Durham County

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. Durham 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 246,084
Median Age 33
Median Household Income $50,420
Median Home Price $182,000
Walkscore 28

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Durham, NC Demographics

Median Population in Durham, NC

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

Race in Durham, NC

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

Population By Gender in Durham, NC

  Male 47.2%
  Female 52.8%

Language in Durham, NC

  English Only 79.7%
  English Other 20.3%

Economics in Durham, NC

  Median Household Income $50,420
  Median Home Price $182,000
  Homes Owned 50.8%
  Homes Rent 49.2%
  Median Property Rent $889

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Commute Types in Durham, NC

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

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