Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC

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2022 Population
145,919
0.978% 1-year decline
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.2
2.26% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.3%
2.24% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$85,785
8.33% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$395,600
16.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
67,476
1.34% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC had a population of 146k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $85,785. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC declined from 147,360 to 145,919, a −0.978% decrease and its median household income grew from $79,185 to $85,785, a 8.33% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.79%), White (Hispanic) (3.58%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.54%).

16.1% of the households in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.8% of the residents in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC are University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (9,997 degrees awarded in 2022) and Aveda Institute-Chapel Hill (173 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC was $395,600, and the homeownership rate was 64.7%.

Most people in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC is home to a population of 146k people, from which 93.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.2% of Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (17.8k people).

In 2022, there were 6.44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (99.9k people) in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC are Spanish (9,571 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (3,510 households), and Korean (844 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
75,998
Women
52.2%
69,458
Men
47.8%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 145,456 inhabitants, with 47.8% men, and 52.2% women.

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Citizenship

93.8%
2022 Citizenship
93.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.8% of Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC was 93.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    99.9k ± 289
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    15.5k ± 525
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    11.4k ± 314
8.73%
Hispanic Population
12.7k people

In 2022, there were 6.44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (99.9k people) in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.73% of the people in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC are hispanic (12.7k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. China
    2,611 ± 1,243 people
  2. Mexico
    2,569 ± 1,233 people
  3. India
    1,284 ± 876 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC was China, the natal country of 2,611 Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC residents, followed by Mexico with 2,569 and India with 1,284.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
17.8k people
12.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
18.6k people

As of 2022, 12.2% of Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC residents (17.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC was 12.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    9,571 households (6.85%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    3,510 households (2.51%)
  3. Korean
    844 households (0.604%)

16.1% of the households in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC was Spanish. 6.85% of the households in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,985 ± 299
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,545 ± 338
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    759 ± 210

Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC employs 67.5k people. The largest industries in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (12,396 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,870 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (4,430 people), and the highest paying industries are Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing ($255,876), Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($198,206), and Nondepository credit & related activities ($169,412).

Males in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $80,167. The income inequality in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.54, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
34,792
Women
51.1%
33,347
Men
48.9%

The workforce of Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC in 2020 was 68,139 people, with 51.1% woman, and 48.9% men.

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Occupations

67.5k
2022 Value
−1.34%
1 Year decline
± −1.34%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC declined at a rate of −1.34%, from 68.4k employees to 67.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC, are Postsecondary teachers (5,179 people), Other managers (2,031 people), and Physicians (1,858 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

67.5k
2022 Value
−1.34%
1 Year decline
± −1.34%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC declined at a rate of −1.34%, from 68.4k employees to 67.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (12,396 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,870 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (4,430 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC, though some of these residents may live in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$54,055
Median earning men ± $2,693
$40,124
Median earning women ± $2,354

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($92,151), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($85,924), and Manufacturing ($80,809).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($74,323), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($63,864), and Public Administration ($62,104).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC awarded 10,170 degrees. The student population of Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 12,599 male students and 19,314 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC are White (6,015 and 62.9%), followed by Asian (1,100 and 11.5%), Hispanic or Latino (825 and 8.62%), and Black or African American (778 and 8.13%).

The largest universities in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (9,997 and 98.3%) and Aveda Institute-Chapel Hill (173 and 1.7%).

The most popular majors in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC are Management Science (744 and 7.32%), General Biological Sciences (569 and 5.59%), and Behavioral Sciences (538 and 5.29%).

The median tuition cost in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC for a public four year colleges is $7,019 for in-state students and $35,580 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 17.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 46%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 31,913 (39.5% men and 60.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 31,913 students enrolled in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC, 39.5% men and 60.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 17,693 records, of which 60% were women and 40% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 490 degrees awarded
  2. 432 degrees awarded
  3. 558 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC was Behavioral Sciences with 490 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 9,997 degrees awarded
  2. 173 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with 9,997 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 3,988 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC, which is 0.645 times less than the 6,182 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6,015 degrees mean that there were 5.47 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 1,100 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($7,019) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,970) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,002) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.625% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.908% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC in 2022 were Graduate Degree (32.4k), Bachelors Degree (29.2k), and Some college (26.5k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC was $395,600 in 2022, which is 1.4 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $339,900 to $395,600, a 16.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC is 64.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC is $85,785. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC was Wake County (Southwest)--Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $136,654, followed by Wake County (Northwest)--Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Union County (West)--Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $132,713 and $120,161.

Property

$395,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,958
$35,939
Median Property Taxes
±$1,298

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Rent vs Own

64.7%
Homeownership
2022
67.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.7% of the housing units in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.7%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC was Wake County (Southwest)--Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $136,654, followed by Wake County (Northwest)--Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Union County (West)--Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $132,713 and $120,161.

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Household Income

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$85,785
Median Household Income
± $2,626
55.5k
Number of Households
± 1,765

In 2022, the median household income of the 55.5k households in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC grew to $85,785 from the previous year's value of $79,185.

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Wage Distribution

0.54
2022 Wage GINI in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC
0.537
2021 Wage GINI in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC

In 2022, the income inequality in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC was 0.54 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.456% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (60.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (21.7%)
  3. Carpooled (7.03%)

In 2022, 60.1% of workers in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (21.7%) and those who carpooled to work (7.03%).

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.19% of the workforce in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC (16.5k out of 134k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.7% of the population of Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 58.2% on employee plans, 7.35% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 0.861% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see 1399 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1405 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1710 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 363 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,399 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Carolina

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,399 patients per year. This represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1,405 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.6% under 18 years, 27.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.9% were men and 53.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.34%
Uninsured
58.2%
Employer Coverage
7.35%
Medicaid
11.6%
Medicare
15.6%
Non-Group
0.861%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Orange County--Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC declined by 1% from 6.4% to 6.34%.

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