Carrboro, North Carolina 

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Population

21,156

83% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.6%

Median Income

$51,310

Avg. Home Price

$274,500

Best Places to Live in Carrboro, North Carolina

College town(s) Mid-sized-city complex - Northeast-central North Carolina, 40 miles south of Virginia border
Pros
-College-town amenities
-Attractive residential areas
-Strong economy
Cons
-Home prices
-Crime rates
-Hot, humid summers

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What Bert Has To Say About Durham-Chapel Hill Metro Area

Previously, the so-called “Durham” metro area was part of the larger Research Triangle triumvirate of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metro area. Now Raleigh, and the large suburban enclave of Cary, have been split off into a metro area of that name, leaving the western half of the former metro area under the name Durham. The Durham area includes Chapel Hill, so on the surface, the two major cities in the area are both college towns – Durham is home to Duke University, while Chapel Hill is home to the University of North Carolina. But that’s where the similarities end. Durham is an old tobacco town, not too prosperous, not too interesting but livable. Some of the old tobacco processing plants in town add some historic interest.


QUICK FACTS

City: Carrboro
Zip Codes: 27510
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 441 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Carrboro is 4.6% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Carrboro jobs have increased by 2.25%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Carrboro's cost of living is 13.30% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Carrboro's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Carrboro's population is 21,156 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 83.12%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Carrboro is $274,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.72%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Carrboro public schools spend $13,130 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13 students per teacher in Carrboro. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Carrboro

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Reviews for Carrboro   4 Reviews
Carrboro Bottleneck - 1/24/2012
Carrboro is basically a bedroom community, where people who work at or study at UNC over in Chapel Hill lay down for the night. All day they work at UNC only to pay the... Read More

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lively and progressive community - 2/1/2011
Carrboro has a strong civic life with a lot of local participation and visionary politics towards making a more sustainable and just community. The center of town has... Read More

good climate - 1/3/2010
climate is good, 4 seasons, winter is short with just a little... Read More


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