What is the current population of Durham?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Durham is 278,993. Durham, North Carolina is the 74th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Durham?

The current population of Durham (278,993) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Durham growing?

Durham has grown 47.7% since the 2000. Durham, North Carolina is growing moderately quickly; it is growing faster than 89% 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 3.2x bigger than Durham.

What county is Durham, North Carolina in?

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

What is the population density of Durham, North Carolina?

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

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 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.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 278,993 74
2018 274,291 75
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

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
64 Cincinnati, Ohio 303,940 -8.2%
65 St. Louis, Missouri 300,576 -13.3%
66 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 300,286 -10.0%
67 Greensboro, North Carolina 296,710 29.8%
68 Lincoln, Nebraska 289,102 26.9%
69 Anchorage, Alaska 288,000 10.5%
70 Plano, Texas 287,677 28.3%
71 Orlando, Florida 287,442 47.6%
72 Irvine, California 287,401 95.9%
73 Newark, New Jersey 282,011 3.4%
74 Durham, North Carolina 278,993 47.7%
75 Chula Vista, California 274,492 56.3%
76 Toledo, Ohio 272,779 -13.0%
77 Fort Wayne, Indiana 270,402 6.4%
78 St. Petersburg, Florida 265,351 6.6%
79 Laredo, Texas 262,491 46.2%
80 Jersey City, New Jersey 262,075 9.1%
81 Chandler, Arizona 261,165 45.4%
82 Madison, Wisconsin 259,680 23.6%
83 Lubbock, Texas 258,862 29.2%
84 Scottsdale, Arizona 258,069 26.3%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
41 Raleigh 474,069 63.3%
67 Greensboro 296,710 29.8%
74 Durham 278,993 47.7%
90 Winston-Salem 247,945 22.6%
108 Fayetteville 211,657 6.1%
154 Cary 170,282 74.8%

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