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Chatham County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2019: 74,470 (34% urban, 66% rural); it was 49,329 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 12,977
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,018
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 15,239
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,850 (it was 4,502 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

33%

Land area: 683 sq. mi.

Water area: 26.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 109 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Chatham County: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.1%), Manufacturing (12.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Chatham County, NC (2019)
    • 51,75771.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9,25212.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 8,07611.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,2003.0%Two or more races
    • 1,1291.5%Asian alone
    • 3650.5%Some other race alone
    • 630.09%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 420.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

46.7 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years
Males: 34,964  (47.0%)
Females: 39,506  (53.0%)
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Average household size:
Chatham County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $66,857 ($42,851 in 1999)
This county:

$66,857
North Carolina:

$57,341

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $610 (lower quartile is $431, upper quartile is $787)
This county:

$610
State:

$755


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $297,600 (it was $113,300 in 2000)
Chatham:

$297,600
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $156,000 - $472,100

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $386,247
Here:

$386,247
State:

$265,100

Townhouses or other attached units: $283,949
Here:

$283,949
State:

$217,635

In 2-unit structures: $217,596
Here:

$217,596
State:

$185,455

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $301,845
Here:

$301,845
State:

$231,999

Mobile homes: $90,384
Here:

$90,384
State:

$77,551

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,621
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $490

Institutionalized population: 704

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 14
  • Assaults: 60
  • Burglaries: 375
  • Thefts: 485
  • Auto thefts: 66
Chatham County, NC map from a distance

Health of residents in Chatham County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
76.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
43.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
50.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 193 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 161 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 416 buildings, average cost: $173,900
  • 1998: 457 buildings, average cost: $175,900
  • 1999: 506 buildings, average cost: $176,600
  • 2000: 418 buildings, average cost: $200,500
  • 2001: 493 buildings, average cost: $194,100
  • 2002: 542 buildings, average cost: $223,800
  • 2003: 637 buildings, average cost: $225,900
  • 2004: 663 buildings, average cost: $231,100
  • 2005: 661 buildings, average cost: $267,000
  • 2006: 604 buildings, average cost: $308,800
  • 2007: 614 buildings, average cost: $295,400
  • 2008: 362 buildings, average cost: $300,200
  • 2009: 231 buildings, average cost: $229,900
  • 2010: 263 buildings, average cost: $226,000
  • 2011: 293 buildings, average cost: $236,200
  • 2012: 365 buildings, average cost: $268,300
  • 2013: 491 buildings, average cost: $253,000
  • 2014: 587 buildings, average cost: $258,300
  • 2015: 590 buildings, average cost: $279,900
  • 2016: 707 buildings, average cost: $284,600
  • 2017: 748 buildings, average cost: $270,500
  • 2018: 666 buildings, average cost: $291,900
  • 2019: 554 buildings, average cost: $323,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Chatham, NC residents
Average permit cost in Chatham, NC
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,240 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,182 (0.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Chatham, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Chatham, NC in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Chatham, NC in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.4%
Chatham County:

8.4%
North Carolina:

13.6%
(6.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.9% for Black residents, 18.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 97.5% for American Indian residents, 14.3% for other race residents, 17.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 46.7 years old
(Males: 45.5 years old, Females: 47.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 52.7 years old, Black residents: 58.1 years old, American Indian residents: 55.0 years old, Asian residents: 54.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.3 years old, Other race residents: 22.9 years old)

Area name: Durham, NC HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Chatham County is $673 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $755 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $987 a month.

Cities in this county include: Siler City, Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, Fearrington, Moncure, Goldston, Bennett, Gulf.

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

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Neighboring counties: Bernalillo County, New Mexico , McKinley County, New Mexico , Sandoval County, New Mexico , Franklin County , Meigs County, Tennessee , Scotland County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.5%
North Carolina:

6.1%

Unemployment by year in Chatham, NC
County total employment by year in Chatham, NC
County average yearly wages by year in Chatham, NC

Current college students: 1,797
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 44.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 9,144 (28.0% naturalized citizens)

Chatham County:

12.3%
Whole state:

8.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 8132010 or later
  • 1,7382000 to 2009
  • 2,3171990 to 1999
  • 8311980 to 1989
  • 2441970 to 1979
  • 259Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 44.7%

Chatham County marital status for males Chatham County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 22,991
  • One, attached: 988
  • Two: 449
  • 3 or 4: 1,164
  • 5 to 9: 1,162
  • 10 to 19: 246
  • 20 to 49: 759
  • 50 or more: 181
  • Mobile homes: 5,764

Housing units in Chatham County with a mortgage: 13,238 (305 second mortgage, 2,197 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,122

Here:

59.1% with mortgage
State:

63.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Chatham County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,53564
Mainline Protestant5,71338
Black Protestant4,13721
Catholic1,0661
Other2144
None36,840-
Chatham County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Chatham County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

1.15 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Chatham County:

4.92 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 34
This county:

5.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Chatham County:

9.1%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Chatham County:

24.6%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

21.0%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Chatham County:

Average size of farms: 105 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $108,045
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $231.19
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.64%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 95.34%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $69,853
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.71%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $48,806
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 28.29
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.78%
Corn for grain: 1157 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1101 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1840 harvested acres
Vegetables: 126 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 62 acres

Earthquake activity:

Chatham County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 41% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 169.9 miles away from Chatham County center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 114.5 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 221.7 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 151.2 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 157.6 miles away from Chatham County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 200.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4487, Natural disaster type: Other
  • North Carolina Tropical Storm Michael, Incident Period: October 10, 2018 - October 12, 2018, FEMA Id: 4412, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • North Carolina Hurricane Florence, Incident Period: September 7, 2018 - September 29, 2018, FEMA Id: 4393, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3380: October 07, 2016, FEMA Id: 3380, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4285: October 10, 2016, FEMA Id: 4285, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 04, 2002 to December 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1448: December 12, 2002, FEMA Id: 1448, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • North Carolina Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 24, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1312: January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: 1312, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • North Carolina Hurricane Floyd & Irene, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to November 02, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1292: September 16, 1999, FEMA Id: 1292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to October 04, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3146: September 15, 1999, FEMA Id: 3146, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Chatham County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Chatham

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,402 (74.6%)
  • Carpooled: 1,627 (8.4%)
  • Bus: 80 (0.4%)
  • Ferryboat: 15 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 148 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 466 (2.4%)
  • Worked at home: 2,576 (13.3%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (37%)
  • Guatemala (10%)
  • El Salvador (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Honduras (4%)
  • Spain (2%)
  • Canada (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Chatham County


  • American (12%)
  • English (9%)
  • European (6%)
  • German (5%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Italian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Chatham County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 477 people in nursing homes
  • 80 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 30 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 15 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Chatham County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 632 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 47 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 33 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 25 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 19 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 16 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $88,527.

8.87% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($103,684 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.87%
North Carolina average:

7.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.99% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($64,404 average AGI)
2.89% relocated from other states ($39,279 average AGI)
Chatham County:

2.89%
North Carolina average:

3.75%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wake County, NC  1.73% ($127,947 average AGI)
from Orange County, NC  1.23% ($103,321)
from Durham County, NC  0.86% ($122,093)
from Lee County, NC  0.37% ($39,431)
from Randolph County, NC  0.30% ($37,802)
from Alamance County, NC  0.24% ($43,077)
from Guilford County, NC  0.18% ($88,229)


6.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($70,821 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
North Carolina average:

7.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.91% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($46,078 average AGI)
1.95% relocated to other states ($24,744 average AGI)
Chatham County:

1.95%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wake County, NC  1.08% ($82,938 average AGI)
to Durham County, NC  0.65% ($75,651)
to Orange County, NC  0.62% ($67,789)
to Lee County, NC  0.54% ($37,917)
to Randolph County, NC  0.32% ($30,207)
to Alamance County, NC  0.26% ($44,629)
to Guilford County, NC  0.22% ($37,034)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8

Births per 1000 population in Chatham County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Chatham County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Chatham County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 13.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Chatham County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Chatham County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Chatham County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Chatham County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Chatham County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Chatham County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 10,160 (8,761 aged, 1,399 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,769 (19%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Chatham County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (724)
  • Unspecified dementia (676)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (661)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (586)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (448)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (390)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (358)
  • Congestive heart failure (249)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (219)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (153)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.75
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 1,359
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 44
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 19,340

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,315
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 871
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 41

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 67.5. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 101.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 64.9
  • Other - 36.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 74,470
  • Male householders: 14,422 (3,012 living alone), Female householders: 16,252 (5,141 living alone)
  • 17,020 spouses (16,943 opposite-sex spouses), 1,539 unmarried partners, (1,539 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 18,402 children (17,512 natural, 442 adopted, 448 stepchildren), 975 grandchildren, 1,611 brothers or sisters, 855 parents, 0 foster children, 612 other relatives, 2,166 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 616

Size of family households: 11,318 2-persons, 4,898 3-persons, 3,455 4-persons, 1,421 5-persons, 178 6-persons, 136 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,153 1-person, 946 2-persons, 169 3-persons.

9,170 married couples with children.
3,432 single-parent households (1,607 men, 1,825 women).

85.8% of residents of Chatham speak English at home.
11.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (91% speak English very well, 9% speak English well).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $204,468,000 ($3,586 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,821,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $108,419,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $45,726,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,225,000
Federal grants: $38,596,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,141,000 ($795,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,361,000 ($1,668,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $280,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $17,893,000
Federal Government insurance: $16,354,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,572
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,549
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,048
Here:

+35 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +5,663
Here:

+98 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Chatham County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.73 millions of gallons per day (3% from ground, 97% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4

Year house built in Chatham County, North Carolina
  • Year house built in Chatham County, North Carolina
  • 3,8062014 or later
  • 2,1112010 to 2013
  • 5,9232000 to 2009
  • 7,0941990 to 1999
  • 3,8121980 to 1989
  • 3,6071970 to 1979
  • 3,7671960 to 1969
  • 1,5821950 to 1959
  • 4041940 to 1949
  • 1,5981939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Chatham County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Chatham County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Chatham County, North Carolina
  • 871 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 423 rooms
  • 1,5314 rooms
  • 3,8605 rooms
  • 5,3286 rooms
  • 2,9547 rooms
  • 3,1038 rooms
  • 5,4559+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chatham County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chatham County, North Carolina
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1,2113 rooms
  • 2,9784 rooms
  • 2,0525 rooms
  • 1,5126 rooms
  • 1277 rooms
  • 3888 rooms
  • 469+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Chatham County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Chatham County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Chatham County, North Carolina
  • 87no bedroom
  • 1701 bedroom
  • 3,0382 bedrooms
  • 12,1623 bedrooms
  • 5,2854 bedrooms
  • 1,6185+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chatham County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chatham County, North Carolina
  • 0no bedroom
  • 9651 bedroom
  • 3,9592 bedrooms
  • 3,1133 bedrooms
  • 2774 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Chatham County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Chatham County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Chatham County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 329no vehicle
  • 4,5801 vehicle
  • 9,8552 vehicles
  • 4,7593 vehicles
  • 2,1524 vehicles
  • 6855+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Chatham County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Chatham County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 874no vehicle
  • 4,3381 vehicle
  • 1,4762 vehicles
  • 1,2383 vehicles
  • 3884 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

90.6% of Chatham County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in North Carolina.

Chatham County:

90.6%
State average:

84.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 35,354
  • Other state: 29,349
  • Northeast: 8,914
  • Midwest: 7,029
  • South: 9,419
  • West: 3,987
Year householders moved into unit in Chatham County, NC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Chatham County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 47.1%Electricity
  • 31.5%Utility gas
  • 15.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.0%Wood
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 64.9%Electricity
  • 17.4%Utility gas
  • 10.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.2%Wood
  • 2.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 841
Here:

12.5%
North Carolina:

11.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 322
Here:

8.6%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 564
Here:

25.0%
North Carolina:

19.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Chatham County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,908,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,084,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,414,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $957,000
    Other: $928,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $449,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $339,000
    Parks and Recreation: $83,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $12,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,385,000
    Water Utilities: $380,000
    Police Protection: $91,000
    General Public Buildings: $70,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $92,113,000
    Police Protection: $12,025,000
    Local Fire Protection: $9,635,000
    Health - Other: $8,469,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,702,000
    Water Utilities: $4,316,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,287,000
    General - Other: $3,049,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,965,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,910,000
    Liquor Stores: $2,848,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,779,000
    Financial Administration: $2,279,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,216,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,459,000
    Libraries: $1,344,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $973,000
    Parks and Recreation: $908,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $550,000
    Transit Utilities: $140,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,506,000
    Education: $494,000
    General Local Government Support: $314,000
    Other: $258,000
    Health and Hospitals: $15,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,853,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Water Utilities: $1,350,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $381,000
    Other - Health - Other: $10,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $336,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $119,000
    Other: $13,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $106,766,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $99,256,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,510,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $9,036,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $743,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $434,000
    Rents: $286,000
    Interest Earnings: $48,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,118,000
    Police Protection: $735,000
    Water Utilities: $268,000
    Parks and Recreation: $136,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $129,000
    General Public Building: $114,000
    General - Other: $76,000
    Financial Administration: $39,000
    Health - Other: $22,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,152,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $9,068,000
    Liquor Stores: $3,051,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $61,116,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,077,000
    Public Welfare: $2,195,000
    Other: $1,194,000
    Health and Hospitals: $490,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $76,306,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,878,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,380,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $846,000
    Other License: $198,000
    Other Selective Sales: $119,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $110,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $56,384,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $783,000

Chatham County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,908,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,084,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,414,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $957,000
    Other: $928,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $449,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $339,000
    Parks and Recreation: $83,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $12,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,385,000
    Water Utilities: $380,000
    Police Protection: $91,000
    General Public Buildings: $70,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $92,113,000
    Police Protection: $12,025,000
    Local Fire Protection: $9,635,000
    Health - Other: $8,469,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,702,000
    Water Utilities: $4,316,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,287,000
    General - Other: $3,049,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,965,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,910,000
    Liquor Stores: $2,848,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,779,000
    Financial Administration: $2,279,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,216,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,459,000
    Libraries: $1,344,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $973,000
    Parks and Recreation: $908,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $550,000
    Transit Utilities: $140,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,506,000
    Education: $494,000
    General Local Government Support: $314,000
    Other: $258,000
    Health and Hospitals: $15,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,853,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Water Utilities: $1,350,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $381,000
    Other - Health - Other: $10,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $336,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $119,000
    Other: $13,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $106,766,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $99,256,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,510,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $9,036,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $743,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $434,000
    Rents: $286,000
    Interest Earnings: $48,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,118,000
    Police Protection: $735,000
    Water Utilities: $268,000
    Parks and Recreation: $136,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $129,000
    General Public Building: $114,000
    General - Other: $76,000
    Financial Administration: $39,000
    Health - Other: $22,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,152,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $9,068,000
    Liquor Stores: $3,051,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $61,116,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,077,000
    Public Welfare: $2,195,000
    Other: $1,194,000
    Health and Hospitals: $490,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $76,306,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,878,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,380,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $846,000
    Other License: $198,000
    Other Selective Sales: $119,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $110,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $56,384,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $783,000

Chatham County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,908,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,084,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,414,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $957,000
    Other: $928,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $449,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $339,000
    Parks and Recreation: $83,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $12,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,385,000
    Water Utilities: $380,000
    Police Protection: $91,000
    General Public Buildings: $70,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $92,113,000
    Police Protection: $12,025,000
    Local Fire Protection: $9,635,000
    Health - Other: $8,469,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,702,000
    Water Utilities: $4,316,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,287,000
    General - Other: $3,049,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,965,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,910,000
    Liquor Stores: $2,848,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,779,000
    Financial Administration: $2,279,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,216,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,459,000
    Libraries: $1,344,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $973,000
    Parks and Recreation: $908,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $550,000
    Transit Utilities: $140,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,506,000
    Education: $494,000
    General Local Government Support: $314,000
    Other: $258,000
    Health and Hospitals: $15,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,853,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Water Utilities: $1,350,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $381,000
    Other - Health - Other: $10,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $336,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $119,000
    Other: $13,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $106,766,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $99,256,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,510,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $9,036,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $743,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $434,000
    Rents: $286,000
    Interest Earnings: $48,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,118,000
    Police Protection: $735,000
    Water Utilities: $268,000
    Parks and Recreation: $136,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $129,000
    General Public Building: $114,000
    General - Other: $76,000
    Financial Administration: $39,000
    Health - Other: $22,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,152,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $9,068,000
    Liquor Stores: $3,051,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $61,116,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,077,000
    Public Welfare: $2,195,000
    Other: $1,194,000
    Health and Hospitals: $490,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $76,306,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,878,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,380,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $846,000
    Other License: $198,000
    Other Selective Sales: $119,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $110,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $56,384,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $783,000

Chatham County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,908,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,084,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,414,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $957,000
    Other: $928,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $449,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $339,000
    Parks and Recreation: $83,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $12,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,385,000
    Water Utilities: $380,000
    Police Protection: $91,000
    General Public Buildings: $70,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $92,113,000
    Police Protection: $12,025,000
    Local Fire Protection: $9,635,000
    Health - Other: $8,469,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,702,000
    Water Utilities: $4,316,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,287,000
    General - Other: $3,049,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,965,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,910,000
    Liquor Stores: $2,848,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,779,000
    Financial Administration: $2,279,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,216,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,459,000
    Libraries: $1,344,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $973,000
    Parks and Recreation: $908,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $550,000
    Transit Utilities: $140,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,506,000
    Education: $494,000
    General Local Government Support: $314,000
    Other: $258,000
    Health and Hospitals: $15,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,853,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Water Utilities: $1,350,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $381,000
    Other - Health - Other: $10,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $336,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $119,000
    Other: $13,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $106,766,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $99,256,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,510,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $9,036,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $743,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $434,000
    Rents: $286,000
    Interest Earnings: $48,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,118,000
    Police Protection: $735,000
    Water Utilities: $268,000
    Parks and Recreation: $136,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $129,000
    General Public Building: $114,000
    General - Other: $76,000
    Financial Administration: $39,000
    Health - Other: $22,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,152,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $9,068,000
    Liquor Stores: $3,051,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $61,116,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,077,000
    Public Welfare: $2,195,000
    Other: $1,194,000
    Health and Hospitals: $490,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $76,306,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,878,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,380,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $846,000
    Other License: $198,000
    Other Selective Sales: $119,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $110,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $56,384,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $783,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 730
  • Number of aged recipients: 110
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 620
  • Number of recipients under 18: 99
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 426
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 205
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 333
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 314
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
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 Value
LOANS ORIGINATED115$169,322441$236,3701,572$236,73747$96,426106$223,38764$81,844
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$275,66727$185,70497$218,60812$127,2507$157,71411$71,182
APPLICATIONS DENIED21$143,90556$216,286380$197,89252$69,71221$162,71469$79,493
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$155,16768$303,412236$232,01717$90,47113$295,84612$86,167
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$112,7508$204,12579$249,9872$93,5003$128,6677$95,857
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED36$294,66733$251,0002$213,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$350,64314$268,5001$650,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$248,5009$226,3330$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$03$262,6670$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$269,0001$304,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Chatham, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Chatham, NC - Value
Most common first names in Chatham County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James25970.3 years
William21872.1 years
John20673.7 years
Mary17578.5 years
Robert14573.2 years
Thomas9975.3 years
Annie9281.8 years
Margaret8980.0 years
George8874.3 years
Charles7971.7 years
Most common last names in Chatham County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson19175.8 years
Smith15876.3 years
Alston13972.4 years
Williams9975.1 years
Brooks9472.7 years
Jones8377.8 years
Phillips8175.5 years
Clark7679.2 years
Siler7172.9 years
Harris7175.4 years
Businesses in Chatham County, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts2MasterBrand Cabinets2
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Cricket Wireless1RadioShack2
Curves2SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1T-Mobile1
Domino's Pizza2Taco Bell2
Dunkin Donuts1U-Haul2
FedEx3UPS3
Ford2Waffle House1
H&R Block2Walgreens1
Hardee's1Walmart1
KFC2Wendy's1

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