Gulf, North Carolina
|o Total||0.92 sq mi (2.39 km2)|
|o Land||0.91 sq mi (2.36 km2)|
|o Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||270 ft (80 m)|
|o Density||158/sq mi (61.1/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1020575|
Gulf is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in southwestern Chatham County, North Carolina, United States, southeast of the town of Goldston. As of the 2010 census, the Gulf CDP had a population of 144. The community is home to a general store and several historic homes. It received its name from its location at a wide bend in the Deep River.
Gulf is located on the southern border of Chatham County, on the north side of Deep River. The Cape Fear River forms at the confluence of Deep River and the Haw River approximately 20 miles downstream of Gulf. Gulf is 16 miles (26 km) SE of Siler City and 8 miles (13 km) NW of Sanford. Pittsboro, the Chatham County seat, is 17 miles (27 km) to the northeast via the Pittsboro-Goldston Road.
Gulf is at the geographical center of North Carolina.