This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Chapel Hill has a very low population density. Chapel Hill is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Chapel Hill, NC is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Chapel Hill has a population density of 2,726, with 53,855 current residents.
Out of the 53,855 current residents, 45% are male and 55% are female. 35% of the residents are married and 65% are single.
- 59% Sun
- 46% Rain
- 5% Snow
58°F average temperature
- 29 years Median home age
- $274,530 Median home price
- -1.48% Home appreciation rate
- 10.78% Annual property tax
As for living in Chapel Hill, the air quality is 85% and the weather, on average, is 59% sunny, 46% rainy, and 5% snowy. The average temperature is 58°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Chapel Hill, you should know that 38.1% of homes are owned while 53.5% of homes are rented, and 8.4% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $274,530, the median age of homes is 29 years, the annual home appreciation is -1.48% and the annual property tax is 10.78%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)5
When looking at the community of Chapel Hill, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Chapel Hill’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Chapel Hill is 28 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 71.83% Democratic, 27.05% Republican, and 1.12% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:13
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
95%High school diploma
3%Some college or associates degree
40%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Chapel Hill, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 5.00% of residents are unemployed in Chapel Hill (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Chapel Hill residents: 12.3% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 44.30% are in the arts and sciences field, 13.1% are in the customer service field, 23.9% are in the sales field, 0.17% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 3% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 3.3% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:13. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 94.50%, 3.31% of residents have an associate’s degree, 34.23% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 40.32% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Chapel Hill, you should be aware that the average commute time is 20 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Chapel Hill have a few different options. 61% of commuters use their own cars, 9% of commuters carpool, 7% of commuters use the transit system, and 4% of residents work from home.