Cary, North Carolina

Chapel Hill and Cary, North Carolina

North America

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Chapel Hill
Place in the United States
Location of Chapel Hill in North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the US
Location
County Durham County and Orange County
Type of place town
State North Carolina
Coordinates 35° 56′ N, 79° 2′ W
General
Surface 51.2 km²
– country 51 km²
– water 0.2 km²
Inhabitants
(2006)
49,919
Height 75 m
Other
ZIP code(s) 27514–27517, 27514, 27517
FIPS code 11800

According to smber, Chapel Hill is a city in the US state of North Carolina. The University of North Carolina is the oldest state university in the United States. The North Carolina Botanical Garden is part of this university and is also located in the city. The city has more than 52,000 inhabitants.

Together with Durham and Raleigh (North Carolina), Chapel Hill forms the so-called ‘ Research Triangle ‘, named after the Research Triangle Park, which was established in 1959, a large-scale research park where research and development laboratories of various large companies such as IBM are located.

The city is a university town with a vibrant music culture. In addition, the city is home to a successful student division basketball team.

Born in Chapel Hill

  • Elizabeth Cotten (1893-1987), folk and blues musician
  • Floyd Council (1911-1976), blues musician
  • Loudon Wainwright III (1946), folk musician
  • Connie Ray (1956), actress and playwright
  • John Newton (1965), actor
  • Laurel Holloman (1971), actress

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within 15 miles of Chapel Hill.

Chapel Hill

  • Carrboro (4 km)
  • Durham (14 km)
  • Fearrington (14 km)
  • Gorman (23 km)
  • Hillsborough (18 km)
  • Morrisville (22 km)

Cary (North Carolina)

Cary
Place in the United States
Location of Cary in North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the US
Location
County Chatham County and Wake County
Type of place town
State North Carolina
Coordinates 35° 47′ N, 78° 48′ W
General
Surface 109.0 km²
– country 105.4 km²
– water 3.6 km²
Inhabitants
(2006)
112,414
Height 119 m
Other
FIPS code 10740

Cary is a town in the US state of North Carolina and is administratively part of Chatham County and Wake County.

Cary is part of the Triangle, a kind of suburban city formed by Raleigh, Cary, Durham and Chapel Hill. Cary is adjacent to Research Triangle Park, which is home to the headquarters of SAS, a software company that plays a leading role in statistical data processing.

Demographics

In the 2000 census, the number of inhabitants was determined at 94,536. In 2006, the United States Census Bureau estimated the population at 112,414, an increase of 17878 (18.9%).

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the place occupies an area of ​​112.6 km², of which 109.0 km² is land and 3.6 km² is water. Cary is about 119 m above sea level.

Born in Cary

  • Bevin Prince (1982), actress
  • Justin Ress (1997), swimmer
  • Ainsley Seiger (1998), actress
  • Claire Curzan (2004), swimmer

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within a 20 km radius around Cary.

Cary

  • Apex (7km)
  • Garner (18 km)
  • Holly Springs (14 km)
  • Morrisville (6 km)
  • Raleigh (15 km)

Cary, North Carolina