Durham Population By Year

Population Graph For Durham, 1990 - 2022
Year Population Rank in US Growth Rate
2023 296,186 70 1.2%
2022 292,587 70 2.5%
2021 285,527 74 0.4%
2020 284,400 75 2.2%
2010 228,330 86 1.9%
2000 188,870 109 2.4%
1990 148,450 122

Durham Population Facts

What is the current population of Durham?

Based on the latest 2024 data from the US census, the current population of Durham is 296,186. Durham, North Carolina is the 70th largest city in the US.

What county is Durham, North Carolina in?

Parts of Durham are located within Durham County, Orange County and Wake County.

What is the size of Durham, North Carolina in square miles?

Durham has an area of 107.4 square miles. Durham is the 6th largest city, by area, in North Carolina.

What was the peak population of Durham?

The current population of Durham (296,186) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Durham growing?

Durham has grown 56.8% since the 2000. Durham, North Carolina is growing moderately quickly; it is growing faster than 88% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Is Durham the biggest city in North Carolina?

No, Durham is the 4th largest city in the state of North Carolina. The biggest city, Charlotte, is 3.1x bigger than Durham.

What is the population density of Durham, North Carolina?

Durham has a population density of 2,126.6 people per square mile.

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2023
41 Raleigh 482,295 66.2%
69 Greensboro 302,296 32.2%
70 Durham 296,186 56.8%
91 Winston-Salem 252,975 25.1%
113 Fayetteville 209,749 5.1%
145 Cary 180,010 84.7%

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2023
64 Cincinnati, Ohio 311,097 -6.0%
65 Santa Ana, California 310,539 -8.2%
66 Newark, New Jersey 304,960 11.8%
67 St. Paul, Minnesota 303,820 5.9%
68 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 303,255 -9.1%
69 Greensboro, North Carolina 302,296 32.2%
70 Durham, North Carolina 296,186 56.8%
71 Lincoln, Nebraska 294,757 29.4%
72 Jersey City, New Jersey 291,657 21.5%
73 Plano, Texas 290,190 29.4%
74 Anchorage, Alaska 286,075 9.7%
75 North Las Vegas, Nevada 284,771 141.3%
76 St. Louis, Missouri 281,754 -18.7%

Durham Demographics

What is the voting age population of Durham, North Carolina?

The total voting age population of Durham, North Carolina, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 186,727. The voting age population is 45.1% male and 54.9% female.

What percentage of Durham, North Carolina residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 11.6% of the residents of Durham are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Durham, North Carolina?

The racial demographics of Durham are 49.2% White, 38.7% Black, 5.4% Asian, 3.4% Other, 3.2% Two or more races and 0.3% American Indian. Additionally, 13.8% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Durham, North Carolina residents are below the poverty line?

In Durham, 15.9% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 24.5%. On a per-household basis, 11.9% of families are below the poverty line in Durham.

What percentage of Durham, North Carolina residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 69.5% of Durham residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Durham, North Carolina residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 88.1% of Durham residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 49.6% have a bachelor's degree and 23.7% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Durham, North Carolina residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Durham residents aged 5 and older, 19.6% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 12.2% of residents speak Spanish at home, 3.0% speak an Indo-European language, and 2.8% speak an Asian language.

Durham Income & Labor Statistics

What is the unemployment rate in Durham, North Carolina?

The unemployment rate in Durham is 4.6%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Durham, North Carolina residents work for the government?

In Durham, 15.9% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Durham, North Carolina?

The median household income in Durham is $58,905.

Durham Housing & Rent Statistics

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Durham, North Carolina?

In Durham, 50.2% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Durham, North Carolina?

Renters occupy 49.8% of housing units in Durham.

What percentage of Durham, North Carolina housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Durham, 6.1% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Durham, North Carolina housing units were built after 2000?

In Durham, 32.6% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 38,600 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Durham, North Carolina?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Durham is $1,058.

What percentage of households in Durham, North Carolina have broadband internet?

In Durham, 86.8% of households have an active broadband internet connection.


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