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.
Chapel Hill is also a major college town with a large number of people who are 18 years or older and attending college. As is often the case in college towns, the many students that live in Chapel Hill have a strong influence on the local culture and entertainment scene, which may seem dormant by comparison in the summer months when much of the student population is away. In the fall, the return of students has a reinvigorating effect on the community. Because colleges are lasting institutions, they have a stabilizing effect on the economy by providing direct local benefits such as jobs for faculty and staff and spending by students. Chapel Hill’s economy is one such example of 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, creating a decent-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Chapel Hill is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Chapel Hill, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Chapel Hill's cultural character, accounting for 16.68% of the town’s population.
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||$410,054|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,156|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $56,000||1.77%|
|$56,001 - $111,000||1.52%|
|$111,001 - $223,000||13.88%|
|$223,001 - $334,000||16.77%|
|$334,001 - $446,000||20.10%|
|$446,001 - $557,000||15.56%|
|$557,001 - $836,000||18.98%|
|$836,001 - $1,115,000||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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