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Population (year 2000): 187,035. Estimated population in July 2005: 204,845 (+9.5% change)
Males: 89,884 (48.1%), Females: 97,151 (51.9%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 31.0 years
Median household income: $41,160 (year 2000)
Median house value: $126,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Durham:

  • Black (43.8%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (42.4%)
  • Hispanic (8.6%)
  • Other race (4.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Asian Indian (1.3%)
  • Chinese (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: English (8.1%), German (7.2%), Irish (5.7%), United States (5.0%), Italian (2.1%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%).North Carolina

Elevation: 394 feet

Land area: 94.6 square miles

Durham,

For population 25 years and over in Durham

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Durham city

  • Never married: 37.4%
  • Now married: 44.4%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

12.1% Foreign born (6.7% Latin America, 2.9% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +37,832 (+25.4%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Raleigh, (21.5 miles pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (379.1 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: NC (7.0 miles Gorman, Hill, NC Chapel (10.1 miles NC (12.4 miles Morrisville, NC Carrboro, (13.0 miles NC (14.5 miles Butner, NC (14.8 miles Hillsborough, NC Cary, (16.3 miles NC (17.6 miles Fearrington,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 997 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 1997: 1274 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 1998: 1519 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 1999: 1554 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2000: 1283 buildings, average cost: $152,600
  • 2001: 1633 buildings, average cost: $156,300
  • 2002: 1590 buildings, average cost: $159,700
  • 2003: 1834 buildings, average cost: $163,500
  • 2004: 1937 buildings, average cost: $164,100
  • 2005: 2176 buildings, average cost: $165,800

Latitude: 35.99 N, Longitude: 78.91 W

Area code: 919


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (32.4%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (12.4%), Manufacturing (10.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +27,102 (+14.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 59,296 (63.7%)


 

Crime in Durham by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 28 28 30 22 30
    per 100,000 15.0 15.0 16.0 11.8 16.0
Rapes 87 77 75 76 91
    per 100,000 46.5 41.2 40.1 40.6 48.7
Robberies 929 980 942 883 814
    per 100,000 496.7 524.0 503.6 472.1 435.2
Assaults 802 769 763 682 626
    per 100,000 428.8 411.2 407.9 364.6 334.7
Burglaries 3,735 3,457 3,088 3,528 3,249
    per 100,000 1997.0 1848.3 1651.0 1886.3 1737.1
Thefts 9,536 8,723 8,483 9,027 8,040
    per 100,000 5098.5 4663.8 4535.5 4826.4 4298.7
Auto thefts 1,280 1,098 1,080 1,066 946
    per 100,000 684.4 587.1 577.4 569.9 505.8
666.8 633.8 608.0 613.3 567.0

Average climate in Durham, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Durham,

Durham-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1988, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.6 miles away from the Durham city center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 11/23/1992, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.4 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Alvis Whitted - 2005 NFL player (Oakland Raiders, born: Sep 4, 1974), Brian Roberts - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Baltimore Orioles, born: Oct 9, 1977), Dewayne Washington - 2005 NFL player (Kansas City Chiefs, born: Dec 27, 1972), Trot Nixon - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Boston Red Sox, born: Apr 11, 1974), Shirley Caesar - musician, Anthony King - College basketball player (Miami Hurricanes), Bobby Perry - College basketball player (Kentucky Wildcats), Chad Webster - College basketball player (N. Carolina A&T Aggies), Chris Mayshack - College basketball player (High Point Panthers), David Noel - College basketball player (North Carolina Tar Heels).

Main business address for: DIGITAL RECORDERS INC (RADIO & TV BROADCASTING & COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT), ICAGEN INC (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS), EMBREX INC /NC/ (BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS (NO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES)), QUINTILES TRANSNATIONAL CORP (SERVICES-COMMERCIAL PHYSICAL & BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH), INSPIRE PHARMACEUTICALS INC (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS), SMART ONLINE INC (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), CREE INC (SEMICONDUCTORS & RELATED DEVICES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Durham:
  • DUKE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (PO BOX 3708 DUMC ERWIN RD)
  • DURHAM REGIONAL HOSPITAL (3643 N ROXBORO ST)
  • NORTH CAROLINA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (1110 W MAIN ST)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Durham:
  • RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL (about 12 miles; RALEIGH/DURHAM, NC; ID: RDU)
  • DANVILLE REGIONAL (about 50 miles; DANVILLE, VA; ID: DAN)
  • POPE AFB (about 57 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; ID: POB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Durham:
  • HORACE WILLIAMS (about 11 miles; CHAPEL HILL, NC; ID: IGX)
  • PERSON COUNTY (about 21 miles; ROXBORO, NC; ID: TDF)
  • WHITFIELD FARMS (about 24 miles; HURDLE MILLS, NC; ID: 4W4)

Amtrak station:
DURHAM (400 W. CHAPEL HILL ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 187 $596,297 $38,265 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 92 $262,388 $34,224 2 $5,659
Police Protection - Officers 464 $1,790,475 $46,305 17 $9,983
Judicial and Legal 9 $58,365 $77,820 0 $0
Police - Other 121 $396,273 $39,299 5 $16,350
Transit 6 $28,970 $57,940 0 $0
Streets and Highways 135 $436,468 $38,797 5 $12,374
Firefighters 276 $943,671 $41,029 0 $0
Fire - Other 12 $49,284 $49,284 0 $0
Other Government Administration 87 $390,800 $53,903 11 $11,907
Financial Administration 92 $412,749 $53,836 1 $2,610
Other and Unallocable 176 $647,526 $44,149 3 $5,083
Water Supply 136 $440,345 $38,853 0 $0
Natural Resources 9 $23,871 $31,828 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 9 $39,287 $52,382 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 115 $351,794 $36,708 167 $83,986
Totals for Government 1926 $6,868,563 $42,794 211 $147,952
Colleges/Universities in Durham:
  • DUKE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 11,898; Location: 103 ALLEN BLDG; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY (FT enrollment: 4,487; Location: 1801 FAYETTEVILLE ST; Public; Website: www.nccu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • DURHAM TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 2,338; Location: 1637 LAWSON ST; Public; Website: dtcc.cc.nc.us)
  • CENTER FOR EMPLOYMENT TRAINING-RESEARCH TRGL PK (FT enrollment: 118; Location: GOLDEN BELT CENTER, BOX 4B, 807 E. MAIN STREET; Private, not-for-profit)
  • DUDLEY BEAUTY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 79; Location: 3117 SHANNON RD; Private, for-profit)
  • CAROLINA BEAUTY COLLEGE 3 (FT enrollment: 77; Location: 5100 N ROXBORO RD; Private, for-profit)
  • WATTS SCHOOL OF NURSING (FT enrollment: 50; Location: 3643 N ROXBORO Road; Public; Website: drh.duhs.duke.edu/wattsson)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Durham:
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL (about 15 miles; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Full-time enrollment: 22,324)
  • MEREDITH COLLEGE (about 19 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 2,173)
  • NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY AT RALEIGH (about 24 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 23,918)
  • SHAW UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 2,299)
  • WAKE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 26 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 4,754)
  • CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 41 miles; SANFORD, NC; FT enrollment: 2,400)
  • CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY INC (about 42 miles; BUIES CREEK, NC; FT enrollment: 5,286)
Public high schools in Durham:
  • C E JORDAN HIGH (Students: 1,846; Location: 6806 GARRETT ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • RIVERSIDE HIGH (Students: 1,750; Location: 3218 ROSE OF SHARON ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • NORTHERN HIGH (Students: 1,602; Location: 117 TOM WILKINSON ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SOUTHERN HIGH (Students: 1,471; Location: 800 CLAYTON ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • HILLSIDE HIGH (Students: 1,460; Location: 3727 FAYETTEVILLE ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • NC SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND MATH (Students: 595; Location: 1219 BROAD STREET; Grades: 11 - 12)
Private high schools in Durham:
  • DURHAM ACADEMY (Students: 1,023; Location: 3116 ACADEMY RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CAROLINA FRIENDS SCHOOL (Students: 491; Location: 4809 FRIENDS SCHOOL RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CRESSET CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 346; Location: 3707 GARRETT RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • CAMELOT ACADEMY (Students: 153; Location: 809 PROCTOR DR; Grades: KG - 12)
  • MT ZION CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 148; Location: 3519 FAYETTEVILLE ST; Grades: KG - 12)
  • THE HILL CENTER (Students: 144; Location: 3200 PICKETT RDAD; Grades: 1 - 12)
  • IBAD-AR-RAHMAN SCHOOL (Students: 83; Location: 3034 FAYETTEVILLE ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 54; Location: 515 SOUTHERLAND STREET; Grades: KG - 12)
  • TABERNACLE OF LIFE CHR SCH (Students: 11; Location: 2400 SOVEREIGN ST; Grades: 1 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Durham:
  • DURHAM SCH OF THE ARTS (Students: 1,401; Location: 400 NORTH DUKE STREET; Grades: 06 - 12)
  • GEORGE L CARRINGTON MIDDLE (Students: 1,279; Location: 227 MILTON ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SHERWOOD GITHENS MIDDLE (Students: 1,067; Location: 4800 CHAPEL HILL ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • PARKWOOD ELEMENTARY (Students: 1,020; Location: 5207 REVERE ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • OAK GROVE ELEMENTARY (Students: 908; Location: 3810 WAKE FOREST ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FOREST VIEW ELEMENTARY (Students: 908; Location: 3007 MOUNT SINAI ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • PEARSONTOWN ELEMENTARY (Students: 863; Location: 4915 BARBEE ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SOUTHWEST ELEMENTARY (Students: 850; Location: 2320 COOK ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • HOPE VALLEY ELEMENTARY (Students: 843; Location: 3005 DIXON ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • NEAL MIDDLE (Students: 813; Location: 201 BAPTIST ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Durham:
  • IMMACULATA CATHOLIC SCH (Students: 457; Location: 721 BURCH AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • DUKE SCH FOR CHILDREN (Students: 455; Location: 1516 HULL AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GORMAN EARLY EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 266; Location: 3315 E. GEER STREET; Grades: PK - 7)
  • MONTESSORI COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 200; Location: 4512 POPE ROAD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • BETHESDA BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 172; Location: 1914 SOUTH MIAMI BOULEVARD; Grades: KG - 5)
  • TRIANGLE DAY SCHOOL (Students: 141; Location: 4911 NEAL RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • MONTSRI CHLDRNS HOUSE-DURHAM (Students: 126; Location: 2400 UNIVERSITY RIVE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • TRINITY SCHOOL (Students: 123; Location: 4011 PICKETT ROAD; Grades: KG - 7)
  • GREENBRIAR ACADEMY (Students: 123; Location: PO BOX 71719; Grades: PK - 11)
  • ST LUKE'S EARLY CHILDHOOD CTR (Students: 110; Location: 1737 HILLANDALE RD; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Durham:
  • DURHAM COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $5,850,883; Location: 300 N. ROXBORO STREET; 471,425 books; 14,011 audio materials; 6,171 video materials; 1,370 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Durham: Shannon Plaza (A), Regency Plaza (B), Clock Tower Court (C), Brightleaf Square (D), Hope Valley Country Club (E), Duke Homestead (F), Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club (G), Loehmanns Plaza at Croasdaile (H), O and C Junction (I), Croasdaile Country Club (J), Southgate Hall (K), Brown House (L), Basset House (M), Union Building (N), Walltown Recreation Center (O), Card Gymnasium (P), Giles House (Q), Gilbert-Addoms House (R), Carr Building (S), Page Auditorium (T).

Shopping Centers: South Square Mall (1), Lakewood Shopping Center (2), Kings Plaza Shopping Center (3), Riverview Shopping Center (4), Triangle Square Shopping Center (5), University Shopping Center (6), Wellons Village Shopping Center (7).

Churches in Durham include: Laymans Church (A), Holy Infant Church (B), Homestead Heights Church (C), Hope Valley Church (D), Mount Level Church (E), Triangle Church (F), Mount Bethel Church (G), Westminster Church (H).

Cemeteries: Beechwood Cemetery (1), Maplewood Cemetery (2), Woodlawn Memorial Park (3), Glenview Cemetery (4).

Reservoirs: Matthews Lake (A), Straford Lake Number Two (B), Straford Lake Number One (C), Lake Elton (D), Twin Lake Number Two (E), Twin Lake Number One (F), Roycroft Lake (G), Parkwood Lake (H).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Crooked Creek (A), Sandy Creek (B), Burdens Creek (C), Buck Branch (D), Third Fork Creek (E), Mud Creek (F).

Parks in Durham include: Valley Springs Park (1), Durham County Stadium (2), Duke Park (3), Wade Stadium (4), Northgate Park (5).


Durham compared to North Carolina state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Durham:
  • WTIK (1310 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WDNC (620 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WDUR (1490 AM; 1 kW; DURHAM, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WSRC (1410 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC; Owner: DURHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WRTP (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRBZ (850 AM; 10 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: ALCHEMY COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP #1)
  • WCHL (1360 AM; 5 kW; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: WCHL-WDNC, INC.)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSML (1200 AM; 10 kW; GRAHAM, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCRY (1460 AM; 5 kW; FUQUAY-VARINA, NC)
Strongest FM radio stations in Durham:
  • WFXC (107.1 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WNCU (90.7 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY)
  • WQDR (94.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WRSN (93.9 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUNC (91.5 FM; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • WDCG (105.1 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXYC (89.3 FM; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: STUDENT EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • WBBB (96.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WCPE (89.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION CORPORATION)
  • WQOK (97.5 FM; SOUTH BOSTON, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXDU (88.7 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: DUKE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKXU (101.1 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WWMY (102.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WWND, L.L.C.)
  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNNL (103.9 FM; FUQUAY-VARINA, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WSHA (88.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: SHAW UNIVERSITY)
  • WKNC-FM (88.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY)
TV broadcast stations around Durham:
  • W24CP (Channel 24; DURHAM, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WIWW-LP (Channel 26; DURHAM, NC; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • WUBX-CA (Channel 13; DURHAM, ETC., NC; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WUNC-TV (Channel 4; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WACN-LP (Channel 34; APEX, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • WBXU-CA (Channel 13; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WWIW-LP (Channel 66; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W68BK (Channel 68; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: SAINT AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE)
  • W58CD (Channel 58; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHOA-LP (Channel 60; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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