Durham County NC Information


Durham County Subdivisions

Durham County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 319,911
Population in Households 306,049
Population in Familes 227,576
Population in Group Qrtrs 13,862
Population Density1 1,119
Diversity Index2 73


Median Household Income $56,515
Average Household Income $79,058
Per Capita Income $32,570


Total Housing Units 139,420 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 68,346 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 60,625 (43.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,449 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $203,177
Average Home Value $249,044


Total Households 128,971
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 73,747
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 2.19% 1.86%
Households 2.02% 1.88%
Families 1.83% 1.77%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.01%


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, 2018 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 Density # 4 97th
Diversity Index # 5 96th
Median Household Income # 10 91st
Per Capita Income # 8 93rd

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