Durham, NC 27701 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27701: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Durham, NC 27701

Not Acceptable, USPS
East Durham, NC 27701

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Durham County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.999, Longitude -78.899
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,333
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 10,470
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,912
    • Single Family Addresses: 7,558

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Durham, NC 27701 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 25,767
Daytime Population: Workers 25,904
Daytime Population: Residents 13,883
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 39,787
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.54
Population in Households 24,004
Population in Familes 15,541
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,763
Population Density2 4,818
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $29,307
Average Household Income $49,868
Per Capita Income $20,881


Total Housing Units 11,958 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,458 (20.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,772 (65.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,728 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $181,602
Average Home Value $230,747


Total Households 10,230
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 4,799
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 2.13% 2.01%
Households 2.38% 2.13%
Families 1.9% 1.95%
Median Household Income   0.88%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Durham, NC 27701 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27701 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 # 147 81st
Population Density # 9 99th
Diversity Index # 32 96th
Median Household Income # 730 7th
Per Capita Income # 546 30th

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