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ZIP Code 27516

Primary City:Chapel Hill, NC (View All Cities)
County: Orange County
Timezone: Eastern (1:32pm)
Area code: 919 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.9, -79.2
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 27516

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 27516. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 27516. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 27516, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Chapel Hill, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 27516 ZIP Code

ZIP code 27516 is located in north North Carolina and covers a slightly higher than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 27516 are primarily white. The number of young adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a large number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 27516 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 36,139
Population Density 389 people per sq mi
Housing Units 14,524
Median Home Value $333,400
Land Area 92.89 sq mi
Water Area 0.85 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 13,477
Median Household Income $69,349

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 33Male Median Age: 32Female Median Age: 34

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male9421,2461,3261,3962,4749679251,0181,2821,3611,2771,19482648028719713795
Female9011,1721,2801,4502,8291,0409321,1131,4011,4321,4761,220885536385265206186
Total1,8432,4182,6062,8465,3032,0071,8572,1312,6832,7932,7532,4141,7111,016672462343281

Gender

 Male 17,430 48%
 Female 18,709 52%
Gender

Race

 White 27,424 75.9%
 Black Or African American 3,662 10.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 117 0.3%
 Asian 2,959 8.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 9 0.0%
 Other Race 1,014 2.8%
 Two Or More Races 954 2.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner766451,8032,5042,174919433129
Renter1,4811,21375961537317011964
Total1,5571,8582,5623,1192,5471,089552193

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 6,541 49%
 Single Guardian 1,620 12%
 Singles 3,256 24%
 Singles With Roommate 2,060 15%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 8,863 66%
 Households with Kids 4,614 34%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male168198176236234247265236264253271265277260278258235255370570
Female149168211217219207265230251261242260291226245266243277419624
Total3173663874534534545304665155145135255684865235244785327891,194

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 27516 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 27516 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 2000s. Looking at 27516 real estate data, the median home value of $333,400 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 27516. Rentals in 27516 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 27516 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 34,769 96.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 1,208 3.3%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 162 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 6,722 46%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,961 14%
 Renter Occupied Households 4,794 33%
 Households Vacant 1,047 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 385 37%
 Rented & Unoccupied 29 3%
 For Sale Only 195 19%
 Sold & Unoccupied 43 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 109 10%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 286 27%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 145 3%
 1 Bedroom 526 12%
 2 Bedroom 1,895 44%
 3+ Bedroom 1,752 41%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $69,349 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 27516 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Residents in ZIP code 27516 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 27516 can expect to fall in that range. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 11,230 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 10,824 36%
 No Earnings 7,823 26%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 11,230 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 10,824 36%
 No Earnings 7,823 26%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 14,087 79.2%
 Public transportation 1,019 5.7%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 59 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 1,138 6.4%
 Worked at Home 1,480 8.3%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 611 6%
 High School Graduate 2,540 25%
 Associate's degree 292 3%
 Bachelor's degree 2,949 29%
 Master's degree 1,751 17%
 Professional school degree 951 9%
 Doctorate degree 1,252 12%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 6,294 79.2%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,206 15.2%
 Not Enrolled in School 443 5.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 27516

ZIP Code 27516 is in the Woods Charter School District. There are 14 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 27516.

Woods Charter
160 Woodland Grove Ln
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Woods Charter School District
Seawell Elementary
9115 Seawell School Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District
Frank Porter Graham Elementary
101 Smith Level Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District
Culbreth Middle School
225 Culbreth Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District
Mcdougle Middle School
900 Old Fayetteville Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District
Mcdougle Elementary
890 Old Fayetteville Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District
Scroggs Elementary
501 Kildaire Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District
Smith Middle School
9201 Seawell School Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District
Morris Grove Elementary
215 Eubanks Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District
Northside Elementary
350 Caldwell St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District
Margaret B. Pollard Middle School
185 Granite Mill Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Chatham County School District
Chapel Hill High School
1709 High School Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District
Phoenix Academy High School
750 South Merritt Mill Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District
Emerson Waldorf School
6211 New Jericho Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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