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Population in 2012: 239,358 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +28.0%
Males: 112,116  (46.8%)
Females: 127,242  (53.2%)

Median resident age:  32.1 years
North Carolina median age:  37.4 years

Zip codes: 27503, 27701, 27703, 27704, 27705, 27709, 27712.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,332 (it was $41,160 in 2000)
Durham:

$49,332
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,686

Durham city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $174,500 (it was $125,600 in 2000)
Durham:

$174,500
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $211,632; Detached houses: $219,921; Townhouses or other attached units: $163,224; In 2-unit structures: $173,648; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $136,229; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $117,230; Mobile homes: $52,432

Median gross rent in 2012: $831.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 27503, 27701, 27703, 27704, 27705, 27707, 27712, 27713.

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  • Black alone - 94,944 (39.7%)
  • White alone - 93,821 (39.2%)
  • Hispanic - 31,156 (13.0%)
  • Asian alone - 11,354 (4.7%)
  • Two or more races - 6,550 (2.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 927 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 388 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 180 (0.08%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Durham: 94.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (8.4%), English (7.9%), Irish (6.4%), United States (3.3%), Italian (2.8%), Subsaharan African (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/10/1869

Elevation: 394 feet

Land area: 94.6 square miles.

Population density: 2,529 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Durham:

  • High school or higher: 86.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Durham city:

  • Never married: 39.6%
  • Now married: 43.3%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

33,316 residents are foreign born (7.8% Latin America, 2.4% Asia).

This city:  14.5%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 319 registered sex offenders living in Durham, North Carolina as of December 27, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Durham to the number of sex offenders is 750 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,305 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,745 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (18.8 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (344.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Gorman, NC (2.5 miles ), Chapel Hill, NC (2.9 miles ), Carrboro, NC (3.3 miles ), Morrisville, NC (3.5 miles ), Hillsborough, NC (3.5 miles ), Butner, NC (3.6 miles ), Creedmoor, NC (3.9 miles ), Cary, NC (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1274 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 1998: 1519 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 1999: 1554 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2000: 1283 buildings, average cost: $152,600
  • 2001: 1633 buildings, average cost: $156,300
  • 2002: 1590 buildings, average cost: $159,700
  • 2003: 1834 buildings, average cost: $163,500
  • 2004: 1937 buildings, average cost: $164,100
  • 2005: 2176 buildings, average cost: $165,800
  • 2006: 2002 buildings, average cost: $176,400
  • 2007: 1574 buildings, average cost: $182,600
  • 2008: 1082 buildings, average cost: $187,200
  • 2009: 739 buildings, average cost: $189,100
  • 2010: 891 buildings, average cost: $174,100
  • 2011: 883 buildings, average cost: $179,000
  • 2012: 874 buildings, average cost: $186,800

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Latitude: 35.99 N, Longitude: 78.91 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +42,337 (+17.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 73,687 (62.9%)

Area code: 919

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Crime rates in Durham by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 282830223035132421232721
per 100,000 14.914.715.511.114.917.16.210.89.29.811.78.9
Rapes 877775769189987563606463
per 100,000 46.140.538.838.445.243.446.933.827.725.727.726.7
Robberies 929980942883814627977886710659699615
per 100,000 492.7515.2487.3446.0403.9305.7467.6399.5312.1281.9302.3261.1
Assaults 8027697636826267268698307978729171,011
per 100,000 425.4404.3394.7344.5310.6354.0415.9374.2350.3373.0396.6429.2
Burglaries 3,7353,4573,0883,5283,2493,1573,0983,4903,6433,6523,8743,284
per 100,000 1980.91817.41597.31782.11612.11539.41482.81573.61601.41562.11675.41394.1
Thefts 9,5368,7238,4839,0278,0407,9447,6177,5847,3666,9876,7686,291
per 100,000 5057.64585.84387.94559.93989.33873.63645.73419.53237.92988.62927.02670.6
Auto thefts 1,2801,0981,0801,0669469361,151884754718628704
per 100,000 678.9577.2558.6538.5469.4456.4550.9398.6331.4307.1271.6298.9
Arson 584738555143483032282359
per 100,000 30.824.719.727.825.321.023.013.514.112.09.925.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 300.8) 710.1668.5632.8619.2571.5542.3579.6533.7482.8462.8482.0441.2

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Crime rate in Durham detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 665 (537 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.28
North Carolina average:

2.37

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Durham, North Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.1%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +37,832 (+25.4%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)
  • Life and physical scientists (3%)
  • Grounds maintenance workers (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Software developers and programmers (2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (2%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)
  • Elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Building cleaning and pest control workers (3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Durham-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 26% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1988, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.0 miles away from the Durham city center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 11/23/1992, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.9 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Durham County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Josh Whitesell - Baseball player, Robert K. Steel - Businessman, Rick Ferrell - Baseball player and coach, Ada Fisher - Politician, Clyde McPhatter - Singer, Rodney Rogers - Basketball player, Morgan Wootten - Basketball coach, Allyson Kay Duncan - Federal judge, Alvis Whitted - 2005 NFL player (Oakland Raiders, born: Sep 4, 1974), Earl Stallings - Civil rights activist.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Durham: Robert Martin Patterson.

Main business address for: DIGITAL RECORDERS INC (RADIO & TV BROADCASTING & COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT), ICAGEN INC (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS), EMBREX INC /NC/ (BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS (NO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES)), QUINTILES TRANSNATIONAL CORP (SERVICES-COMMERCIAL PHYSICAL & BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH), INSPIRE PHARMACEUTICALS INC (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS), SMART ONLINE INC (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), CREE INC (SEMICONDUCTORS & RELATED DEVICES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Durham:

  • DUKE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER DIALYSIS UNIT (Dialysis Facility, PO BOX 2904)
  • DURHAM DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 601 FAYETTEVILLE STREET)
  • DURHAM WEST DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 4307 WESTERN PARK PLACE)
  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES OF BRIGGS AVENUE (Dialysis Facility, 1209 SOUTH BRIGGS AVENUE)
  • FMS SOUTH DURHAM DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 3516 TRICENTER BLVD)
  • FREEDOM LAKE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 4016 FREEDOM LAKE DRIVE)
  • SOUTHPOINT DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 415 W NC HIGHWAY 54)
  • WEST PETTIGREW DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 1507 W PETTIGREW STREET)
  • DUKE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 4321 MEDICAL PARK DR SUITE 101)
  • INNOVATIVE SENIOR CARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 414 E. MAIN STREET)
  • TAR HEEL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 249 EAST NC HWY 54 STE 310)
  • TENDER LOVING CARE HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, 1005 SLATER ROAD SUITE 105)
  • CHAPS KOALA CTR OF RESEARCH TRIANGLE (Hospital, provides emergency services, 5010 S ALSTON AVENUE)
  • DUKE HOSPICE (Hospital, 4321 MEDICAL PARK DRIVE SUITE 101)
  • DUKE REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Local, provides emergency services, 3643 N ROXBORO ROAD)
  • DUKE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, PO BOX 3708 DUMC ERWIN RD)
  • DURHAM VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital,Acute Care - Veterans Administration,Government Federal, provides emergency services, 508 FULTON STREET)
  • KENWOOD GROUP HOME (Hospital, 5004 KENWOOD DRIVE)
  • KEYWEST CENTER (Hospital, 1722 ATHENS AVENUE)
  • LENOX BAKER CHILDRENS HOSP (Hospital, 3000 ERWIN RD)
  • LYNN ROAD HOME (Hospital, 515 LYNN ROAD)
  • NORTH CAROLINA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, 3916 BEN FRANKLIN BOULEVARD)
  • RESIDENTIAL SERVICES, INC. RETIREMENT CENTER (Hospital, 6310 MOUNT HERMAN CHURCH ROAD)
  • SCI-TRIANGLE HOUSE I (Hospital, 1406 TYONEK DRIVE)
  • SCI-TRIANGLE HOUSE II (Hospital, 1523 TYONEK DRIVE)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-DURHAM INC (Hospital, 3643 NORTH ROXBORO ROAD 6TH FLOOR)
  • VOCA-GENTRY GROUP HOME (Hospital, 2219 GENTRY DRIVE)
  • VOCA-OBIE GROUP HOME (Hospital, 322 OBIE DRIVE)
  • VOCA-OTIS GROUP HOME (Hospital, 2415 OTIS STREET)
  • VOCA-SEVEN OAKS ROAD-DURHAM (Hospital, 614 SEVEN OAKS ROAD)
  • BRIAN CENTER HEALTH AND REHABILITATION/DURHAM (Nursing Home, 6000 FAYETTEVILLE ROAD)
  • CARVER LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, 321 EAST CARVER STREET)
  • CROASDAILE VILLAGE (Nursing Home, 2600 CROASDAILE FARM)
  • DURHAM NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 411 S LASALLE STREET)
  • HILLCREST CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, 1417 W PETTIGREW STREET)
  • JOSEPH F COBLE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 2616 ERWIN RD)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-PETTIGREW (Nursing Home, 1515 W PETTIGREW ST)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-ROSE MANOR (Nursing Home, 4230 NORTH ROXBORO ROAD)
  • MAGNOLIA GARDENS (Nursing Home, 5935 MOUNT SINAI ROAD)
  • NORTHWOOD NURSING AND REHABILITATION CTR (Nursing Home, 303 EAST CARVER ST)
  • PEAK RESOURCES - TREYBURN (Nursing Home, 2059 TORREDGE ROAD)
  • THE FOREST AT DUKE, INC (Nursing Home, 2701 PICKETT ROAD)
  • UNIHEALTH POST - ACUTE CARE OF DURHAM (Nursing Home, 3100 ERWIN ROAD)
  • UNIHEALTH POST-ACUTE CARE - CAROLINA POINT (Nursing Home, 5935 MOUNT SINAI ROAD)

Political contributions by individuals in Durham, NC

Airports and heliports located in Durham:


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Amtrak station:

DURHAM (400 W. CHAPEL HILL ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.

Local government website: www.ci.durham.nc.us

Colleges/Universities in Durham:

  • Duke University (Full-time enrollment: 13,870; Location: 103 Allen Bldg; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.DUKE.EDU; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • North Carolina Central University (FT enrollment: 6,579; Location: 1801 Fayetteville Street; Public; Website: www.nccu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Durham Technical Community College (FT enrollment: 1,514; Location: 1637 Lawson St; Public; Website: www.durhamtech.edu)
  • The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham (FT enrollment: 284; Location: 410 Blackwell St, Ste 200; Private, for-profit; Website: www.artinstitutes.edu/durham)
  • Apex School of Theology (FT enrollment: 216; Location: 2945 South Miami Blvd Ste 114; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.apexsot.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Watts School of Nursing (FT enrollment: 156; Location: 2828 Croadsaile Drive Suite 200; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wattsschoolofnursing.org)
  • CET-Durham (FT enrollment: 150; Location: 807 E. Main Street; Private, not-for-profit)
  • Durham Beauty Academy (FT enrollment: 107; Location: 4600 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd; Private, for-profit)
  • Regency Beauty Institute-Durham (FT enrollment: 38; Location: 1058 W Club Blvd Ste 826; Private, for-profit; Website: www.regencybeauty.com)
  • Carolina Beauty College 3 (Location: 5106 N Roxboro Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: CAROLINABEAUTYCOLLEGES.COM)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Durham:

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (about 10 miles; Chapel Hill, NC; Full-time enrollment: 24,146)
  • North Carolina State University at Raleigh (about 20 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 26,736)
  • Shaw University (about 22 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 2,283)
  • Wake Technical Community College (about 26 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 4,554)
  • Elon University (about 34 miles; Elon, NC; FT enrollment: 5,403)
  • Campbell University Inc (about 42 miles; Buies Creek, NC; FT enrollment: 4,229)
  • Johnston Community College (about 47 miles; Smithfield, NC; FT enrollment: 2,166)

Public high schools in Durham:

Private high schools in Durham:

  • DURHAM ACADEMY (Students: 1,135; Location: 3116 ACADEMY RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CAROLINA FRIENDS SCHOOL (Students: 487; Location: 4809 FRIENDS SCHOOL RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • LIBERTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 284; Location: 3864 GUESS RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CRESSET CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 245; Location: 3707 GARRETT RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • THE HILL CENTER (Students: 180; Location: 3200 PICKETT RD; Grades: 1 - 12)
  • MOUNT ZION CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 175; Location: 3519 FAYETTEVILLE ST; Grades: KG - 12)
  • FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 136; Location: 515 SOUTHERLAND ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CAMELOT ACADEMY (Students: 89; Location: 809 PROCTOR ST; Grades: KG - 12)
  • FAITH ASSEMBLY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 28; Location: 3120 FAYETTEVILLE ST; Grades: KG - 12)
  • TABERNACLE OF LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 12; Location: 2400 SOVEREIGN ST; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Durham:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Durham:

  • DUKE SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN (Students: 466; Location: 3716 OLD ERWIN RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • DUKE SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN (Students: 446; Location: 1516 HULL AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • DUKE SCHOOL (Students: 403; Location: 3716 OLD ERWIN RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • IMMACULATA CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 383; Location: 721 BURCH AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TRINITY SCHOOL (Students: 380; Location: 4011 PICKETT RD; Grades: KG - 10)
  • MONTESSORI COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 250; Location: 4512 POPE RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BETHESDA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 219; Location: 1914 S MIAMI BLVD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • BETHESDA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 219; Location: 1914 S MIAMI BLVD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • TRIANGLE DAY SCHOOL (Students: 193; Location: 4911 NEAL RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • GORMAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY & EARLY LEARNING CENTER (Students: 193; Location: 3311 E GEER ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Durham

Library in Durham:

  • DURHAM COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $10,142,203; Location: 300 N. ROXBORO STREET; 554,598 books; 26,174 audio materials; 17,392 video materials; 17 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 1,219 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • North Carolina Central University offers doctorate degrees as well as juris doctorate degree.

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Notable locations in Durham: Duke Homestead (A), Loehmanns Plaza at Croasdaile (B), Brightleaf Square (C), O and C Junction (D), Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club (E), Clock Tower Court (F), Hope Valley Country Club (G), Ninth Street Shopping District (H), Regency Plaza (I), Shannon Plaza (J), Croasdaile Country Club (K), Levine Science Research Center (L), Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences (M), Joseph M and Kathleen Price Bryan University Center (N), Fuqua Keller Center (O), Walker Physical Education Complex (P), Cottage One (Q), Collins Building (R), United For Christ Church Day Care Center (S), Turner Law Building (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Lakewood Shopping Center (1), Forest Hill Shopping Center (2), North Duke Mall (3), Northgate Mall (4), University Shopping Center (5), Kings Plaza Shopping Center (6), Westgate Shopping Center (7), The Black Market Shopping Center (8), Streets at Southpoint Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Durham include: Youth Life Foundation of the Triangle (A), Yates Baptist Church (B), World Overcomers Christian Ministries (C), World Overcomers Christian Church (D), Word of Faith Church (E), Wings of Eagles Christian Church (F), Westwood Baptist Church (G), Watts Street Baptist Church (H), Victory Temple Holy Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Glenview Cemetery (1), Beechwood Cemetery (2), Maplewood Cemetery (3), Woodlawn Memorial Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Twin Lake Number One (A), Twin Lake Number Two (B), Frazier Lake (C), Straford Lake Number Two (D), Straford Lake Number One (E), Matthews Lake (F), Lake Shore (G), Lake Elton (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Crooked Creek (A), Buck Branch (B), Third Fork Creek (C), Sandy Creek (D), Mud Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Durham include: Duke Park (1), Wallace Wade Stadium (2), Valley Springs Park (3), Northgate Park (4), O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium (5), Durham County Stadium (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Bennett Place State Historic Site (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 4409 Bennett Memorial Road) (1), Historic Stagville (Historical Places & Services; 5828 Old Oxford Road) (2), Duke Homestead State Historic Site (Historical Places & Services; 2828 Duke Homestead Rd) (3), Durham County - Community Information & Referral (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 300 North Roxboro Street) (4), Duke University Medical Center - Duke Referral Center- Public Safety (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2024 West Main Street) (5), Forest History Society Inc (Historical Places & Services; 701 Vickers Avenue) (6), Historic Preservation Society of Durham (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 331 West Main Street Suite 305) (7), Wake County Wild Life Club (Recreation Areas; 1313 Coley Road) (8), Festival for ENO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4419 Guess Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Brownestone Inn (2424 Erwin Road) (1), Durham-Days Inn (5139 Redwood Road Interstate Hwy 85 And Redwood Rd (Exit 183)) (2), Hilton Durham (3800 Hillsborough Rd) (3), Brookwood Inn at Duke University (2306 Elba Street) (4), Fairfield Inn by Marriott (3710 Hillsborough Road) (5), Comfort Inn Durham (4507 Nc 55/APEX Highway) (6), Hawthorn Suites - Durham (300 Meredith Dr) (7), Best Western Skyland Inn (5400 US70 East) (8), Durham Including Research Triangle Park (101 East Morgan Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Courts - Federal - Appeals Court- Circuit Mediation Office (323 East Chapel Hill Street) (1), North Carolina State Government - Judicial Branch- Clerk Of Superior Court- Indigent Defense Ser (123 West Main Street) (2), North Carolina State Government - Judicial Branch- Clerk Of Superior Court- Family C (201 East Main Street) (3), North Carolina State Government - Judicial Branch- Clerk Of Superior Court- District Atto (201 East Main Street) (4), North Carolina State Government - Judicial Branch- Clerk Of Superior Court- Administra (201 East Main Street) (5), Durham Community Penalties (119 Orange Street) (6), North Carolina State Government - Magistrate - Criminal- Judicial Branch- Clerk Of Superior C (219 South Mangum Street) (7), Us Government - Court Us District- Middle District Judge (323 East Chapel Hill Street) (8), North Carolina State Government - Department Of Juvenile Justice- Clerk Of Superior C (102 North Roxboro Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Durham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM2.5 CO  PM10 SO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.0. This is about average.
City:

32.0
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.1. This is about average. There were 18 monitors within city limits.
City:

24.1
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.78. This is about average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.78
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.329. This is about average. There were 38 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.329
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 14.9. This is significantly better than average. There were 18 monitors within city limits.
City:

14.9
U.S.:

22.1
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.959. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.959
U.S.:

2.433

Drinking water stations with addresses in Durham and their reported violations in the past:

EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 800, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-29-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-09-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-13-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 14 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
BIRCHWOOD MHP (Population served: 312, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - In JUL-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-29-2005), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-11-2005)
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-29-2004), St Public Notif requested (SEP-29-2004)
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between SEP-23-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
  • 4 other older monitoring violations
MT SINAI BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-10-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-06-2005), St Public Notif requested (JAN-06-2005)
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between JUN-19-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-18-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 22 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
  • 10 other older monitoring violations
ENO RIVER ST PARK (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-26-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAR-12-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JAN-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-01-2002), St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2002), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2002)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In FEB-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-07-1998), St Formal NOV issued (APR-07-1998)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
MT MORIAH BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-29-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-18-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
OLIVE BRANCH BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between SEP-23-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-12-2001), St Public Notif requested (SEP-12-2001), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2004)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-02-1999), St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-1999), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2004)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
HOMESTEAD HEIGHTS SWIM-TENNIS (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-20-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-29-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-09-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
PLEASANT GREEN METHODIST CH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-13-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUL-13-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-15-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-04-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUL-04-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-15-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-18-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-29-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-07-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 20 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Durham that have no violations reported:

  • NEW HORIZON CHURCH (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.0%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.0% for Black residents, 41.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.1%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.1%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Durham, NC

People in group quarters in Durham in 2010:

  • 6,742 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,136 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 547 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 525 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 292 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 223 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 209 people in state prisons
  • 145 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 25 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 23 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 19 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 11 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 11 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Durham in 2000:

  • 6,228 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,605 people in nursing homes
  • 467 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 391 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 198 people in state prisons
  • 176 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 79 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 72 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 43 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 32 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 14 people in halfway houses
  • 14 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 14 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 13 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 6 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in other group homes

Durham compared to North Carolina state average:

Durham, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Arena or stadium:
  • Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke University.

Banks with most branches in Durham (2011 data):

  • SunTrust Bank: 17 branches. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 13 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: 7 branches. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Durham Duke Medical South Branch, Rtp, Durham Southpoint Office, Durham Branch, Hillsborough Branch. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Streets At South Point, Woodcroft Branch, Northgate Branch, North Durham Branch, South Square Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Durham Main Branch, Durham Branch, Research Triangle Park, North Durham Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Yadkin Valley Bank and Trust Company: Homestead Market Branch, Cardinal State Bank Branch, Independence Park Branch. Info updated 2009/05/19: Bank assets: $1,991.0 mil, Deposits: $1,738.1 mil, headquarters in Elkin, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Yadkin Valley Financial Corporation
  • Mechanics & Farmers Bank: Chapel Hill Blvd Branch, M&F Bank Corporate Branch, at 116 West Parrish Street. Info updated 2008/04/04: Bank assets: $301.5 mil, Deposits: $260.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: M&F Bancorp, Inc.
  • KeySource Commercial Bank: Keysource Commercial Bank at 280 South Mangum Street, branch established on 2007/03/19. Info updated 2008/06/26: Bank assets: $196.4 mil, Deposits: $154.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Keysource Financial, Inc.
  • 5 other banks with 5 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Durham, North Carolina:

  • Radisson Hotel Research Triangle Park, 150 Park Dr, Durham, NC 27709 , Phone: (919) 549-8631, Fax: (919) 547-3510
  • Brookwood Inn, 2306 Elba St, Durham, NC 27705 , Phone: (919) 286-3111, Fax: (919) 286-5115
  • Durham Marriott City Center, 201 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701 , Phone: (919) 768-6000, Fax: (919) 768-6037
  • Hawthorn Suites Hotel, 300 Meredith Dr, Durham, NC 27713 , Phone: (919) 361-1234, Fax: (919) 361-1213
  • Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, 3001 Cameron Blvd, Durham, NC 27705 , Phone: (919) 490-0999, Fax: (919) 313-2164
  • Residence Inn By Marriott, 1919 Hwy 54 E, Durham, NC 27713 , Phone: (919) 361-1266, Fax: (919) 361-1200
  • Millennium Hotel Durham, 2800 Campus Walk Ave, Durham, NC 27705 , Phone: (919) 383-8575, Fax: (919) 383-6035
  • Hilton Durham, 3800 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705 , Phone: (919) 383-8033, Fax: (919) 383-4287
  • 51 other hotels and motels
All 59 fire-safe hotels and motels in Durham, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Durham travel time to work - commute


Durham mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (58%)
  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Durham:

(Durham, North Carolina Neighborhood Map)


Religion statistics for Durham city (based on Durham County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.32%
Here39.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents32.5%14.3%11.2%7.7%5.1%
Congregations26.6%14.6%2.1%3.1%5.2%
NameJewishEpiscopal ChurchMuslim EstimateLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents4.6%3.2%2.2%2.0%17.3%
Congregations3.1%2.6%1.6%2.1%39.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 48
Durham County:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 27
This county:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 89
Durham County:

3.49 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 197
This county:

7.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Durham County:

8.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Durham County:

27.6%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.6%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 96$474,549$59,3197$12,925
Other Government Administration 98$458,579$56,1539$9,890
Judicial and Legal 11$77,125$84,1360$0
Police Protection - Officers 522$2,074,589$47,69213$6,221
Police - Other 138$467,322$40,6374$3,808
Firefighters 276$1,001,193$43,5300$0
Fire - Other 11$52,693$57,4830$0
Streets and Highways 120$413,073$41,3076$11,471
Solid Waste Management 100$298,954$35,8745$7,986
Sewerage 190$703,146$44,4095$13,864
Parks and Recreation 80$271,461$40,719182$116,359
Housing and Community Development(Local) 44$180,585$49,2501$1,388
Natural Resources 9$30,888$41,1840$0
Water Supply 143$532,660$44,6994$3,618
Transit 6$27,839$55,6780$0
Other and Unallocable 292$1,105,492$45,4316$15,294
Totals for Government 2,136$8,170,148$45,900242$202,824

Durham government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,943,000 ($20.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,054,000 ($12.76)
    Transit Utilities: $1,723,000 ($7.20)
    General - Other: $998,000 ($4.17)
    Sewerage: $982,000 ($4.10)
    Local Fire Protection: $576,000 ($2.41)
    Water Utilities: $421,000 ($1.76)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $40,419,000 ($168.86)
    General - Other: $26,464,000 ($110.56)
    Sewerage: $22,963,000 ($95.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $19,995,000 ($83.54)
    Local Fire Protection: $18,042,000 ($75.38)
    Transit Utilities: $14,503,000 ($60.59)
    Central Staff Services: $13,800,000 ($57.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,932,000 ($49.85)
    Housing and Community Development: $11,696,000 ($48.86)
    Regular Highways: $11,475,000 ($47.94)
    Water Utilities: $9,403,000 ($39.28)
    General Public Buildings: $7,274,000 ($30.39)
    Financial Administration: $6,158,000 ($25.73)
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,597,000 ($15.03)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,976,000 ($12.43)
    Parking Facilities: $2,102,000 ($8.78)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,025,000 ($4.28)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $814,000 ($3.40)
    Air Transportation: $12,000 ($0.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,801,000 ($32.59)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $4,979,000 ($20.80)
    General - Other: $4,511,000 ($18.85)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,877,000 ($16.20)
    Regular Highways: $3,110,000 ($12.99)
    Water Utilities: $2,134,000 ($8.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,763,000 ($7.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,523,000 ($6.36)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,101,000 ($4.60)
    Natural Resources - Other: $460,000 ($1.92)
    Transit Utilities: $323,000 ($1.35)
    Police Protection: $156,000 ($0.65)
    General Public Building: $64,000 ($0.27)
    Central Staff Services: $29,000 ($0.12)
    Financial Administration: $28,000 ($0.12)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $26,000 ($0.11)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $92,065,000 ($384.63)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,958,000 ($29.07)

Durham government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $46,725,000 ($195.21)
    All Other: $12,695,000 ($53.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,586,000 ($40.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,977,000 ($12.44)
    Parking Facilities: $1,657,000 ($6.92)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $464,000 ($1.94)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,721,000 ($19.72)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,637,000 ($19.37)
    Transit Utilities: $4,310,000 ($18.01)
    General Local Government Support: $110,000 ($0.46)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $35,138,000 ($146.80)
    All Other: $2,947,000 ($12.31)
    Transit Utilities: $43,000 ($0.18)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,813,000 ($28.46)
    Special Assessments: $4,701,000 ($19.64)
    General Revenue, NEC: $978,000 ($4.09)
    Sale of Property: $606,000 ($2.53)
    Donations From Private Sources: $155,000 ($0.65)
    Rents: $77,000 ($0.32)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $16,729,000 ($69.89)
    Transit Utilities: $2,633,000 ($11.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,231,000 ($38.57)
    Highways: $6,419,000 ($26.82)
    Transit Utilities: $2,789,000 ($11.65)
    All Other: $318,000 ($1.33)
  • Tax - Property: $94,841,000 ($396.23)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $4,743,000 ($19.82)
    NEC: $3,550,000 ($14.83)
    Other License: $1,919,000 ($8.02)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,522,000 ($6.36)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $199,000 ($0.83)

Durham government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $321,025,000 ($1341.19)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $319,240,000 ($1333.73)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $68,935,000 ($288.00)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $67,150,000 ($280.54)

Durham government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $37,861,000 ($158.18)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $159,637,000 ($666.94)

11.11% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,564 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.11%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

0.52% of residents moved from foreign countries ($567 average AGI)
Durham County:

0.52%
North Carolina average:

0.17%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Wake County, NC  1.73% ($45,726 average AGI)
from Orange County, NC  1.43% ($43,100)
from Person County, NC  0.19% ($37,130)


9.95% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($49,329 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.95%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($713 average AGI)
Durham County:

0.15%
North Carolina average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Wake County, NC  2.28% ($48,803 average AGI)
to Orange County, NC  1.04% ($52,044)
to Granville County, NC  0.31% ($34,479)

Strongest AM radio stations in Durham:

  • WTIK (1310 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WDNC (620 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRTP (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDUR (1490 AM; 1 kW; DURHAM, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSRC (1410 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC; Owner: DURHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WCHL (1360 AM; 5 kW; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: WCHL-WDNC, INC.)
  • WRBZ (850 AM; 10 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: ALCHEMY COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP #1)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSML (1200 AM; 10 kW; GRAHAM, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPCM (920 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON-GRAHAM, NC; Owner: CAROLINA RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Durham:

  • WFXC (107.1 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WNCU (90.7 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY)
  • WRSN (93.9 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQDR (94.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WUNC (91.5 FM; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • WDCG (105.1 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXYC (89.3 FM; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: STUDENT EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • WCPE (89.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION CORPORATION)
  • WBBB (96.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WXDU (88.7 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: DUKE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKXU (101.1 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WQOK (97.5 FM; SOUTH BOSTON, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWMY (102.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WWND, L.L.C.)
  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSHA (88.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: SHAW UNIVERSITY)
  • WNNL (103.9 FM; FUQUAY-VARINA, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMAG (99.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYFL (92.5 FM; HENDERSON, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKNC-FM (88.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Durham:

  • W24CP (Channel 24; DURHAM, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WIWW-LP (Channel 26; DURHAM, NC; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • WUNC-TV (Channel 4; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WUBX-CA (Channel 13; DURHAM, ETC., NC; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WACN-LP (Channel 34; APEX, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • WUPN-TV (Channel 48; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WUPN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXLV-TV (Channel 45; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXLV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTWB-TV (Channel 20; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: WTWB OF THE TRIAD, LLC)
  • WLXI-TV (Channel 61; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WBXU-CA (Channel 13; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W68BK (Channel 68; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: SAINT AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE)
  • WWIW-LP (Channel 66; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W58CD (Channel 58; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHOA-LP (Channel 60; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W64CN (Channel 64; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Durham fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 61
Total length: 179 meters (587ft)
Total average daily traffic: 575,880
Total average daily truck traffic: 58,030

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 4
  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 3
  • 1950-1959: 11
  • 1960-1969: 9
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 5
  • 1990-1999: 9
  • 2000-2009: 14
  • 2010-2012: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Durham, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Durham)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 405 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Durham, NC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 96 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 123 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 608 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Durham)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Durham)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 112 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 33 full and 30 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED619$161,0271,220$182,3933,110$178,32594$111,72511$4,722,282338$113,2824$197,953
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED37$171,05756$207,263219$167,35022$84,9341$29,61023$128,5451$22,090
APPLICATIONS DENIED82$145,898144$163,261940$161,973108$32,7120$0138$99,3904$86,890
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN81$159,497154$182,898655$169,56117$101,5081$15,179,70058$94,8151$61,180
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS16$121,39328$193,023176$164,79213$67,0510$013$92,6850$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 52 tracts in Durham, NC

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 28 full and 30 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED198$199,481141$195,4082$200,550
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED40$229,33448$189,5084$171,050
APPLICATIONS DENIED14$227,33928$201,4500$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$167,7532$289,3200$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$120,9785$188,9383$103,537

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 170
  • Hazardous Condition: 31
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 7

Incident types - Durham


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Durham, NC

Most common first names in Durham, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,54170.3 years
William1,26773.0 years
Mary1,25378.4 years
John1,15073.4 years
Robert72370.6 years
Annie51679.6 years
George51173.8 years
Willie49472.8 years
Charles43869.0 years
Margaret43077.5 years
Most common last names in Durham, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith61174.4 years
Jones59173.4 years
Williams53973.3 years
Johnson51873.1 years
Harris44373.6 years
Brown35973.0 years
Davis35173.5 years
Moore27173.2 years
Thompson26774.9 years
Allen24971.5 years
Businesses in Durham, NC
NameCountNameCount
ALDO1KFC7
AMF Bowling1Kincaid1
AT&T2Kmart1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kohl's1
Abercrombie Kids1Kroger7
Aeropostale2La Quinta2
Aerosoles1La-Z-Boy1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Bryant2
Ann Taylor1Lane Furniture2
Apple Store1LensCrafters1
Arby's5Little Caesars Pizza4
Ashley Furniture1Lowe's2
AutoZone5Macy's1
Bakers1Marriott6
Banana Republic1Marshalls1
Baskin-Robbins1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Bath & Body Works2McDonald's11
Bebe1Men's Wearhouse3
Bed Bath & Beyond2Motherhood Maternity2
Ben & Jerry's1New Balance6
Blockbuster4New York & Co1
Brookstone1Nike14
Budget Car Rental1Nordstrom2
Burger King7Office Depot2
Burlington Coat Factory1OfficeMax1
Buybuy BABY1Old Navy2
CVS8Outback1
Cache1Outback Steakhouse1
Catherines1Panda Express1
Charlotte Russe2Panera Bread2
Chick-Fil-A9Papa John's Pizza2
Chico's1Payless3
Chipotle1Penske1
Chuck E. Cheese's1PetSmart2
Church's Chicken3Pier 1 Imports1
Cinnabon 1Pizza Hut4
Coldwater Creek1Quality1
Comfort Inn3Quiznos5
Comfort Suites1RadioShack4
Costco1Red Lobster1
Cracker Barrel1Red Robin1
Crate & Barrel1Red Roof Inn3
Cricket Wireless13Rite Aid6
Crossland Economy Studios1Rooms To Go1
Curves4Ruby Tuesday2
Dairy Queen1Sam's Club1
Days Inn1Sears5
Discount Tire2Sephora1
Domino's Pizza8Shoe Carnival1
DressBarn2Sleep Inn1
Dunkin Donuts3Soma Intimates1
Econo Lodge1Spencer Gifts1
Eddie Bauer1Sprint Nextel4
Express1Staples1
Extended Stay America1Starbucks12
Extended Stay Deluxe2Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
FedEx47Subway23
Finish Line1Super 81
Firestone Complete Auto Care3T-Mobile9
Foot Locker1T.G.I. Driday's1
Forever 211T.J.Maxx1
GNC4Taco Bell7
GameStop7Talbots1
Gap1Target2
Gymboree1The Athlete's Foot1
H&R Block8The Cheesecake Factory1
Haagen-Dazs2The Room Place1
Hardee's4Toys"R"Us3
Holiday Inn5True Value3
Hollister Co.1U-Haul16
Home Depot2UPS53
Homestead Studio Suites2Urban Outfitters1
Hot Topic1Vans2
IHOP1Verizon Wireless5
J. Jill1Victoria's Secret2
J.Crew1Waffle House3
JCPenney1Walgreens4
Jimmy Jazz1Walmart2
JoS. A. Bank1Wendy's8
Jones New York7Whole Foods Market1
Journeys1Wingate1
Just Tires2YMCA3
Browse common businesses in Durham, NC


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  • #54 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #78 on the list of "Top 100 fastest growing cities from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 100 biggest cities"
  • #84 (27705) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Zimbabwean first ancestries"
  • #91 (27712) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of European first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #99 (27712) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Celtic first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
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