27503 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Durham, NC (0.02%)
County: Durham County, NC
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 6,597
Zip code population in 2010: 3,471
Zip code population in 2000: 3,304

Houses and condos: 1,419
Renter-occupied apartments: 92
% of renters here:

7%
State:

36%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 27503: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 36.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 181 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 27503
Zip code 27503 (Durham, North Carolina) real estate house value trends

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.9% ($2,339)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,304)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,450 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,426 (0.9%)

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Males: 4,826  (73.2%)
Females: 1,771  (26.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 27503:

For population 15 years and over in 27503:

Zip code 27503 compared to state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Races in zip code 27503

  • Zip code 27503 races chart
    • 2,915White population
    • 399Black population
    • 9American Indian population
    • 30Asian population
    • 1Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 9Some other race population
    • 36Two or more races population
    • 72Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $269,400
27503:

$269,400
North Carolina:

$154,300
Median resident age:
This zip code:

42.7 years
North Carolina median age:

37.9 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.7 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 27503, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $79,827 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$79,827
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $65,153 (reported on 83.2% of returns)
Here:

$65,153
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 67.2% for AGIs below $25k, 78.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 67.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 72.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 76.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 51.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $832 (reported on 49.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$832
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $4,128 (reported on 28.1% of returns)
Here:

$4,128
State:

$6,213
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$4,384 (reported on 22.8% of returns)
Here:

+$4,384
State:

+$12,740
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$14,615 (reported on 19.8% of returns)
Here:

+$14,615
State:

+$10,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.8% for AGIs below $25k, 3.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $20,046 (reported on 14.4% of returns)
27503:

$20,046
North Carolina:

$15,575
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.6% for AGIs below $25k, 3.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $28,733 (reported on 1.8% of returns)
27503:

$28,733
North Carolina:

$21,078

Total itemized deductions: $24,841 (21% of AGI, reported on 55.1% of returns)
Here:

$24,841
State:

$23,438

Here:

21.2% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 17.6% for AGIs below $25k, 15.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 18.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 18.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 15.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,339 (reported on 47.3% of returns)
Here:

$4,339
State:

$4,687
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $9,575 (reported on 54.5% of returns)
27503:

$9,575
State:

$8,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.8% for AGIs below $25k, 4.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,887 (reported on 9.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,887
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 50.9%
Here:

51%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 40.5% for AGIs below $25k, 50.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 57.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 52.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 51.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 77.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 27503, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $66,285 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$66,285
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $57,734 (reported on 83.8% of returns)
Here:

$57,734
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 289.6% for AGIs below $10k, 70.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 79.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 77.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 66.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,161 (reported on 57.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,161
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 21.2% for AGIs below $10k, 2.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,587 (reported on 31.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,587
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 16.3% for AGIs below $10k, 1.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$15,159 (reported on 27.0% of returns)
Here:

+$15,159
State:

+$11,152
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -10.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, -0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$12,573 (reported on 19.4% of returns)
Here:

+$12,573
State:

+$9,490
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -29.8% for AGIs below $10k, 7.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.2% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,283 (reported on 2.9% of returns)
27503:

$3,283
North Carolina:

$2,967

Self-employed pension: $25,636 (reported on 1.4% of returns)
Here:

$25,636
North Carolina:

$14,754

Total itemized deductions: $22,568 (22% of AGI, reported on 53.4% of returns)
Here:

$22,568
State:

$19,464

Here:

21.6% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 78.8% for AGIs below $10k, 15.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 16.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 22.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 19.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $4,017 (4% of AGI, reported on 48.5% of returns)
Here:

$4,017
State:

$4,035

Here:

3.7% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.3% for AGIs below $10k, 1.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $10,878 (reported on 81.9% of returns)
27503:

$10,878
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.8% for AGIs below $10k, 4.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,496 (reported on 7.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,496
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 57.0%
Here:

57%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 51.1% for AGIs below $10k, 58.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 56.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 59.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 54.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 60.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$89,180
North Carolina:

$45,906
Durham, NC (27503) map Nearest zip codes: 27712, 27572, 27509, 27704, 27583, 27701.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

60.3%
North Carolina:

50.2%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

0.0%
North Carolina:

5.4%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 18
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,225


Housing units in zip code 27503 with a mortgage: 798 (47 second mortgage, 206 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 353

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,862
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S569

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

5.1%
Whole state:

17.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

2.8%
Whole state:

10.0%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.3
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.5
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Year house built

  • 112010 or later
  • 1222000 to 2009
  • 2161990 to 1999
  • 3641980 to 1989
  • 2931970 to 1979
  • 1731960 to 1969
  • 811950 to 1959
  • 311940 to 1949
  • 1281939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Durham, NC (27503)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 171 bedroom
  • 772 bedrooms
  • 5353 bedrooms
  • 3204 bedrooms
  • 2025+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Durham, NC (27503)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 772 bedrooms
  • 153 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Durham, NC (27503) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 0no vehicle
  • 1571 vehicle
  • 4322 vehicles
  • 4473 vehicles
  • 564 vehicles
  • 595+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Durham, NC (27503) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 0no vehicle
  • 291 vehicle
  • 632 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $844.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $269,400
27503:

$269,400
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $153,400 - $421,100

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $429,843
Here:

$429,843
State:

$219,576

Mobile homes: $34,107
Here:

$34,107
State:

$64,697

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 3.6%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 81.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,349

Size of family households: 535 2-persons, 248 3-persons, 109 4-persons, 90 5-persons, 11 6-persons, 33 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 210 1-person, 7 2-persons

759 married couples with children.
0 single-parent households ().

87.1% of residents of 27503 zip code speak English at home.
10.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% very well, 14% well, 18% not well, 8% not at all).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% very well, 26% well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (79% very well, 21% well).

Foreign born population: 298 (4.5%)
(5.7% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

4.5%
Whole state:

7.6%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 71%Mexico
  • 8%Colombia
  • 4%Germany
  • 3%Uzbekistan
  • 3%Belize
  • 3%El Salvador
  • 3%Guatemala

Most common first ancestries reported in 27503 (%)

  • 33%Other groups
  • 12%English
  • 9%American
  • 6%German
  • 4%Irish
  • 3%African
  • 2%Italian

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 82010 or later
  • 542000 to 2009
  • 1921990 to 1999
  • 171Before 1990

Zip code 27503 topographic map

Public primary/middle schools in zip code 27503 not listed on the city page:

  • MANGUM ELEMENTARY (Students: 340; Location: 9008 QUAIL ROOST ROAD, BAHAMA, NC; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ANN ATWATER COMMUNITY (Students: 109; Location: 8305 ROXBORO ROAD, BAHAMA, NC; Grades: 04 - 10)

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 27503 marital status for males
Zip code 27503 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3.1%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 48%Electricity
  • 44%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4%Wood
  • 4%Utility gas
  • 1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Population in 1990: 3,276. Population change in the 1990s: +28 (+0.9%).

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


65% of the 27503 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

81% of the 27503 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 8% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 6% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 62
Here:

15.6%
North Carolina:

9.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 75
Here:

20.1%
North Carolina:

7.7%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 64
Here:

16.5%
North Carolina:

17.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 250,001Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 120,417Management occupations
  • 92,946Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 77,917Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 47,663Education, training, and library occupations
  • 46,442Business and financial operations occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


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)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
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 Value
LOANS ORIGINATED60$173,24876$212,847371$200,34910$78,76211$135,88810$139,371
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$214,2653$188,81327$205,0243$8,4070$01$75,100
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$151,29517$213,561108$209,55111$47,8914$135,7652$69,900
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$183,7069$191,02875$207,6064$104,7651$160,1202$96,885
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$351,7001$166,17027$208,6861$82,9801$264,2501$98,280

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0016.01 , 0016.03, 0021.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED16$215,14812$232,513
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$297,1922$259,370
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$192,3402$243,960
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$314,5500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0016.01 , 0016.03, 0021.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 27503 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2467.7 years
John2070.3 years
James1468.1 years
Robert1367.4 years
Mary1177.0 years
George975.8 years
Charles874.1 years
Joseph777.1 years
Eddie669.3 years
Willie675.4 years
Most common last names in zip code 27503 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ellis4372.6 years
Tilley2278.0 years
Roberts2075.8 years
Crabtree1975.2 years
Mangum1882.3 years
Parker1282.0 years
Jones1073.6 years
Wilkins1082.0 years
Johnson972.7 years
Jacobs962.3 years

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