Durham, North Carolina 

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Population

257,636

89% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.4%

Median Income

$49,585

Avg. Home Price

$174,500

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

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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.


QUICK FACTS

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

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Durham is 4.4% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Durham jobs have increased by 2.25%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Durham's cost of living is 2.90% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Durham's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Durham's population is 257,636 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 88.59%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 8 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Durham is $174,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 13.98%. 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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Durham

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Reviews for Durham    34 Reviews
Progressive island of culture - 10/24/2017
One of the most progressive communities in North Carolina, Durham is also known for its foodie scene and for its medical industry.... (Read More)

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No One I Know Likes Durham - 3/25/2014
Durham is strange, if you are black or yankey Durham is a great town but otherwise... This is a backwater one horse town that does not like locals. The main employer in... (Read More)
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Getting Around - 12/6/2013
Traffic is getting heavier because population in the area is increasing, but quality of life remains excellent. There are many activities for singles, couples, and... (Read More)

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