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Orange County, NC Population, Demographics, and Population Projections

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July 1, 2015 Population Estimate: 140,144*
Census 2010 Population:
Bingham Township  6,527 
Cedar Grove Township  5,222
Chapel Hill Township  87,971
Town of Carrboro  19,582
Town of Chapel Hill  54,397
Unincorporated  13,992
Cheeks Township  9,313
City of Mebane  1,793
Unincorporated  7,520
Eno Township  7,501
Hillsborough Township  13,809
Town of Hillsborough  6,087
Unincorporated  7,722
Little River Township  3,458
TOTAL  133,801
SOURCE: Census Bureau 2010 Census
* Note: 2014 estimate calculated by North Carolina’s Office of State Budget & Management

Census 2010 Profiles
 
(Population, Race, Housing and Households) Census 2010 Maps
Population Density by Census Block
Percent Hispanic or Latino by Census Block
Population Change 2000-2010 by Township
Housing Density by Census Block
Total Housing Unit Change 2000-2010 by Township
Vacant Housing Unit Change 2000-2010 by Township      

American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
The Census Bureau collects American Community Survey data from a sample of the population in the United States and Puerto Rico--rather than from the whole population. All ACS data are survey estimates. To help you interpret the reliability of the estimate, the Census Bureau publishes a margin of error (MOE) for every ACS estimate.

American Community Survey 1-, 3-, and 5-year estimates are period estimates, which means they represent the characteristics of the population and housing over a specific data collection period. Data are combined to produce 12 months, 36 months or 60 months of data. These are called 1-year, 3-year and 5-year data.
ACS 5 Year Profiles (School Enrollment, Education Attainment, Travel Time, Means of Transportation, and Income)
Orange County 2010 2011 2012 2013  2014
Cedar Grove Twp 2010 2011 2012 2013  2014
Little River Twp 2010  2011 2012 2013  2014
Cheeks Twp 2010 2011 2012 2013  2014
Hillsborough Twp 2010 2011 2012 2013  2014
Bingham Twp 2010 2011 2012 2013  2014
Eno Twp 2010 2011 2012 2013  2014
Chapel Hill Twp 2010 2011 2012 2013  2014

Census 2000
View our Census 2000 site

Population Projections
The methodology used to prepare the population projections below were approved by the Board of County Commissioners as part of the Orange County 2030 Comprehensive Plan.

Based on 2010 Census:

2010-2050 Exponential Projection
2010-2050 Linear Projection

Based on 2000 Census:
2000-2030 Exponential Projection
2000-2030 Linear Projection