The Town of Carrboro had many names before actually staying as Carrboro in 1914 when the Carr family bought the cotton mill and brought electricity and streets to the town.  Carrboro was 1st called West End as in the West End of Chapel Hill, then West Of, then West Chapel Hill.  In 1980's it was also called Lloydville and then again Venable after the UNC President Francis P. Venable.  In 1920 with a population of 1129 the town built a brick school house.

 Today the population is 19,000 the cotton mills house stores and the brick school house is the Town Hall.

 The Farmers market in Carrboro is rated one of the 10 markets in the nation and is open year round.

City Overview

Population: 17,931
Population growth since 2000: -1.22%
Median home cost: $242,980
Cost of living: 4.89% lower than U.S. average.
Public schools spending per student: $7,189
Unemployment rate: 6.5%

Carrboro weather facts

Carrboro, NC, get 46 inches of rain per year.  The US average is 37.  Snowfall is 5 inches.  The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year.  The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 118.

On average, there are 218 sunny days per year in Carrboro, NC.  The July high is around 89 degrees.  The January low is 28.  Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 35 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable.  The US average on the comfort index is 44.

Tax Rates

Wake County - $.534/$100

Wake County - 2% 
State - 4%
NC Prepared Food - 1%

Median Age Median Household Income Population
28 $33,527 16,782

* Based off 2000 US Census

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