Durham County, North Carolina (NC)

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County population in 2012: 279,641 (94% urban, 6% rural); it was 223,314 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 48,169
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 11,130
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 48,278
Renter-occupied apartments: 50,049 (it was 40,737 in 2000)
% of renters here:

46%
State:

33%

Land area: 290 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 942 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Durham County: 94.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (30.6%), Educational, health and social services (24.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Durham County, North Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (42.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (37.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (13.5%)
  • Asian alone (4.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
Median resident age:  33.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years
Males: 127,656  (40.2%)
Females: 139,931  (59.8%)
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Durham County,NC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Durham County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $52,488 ($43,337 in 1999)

This county:

$52488
North Carolina:

$45906

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $730 (lower quartile is $585, upper quartile is $948)
This county:

$730
State:

$619


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $179,000 (it was $128,300 in 2000)
Durham:

$179,000
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $130,400 - $272,100

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $231,728
Here:

$231,728
State:

$219,576

Townhouses or other attached units: $150,768
Here:

$150,768
State:

$173,086

In 2-unit structures: $193,394
Here:

$193,394
State:

$165,738

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $109,306
Here:

$109,306
State:

$149,371

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $193,780
Here:

$193,780
State:

$175,668

Mobile homes: $34,439
Here:

$34,439
State:

$64,697
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,359
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $430

Institutionalized population: 2,094

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Health of residents in Durham County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is about average.
78.2% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
41.1% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
83.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
72.6% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 193 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 161 pounds. This is more than average.
21.3% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1541 buildings, average cost: $158,200
  • 2001: 1767 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 2002: 1726 buildings, average cost: $162,900
  • 2003: 1953 buildings, average cost: $165,400
  • 2004: 2051 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2005: 2269 buildings, average cost: $168,500
  • 2006: 2119 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2007: 1670 buildings, average cost: $186,100
  • 2008: 1162 buildings, average cost: $193,000
  • 2009: 784 buildings, average cost: $190,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,279 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,078 (1.2%)

Durham County household income distribution in 2009 Durham County home values distribution Durham County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.6%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.3% for Black residents, 38.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.6% for American Indian residents, 31.6% for other race residents, 25.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.6%
Durham County:

16.6%
North Carolina:

17.9%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.3% for Black residents, 36.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.3% for American Indian residents, 28.9% for other race residents, 26.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 34 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 35 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Area name: Durham, NC HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Durham County is $673 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $755 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $987 a month.

Cities in this county include: Durham, Gorman, Rougemont.

Durham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2005 air pollution in Durham County:

Carbon Monoxide: 1 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.089 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.076 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 19 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 36 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 13.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 30 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Durham County: Spruce Pine Campground (A), Willowhaven Country Club (B), Holly Grove Campground (C), George K Slocum Forestry Camp (D), Durham Fire Station Number 11 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Durham County include: Henderson Church (A), Three Rivers Baptist Church (B), Temple Baptist Church (C), Springs of Life Bible Church (D), Saint Peters Way Church (E), Saint Andrew United Methodist Church (F), Robbins Road Christian Church (G), River of Joy Worship Center (H), Religious Science Church of the Triangle (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Grove Memorial Gardens (1), Carrington Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Michie (A), Lake Unity (B), Hester Lake (C), McFarland Lake (D), Quail Roost Lake Number One (E), Perry Pond (F), Willowhaven Lake Number One (G), Eden Lakes (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Eno River (A), Dial Creek (B), Chunky Pipe Creek (C), Cabin Branch (D), Burdens Creek (E), Buffalo Creek (F), Buck Branch (G), Deep Creek (H), Dry Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Durham County: Research Triangle Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Chatham County , Granville County , Orange County , Person County , Wake County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.3%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 23,187
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 40.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 24,253 (19% naturalized citizens)

Durham County:

10.9%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 12,775
  • 1990 to 1994: 4,932
  • 1985 to 1989: 2,332
  • 1980 to 1984: 1,653
  • 1975 to 1979: 738
  • 1970 to 1974: 603
  • 1970 to 1974: 374
  • 1965 to 1969: 846

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.9%

Durham County marital status for males Durham County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Durham County with a mortgage: 34,478 (4,086 second mortgage, 5,413 home equity loan, 133 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,167

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Durham County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant57,203177
Mainline Protestant29,04568
Catholic10,4714
Other8,25428
Black Protestant6,74527
Orthodox3752
None155,494-
Durham County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

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%

Agriculture in Durham County:

Average size of farms: 110 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $27,987
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1214.73
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 34.10%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 17.75%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $23,719
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.30%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.04%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $40,674
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.86%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.34
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.85%
Corn for grain: 34 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 505 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 303 harvested acres
Vegetables: 43 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 18 acres

Tornado activity:

Durham County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 3276937.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/4/1984, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Durham County-area historical earthquake activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 123.0 miles away from Durham County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 251.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 225.7 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 317.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 187.1 miles away from Durham County center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 188.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent 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, Droughts: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (39%)
  • India (7%)
  • Honduras (5%)
  • El Salvador (4%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Durham County (%):

  • English (8%)
  • United States or American (7%)
  • German (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Durham County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 84,063 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 17,927 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3,141 (3%)
  • Subway or elevated: 16 (0%)
  • Railroad: 19 (0%)
  • Taxi: 208 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 115 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 396 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,959 (3%)
  • Other means: 539 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 3,050 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Durham County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 6,228 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,998 people in nursing homes
  • 486 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 391 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 198 people in state prisons
  • 181 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 81 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 72 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 59 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
  • 8 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Durham County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 6,742 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,258 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 559 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
  • 249 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 209 people in state prisons
  • 147 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 38 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 33 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers 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
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $58,036.

9.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,173 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.90%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($244 average AGI)
Durham County:

0.06%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

5.40% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($20,365 average AGI)
4.43% relocated from other states ($19,564 average AGI)
Durham County:

4.43%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wake County, NC  2.04% ($41,891 average AGI)
from Orange County, NC  1.13% ($40,594)
from Granville County, NC  0.20% ($30,373)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.20% ($34,990)
from Guilford County, NC  0.19% ($32,131)
from Chatham County, NC  0.13% ($49,662)
from Alamance County, NC  0.13% ($35,271)


9.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,693 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.27%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($425 average AGI)
Durham County:

0.13%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

5.15% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($24,102 average AGI)
3.99% relocated to other states ($22,165 average AGI)
Durham County:

3.99%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wake County, NC  2.18% ($46,913 average AGI)
to Orange County, NC  0.95% ($46,724)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.24% ($40,551)
to Granville County, NC  0.19% ($35,440)
to Guilford County, NC  0.19% ($31,920)
to Alamance County, NC  0.17% ($37,468)
to New York County, NY  0.14% ($51,789)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 16.2

Births per 1000 population in Durham County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 6.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Durham County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Durham County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 26,302 (21,216 aged, 5,086 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.25
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 23797.72
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 523.080
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 51984.5

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1644.390
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 722.230
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4.53

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 56.82
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 110.070

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.54
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 120.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 93.5
  • Cut/Pierce - 13.9
  • Other - 13.3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 91.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 45.9
  • Suffocation - 20.5
  • Poisoning - 18.7
  • Other - 6.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 257,466

Size of family households: 27,450 2-persons, 15,766 3-persons, 11,564 4-persons, 5,137 5-persons, 2,186 6-persons, 1,383 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 35,310 1-person, 8,598 2-persons, 1,402 3-persons, 332 4-persons, 134 5-persons, 53 6-persons, 33 7-or-more-persons.

29,085 married couples with children.
15,803 single-parent households (2,068 men, 13,735 women).

86.1% of residents of Durham County speak English at home.
8.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (35% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 29% speak English not well, 17% don't speak English at all).
2.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (75% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,279,004,000 ($9506 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $148,794,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $445,943,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $222,420,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,570,000
Federal grants: $902,511,000
Federal procurement contracts: $399,996,000 ($68,034,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $302,563,000 ($10,780,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $71,175,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $191,467,000
Federal Government insurance: $145,719,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 20,661
Here:

85 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 8,836
Here:

36 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +11,152
Here:

+46 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -3,418
Here -14 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Durham County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 30.47 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 3,905
  • 2000 to 2004: 25,372
  • 1990 to 1999: 24,336
  • 1980 to 1989: 20,882
  • 1970 to 1979: 14,624
  • 1960 to 1969: 12,240
  • 1950 to 1959: 10,704
  • 1940 to 1949: 5,264
  • 1939 or earlier: 7,674
Rooms in houses/apartments in Durham County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 17
  • 2 rooms: 239
  • 3 rooms: 1,176
  • 4 rooms: 3,353
  • 5 rooms: 10,845
  • 6 rooms: 12,221
  • 7 rooms: 8,537
  • 8 rooms: 6,238
  • 9+ rooms: 5,652
  • 1 room: 1,235
  • 2 rooms: 4,542
  • 3 rooms: 8,672
  • 4 rooms: 13,121
  • 5 rooms: 8,215
  • 6 rooms: 3,319
  • 7 rooms: 968
  • 8 rooms: 418
  • 9+ rooms: 247
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Durham County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 54
  • 1 bedroom: 984
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,366
  • 3 bedrooms: 27,624
  • 4 bedrooms: 9,657
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,593
  • no bedroom: 1,392
  • 1 bedroom: 12,864
  • 2 bedrooms: 17,976
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,220
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,050
  • 5+ bedrooms: 235
Cars and other vehicles available in Durham County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,560
  • 1 vehicle: 13,083
  • 2 vehicles: 22,418
  • 3 vehicles: 8,635
  • 4 vehicles: 1,918
  • 5+ vehicles: 664
  • no vehicle: 6,714
  • 1 vehicle: 20,418
  • 2 vehicles: 10,922
  • 3 vehicles: 2,081
  • 4 vehicles: 389
  • 5+ vehicles: 213

47% of Durham County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 39% lived in North Carolina.

Durham County:

46.7%
State average:

54.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $122,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Durham County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (52.3%)
  • Electricity (33.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.9%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Electricity (67.9%)
  • Utility gas (25.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,123
Here:

13.5%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 920
Here:

9.4%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7,259
Here:

46.8%
North Carolina:

20.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Durham County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $13,850,000
    Libraries: $6,021,000
    General - Other: $5,643,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,319,000
    Other Higher Education: $4,698,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,056,000
    Health - Other: $285,000
    Police Protection: $116,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $264,618,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $85,616,000
    Health - Other: $65,974,000
    General - Other: $34,295,000
    Other Higher Education: $26,331,000
    Police Protection: $14,438,000
    Liquor Stores: $13,399,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,051,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,668,000
    Financial Administration: $6,581,000
    Libraries: $6,147,000
    Local Fire Protection: $5,500,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,657,000
    Sewerage: $2,140,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,807,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,755,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,713,000
    Water Utilities: $917,000
    Housing and Community Development: $83,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $16,581,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health - Other: $69,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $198,695,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $1,734,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,564,000
    Other Higher Education: $691,000
    Central Staff Services: $151,000
    Health - Other: $95,000
    Police Protection: $78,000
    General - Other: $69,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $265,887,000

Durham County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $30,923,000
    Sewerage: $5,415,000
    Higher Education - Other: $5,094,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $3,791,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $3,580,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,136,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $401,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,265,000
    Education: $120,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,071,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,295,000
    Public Welfare: $722,000
    Health and Hospitals: $392,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $12,811,000
    Interest Earnings: $8,778,000
    Rents: $1,950,000
    Special Assessments: $2,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $14,827,000
    Water Utilities: $2,321,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $257,484,000
    Education: $197,278,000
    Health and Hospitals: $16,155,000
    All Other: $4,762,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,677,000
  • Tax - Property: $182,475,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $49,824,000
    NEC: $7,491,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,210,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $660,000
    Other License: $422,000

Durham County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $327,225,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $288,404,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $61,005,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,184,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $21,500,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $21,500,000

Durham County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $101,535,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $112,821,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,040,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Durham County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Durham County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 51 full 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 ORIGINATED1,195$164,6081,954$187,7585,683$181,410151$101,21913$6,652,231470$118,20025$146,680
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED70$174,843107$223,897405$170,80534$73,2941$34,00032$119,7504$45,750
APPLICATIONS DENIED158$149,886257$167,1671,731$169,435173$38,9420$0180$104,06716$73,688
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN170$166,329245$185,5711,171$175,48632$92,0942$19,701,00071$99,4656$90,167
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS31$151,06542$185,548339$174,97119$70,7890$017$115,3532$112,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 46 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED336$204,839262$199,3974$149,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED79$240,44376$189,4087$172,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED28$212,17947$213,4681$214,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN14$188,5719$238,1110$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$128,2229$217,6674$115,250

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Durham County, 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 County, 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 County, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Kroger3
Advance Auto Parts5La-Z-Boy1
Aeropostale1Lane Bryant1
Arby's4Lane Furniture2
AutoZone3Little Caesars Pizza2
Baskin-Robbins1Lowe's1
Bath & Body Works1Macy's1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Marriott4
Ben & Jerry's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Blockbuster3McDonald's7
Budget Car Rental1Motherhood Maternity1
Burger King4New Balance1
CVS4Nike12
Catherines1Office Depot1
Charlotte Russe1Papa John's Pizza2
Chevrolet1Payless1
Chick-Fil-A3Penske1
Chipotle1PetSmart1
Church's Chicken2Pizza Hut2
Comfort Inn1Quality1
Comfort Suites1Quiznos3
Costco1RadioShack3
Cracker Barrel1Red Roof Inn1
Cricket Wireless9Rite Aid4
Curves2Ruby Tuesday1
Dairy Queen1Sears3
Days Inn1Sheraton1
Discount Tire1Shoe Carnival1
Domino's Pizza4Sleep Inn1
DressBarn2Spencer Gifts1
Dressbarn1Sprint Nextel1
Dunkin Donuts2Staples1
Extended Stay Deluxe2Starbucks4
FedEx33Subway12
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Super 81
Foot Locker1T-Mobile5
Ford1T.G.I. Driday's1
GNC2Taco Bell3
GameStop3Toys"R"Us1
H&R Block5True Value1
Haagen-Dazs1U-Haul12
Hardee's2UPS35
Hilton3Verizon Wireless1
Holiday Inn3Victoria's Secret1
Home Depot1Waffle House1
IHOP1Walgreens1
Jones New York3Walmart1
Just Tires1Wendy's4
Justice1Whole Foods Market1
KFC5Wingate1
Kincaid1YMCA1

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