Siler City, situated in Chatham County, is a small town made up of 6.02 square miles.
September 18, 2017
Siler City was founded in the mid-18th century. The town was incorporated in 1887.
The town appeared as a setting for The Andy Griffith Show.
The median resident age in Siler City is 35 years. The median estimated household income is about $29,000 making it about $19,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $15,000. The average price for a home in Siler City is about $100,000 (2015) which is $60,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $650 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Siler City is 49% Hispanic, 29% White, 1% Two or more races, and 21% other. 66% of the population are high school graduates, with 12% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 37% are married, 7% are divorced, 4% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 45% that have never been married.
Siler City belongs to Chatham County in the central part of North Carolina. The county was named in honor of William Pitt, who was the 1st Earl of Chatham. The area was primarily settled by Quakers at first. Chatham County was founded in 1771. The county has a population of 63,500; its largest town, Siler City, has a population of roughly 8,000. It's county seat is Pittsboro.
Chatham County borders Orange, Durham, Wake, Harnett, Lee, Moore, Randolph, and Alamance Counties.
Chatham County is made up of 710 square miles; 682 of which are land, with the remaining 28 as water.
The population of Siler City, NC is about 8,000. The population has been steadily increasing since the early 20th century.
The elevation of Siler City, NC is 623 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Siler City, NC is 27344.
The area code for Siler City, NC is 919.
Historically speaking Siler City and Chatham County have voted mostly Democrat, with 52% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.
As of 2010, 58% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 40% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.
The unemployment rate for Siler City is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Transportation, mining, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Chatham News & Record is the primary newspaper that covers the Chatham County area.