Durham County NC Information

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Durham County Subdivisions

Durham County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 294,230
Population in Households 280,201
Population in Familes 207,251
Population in Group Qrtrs 14,029
Population Density1 1,029
Diversity Index2 73
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 119,486
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 68,629
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 130,486 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 61,132 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 58,354 (44.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,000 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $208,080
Average Home Value $251,834
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $49,861
Average Household Income $70,073
Per Capita Income $28,739
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.82% 2.02%
Households 1.7% 2.17%
Families 1.49% 2.05%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Durham County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Durham County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 6 95th
Population Density1 # 4 97th
Diversity Index2 # 5 96th
Median Household Income # 18 83rd
Per Capita Income # 11 90th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.

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