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Welcome to Carrboro ...

The town of Carrboro is located in Orange County<1>.

The location of Carrboro has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Carrboro has a population of 21,202 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Carrboro.

Carrboro is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Carrboro lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Carrboro: (919) and (984)<5>

Websites for Carrboro ...

Official Website: www.ci.carrboro.nc.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Carrboro had an population of 21,202 people. This is an increase of 8.27% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 26.34% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Carrboro had a population of 19,582 people (or 14.64% of the total population of Orange County). This makes Carrboro the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Carrboro represents 0.21% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 45th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 19,582 people, the population of Carrboro increased 16.68% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 16,782 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Carrboro.

Communities near Carrboro ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Carrboro.

  • Durham [Durham County]
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    • Durham [Durham County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Carrboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 285,897 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durham<7>
  • Cary [Chatham County]
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    • Cary [Chatham County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Carrboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 173,587 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cary
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cary<7>
  • Apex [Wake County]
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    • Apex [Wake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Carrboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,388 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apex have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apex
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Apex<7>
  • Morrisville [Durham County]
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    • Morrisville [Durham County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Carrboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,495 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morrisville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mebane [Alamance County]
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      • Mebane [Alamance County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Carrboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,732 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mebane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mebane<7>
    • Hillsborough [Orange County]
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      • Hillsborough [Orange County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Carrboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,226 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsborough<7>
    • Pittsboro [Chatham County]
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      • Pittsboro [Chatham County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Carrboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,419 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittsboro<7>
    • Haw River [Alamance County]
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      • Haw River [Alamance County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Carrboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haw River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haw River<7>
    • Green Level [Alamance County]
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      • Green Level [Alamance County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Carrboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,341 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Level have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Swepsonville [Alamance County]
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      • Swepsonville [Alamance County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Carrboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,386 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swepsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swepsonville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Carrboro. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Carrboro.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Carrboro. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Carrboro.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Carrboro. See our Newspapers Page for Carrboro.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Carrboro ...

Looking for more information about Carrboro? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Carrboro, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Carrboro.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Orange County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Carrboro: www.ci.carrboro.nc.us/

The official website for Orange County: www.co.orange.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Orange, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Carrboro.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Carrboro - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (984) is an overlay for area code (919).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Carrboro) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Carrboro. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CarrboroOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carrboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9255, Longitude: -79.0875       In this case, the coordinates for Carrboro have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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