Durham, North Carolina 

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Population

257,232

+16.8% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.5%

Median Income

$49,585

Median Home Price

$223,200

Best Places to Live in Durham, North Carolina

College town(s) Mid-sized-city complex - Northeast-central North Carolina, 40 miles south of Virginia border. May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Durham, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-College-town amenities
-Attractive residential areas
-Strong economy
Cons
-Home prices
-Crime rates
-Hot, humid summers

Local Listings in Durham
 $1,200,000 
3500 Emily St
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1050 SqFt
 $309,000 
3207 Fayetteville St
Bed 5 | Bath 2 | 2803 SqFt
 $230,000 
4813 Howe St
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 1644 SqFt

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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QUICK FACTS

City: Durham
Zip Codes: 27713 27707 27703 27705 27704 27701 27712 27503 27709
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 441 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Durham is 3.5% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Durham jobs have increased by 2.0%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Durham's cost of living is 1.2% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Durham's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Durham, while July and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Durham county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Durham's population is 257,232 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 16.8%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Durham is $223,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.1%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Durham public schools spend $10,936 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.6 students per teacher in Durham. More Education


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Housing Market in Durham

It's a good time to buy in Durham. Home Appreciation is up 11.8% in the last 12 months. Browse Durham Real Estate

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Reviews for Durham   38 Reviews
Welcome to the GHETTO - 4/2/2019
I have been living here for 13 years and I hate it. When I first got here downtown was a ghost town. It has been rehabbed with all sorts of wacky houses and... Read More

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Over-hyped, Overrated Relocation Destination - 3/21/2019
Saving up to move out! Status 5 years. Sum: Didn't take long to see it all. Southern charm left, slabbed with northeasterners moving in. Cost of living is rapidly on... Read More

No to Durham But Yes to Wilmington NC - 12/31/2018
Durham. We had friends living locally, the marketing made it seem hip and affordable, the weather looked good. So what was not to like? We are a couple in our 30s... Read More


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27713 27707 27703 27705 27704 27701 27712 27503 27709

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NEW LISTINGS IN DURHAM
$1,200,000
3500 Emily St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$309,000
3207 Fayetteville St
Bed 5 | Bath 2

$230,000
4813 Howe St
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$564,900
3806 Regent Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$375,000
106 Galena Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$209,900
309 Hugo St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$185,000
2211 Concord St
Bed 3 | Bath 1

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