Durham, NC Population

By | June 24, 2019

Population: 187,035. Estimated population in July 2020: 204,845 (+9.5% change)
Males: 89,884 (48.1%), Females: 97,151 (51.9%)

Durham County

Zip codes: 27701, 27703, 27704, 27705, 27706, 27707, 27712, 27713.

Median resident age: 31.0 years
Median household income: $41,160
Median house value: $126,100

Races in Durham:

  • Black (43.8%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (42.4%)
  • Hispanic (8.6%)
  • Other race (4.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Asian Indian (1.3%)
  • Chinese (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: English (8.1%), German (7.2%), Irish (5.7%), United States (5.0%), Italian (2.1%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%).

Elevation: 394 feet

Land area: 94.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Durham

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 41.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Durham city

  • Never married: 37.4%
  • Now married: 44.4%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

12.1% Foreign born (6.7% Latin America, 2.9% Asia).

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

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Durham:

  • DUKE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (PO BOX 3708 DUMC ERWIN RD)
  • DURHAM REGIONAL HOSPITAL (3643 N ROXBORO ST)
  • NORTH CAROLINA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (1110 W MAIN ST)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Durham:

  • RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL (about 12 miles; RALEIGH/DURHAM, NC; Abbreviation: RDU)
  • DANVILLE REGIONAL (about 50 miles; DANVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: DAN)
  • POPE AFB (about 57 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: POB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Durham:

  • HORACE WILLIAMS (about 11 miles; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Abbreviation: IGX)
  • PERSON COUNTY (about 21 miles; ROXBORO, NC; Abbreviation: TDF)
  • WHITFIELD FARMS (about 24 miles; HURDLE MILLS, NC; Abbreviation: 4W4)
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.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Durham:

  • DUKE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 11,898; Location: 103 ALLEN BLDG; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 4,487; Location: 1801 FAYETTEVILLE ST; Public; Website: www.nccu.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • DURHAM TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,338; Location: 1637 LAWSON ST; Public; Website: dtcc.cc.nc.us)
  • CENTER FOR EMPLOYMENT TRAINING-RESEARCH TRGL PK (Full-time enrollment: 118; Location: GOLDEN BELT CENTER, BOX 4B, 807 E. MAIN STREET; Private, not-for-profit)
  • DUDLEY BEAUTY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 79; Location: 3117 SHANNON RD; Private, for-profit)
  • CAROLINA BEAUTY COLLEGE 3 (Full-time enrollment: 77; Location: 5100 N ROXBORO RD; Private, for-profit)
  • WATTS SCHOOL OF NURSING (Full-time enrollment: 50; Location: 3643 N ROXBORO Road; Public; Website: drh.duhs.duke.edu/wattsson)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Durham:

  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL (about 15 miles; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Full-time enrollment: 22,324)
  • MEREDITH COLLEGE (about 19 miles; RALEIGH, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,173)
  • NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY AT RALEIGH (about 24 miles; RALEIGH, NC; Full-time enrollment: 23,918)
  • SHAW UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; RALEIGH, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,299)
  • WAKE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 26 miles; RALEIGH, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,754)
  • CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 41 miles; SANFORD, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,400)
  • CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY INC (about 42 miles; BUIES CREEK, NC; Full-time enrollment: 5,286)

Schools

Public high schools in Durham:

  • C E JORDAN HIGH (Students: 1,846; Location: 6806 GARRETT ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • RIVERSIDE HIGH (Students: 1,750; Location: 3218 ROSE OF SHARON ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NORTHERN HIGH (Students: 1,602; Location: 117 TOM WILKINSON ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SOUTHERN HIGH (Students: 1,471; Location: 800 CLAYTON ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HILLSIDE HIGH (Students: 1,460; Location: 3727 FAYETTEVILLE ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NC SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND MATH (Students: 595; Location: 1219 BROAD STREET; Grades: 11 – 12)
Private high schools in Durham:

  • DURHAM ACADEMY (Students: 1,023; Location: 3116 ACADEMY RD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • CAROLINA FRIENDS SCHOOL (Students: 491; Location: 4809 FRIENDS SCHOOL RD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • CRESSET CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 346; Location: 3707 GARRETT RD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • CAMELOT ACADEMY (Students: 153; Location: 809 PROCTOR DR; Grades: KG – 12)
  • MT ZION CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 148; Location: 3519 FAYETTEVILLE ST; Grades: KG – 12)
  • THE HILL CENTER (Students: 144; Location: 3200 PICKETT RDAD; Grades: 1 – 12)
  • IBAD-AR-RAHMAN SCHOOL (Students: 83; Location: 3034 FAYETTEVILLE ST; Grades: PK – 12)
  • FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 54; Location: 515 SOUTHERLAND STREET; Grades: KG – 12)
  • TABERNACLE OF LIFE CHR SCH (Students: 11; Location: 2400 SOVEREIGN ST; Grades: 1 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Durham:

  • DURHAM SCH OF THE ARTS (Students: 1,401; Location: 400 NORTH DUKE STREET; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • GEORGE L CARRINGTON MIDDLE (Students: 1,279; Location: 227 MILTON ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SHERWOOD GITHENS MIDDLE (Students: 1,067; Location: 4800 CHAPEL HILL ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • PARKWOOD ELEMENTARY (Students: 1,020; Location: 5207 REVERE ROAD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • OAK GROVE ELEMENTARY (Students: 908; Location: 3810 WAKE FOREST ROAD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • FOREST VIEW ELEMENTARY (Students: 908; Location: 3007 MOUNT SINAI ROAD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • PEARSONTOWN ELEMENTARY (Students: 863; Location: 4915 BARBEE ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SOUTHWEST ELEMENTARY (Students: 850; Location: 2320 COOK ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • HOPE VALLEY ELEMENTARY (Students: 843; Location: 3005 DIXON ROAD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • NEAL MIDDLE (Students: 813; Location: 201 BAPTIST ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Durham:

  • IMMACULATA CATHOLIC SCH (Students: 457; Location: 721 BURCH AVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • DUKE SCH FOR CHILDREN (Students: 455; Location: 1516 HULL AVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • GORMAN EARLY EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 266; Location: 3315 E. GEER STREET; Grades: PK – 7)
  • MONTESSORI COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 200; Location: 4512 POPE ROAD; Grades: PK – 6)
  • BETHESDA BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 172; Location: 1914 SOUTH MIAMI BOULEVARD; Grades: KG – 5)
  • TRIANGLE DAY SCHOOL (Students: 141; Location: 4911 NEAL RD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • MONTSRI CHLDRNS HOUSE-DURHAM (Students: 126; Location: 2400 UNIVERSITY RIVE; Grades: PK – 6)
  • TRINITY SCHOOL (Students: 123; Location: 4011 PICKETT ROAD; Grades: KG – 7)
  • GREENBRIAR ACADEMY (Students: 123; Location: PO BOX 71719; Grades: PK – 11)
  • ST LUKE’S EARLY CHILDHOOD CTR (Students: 110; Location: 1737 HILLANDALE RD; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Durham:

  • DURHAM COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $5,850,883; Location: 300 N. ROXBORO STREET; 471,425 books; 14,011 audio materials; 6,171 video materials; 1,370 serial subscriptions)