Latest Data (2017)
Population 267,743
Nationwide Rank 77

Quick Facts

Durham, North Carolina is the 77th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Durham, North Carolina is a city.

Durham, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 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
2000-2017
67 Anchorage, Alaska 294,356 12.9%
68 Greensboro, North Carolina 290,222 27.0%
69 Plano, Texas 286,143 27.6%
70 Newark, New Jersey 285,154 4.5%
71 Lincoln, Nebraska 284,736 25.0%
72 Orlando, Florida 280,257 43.9%
73 Irvine, California 277,453 89.1%
74 Toledo, Ohio 276,491 -11.8%
75 Jersey City, New Jersey 270,753 12.8%
76 Chula Vista, California 270,471 54.0%
77 Durham, North Carolina 267,743 41.7%
78 Fort Wayne, Indiana 265,904 4.7%
79 St. Petersburg, Florida 263,255 5.8%
80 Laredo, Texas 260,654 45.2%
81 Buffalo, New York 258,612 -11.4%
82 Madison, Wisconsin 255,214 21.4%
83 Lubbock, Texas 253,888 26.7%
84 Chandler, Arizona 253,458 41.1%
85 Scottsdale, Arizona 249,950 22.3%
86 Reno, Nevada 248,853 35.2%
87 Glendale, Arizona 246,709 11.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
41 Raleigh 464,758 60.1%
68 Greensboro 290,222 27.0%
77 Durham 267,743 41.7%
89 Winston-Salem 244,605 20.9%
109 Fayetteville 209,889 5.2%
157 Cary 165,904 70.3%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 267,743 77
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