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Durham-Chapel Hill Metro Area, North Carolina   Add Favorite    0 Reviews | Review This Place


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-Hot, humid summers

What Bert Has To Say About Durham-Chapel Hill Metro Area

Previously, the so-called “Durham” metro area was part of the larger Research Triangle triumvirate of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metro area. Now Raleigh, and the large suburban enclave of Cary, have been split off into a metro area of that name, leaving the western half of the former metro area under the name Durham. The Durham area includes Chapel Hill, so on the surface, the two major cities in the area are both college towns – Durham is home to Duke University, while Chapel Hill is home to the University of North Carolina. But that’s where the similarities end. Durham is an old tobacco town, not too prosperous, not too interesting but livable. Some of the old tobacco processing plants in town add some historic interest.

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  • Location: Northeast-central North Carolina, 40 miles south of Virginia border
  • Country: United States
  • State: North Carolina
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  • Metro Area: Durham-Chapel Hill Metro Area

Quick Facts About Durham-Chapel Hill

    The unemployment rate in Durham-Chapel Hill Metro Area is 4.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Durham-Chapel Hill Metro Area jobs have Increased by 2.26 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Durham-Chapel Hill Metro Area's cost of living is 3.50% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Durham-Chapel Hill Metro Area's population is 552,493 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 60.32 percent.
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Durham-Chapel Hill Metro Area is $196,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 16.79%.
    Durham-Chapel Hill Metro Area public schools spend $11,077 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.1 students per teacher in Durham-Chapel Hill Metro Area.

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