Chapel Hill employment information

IndexChapel HillNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$36,928$25,608$28,555
Median household income$62,620$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$120,244$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$32,625$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$29,180$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$13,512$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate4.0%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level21.7%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Chapel Hill is 29% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Chapel Hill is 17% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Chapel Hill is 31% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Chapel Hill is 39% higher than the national average.

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Chapel Hill median earnings by income bracket

Chapel Hill employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry4.1%0.6%
Manufacturing sector6.0%0.3%
Financial & insurance services3.3%3.1%
Wholesale & retail services10.5%11.2%
Public administration2.3%1.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.3%0.5%
Education, health & social services39.6%49.5%

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Fearrington Village, NC2,772$72,77836%
Gorman, NC1,115$54,7862%
Chapel Hill, NC58,379$62,62017%

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Royal Oak, MI58,382$64,87321%
South Whittier, CA58,328$64,11220%
Marietta, GA58,436$42,68820%
La Mesa, CA58,239$54,6302%
Tonawanda CDP, NY58,204$54,4982%
Chapel Hill, NC58,379$62,62017%
Source: The Chapel Hill, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.