Chatham County’s population and economic base have changed substantially during its history. We have seen a dramatic increase in population due to residential growth in the eastern part of the county near Chapel Hill, Durham and Cary.
Like most counties, our population is getting older, but we do continue to get an influx of young people as well.
While we have a fairly low unemployment rate, many of our residents work outside the county and commute to their jobs. We are close to several major employment centers.