Durham, North Carolina 

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+49.2% since 2020

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

97.5 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

6.9 / 6.6

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Durham, North Carolina

Durham, North Carolina is a city with something for everyone. Explore the unique culture of downtown Durham and visit its many museums, art galleries, theatres, and shops. Take a walk through Duke Gardens or listen to live music at the bustling American Tobacco Campus. Visit the restored Bennett Place Historic Site and learn about the historic Civil War Battle of Bennett Place. For those looking for outdoor recreation, explore Eno River State Park or Lake Jordan. From world-class education to local craft breweries - Durham offers something special to all who visit! College town(s) Mid-sized-city complex - Northeast-central North Carolina, 40 miles south of Virginia border.
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: -2.5% 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.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
College-town amenities
Attractive residential areas
Strong economy
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.


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

Compared to the rest of the country, Durham's cost of living is 2.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Durham's Cost of Living

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

In the last Presidential election, Durham county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 80.4% to 18.0%. More Voting Stats

Durham's population is 279,106 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 16.8%. Learn More...

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

The median home cost in Durham is $388,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 14.9%.

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 14.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Durham is $388,000.
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Reviews for Durham   43 Reviews
Great place to live despite crime rates - 5/18/2022
I was raised in this city, left for work in the 2010s, and returned in 2018. This city has changed a lot over the years for the better. Growing up there was not a ton to... Read More

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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

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

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