About Pittsboro

About Pittsboro

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Pittsboro is in the heart of Chatham County , one of the fastest growing counties in the state. It is the county seat and, as such, home to the Chatham County Government Complex employing more than 1300 people.

Residents of Pittsboro embrace small town values of respect for one another and a strong sense of community. Its’ people are a diverse group of artists and farmers, merchants and students, and it is home to the North Carolina Zen Center . It supports software developers, bio-fuel research and production, antique shops and art galleries.

Central Carolina Community College offers a core curriculum as well as continuing education in such areas as Sustainable Agriculture and Alternative Building Techniques.

Pittsboro is ideally situated at the intersection of US 64 and Hwy 15-501. It is 16 miles to Chapel Hill, 25 miles to Research Triangle Park , and 32 miles to Raleigh . It’s a short drive to recreation areas at Jordan Lake State Park (visited by 1-2 million people annually). It is adjacent to the State’s newest Natural Area – 960 acres along the scenic Haw River .

Population2525 within town limits
2983 in extraterritorial jurisdiction
Growth Rate38% from 1990-2000
Median Age39.2 years
ClimateContinental, mild without extremes. Freeze free season is 200 days from mid-April to mid-October.
Average annual rainfall is 46 inches.
The tax rate is $.43/$100, Chatham County is $.6464.

Our delightful little town was featured in the April 2004 issue of Southern Living.