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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Chatham County is 66,050, which is 33.90% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 21.13% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Chatham County population density is 93.05 people per square mile, which is lower than the state average density of 181.17 people per square mile and is higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Chatham County is white, which represent 78.61% of the total population. The average Chatham County education level is higher than the state average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 66,050. #40

Population Growth Since 2000, #9

Chatham County
North Carolina

Population Density, #57

Chatham County
93.05 per square mile
North Carolina
181.17 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:51,924 (78.61%, #42)
Black:8,487 (12.85%, #59)
Hispanic:8,456 (12.80%, #8)
Asian:880 (1.33%, #24)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):300 (0.45%, #57)
One Race, Other:3,077 (4.66%, see rank)
Two or More Races:1,382 (2.09%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:5,582 (66.01%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:281 (3.32%, see rank)
Cuban:2 (0.02%, see rank)
Central American:2,048 (24.22%, see rank)
South American:196 (2.32%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:93 (10.57%, see rank)
Chinese:303 (34.43%, see rank)
Filipino:41 (4.66%, see rank)
Japanese:24 (2.73%, see rank)
Korean:99 (11.25%, see rank)
Vietnamese:265 (30.11%, see rank)
Asian, Other:55 (6.25%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

54,841 (83.03%) out of the total population of 66,050 reported first ancestry.

 Chatham County% of the Total PopulationNorth CarolinaU.S.
Arab950.14%, see rank0.34%0.56%
Czech840.13%, see rank0.18%0.47%
Danish1580.24%, see rank0.15%0.42%
Dutch7871.19%, see rank1.07%1.40%
English8,73513.22%, see rank9.75%8.02%
French2,0083.04%, see rank2.02%3.34%
German7,79511.80%, see rank10.69%15.03%
Greek1310.20%, see rank0.28%0.41%
Hungarian2930.44%, see rank0.26%0.46%
Irish5,7048.64%, see rank8.88%10.80%
Italian1,9192.91%, see rank3.06%5.52%
Norwegian4440.67%, see rank0.46%1.42%
Polish1,1461.74%, see rank1.39%3.01%
Portuguese580.09%, see rank0.16%0.44%
Russian8121.23%, see rank0.43%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1,6562.51%, see rank2.68%0.99%
Scottish1,5602.36%, see rank2.46%1.72%
Subsaharan African2840.43%, see rank1.00%0.95%
Swedish5850.89%, see rank0.55%1.27%
Swiss910.14%, see rank0.17%0.30%
Ukrainian2440.37%, see rank0.17%0.31%
American6,3149.56%, see rank12.51%7.12%
Welsh3410.52%, see rank0.52%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 32,387 (49.03%, see rank)
Females: 33,663 (50.97%, see rank)

Chatham County
Male: 49.03%
Female: 50.97%
North Carolina
Male: 48.72%
Female: 51.28%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Chatham County
45.50 years old
North Carolina
37.80 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Chatham County
43.80 years old
North Carolina
36.30 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Chatham County
47.40 years old
North Carolina
39.20 years old
38.80 years old

 Chatham County% of the Total PopulationNorth CarolinaU.S.
Under 5 years3,6255.49%, see rank6.34%6.36%
5 to 9 years3,9966.05%, see rank6.56%6.51%
10 to 14 years4,0166.08%, see rank6.65%6.59%
15 to 19 years3,3585.08%, see rank6.71%6.85%
20 to 24 years2,9594.48%, see rank7.13%7.13%
25 to 34 years6,3459.61%, see rank12.99%13.47%
35 to 44 years8,35912.66%, see rank13.50%12.96%
45 to 54 years9,34114.14%, see rank14.02%14.09%
55 to 64 years10,07115.25%, see rank12.30%12.29%
65 to 74 years7,74411.72%, see rank8.00%7.64%
75 to 84 4,3906.65%, see rank4.19%4.25%
85 years and over1,8462.79%, see rank1.61%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Chatham CountyNorth CarolinaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population48,096, 100%6,495,047209,056,129
Less Than High School6,643, 13.81%, see rank14.59%13.67%
High School Graduate11,754, 24.44%, see rank26.86%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree12,296, 25.57%, see rank30.76%29.09%
Bachelor Degree9,159, 19.04%, see rank18.24%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree8,244, 17.14%, see rank9.55%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.92, see rank13.4313.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Chatham County North CarolinaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten1,56968.51%31.49%71.10%28.90%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)6,78989.95%, see rank10.05%, see rank90.90%9.10%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)2,69789.73%, see rank10.27%, see rank92.04%7.96%90.60%9.40%
College2,45582.32%, see rank17.68%, see rank82.15%17.85%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School57869.90%, see rank30.10%, see rank65.79%34.21%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Chatham CountyNorth CarolinaU.S.
Total Households26,474, 100%3,742,514116,211,092
Average Household Size2.46, see rank2.542.63
1 Person Households7,057, 26.66%, see rank27.90%27.57%
2 or More Person Households19,417, 73.34%, see rank72.10%72.43%
Family Households (Families)18,289, 69.08%, see rank66.40%66.22%
Average Family Size3.03, see rank3.183.32
Married-Couple Family14,599, 55.14%, see rank48.20%48.42%
Nonfamily Households8,185, 30.92%, see rank33.60%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Chatham County%North CarolinaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total54,413see rank7,844,445252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over26,477100%, see rank3,778,356123,281,364
Never Married7,04526.61%, see rank33.73%35.77%
Married16,22261.27%, see rank54.33%52.04%
Widowed9933.75%, see rank2.62%2.57%
Divorced2,2178.37%, see rank9.32%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over27,936100%, see rank4,066,089129,692,771
Never Married5,80520.78%, see rank27.90%29.48%
Married15,74156.35%, see rank50.44%49.19%
Widowed3,12511.19%, see rank9.64%9.16%
Divorced3,26511.69%, see rank12.02%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Chatham County%North CarolinaU.S.
Native59,72590.42%, see rank92.40%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence35,46853.70%, see rank57.79%58.73%
Born in Different State23,43935.49%, see rank33.52%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
8181.24%, see rank1.08%1.42%
Foreign Born6,3259.58%, see rank7.60%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship1,6762.54%, see rank2.46%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship4,6497.04%, see rank5.14%7.09%
Born In Europe5040.76%, see rank0.81%1.53%
Born In Asia7451.13%, see rank1.85%3.82%
Born In Africa1050.16%, see rank0.46%0.55%
Born In Oceania850.13%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America4,7527.19%, see rank4.28%6.83%
Born In Northern America1340.20%, see rank0.17%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Chatham County%North CarolinaU.S.
English22,81686.18%, see rank89.22%79.39%
Spanish2,6329.94%, see rank6.56%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages6372.41%, see rank2.13%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages3391.28%, see rank1.55%3.36%
Other500.19%, see rank0.54%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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