Durham, NC 27708 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27708: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Durham, NC 27708

Not Acceptable, USPS
Duke, NC 27708
Duke University, NC 27708

  • Businesses Addresses: 41
  • Single Family Addresses: 0
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Durham County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.997, Longitude -78.939
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

Neighborhood Data

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Durham, NC 27708 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,953
Population in Households 669
Population in Familes 259
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,284
Population Density1 5,743
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 195
Average Household Size 3.43
Family Households 68
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 206 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 40 (19.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 155 (75.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $128,571
Average Home Value $184,375


Median Household Income $14,923
Average Household Income $29,670
Per Capita Income $7,633
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% 0.12%
Households 0.59% 1.1%
Families 0.48% 1.15%
Median Household Income   -0.09%
Per Capita Income   0.21%
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 27708 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27708 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 # 444 43rd
Population Density1 # 3 100th
Diversity Index2 # 101 87th
Median Household Income # 764 2nd
Per Capita Income # 762 2nd

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