Latest Data (2018)
Population 274,291
Nationwide Rank 75

Quick Facts

Durham, North Carolina is the 75th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Durham, North Carolina is a city.

Durham, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2018 Durham had its largest population ever.

Durham, North Carolina is growing moderately quickly. It is growing faster than 87% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Durham, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
65 Cincinnati, Ohio 302,605 -8.6%
66 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 301,048 -9.7%
67 Greensboro, North Carolina 294,722 28.9%
68 Anchorage, Alaska 291,538 11.8%
69 Plano, Texas 288,061 28.4%
70 Lincoln, Nebraska 287,401 26.2%
71 Orlando, Florida 285,713 46.7%
72 Irvine, California 282,572 92.6%
73 Newark, New Jersey 282,090 3.4%
74 Toledo, Ohio 274,975 -12.3%
75 Durham, North Carolina 274,291 45.2%
76 Chula Vista, California 271,651 54.6%
77 Fort Wayne, Indiana 267,633 5.4%
78 Jersey City, New Jersey 265,549 10.6%
79 St. Petersburg, Florida 265,098 6.5%
80 Laredo, Texas 261,639 45.7%
81 Madison, Wisconsin 258,054 22.8%
82 Chandler, Arizona 257,165 43.2%
83 Buffalo, New York 256,304 -12.2%
84 Lubbock, Texas 255,885 27.7%
85 Scottsdale, Arizona 255,310 24.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
41 Raleigh 469,298 61.7%
67 Greensboro 294,722 28.9%
75 Durham 274,291 45.2%
89 Winston-Salem 246,328 21.8%
109 Fayetteville 209,468 5.0%
155 Cary 168,160 72.6%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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