Statewide Claims to Fame

Durham is 4th in North Carolina out of 115 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Durham is 4th in North Carolina out of 121 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Durham is 4th in North Carolina out of 132 other cities in Current population (2012)

Durham is 4th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Households

Durham is 5th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Housing units

Durham is 6th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Size in square miles

Durham is 7th in North Carolina out of 123 other cities in Retail sales

Durham is 8th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - Asian

Durham is 8th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Durham is 12th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Foreign born residents

Durham, North Carolina Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Durham Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 239,358 4th 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 107.4 6th 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,126.6 15th 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Durham Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 7.7% 35th 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 22.7% 106th 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 8.8% 118th 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Durham Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 86.4% 73rd 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 46.3% 23rd 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Durham Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 42.5% 134th 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 41.0% 21st 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5% 50th 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 5.1% 8th 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 37th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.7% 26th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 14.2% 17th 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 37.9% 134th 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Durham Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 52.5% 67th 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 14.6% 12th 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Durham Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 103,221 5th 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 39.6% 8th 17.0% 25.9%
Households 92,455 4th 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 50.9% 120th 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $178,700 50th $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.3 109th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Durham Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $27,156 45th $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $47,394 61st $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 18.6% 64th 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Durham Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 18,148 4th 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $2,978,096 7th $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $13,728 85th $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $652,144 4th $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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