Chapel Hill demographics profile

StatisticChapel HillNorth CarolinaNational
Population59,0059,940,828318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,74818191
Median age26.238.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)40%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1848%43%43%
Speak English80%89%79%
Speak Spanish5%7%13%
Chapel Hill, NC has a population of 59,005 and is the 666th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,748 per sq mi which is 1418% higher than the North Carolina average and 2934% higher than the national average. The median age in Chapel Hill is 26 which is approximately 32% lower than the North Carolina average of 38. In Chapel Hill, 40% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 80% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 36% of Chapel Hill residents were born in North Carolina, 46% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 16% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Chapel Hill is 1418% higher than North Carolina.
  • The median age in Chapel Hill is 32% lower than North Carolina.
  • In Chapel Hill 72.83% of the population is White.
  • In Chapel Hill 9.87% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Chapel Hill 12.58% of the population is Asian.

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Chapel Hill population breakdown by race

RaceChapel HillNorth CarolinaNational
White72.83%69.24%73.35%
Black or African American9.87%21.50%12.63%
Asian12.58%2.56%5.22%
American Indian0.37%1.18%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.03%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race3.20%2.45%3.06%
Other race1.12%3.01%4.75%
In Chapel Hill, 5.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Chapel Hill, NC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).