Chatham County is located in central North Carolina. The County Seat is Pittsboro and the largest city is Siler City. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.chathamnc.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 68,698 and the 2010 census population was 63,494. The land area is 682.19 square miles and there are 93.1 persons per square mile.
82.3% of the population is White, 13.3% is Black or African American, 12.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.5% is Asian, 1.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 85.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 36.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $211,400, there are 26,017 households, an average of 2.46 persons per household. The per capita income is $31,175, the median household income is $57,091, and 12.4% of the persons in Chatham County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 5,813. Retail sales (in $1000) were $559,438, and sales per capita were $9,113. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.1%.
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