Most Expensive Chapel Hill Neighborhoods
Chapel Hill is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 59,376 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Chapel Hill is the 16th largest community in North Carolina.
Chapel Hill home prices are not only among the most expensive in North Carolina, but Chapel Hill real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Chapel Hill is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 95.22% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chapel Hill is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chapel Hill who work in teaching (15.42%), healthcare (11.69%) and management occupations (10.21%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Chapel Hill has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Also of interest is that Chapel Hill has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Chapel Hill is also a town of artists. Chapel Hill has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Chapel Hill’s character.
In addition, Chapel Hill is a major college town that has a very high percentage of its residents over 18 years old who are college students. Naturally, collegiate life has a major influence on local Chapel Hill culture, lifestyle and entertainment options. Chapel Hill really pulses to the beat of the academic calendar. In Chapel Hill every fall, returning students reinvigorate the community, who you will notice are all over town, buying groceries, out with friends, and getting acquainted or re-acquainted with each other and Chapel Hill. One of the beneficial effects that colleges provide is that they tend to be lasting institutions that deliver direct economic benefits to the local economy in the form of such things as jobs for faculty and staff, and spending by students. Chapel Hill benefits directly from this.
Not only is Chapel Hill a town with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the town into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Chapel Hill a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Chapel Hill is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Chapel Hill area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
If knowledge is power, Chapel Hill is a pretty powerful place. 74.04% of the adults in Chapel Hill have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Chapel Hill in 2010 was $36,928, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $147,712 for a family of four. However, Chapel Hill contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Chapel Hill is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Chapel Hill home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chapel Hill residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Chapel Hill include German, English, Irish, Italian, Scottish and Scots-Irish.
Chapel Hill also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.68%.
The languages spoken by people in Chapel Hill are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Chapel Hill is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Chinese and Korean.
|CHAPEL HILL INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||20,271|
|CHAPEL HILL HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||40.57%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||59.43%|
|TYPE OF CHAPEL HILL HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||41.52%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||11.87%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||9.93%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||36.36%|
|SIZE OF CHAPEL HILL HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||7.99%|
|AGE OF CHAPEL HILL HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||20.12%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||52.43%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||24.17%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||3.28%|
|CHAPEL HILL REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$395,022|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,327|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $54,000||1.77%|
|$54,001 - $107,000||1.52%|
|$107,001 - $215,000||13.88%|
|$215,001 - $322,000||16.77%|
|$322,001 - $430,000||20.10%|
|$430,001 - $537,000||15.56%|
|$537,001 - $806,000||18.98%|
|$806,001 - $1,074,000||7.22%|
|PEOPLE OF CHAPEL HILL||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||3.51%|
|5 TO 17||13.07%|
|18 TO 24||32.09%|
|25 TO 34||11.87%|
|35 TO 54||21.15%|
|55 TO 64||8.29%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||10.00%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||95.53%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$62,620|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$36,928|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||21.66%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (30.43%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (12.00%)
Information Technology (2.28%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||8.39%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.28%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.01%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.32%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.00%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||5.91%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (14.75%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (80.08%)
Other Asian languages (1.26%)
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