Living in Durham, NC

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Durham SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8
Affordability
6
Diversity
10
Safety
4
Amenities
9
Education
8
Commute
8

Durham, NC Crime Report

11,636
Total Crimes
4,250.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
65.49%
Above National Average

Durham, NC Cost Of Living

95
Durham's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Durham, North Carolina Info Snack

Durham is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is the county seat of Durham County. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city's population to be 251,893 as of July 1, 2014, making it the 4th-most populous city in North Carolina, and the 78th-most populous city in the United States. Durham is the core of the four-county Durham-Chapel Hill Metropolitan Area, which has a population of 542,710 as of U.S. Census 2014 Population Estimates. The US Office of Management and Budget also includes Durham as a part of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Combined Statistical Area, which has a population of 2,037,430 as of U.S. Census 2014 Population Estimates.
Population
264,310
Unemployment
5.2%
Poverty
16.8%
Median Home
$207,900
Median Income
$55,851
Median Rent
$1,005

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Rankings for Durham in North Carolina

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Map Of Durham, NC

Population over time in Durham

Year Population % Change
2017 264,310 2.8%
2016 257,232 2.2%
2015 251,761 2.3%
2014 246,084 2.5%
2013 240,107 2.2%
2012 234,922 2.2%
2011 229,963 2.2%
2010 224,930 2.1%
2009 220,324 -
Crime/100k Durham NC USA
Violent Crime 687.1 377.6 368.9
Murder 12.1 6.0 5.0
Robbery 264.1 81.1 86.2
Aggravated Assault 410.9 265.1 246.8
Property Crime 3563.4 2494.1 2199.5
Burglary 817.5 599.9 376.0
Larceny 2443.0 1724.4 1594.6
Car Theft 302.8 169.8 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Durham

White
38.9% (102,686)
African American
38.7% (102,390)
American Indian
0.2% (660)
Asian
5.3% (14,007)
Hawaiian
0.0% (98)
Other
0.3% (680)
Two Or More
2.5% (6,560)
Hispanic
14.1% (37,229)
Race Durham NC USA
White 38.9% 63.3% 61.1%
African American 38.7% 21.1% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 1.1% 0.7%
Asian 5.3% 2.8% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.5% 2.2% 2.4%
Hispanic 14.1% 9.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Durham, North Carolina

Less than $10,000
7.0% (1,863,252)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.4% (1,161,036)
$15,000 to $24,999
9.3% (2,463,890)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.0% (2,650,607)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.6% (3,581,498)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.5% (4,625,007)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.4% (3,274,309)
$100,000 to $149,999
14.0% (3,713,255)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.6% (1,486,381)
$200,000 or more
6.1% (1,611,760)
Income Durham NC USA
Less than $10,000 7.0% 6.8% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.4% 5.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 9.3% 10.7% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.0% 10.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.6% 14.2% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.5% 18.1% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.4% 12.0% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 14.0% 12.5% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.6% 4.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 6.1% 4.9% 7.0%

Gender in Durham

Female
53.0% (140,008)
Male
47.0% (124,302)
Gender Durham NC USA
Female 53.0% 51.3% 50.8%
Male 47.0% 48.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Durham for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.0% (15,858)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (15,858)
High School / GED
16.0% (42,289)
Some College
17.0% (44,932)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (15,858)
Bachelor's Degree
26.0% (68,720)
Master's Degree
14.0% (37,003)
Professional Degree
4.0% (10,572)
Doctorate Degree
5.0% (13,215)
Education Durham NC USA
< 9th Grade 6.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 16.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 17.0% 22.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 26.0% 20.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 14.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 4.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 5.0% 1.0% 1.0%

4 Reviews & Comments About Durham

Overall User Rating
3.5
/5

ms gay

I live n Durham. Most of it is fishy. And I'm from,ny !,!,!, but oh boy downtown about to start booming. But the high schools. No way


HomeSnacks User

Durham has been a great place to live for the past 5 years.

There are two clear sections to it from my perspective, downtown and mid-burbs.

Downtown you can walk to everything and they are building it up like crazy.

The mid-burbs are still part of Durham, feel like the suburbs, not walking friendly, but safer and more kid friendly.

You can always park wherever you drive, so it's more of a lifestyle choice than anything else.


HomeSnacks User

Durham is a small city with big city dreams. Fantastic restaurants and museums, lots of local flavor and passion, and a beautiful landscape.

Check out the museums, all of the musical venues, and the great outdoor amenities like the Eno River and the Tobacco Trail.


HomeSnacks User

My son lives in Durham and his home has been broken into 3 times, he has had bullets come thru his window and the police tell him he's in the better part of that area. The bullets came from several blocks over where they have constant gun violence, he's west of Briar Creek area. I lived in Durham where you can't even leave a plant on the porch without it being stolen.

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