Durham County NC Information


Durham County Subdivisions

Durham County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 304,278
Population in Households 290,195
Population in Familes 214,906
Population in Group Qrtrs 14,083
Population Density1 1,064
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 122,362
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 70,182
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 133,435 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62,338 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 60,024 (45.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,073 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $197,167
Average Home Value $241,655


Median Household Income $51,245
Average Household Income $72,341
Per Capita Income $29,846
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.08% 1.93%
Households 1.82% 1.94%
Families 1.62% 1.82%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
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.


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, 2016 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 # 12 89th
Per Capita Income # 8 93rd

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