Pittsboro Area Guide Explore the Triangle


Pittsboro is a charming historic town just 18 miles south of Chapel Hill in Chatham County. Residents enjoy the quaintness and friendliness of their small town, but also enjoy its convenient access to all parts of the Triangle. Jordan Lake, one of the areas best recreational lakes in the area is in Chatham. The N.C. Department of Commerce awarded Pittsboro the designation “North Carolina Certified Retirement Destination”meaning the community has the amenities including; affordable cost of living, low taxes, low crime rate, access to quality medical care, and opportunities for education, culture and recreation.

Quick Facts

Population Pittsboro – 3,745 +/- Chatham 64,000 +/-
Median Age – 42
Area Pittsboro – 3.36 square miles +/- Chatham – 682 square miles +/-
3 Traditional High Schools * 3 Middle * 5 K-8, 5 Elementary
Average Sales Price $281,000 Major Employers
Chatham County Schools * Carolina Meadows * Auauco *  Performance Fibers
Property Taxes 2019
Tax Value/100 x Tax Rate
 $0.79 – $1.21  
Sales & Income Tax
6% – 7.5% (varies by county)
NC Income Tax 5.25%

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