Latest Data (2016)
Population 263,016
Nationwide Rank 78

Quick Facts

Durham, North Carolina is the 78th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Durham, North Carolina is a city.

Durham, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Durham had its largest population ever.

Durham, North Carolina is growing moderately quickly. It is growing faster than 88% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Durham, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
68 Greensboro, North Carolina 287,027 25.6%
69 Plano, Texas 286,057 27.5%
70 Newark, New Jersey 281,764 3.3%
71 Lincoln, Nebraska 280,364 23.1%
72 Toledo, Ohio 278,508 -11.2%
73 Orlando, Florida 277,173 42.3%
74 Chula Vista, California 267,172 52.1%
75 Irvine, California 266,122 81.4%
76 Fort Wayne, Indiana 264,488 4.1%
77 Jersey City, New Jersey 264,152 10.0%
78 Durham, North Carolina 263,016 39.2%
79 St. Petersburg, Florida 260,999 4.9%
80 Laredo, Texas 257,156 43.2%
81 Buffalo, New York 256,902 -12.0%
82 Madison, Wisconsin 252,551 20.2%
83 Lubbock, Texas 252,506 26.1%
84 Chandler, Arizona 247,477 37.8%
85 Scottsdale, Arizona 246,645 20.7%
86 Glendale, Arizona 245,895 10.8%
87 Reno, Nevada 245,255 33.3%
88 Norfolk, Virginia 245,115 4.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
41 Raleigh 458,880 58.1%
68 Greensboro 287,027 25.6%
78 Durham 263,016 39.2%
89 Winston-Salem 242,203 19.7%
110 Fayetteville 204,759 2.6%
158 Cary 162,320 66.6%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 263,016 78
2015 257,636 79
2014 251,893 81
2013 245,475 82
2012 239,358 83
2011 233,953 83
2010 228,330 86
2009 229,171 85
2008 223,328 86
2007 216,943 89
2006 210,798 91
2005 205,613 95
2004 201,871 94
2003 198,695 99
2002 196,432 105
2001 192,397 108
2000 188,870 109
1990 148,450 122