Orange County Economic Development

 

 

Demographics

Virtually every factor which makes Orange County an excellent business climate also enhances the community. Favorable trends are clearly evident in population and demographic patterns, transportation and distribution systems.

Projected Population (July 2017)                              142,365
Source: NC Office of State Budget & Management

Municipalities 2017
   
Carrboro 20,533
Chapel Hill 56,692
Hillsborough 6,720
Mebane 2,042
   
Population Characteristics (2016 projection)  
Total population 143,264
Percent male 47.8%
Percent female 52.2%
In labor force (16 and over) 69,864
18 and over 114,116
65 and over 17,235
   
Race and Ethnicity   
White     110,548
Black            15,794
American Indian or Alaska Native              1,077
Asian            11,958
Two or more              3,887
Hispanic or Latino            11,699
   
Housing Units  
Total housing units 57,998
Occupied 53,826
Vacant 4,172
   
Household and Income  
Average household size 2.4
Median household income $75,056
Per capita income (2015)         $55,338
Median home value (2017)        $275,800
   
Educational Attainment  
High school graduate or higher 92.1%
Bachelor’s degree or higher 56.6%
   
   

 

 

 

 

 

Orange County Quick Facts from US Census