Durham County NC Information


Durham County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 313,764
Daytime Population: Workers 214,980
Daytime Population: Residents 158,296
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 373,276
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 299,885
Population in Familes 221,381
Population in Group Qrtrs 13,879
Population Density2 1,097
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $52,939
Average Household Income $75,433
Per Capita Income $31,104


Total Housing Units 137,114 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 63,636 (46.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 62,774 (45.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,704 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $200,159
Average Home Value $245,380


Total Households 126,410
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 72,238
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 2.22% 1.92%
Households 2.02% 1.93%
Families 1.8% 1.8%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.36%


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, 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 # 6 95th
Population Density # 4 97th
Diversity Index # 5 96th
Median Household Income # 11 90th
Per Capita Income # 9 92nd

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