What is the current population of Durham?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Durham is 285,527. Durham, North Carolina is the 74th largest city in the US.

Durham Geography [top]

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.

Durham Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Durham?

The current population of Durham (285,527) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Durham growing?

Durham has grown 51.1% since the 2000. Durham, North Carolina is growing moderately quickly; it is growing faster than 87% 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.

Durham Demographics [top]

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 [top]

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 [top]

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.

Durham Population By Year

Population Graph For Durham
Year Population Rank in US
2021 285,527 74
2020 284,400 75
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
2000 188,870 109
1990 148,450 122

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
64 Irvine, California 309,031 110.6%
65 Cincinnati, Ohio 308,935 -6.7%
66 Newark, New Jersey 307,220 12.6%
67 St. Paul, Minnesota 307,193 7.1%
68 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 300,431 -9.9%
69 Greensboro, North Carolina 298,263 30.5%
70 St. Louis, Missouri 293,310 -15.4%
71 Lincoln, Nebraska 292,657 28.5%
72 Plano, Texas 288,253 28.5%
73 Anchorage, Alaska 288,121 10.5%
74 Durham, North Carolina 285,527 51.1%
75 Jersey City, New Jersey 283,927 18.2%
76 Chandler, Arizona 279,458 55.6%
77 Chula Vista, California 277,220 57.8%
78 Buffalo, New York 276,807 -5.2%
79 North Las Vegas, Nevada 274,133 132.3%
80 Gilbert, Arizona 273,136 132.8%
81 Madison, Wisconsin 269,196 28.1%
82 Reno, Nevada 268,851 46.1%
83 Toledo, Ohio 268,508 -14.4%
84 Fort Wayne, Indiana 265,974 4.7%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
41 Raleigh 469,124 61.6%
69 Greensboro 298,263 30.5%
74 Durham 285,527 51.1%
90 Winston-Salem 250,320 23.7%
113 Fayetteville 208,778 4.6%
148 Cary 176,987 81.6%

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