Durham, NC 27703 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27703: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Durham, NC 27703

Not Acceptable, USPS
East Durham, NC 27703

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Durham County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.974, Longitude -78.839
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 27703 has segments in 2 Counties (Durham, Wake).

  • Businesses Addresses: 1,409
  • PO Box Addresses: 479
  • Residential Addresses: 22,161
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,730
    • Single Family Addresses: 18,431

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

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Durham, NC 27703 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 55,981
Daytime Population: Workers 30,923
Daytime Population: Residents 28,246
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 59,169
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 55,735
Population in Familes 44,909
Population in Group Qrtrs 246
Population Density2 1,136
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $55,241
Average Household Income $69,717
Per Capita Income $26,262


Total Housing Units 22,575 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,617 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,381 (37.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,577 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $175,537
Average Home Value $195,526


Total Households 20,998
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 13,986
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 3.53% 2.56%
Households 3.57% 2.53%
Families 3.37% 2.41%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Durham, NC 27703 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27703 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 # 15 98th
Population Density # 98 88th
Diversity Index # 37 95th
Median Household Income # 129 84th
Per Capita Income # 246 69th

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