Durham, NC : What you need to know

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, landing it a spot on Livability's Top 10 College Towns. Durhham is also home to 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. 


Durham, NC City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 246084
Latest Population Increase 99.38
Median age 33
Median Household Income $50420
Median Home Price $182000
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Durham , Business and Economy

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Durham, NC Demographics

Population By Gender

  Population Men 47.2%
  Population Women 52.8%

 
TOTAL MILITARY : 0.1
In Durham

 
239% CIVILIAN VETERANS
In Durham

Median Population

Median age 33
Age 18 Over 77.5
Age 21 Over 72.4
Age 62 Over 12.8
Age 65 Over 9.9

Race

  Ethnicity White 47.9%
  Ethnicity Black 40.2%
  Ethnicity Asian 5%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 13.9%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.5%
  Ethnicity Other 3.4%

Economics

  Median Household Income 50420
  Median Home Price 182000
  Homes Owned 50.8
  Homes Rent 49.2
  Median Property Rent 889

Language

  English Only 79.7
  English Other 20.3
  English Poor 1600000

 
COMMUTE TIME : 21.7 MINUTES
in Durham

 
CLOSEST AIRPORT
within 60 miles of Durham

Commute Types

  Walked 2.8
  Worked at Home 4.7
  Public Transportation 4.4
  Other Means 2.3
  Drove Alone 73.9
  Carpooled 11.9

28/100
WALK SCORE
for Durham