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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A
Carrboro is a suburb of Durham with a population of 21,216. Carrboro is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Carrboro offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Carrboro there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Carrboro and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Carrboro are highly rated.
About Carrboro...
Population
21,216

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$350,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,036
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    77.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    23.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    54.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    448.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,282
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    132.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Carrboro

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,202
National
$55,322

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Carrboro Reviews

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It's a cool, graduate student and young family-friendly little town. You can find great restaurants and great community programs. It's a small town but there are different people from different many countries with complete different backgrounds and that's what I like about Carrboro, diversity! Also, they have a really good school system especially for ESL and EL(English learner students like myself).
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It's a great city! The nature is incredible and has a ton of outdoor activities to offer. It is a family-friendly community, including students from UNC-Chapel Hill. Downtown Carrboro offfer unique shops, restaurants, and much more.
I love this liberal, inclusive, walkable community! I love the farmer's markets, the coffee shops, the greenway and public spaces, co-op market and public transportation. It's a wonderful town where all are welcome.