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Welcome to Siler City ...

The town of Siler City is located in Chatham County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Siler City has a population of 8,228 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Siler City is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Siler City: (919) and (984)<4>

The ZIP code for Siler City: 27344<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Siler City had an population of 8,228 people. This is an increase of 4.32% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Siler City had a population of 7,887 people (or 12.42% of the total population of Chatham County). This makes Siler City the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Siler City represents 0.08% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 97th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,887 people, the population of Siler City increased 13.22% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,966 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Siler City.

Communities near Siler City ...

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

  • Pittsboro [Chatham County]
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    • Pittsboro [Chatham County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Siler City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,419 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittsboro<7>
  • Liberty [Randolph County]
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    • Liberty [Randolph County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Siler City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,671 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<7>
  • Ramseur [Randolph County]
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    • Ramseur [Randolph County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Siler City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,690 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramseur
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ramseur<7>
  • Franklinville [Randolph County]
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    • Franklinville [Randolph County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Siler City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklinville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklinville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Staley [Randolph County]
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      • Staley [Randolph County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Siler City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 401 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Staley have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Staley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Staley<7>
    • Goldston [Chatham County]
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      • Goldston [Chatham County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Siler City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldston have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goldston<7>
    • Bonlee [Chatham County]
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      • Bonlee [Chatham County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southeast of Siler City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonlee have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonlee
    • Bear Creek [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Creek
      • Bear Creek [Chatham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Siler City
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    • Coleridge [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coleridge
      • Coleridge [Randolph County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Siler City
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    • Pleasant Hill [Alamance County]
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      • Pleasant Hill [Alamance County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Siler City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant 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 Siler City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Siler City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Siler City. 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 Siler City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Siler City. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Siler City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Siler City ...

Looking for more information about Siler City? 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 Siler City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Siler City.

Adding Siler City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Siler City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Siler City was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Siler City on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Siler City on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Carolina

About Chatham County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Siler City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Chatham County: www.co.chatham.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 Chatham, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Siler City.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Siler City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (984) is an overlay for area code (919).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Siler City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Siler City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Siler City) 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 Siler City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Siler CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Siler City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7234, Longitude: -79.4623    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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