City At A Glance

#4 LivScore 640
Downtown Durham, North Carolina

Quick Facts:

Population: 242,757
Median Household Income: $47,551
Average Work Commute: 18 Minutes
Median Home Price: $153,750


About Durham, NC

Set in North Carolina’s Piedmont region, Durham is best known as part of the North Carolina Research Triangle. A national leader in medical research and health care, especially at Research Triangle Park, Durham also houses academic powerhouse Duke University, art museums, a strong music culture, historic districts, and abundant parks and waterways. The redevelopment of mills, warehouses and factories is part of an urban redevelopment facilitating an influx of both businesses and residents. The expansive culinary culture has garnered the title Foodiest Small Town in America from Bon Appetit.