About Pittsboro

Pittsboro MapPittsboro 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.

Location Proximity

Pittsboro is ideally situated at the intersection of U.S. 64 and Highway 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.


  • Average annual rainfall is 46 inches.
  • Climate: Continental, mild without extremes. Freeze free season is 200 days from mid-April to mid-October.
  • Growth Rate: 38% from 1990 to 2000
  • Median Age: 39.2 years
  • Population:
    • 3,764 within town limits
    • 2,983 in extraterritorial jurisdiction
  • The tax rate is $.4333 per $100, Chatham County is $.6219 (does not include fire district rate).

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