Durham, North Carolina 

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Economy in Durham, North Carolina

Durham has an unemployment rate of 4.4%. The US average is 5.2%.

Durham has seen the job market increase by 2.3% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 40.1%, which is higher than the US average of 38.0%.

Tax Rates for Durham
- The Sales Tax Rate for Durham is 7.5%. The US average is 6.0%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Durham is 5.8%. The US average is 4.6%.

Income and Salaries for Durham
- The average income of a Durham resident is $29,051 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Durham resident is $49,585 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.

INCOME BY POPULATION PERCENT

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  ECONOMYDurham, North CarolinaUnited States
  Unemployment Rate4.4%5.2%
  Recent Job Growth2.3%1.6%
  Future Job Growth40.1%38.0%
  Sales Taxes7.5%6.0%
  Income Taxes5.8%4.6%
  Income per Cap.$29,051$28,555
  Household Income$49,585$53,482
  Family Median Income$64,027$65,443
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting0.4%1.3%
  Mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction0.0%0.6%
  Construction5.6%6.2%
  Manufacturing6.7%10.4%
  Wholesale trade1.6%2.7%
  Retail trade7.8%11.6%
  Transportation and warehousing2.0%4.1%
  Utilities00
  Information2.1%2.1%
  Finance and insurance3.4%4.7%
  Real estate, rental, leasing1.5%1.9%
  Professional, scientific, technical services9.8%6.7%
  Management of companies0.0%0.1%
  Administrative, support, waste mgt svcs4.3%4.3%
  Educational services17.4%9.3%
  Health care and social assistance19.2%13.8%
  Arts, entertainment, recreation1.6%2.2%
  Accommodation, food services7.9%7.4%
  Other services4.5%4.9%
  Public administration3.6%4.8%
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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

    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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