Durham, NC 27704 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27704: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Durham, NC 27704

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,051
  • Single Family Addresses: 12,356
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,448
  • County: Durham County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.034, Longitude -78.869
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Durham, NC 27704 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 39,101
Daytime Population: Workers 19,665
Daytime Population: Residents 21,390
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 41,055
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 38,668
Population in Familes 30,855
Population in Group Qrtrs 433
Population Density2 904
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $41,467
Average Household Income $54,913
Per Capita Income $20,982


Total Housing Units 15,989 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,709 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,031 (44.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,249 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $142,219
Average Home Value $157,540


Total Households 14,740
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 9,499
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.71% 1.76%
Households 1.5% 1.65%
Families 1.35% 1.57%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

Durham, NC 27704 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27704 to the other 782 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 73 91st
Population Density # 121 85th
Diversity Index # 44 95th
Median Household Income # 435 45th
Per Capita Income # 537 31st

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