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ZIP Code 27517

Primary City:Chapel Hill, NC (View All Cities)
County: Orange County
Timezone: Eastern (9:26am)
Area code: 919 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.8, -79.0
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 27517

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 27517. 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 27517. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 27517, 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 27517 ZIP Code

ZIP code 27517 is located in north North Carolina and covers a slightly less 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 27517 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a small number of single parents and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 27517 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 23,346
Population Density 508 people per sq mi
Housing Units 11,279
Median Home Value $375,600
Land Area 45.97 sq mi
Water Area 5.78 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 10,299
Median Household Income $86,540

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 41Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male628708674537656908727646686685737740705622396338291276
Female6396676184438861,069739726738786808861862677504402400561
Total1,2671,3751,2929801,5421,9771,4661,3721,4241,4711,5451,6011,5671,299900740691837

Gender

 Male 10,960 47%
 Female 12,386 53%
Gender

Race

 White 18,658 79.9%
 Black Or African American 1,908 8.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 63 0.3%
 Asian 1,284 5.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 9 0.0%
 Other Race 886 3.8%
 Two Or More Races 538 2.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1195911,0421,3481,5901,172728260
Renter5401,211475379267137203237
Total6591,8021,5171,7271,8571,309931497

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,249 51%
 Single Guardian 930 9%
 Singles 3,129 30%
 Singles With Roommate 991 10%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 7,715 75%
 Households with Kids 2,584 25%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1161401131441471451431331401301551381291221221211161087070
Female134122136114142135137142111140122120122114123105104506178
Total250262249258289280280275251270277258251236245226220158131148

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 27517 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 27517 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 27517 real estate data, the median home value of $375,600 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 27517. Rentals in 27517 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 27517 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 23,054 98.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 187 0.8%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 10 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 95 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,761 42%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,089 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,449 31%
 Households Vacant 980 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 377 38%
 Rented & Unoccupied 15 2%
 For Sale Only 252 26%
 Sold & Unoccupied 53 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 121 12%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 162 17%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 107 4%
 1 Bedroom 664 22%
 2 Bedroom 1,499 50%
 3+ Bedroom 754 25%
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 $86,540 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 27517 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 27517 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 27517 are able to work from home than most places in the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 27517 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 7,804 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,168 26%
 No Earnings 6,914 35%
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 7,804 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,168 26%
 No Earnings 6,914 35%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 8,606 78.0%
 Public transportation 938 8.5%
 Taxicab 30 0.3%
 Motorcycle 55 0.5%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 343 3.1%
 Worked at Home 1,065 9.6%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 27517 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. 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 329 4%
 High School Graduate 1,309 17%
 Associate's degree 208 3%
 Bachelor's degree 2,369 30%
 Master's degree 1,674 21%
 Professional school degree 970 12%
 Doctorate degree 1,015 13%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,753 76.1%
 Enrolled in Private School 751 20.8%
 Not Enrolled in School 114 3.2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 27517

ZIP Code 27517 is in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 27517.

Glenwood Elementary
2 Prestwick Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District
Rashkis Elementary
601 Meadowmont Ln
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District
North Chatham Elementary
3380 Lystra Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Chatham County School District

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