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: 1,315
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 10,502
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,907
    • Single Family Addresses: 7,595

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

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Durham, NC 27701 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 26,376
Population in Households 24,609
Population in Familes 15,953
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,767
Population Density1 4,873
Diversity Index2 75


Median Household Income $32,152
Average Household Income $53,099
Per Capita Income $22,644


Total Housing Units 12,776 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,636 (20.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,087 (63.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,053 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $191,102
Average Home Value $240,269


Total Households 10,723
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 4,925
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 1.96% 2.4%
Households 2.28% 2.41%
Families 1.78% 2.36%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

Durham, NC 27701 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27701 to the other 775 ZIP Codes 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 # 140 82nd
Population Density # 10 99th
Diversity Index # 33 96th
Median Household Income # 714 8th
Per Capita Income # 479 38th

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