Durham, North Carolina 

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Population

285,897

+16.8% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.1%

Median Income

$49,585

Median Home Price

$310,600

Median Age

33.6

Comfort Index (Climate)

6.9 / 6.6

summer / winter

NC Gifts

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.
State: North Carolina
County: Durham County
Metro Area: Durham-Chapel Hill Metro Area
City: Durham
Zip Codes: 27713 27707 27703 27705 27704 27701 27712 27503 27709
Cost of Living: -4.8% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 441 ft above sea level
Durham, NC Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
College-town amenities
Attractive residential areas
Strong economy
Cons
Home prices
Crime rates
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.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Durham is 4.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). 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 4.8% lower 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
In the last Presidential election, Durham county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 80.4% to 18.0%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Durham's population is 285,897 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 16.8%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Durham is Real Estate: $310,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.6%.

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



Best Places to Live in Durham Rankings


Housing Market in Durham

It's a good time to buy in Durham. Home Appreciation is up 17.8% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Durham is $310,600.
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Reviews for Durham   43 Reviews
Durham is changing - 10/10/2021
I've lived in durham for a few years and my experience is coming from someone who has traveled all over the world and has lived in many different states. First things... Read More

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Love This City - 3/17/2021
I live here for my entire life and it has never gotten boring, I love the scenery, nightlife and basically everything here. There is always something new to do and... Read More

Meh. Ready to move on. - 2/7/2021
On the whole, I really don't see what people get so excited about when pitching Durham (and the triangle) on all those "best places for 20-somethings" lists. I've had... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA
27713 27707 27703 27705 27704 27701 27712 27503 27709

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