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Orange County, NC Population, Demographics, and Population Projections

  • *July 1, 2013 Population Estimate: 139,694
  • 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
Unicorporated 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



SOURCE: Census Bureau 2010 Census

*2013 estimate calculated by North Carolina’s Office of State Budget & Management.

Census 2010 Profiles

(Population, Race, Housing and Households)

Census Data Map




Census 2010 Maps

Population Density by Census Block

Percent Hispanic or Lation 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 populationAll 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
Cedar Grove Twp 2010 2011 2012
Little River Twp


2011 2012
Cheeks Twp 2010 2011 2012
Hillsborough Twp 2010 2011 2012
Bingham Twp 2010 2011 2012
Eno Twp 2010 2011 2012
Chapel Hill Twp 2010 2011 2012



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 Pland.

Based on 2010 Census:

2010-2050 Exponential Projection

2010-2050 Linear Projection

Based on 2000 Census:

2000-2030 Exponential Projection

2000-2030 Linear Projection