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Chapel Hill is a town in Orange County, in the Durham metro area. (The community straddles Orange and Durham counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for the New Hope Chapel of the Church of England, built on the hill.
The latitude of Chapel Hill is 35.913N. The longitude is -79.056W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 486 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 49,301.
Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Durham form what is known as the Research Triangle.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Chapel Hill demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Orange County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Raleigh-Durham area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 27510 ZIP code.
14% of Chapel Hill residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chapel Hill ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chapel Hill was $24,133, compared with $21,587 nationally.
74% of Chapel Hill residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Chapel Hill include Chapel Hill Historic District, Rocky Ridge Farm Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Chapel Hill, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $607. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,574.
Libraries in Chapel Hill include Chapel Hill Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Chapel Hill include Chapel Hill News
Orange County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chapel Hill political report.
Chapel Hill restaurants taking online reservations include 411 West, Aurora Restaurant, BIN 54, Carolina Crossroads Restaurant at the Carolina Inn, Il Palio, Jujube, Spice Street ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Chapel Hill workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Chapel Hill between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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