Facts about Carrboro, North Carolina
Carrboro is a town in Orange County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The population was 19,582 at the 2010 census. The town, which is part of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill combined statistical area, was named after North Carolina industrialist Julian Shakespeare Carr (who never lived in Carrboro). Located directly west of Chapel Hill, home of the University of North Carolina's flagship campus, Carrboro has a reputation as one of the most progressive communities in the Southeastern United States. It was the first municipality in North Carolina to elect an openly gay mayor, Mike Nelson, in 1995 and the first municipality in the state to grant domestic-partner benefits to same-sex couples. In October 2002, Carrboro was among the first municipalities in the South to adopt resolutions opposing the Iraq War and the USA PATRIOT Act.
Carrboro is located at 35°55′14″N 79°5′2″W (35.920422, -79.083933). According to the US Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.5 square miles (16.8 km²), of which 6.4 square miles (16.7 km²) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km²) is water. Postally, Carrboro's 27510 zip code is an island within Chapel Hill's 27514 zip code.
As of the census of 2010, there were 19,582 people, 8,625 households, and 4,020 families residing in the town. The population density was 3,018.9 people per square mile (1,165.6/km²). There were 9,258 housing units at an average density of 1,424.3 per square mile (551.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 70.9% White, 10.1% African American, 0.4% Native American, 8.2% Asian, 0.004% Pacific Islander, 7.5% some other race, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 13.8% of the population.
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