Club (11000 Governor's Dr), Holiday Inn Express (6119 Farrington Road), Division Resorts (6340 Quadrangle Drive Suite 300).

Court: Orange County Clerk of Court (179 East Franklin Street).

Orange County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 69.3. This is about average.

City:

69.3
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2000 was 0.669. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.669
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 0.787. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.787
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 13.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.31. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.31
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chapel Hill and their reported violations in the past:

LAKE MART MOBIL (Address: SUITE 550 , Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-2010), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-31-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-13-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-19-2014), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-19-2014), St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-28-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2013), St Public Notif requested (JAN-14-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-14-2014), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-14-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-25-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-28-2014)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
COVENTRY TERRACE (Serves PA, Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In FEB-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-25-2014), St Boil Water Order (AUG-11-2014), St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2014)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JAN-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-25-2014), St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2014), St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2014)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-25-2014), St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2014), St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2014)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-25-2014), St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2014), St Public Notif received (AUG-11-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-25-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-25-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2009)
  • OCCT/SOWT Treatment Installation/Demonstration - In NOV-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2006)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-29-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-24-2006)
BINGHAM WOODS MHP (Population served: 180, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2001, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-22-2004), St Public Notif requested (MAR-22-2004), St Public Notif received (JUN-30-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2010), St Intentional no-action (JUN-11-2010)
GLENWOOD MOBILE HOME PARK (Serves VA, Population served: 175, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-19-2005), St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2005), St Public Notif received (APR-27-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-22-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-22-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-25-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-26-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-26-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-22-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-26-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-26-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-22-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-02-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-23-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-20-2009)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 44 regular monitoring violations
SUNRISE CHURCH (Population served: 170, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2009), St Public Notif requested (FEB-10-2009), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-10-2009)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-29-2008), St Public Notif requested (MAY-29-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-26-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-23-2008), St Public Notif requested (2 times from MAY-23-2008 to MAY-23-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-23-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-13-2008), St Case dropped (JUL-08-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-23-2008), St Public Notif requested (2 times from MAY-23-2008 to MAY-23-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-23-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-13-2008), St Case dropped (JUL-08-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-23-2007), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-23-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2008)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 23 regular monitoring violations
  • 5 other older monitoring violations
OAK HILL MOBILE HOME COMMUNITY LLC (Address: 10006 HAMMOCK BEND , Serves WV, Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-30-2007), St Public Notif requested (NOV-10-2007), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-10-2007), St Public Notif received (DEC-20-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-28-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In APR-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUN-23-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-23-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-20-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In FEB-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAY-13-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-13-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-06-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-10-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-30-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-26-2006)
  • 17 regular monitoring violations
ORANGE CHAPEL UMC (Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - In APR-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-05-2010), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-18-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-06-2011)
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - In MAR-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-05-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUN-17-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-17-2010)
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - In FEB-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-05-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAY-25-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-25-2010)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
BLUE RIDGE MOBILE HOME PARK (Serves VA, Population served: 108, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-11-2010), St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-20-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-15-2009), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-15-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-11-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-20-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chapel Hill that have no violations reported:

  • BLACK ROCK MOBILE HOME PARK (Serves VA, Population served: 220, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.7%
(21.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.9% for Black residents, 30.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.2% for American Indian residents, 34.4% for other race residents, 13.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  51.1%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.8%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Chapel Hill in 2010:

  • 8,457 people in college/university student housing
  • 227 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 93 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 87 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 82 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 31 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 22 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Chapel Hill in 2000:

  • 8,638 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 290 people in nursing homes
  • 120 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 55 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 55 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 51 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 50 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 25 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 17 people in other group homes

Chapel Hill, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Chapel Hill compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in 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.

Arenas or stadiums:

  • Kenan Stadium. Capacity: 60,100. North Carolina Tar Heels.
  • Carmichael Auditorium. University of North Carolina.
  • Dean Smith Center. University of North Carolina.

Banks with most branches in Chapel Hill (2011 data):

  • SunTrust Bank: 8 branches. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • PNC Bank, National Association: University Mall Branch, Governors Village Branch, Chapel Hill Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Harrington Bank, FSB: Mlk Blvd, Chapel Hill Branch, Harrington Bank, Fsb. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $300.0 mil, Deposits: $265.2 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Timberlyne North Branch, University Mall Branch, Chapel Hill Main Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Chapel Hill Main at 1650 East Franklin Street, branch established on 1973/12/03; Chapel Hill Chatham Downs Branch at 53 Chatham Downs Drive, branch established on 2008/02/11. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Chapel Hill Main Branch at 143 East Rosemary Street, branch established on 1920/01/01; Elliott Road Branch at 100 North Elliott Road, branch established on 1986/03/05. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • NewDominion Bank: Triangle Office Branch at 400 Meadowmont Village Center, branch established on 2007/12/11. Info updated 2008/12/04: Bank assets: $391.8 mil, Deposits: $359.7 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • Bank of Hampton Roads: Chapel Hill Branch at 504 Meadowmont Village Circle, branch established on 2008/03/17. Info updated 2009/05/20: Bank assets: $1,899.1 mil, Deposits: $1,581.4 mil, headquarters in Norfolk, VA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 47 total offices, Holding Company: Capgen Capital Group Vi Lp

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Chapel Hill, North Carolina:

  • Hampton Inn Chapel Hill, 1740 N Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 , Phone: (919) 968-3000, Fax: (919) 929-0322
  • The Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 , Phone: (919) 933-2001, Fax: (919) 962-3400
  • Chapel Hill University Inn, 1301 N Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 , Phone: (919) 929-2171, Fax: (919) 929-5736
  • Days Inn, 1312 N Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 , Phone: (919) 929-3090, Fax: (919) 929-8170
  • Summit Governors Village, 100 Durant, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 , Phone: (919) 967-2766, Fax: (919) 967-2760
  • Courtyard By Marriott Chapel Hill, 100 Marriott Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 , Phone: (919) 883-0700, Fax: (919) 883-0701
  • Hampton Inn And Suites, 6121 Farrington Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 , Phone: (919) 403-8700, Fax: (919) 403-8300
  • Holiday Inn Express, 6119 Farrington Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 , Phone: (919) 489-7555, Fax: (919) 403-7223
  • 5 other hotels and motels
All 13 fire-safe hotels and motels in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Chapel Hill travel time to work - commute Chapel Hill mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (51%)
  • Electricity (48%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Chapel Hill:

(Chapel Hill, North Carolina Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Chapel Hill town (based on Orange County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.48%
Here: 30.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church
Adherents23.6%22.7%19.2%7.8%7.0%
Congregations23.2%23.2%3.2%9.5%3.2%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentUnited Church of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents3.3%3.3%2.8%2.0%8.2%
Congregations2.1%1.1%5.3%2.1%27.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 19
Orange County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Orange County:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Orange County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 121
Here:

9.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Orange County:

22.3%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.4%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 19$89,747$56,6824$5,252
Other Government Administration 35$166,559$57,10619$27,248
Judicial and Legal 2$16,187$97,1220$0
Police Protection - Officers 118$491,940$50,02819$42,363
Police - Other 25$105,663$50,71810$9,877
Firefighters 94$376,832$48,1060$0
Fire - Other 0$0 3$2,889
Streets and Highways 21$53,944$30,8250$0
Solid Waste Management 35$63,827$21,8840$0
Parks and Recreation 16$58,965$44,22442$28,275
Housing and Community Development(Local) 16$61,582$46,1873$3,850
Natural Resources 12$36,604$36,6042$1,397
Transit 140$328,998$28,20045$63,604
Local Libraries 13$43,317$39,98536$36,465
Other and Unallocable 91$278,758$36,75916$12,097
Totals for Government 637$2,172,923$40,934199$233,317

Chapel Hill government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $14,123,000 ($241.73)
    Transit Utilities: $7,275,000 ($124.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,978,000 ($33.86)
    Regular Highways: $545,000 ($9.33)
    Police Protection: $31,000 ($0.53)
  • Current Operations - Transit Utilities: $11,862,000 ($203.03)
    Police Protection: $10,478,000 ($179.34)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,112,000 ($104.61)
    Central Staff Services: $4,061,000 ($69.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,233,000 ($55.34)
    Regular Highways: $3,069,000 ($52.53)
    General - Other: $3,051,000 ($52.22)
    General Public Buildings: $2,350,000 ($40.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,289,000 ($39.18)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,122,000 ($36.32)
    Libraries: $1,996,000 ($34.16)
    Financial Administration: $1,713,000 ($29.32)
    Parking Facilities: $1,150,000 ($19.68)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $716,000 ($12.26)
    Sewerage: $701,000 ($12.00)
    Natural Resources - Other: $405,000 ($6.93)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $243,000 ($4.16)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,187,000 ($37.43)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $3,337,000 ($57.12)
    Housing and Community Development: $846,000 ($14.48)
    Local Fire Protection: $79,000 ($1.35)
    Central Staff Services: $67,000 ($1.15)
    Regular Highways: $55,000 ($0.94)
    General - Other: $27,000 ($0.46)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($0.12)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,658,000 ($490.52)

Chapel Hill government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parking Facilities: $2,081,000 ($35.62)
    Sewerage: $1,652,000 ($28.28)
    All Other: $1,356,000 ($23.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $509,000 ($8.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $416,000 ($7.12)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $103,000 ($1.76)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $6,365,000 ($108.94)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,514,000 ($43.03)
    All Other: $648,000 ($11.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,138,000 ($156.41)
    Transit Utilities: $5,411,000 ($92.62)
    All Other: $525,000 ($8.99)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,033,000 ($34.80)
    General Revenue, NEC: $836,000 ($14.31)
    Rents: $487,000 ($8.34)
    Donations From Private Sources: $72,000 ($1.23)
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $462,000 ($7.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $9,371,000 ($160.40)
    General Local Government Support: $2,520,000 ($43.13)
    Highways: $1,549,000 ($26.51)
    All Other: $1,249,000 ($21.38)
  • Tax - Property: $27,815,000 ($476.09)
    NEC: $1,252,000 ($21.43)
    Other Selective Sales: $784,000 ($13.42)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $743,000 ($12.72)
    Motor Vehicle License: $438,000 ($7.50)
    Other License: $203,000 ($3.47)

Chapel Hill government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $54,670,000 ($935.75)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $51,530,000 ($882.00)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,140,000 ($53.75)

Chapel Hill government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,190,000 ($71.72)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,419,000 ($674.71)

12.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($48,149 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.10%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

0.65% of residents moved from foreign countries ($786 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.65%
North Carolina average:

0.17%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Durham County, NC  2.17% ($52,044 average AGI)
from Wake County, NC  0.91% ($51,403)
from Alamance County, NC  0.56% ($33,657)


12.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($46,233 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.32%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

0.27% of residents moved to foreign countries ($960 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.27%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Durham County, NC  3.01% ($43,100 average AGI)
to Wake County, NC  1.19% ($43,717)
to Alamance County, NC  0.93% ($34,930)

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)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSML (1200 AM; 10 kW; GRAHAM, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WNCU (90.7 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY)
  • WXDU (88.7 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: DUKE 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)
  • WMAG (99.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWMY (102.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WWND, L.L.C.)
  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQOK (97.5 FM; SOUTH BOSTON, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKRR (92.3 FM; ASHEBORO, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • WOZN (98.7 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WQMG-FM (97.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • 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)
  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • W24CP (Channel 24; DURHAM, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • WUBX-CA (Channel 13; DURHAM, ETC., NC; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WGHP (Channel 8; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: WGHP LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBXU-CA (Channel 13; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WWIW-LP (Channel 66; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W68BK (Channel 68; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: SAINT AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE)
  • W58CD (Channel 58; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHOA-LP (Channel 60; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Chapel Hill fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 31
Total length: 87 meters (285ft)
Total average daily traffic: 273,100
Total average daily truck traffic: 28,567

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 7
  • 1960-1969: 5
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 6
  • 2000-2009: 7
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Chapel Hill, NC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Chapel Hill)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 114 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Chapel Hill, NC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 443 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chapel Hill)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Chapel Hill)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 77 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED35$217,730317$247,532959$281,96741$205,9949$1,720,041181$243,3161$40,240
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$133,65015$235,11053$304,1632$63,3950$011$257,2761$87,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$151,02727$226,044139$316,06310$85,6521$450,00027$231,8501$64,750
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$033$260,515128$266,8721$197,4300$09$257,4100$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$06$301,05730$317,0083$354,2930$07$239,5570$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 12 tracts in Chapel Hill, NC

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED21$247,54111$242,0341$50,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$286,8431$198,3600$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$206,3402$268,9300$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 249
  • Hazardous Condition: 306
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 7

Incident types - Chapel Hill

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chapel Hill, NC
Most common first names in Chapel Hill, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary26278.8 years
John25674.9 years
William22774.9 years
James21272.9 years
Robert15974.4 years
George11276.7 years
Margaret10880.1 years
Elizabeth9780.3 years
Ruth9582.0 years
Thomas8670.8 years
Most common last names in Chapel Hill, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Edwards9071.3 years
Smith8978.4 years
Williams8474.1 years
Jones8377.0 years
Johnson6776.0 years
Davis6176.9 years
Thompson5874.3 years
Lloyd5377.6 years
Atwater5073.6 years
Brown4972.4 years
Businesses in Chapel Hill, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Jones New York8
Ace Hardware3Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1Marriott2
BMW1McDonald's2
Bath & Body Works1New Balance3
Ben & Jerry's1Nike9
Blockbuster1Panera Bread1
Burger King2Penske1
CVS2Pizza Hut1
Caribou Coffee2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Chevrolet1Quiznos3
Chick-Fil-A4RadioShack2
Chico's1Rite Aid3
Chipotle1Sheraton1
Cold Stone Creamery1Staples1
Cricket Wireless2Starbucks6
Days Inn1Subaru1
Domino's Pizza3Subway8
Dunkin Donuts1T-Mobile2
FedEx17Talbots1
Foot Locker1Trader Joe's1
GNC3True Value1
GameStop2U-Haul3
H&R Block2UPS21
Hardee's2Walgreens1
Hilton2Wendy's1
Holiday Inn1Whole Foods Market1
Jamba Juice1YMCA1
JoS. A. Bank1

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  • #39 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Hugh Svendsen (103)
  • Peter J. Marsico (66)
  • William O. Camp, Jr. (58)
  • Edward S. Suffern (58)
  • Gerald H. Negley (49)
  • John W. Poulton (46)
  • David L. Kaminsky (41)
  • Randall Scott Springfield (40)
  • Frank L. Jania (39)
  • Joseph M. Desimone (37)

Total of 4039 patent applications in 2008-2015.

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