The City of Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill at a glance

Orange County Major Employers

  • UNC Chapel Hill
  • UNC Health Care System
  • Chapel Hill - Carrboro City Schools
  • Orange County Schools
  • Orange County
  • Town of Chapel Hill Inc
  • Eurosport
  • Aramark Food and Support Services
  • UNC Physicians Network Llc
  • Wal-Mart Associates Inc
  • Harris Teeter Inc
  • General Electric Corp
  • A K G of America Inc
  • P H E Inc
  • The Chapel Hill Residential
  • Food Lion
  • Weaver Street Market Inc
  • Performance Chevrolet Inc
  • Wellspring Grocery
  • A Southern Season
  • Residential Services Inc
  • Carolina Inn
  • Town of Carrboro
  • U S Postal Service
  • Chapel Hill Restaurant Mgmt

*Source: NC Commerce, Labor and Economic Analysis Division

Chapel Hill, home of the state’s flagship university, has nearly 60,000 residents, half of them students at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Nicknamed the “Southern Part of Heaven” for its leafy setting, mild weather and tolerant attitude, Chapel Hill is most famous for Carolina basketball.

Who lives here?
  • Current population 59,652
  • Average age 34.8
  • 71.4 percent white
  • 10.0 percent black
  • 12.6 percent Asian
  • 6.2 percent Hispanic or Latino of any race
  • Median household income is $102,534
  • Bachelors degrees or higher are held by 71.7 percent of the population over 25

*Source: Nielsen, 2014

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