Siler City, NC
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AT A GLANCE
 

LOCATION

Driving Time - min./miles
Chapel Hill - 20/17
Research Triangle Park - 30/25
Raleigh - 35/32
Greensboro - 35/45
Charlotte - 100/90

POPULATION

1970=29,554
1980=33,415
1990=38,759
2000=49,329
2001=50,954
2010=59,806
2020=70,524
2030=81,507

TRANSPORTATION

Highways Serving Area
US Primary US 64, 421, 1
State Primary 15-501, 87, 902

Nearest Interstate Interchange

I-40 20 miles
I-85 32 miles

Railroads
Norfolk Southern and CSX

Shipping Services

Air Freight Service
Parcel Service
UPS, FED EX, US Post Office

Airports
Commercial Airports min./mile
Piedmont Triad Int'l Airport - 45/35
Raleigh/Durham Airport - 35/32

Airlines

United, USAir, American,
Delta, Continental
Number of Passengers 8,654,229

Local Airport
Siler City Municipal Airport,
paved and lighted
Runway distance - 5,000 ft.

COMMUNITY FACILITIES

Churches -140
Motels/Hotels/Bed & Breakfasts -11
Shopping Centers - 9

MEDICAL FACILITIES

Chatham Hospital -Siler City
Doctors - 33
Dentists - 8

LIBRARIES

Goldston Library -Goldston
Pittsboro Memorial Library - Pittsboro
Wren Memorial Library - Siler City

EDUCATION

Elementary Schools (K-4) - 2
Elementary Schools (K-8) - 7
Middle Schools (5-8) - 2
High Schools (9-12) - 3
Total Membership - 7,262

Colleges & Universities
Driving Time min./miles
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill - 40/32
Greensboro - 40/32
North Carolina State University
Raleigh - 50/46
Duke University at Durham -5/40
Elon University at Elon - 40/35

GOVERNMENT

TYPE
City - Council/Manager
County - Board of County
Commissioners, County Manager

Employees
Siler City Police Dept - 15
Pittsboro Police Dept - 7
Chatham County Sheriff Dept - 44
Chatham County Fire Depts. - 5
Full time - 90
Volunteers - 329
Fire Insurance Rating
Siler City - 6
Chatham County - 9

Economic Development Program
Planning Commission - City/County
Zoning Ordinance - City

LABOR ANALYSIS

Entering the labor market - 12%
Unemployment rates - 2.4%
Annual Number High School Grads - 300

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Banks - 10
Industrial Revenue Bond Authority

INDUSTRIAL PARK PROPERTIES

Pittsboro Business Park - 100 acres
Siler City Industrial Park - 54 acres
Chatham Business Park - 30 acres
Chatham Co. Industrial Park - 500 acres

CLIMATE

Annual Average Temperature - 57.2
Average Temperature - January - 36.5
Average Temperature - July - 76.1
Annual Average Rainfall - 46.8 in.
Annual Average Snowfall - 6 in.

UTILITIES & SERVICE

Electricity
Power Supplies & Dist.
• Progress Energy
• Duke Power
• Central Electric Member Corp.
• Randolph Electric Member Corp.

Natural Gas Supplier & Dist.
• PSNL Energy
Other fuels - Fuel Oil & LP Gas

Water Distribution
County and City Source
Jordan Lake, Haw River,
Rocky River & Impoundment
Maximunm Daily Capacity
9 million gal. {GPD}

Wastewater Treatment
• Sewer System
• Separate Storm-Sewer System
• Treatment Plant
Extended Aeration/Activated Sludge
Capacity 4.78 million gal.

Solid Waste Disposal
City, County and Private

RECREATIONAL FACILITIES

Swimming Pools - 1 Public, 4 Private
Tennis Courts - 10 Public, 6 Private
Golf Courses - 3 private, 1 public
Parks - 9 public
Walking Track - 8 public

COMMUNICATIONS

• 3 County Newspapers
(1 weekly, 2 monthly)
• 1 Local AM Radio Station
• Cable Television
4 Telephone Service Providers


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