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Welcome to Chapel Hill ...
The town of Chapel Hill is primarily located in Orange County<1>. A portion of Chapel Hill extends into Durham County.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Chapel Hill has a population of 63,748 people<2> (see below for details).
Chapel Hill is 260 feet [79 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Chapel Hill lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Chapel Hill: (919) & (984)<4>
We don't have a date for the establishment of Chapel Hill.
Websites for Chapel Hill ...
Official Website: www.townofchapelhill.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chapel Hill had an population of 63,748 people. This is an increase of 11.38% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 30.86% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Chapel Hill had a population of 57,233 people (which is 42.77% of the total population of Orange County). This makes Chapel Hill the county's most populous community.
The population of Chapel Hill represents 0.6% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 57,233 people, the population of Chapel Hill increased 17.49% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 48,715 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Chapel Hill.
Communities Also Named Chapel Hill ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two North Carolina communities named Chapel Hill: This one is located in Orange County and the other is located in Madison County.
Beyond North Carolina, there are 39 communities that are also named Chapel Hill - they are located in Alabama (6), Arkansas (2), Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia (4), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland (3), Mississippi (2), Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Quebec, South Carolina, Tennessee (3), Texas (2), Utah and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Chapel Hill.
Communities near Chapel Hill ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Chapel Hill.
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 Chapel Hill. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Chapel Hill.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chapel Hill. 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 Chapel Hill.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Chapel Hill. Our list includes 30 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Chapel Hill.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chapel Hill ...
Looking for more information about Chapel Hill? 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 Chapel Hill, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Chapel Hill.
Adding Chapel Hill to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Chapel Hill in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Chapel Hill was the Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).
We also found Chapel Hill in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Chapel Hill.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Chapel Hill: www.townofchapelhill.org/
The official website for Orange County: www.co.orange.nc.us/
The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 20 Mar 2023