Durham, NC 27703 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27703: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Durham, NC 27703

Not Acceptable, USPS
East Durham, NC 27703

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,384
  • Single Family Addresses: 16,960
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,497
  • County: Durham County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.974, Longitude -78.839
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 27703 has segments in 2 Counties (Durham, Wake).

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Durham, NC 27703 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 53,077
Population in Households 52,816
Population in Familes 42,640
Population in Group Qrtrs 261
Population Density1 1,050
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 19,882
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 13,272
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 21,540 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,967 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,915 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,658 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $173,243
Average Home Value $188,754


Median Household Income $53,449
Average Household Income $66,782
Per Capita Income $25,140
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.29% 2.79%
Households 3.35% 2.78%
Families 3.15% 2.66%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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, NC 27703 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27703 to the other 775 ZIP Codes 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 # 21 97th
Population Density1 # 104 87th
Diversity Index2 # 34 96th
Median Household Income # 133 83rd
Per Capita Income # 245 69th

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