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Fast Facts


Hours Spent by the
NY Times in Chapel Hill

Ranking on Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live

52.4 cents

Tax rate for Town of Chapel Hill
(per $100 of assessed value)


Town budget for all funds

$6 billion

Orange County GDP for 2014
(The gross domestic product is the total dollar value of all goods and services produced.


Population (2013)
(yes, our pop-count includes UNC students who live in Chapel Hill!)


UNC student enrollment


Median Age

72.8 % - White
11.9 % - Asian
9.7% - Black
6.4% - Hispanic

Foodie Town
Chapel Hill is home to two James Beard Award-winning restaurants on Franklin Street — Lantern and Crook’s Corner.


Most Educated Place in America
76% of residents have bachelor’s degree

3rd largest

Collection of Modernist Homes in the Triangle


At Your Service


Town staff member Jeanette Coffin answers calls to assist residents at the Town ‘s main line at 919-968-2743.

Town Departments (919) Area Code

 Business Management  968-2712
 Chapel Hill Transit  969-4900
 Communications and Public Affairs  968-2743
 Council    968-2743
 Fire   968-2781
 Housing and Community   968-2850
 Human Resource Development   968-2700
 Library   968-2777
 Manager   968-2743
 Mayor  968-2714
 Parks and Recreation  968-2784
 Planning and Sustainability 
 Police  968-2760
 Public Works  969-5100




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