Durham, NC 27709 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27709: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Durham, NC 27709

Acceptable Alternative
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Rtp, NC 27709

  • ZIP Code Type: PO BOX
  • Businesses Addresses: 773
  • Single Family Addresses: 0
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Durham County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.914, Longitude -78.849
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Durham, NC 27709 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 850
Population in Households 850
Population in Familes 456
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 144
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 505
Average Household Size 1.68
Family Households 188
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 535 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 68 (12.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 437 (81.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $287,500
Average Home Value $351,103


Median Household Income $45,318
Average Household Income $55,074
Per Capita Income $32,720
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 7.24% 5.12%
Households 7.65% 5.15%
Families 7.76% 5.27%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   2.8%
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 27709 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27709 to the other 771 ZIP Codes 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 # 698 10th
Population Density1 # 371 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 64 92nd
Median Household Income # 276 64th
Per Capita Income # 82 89th

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