Durham

Durham has a spirited ambiance, renowned for its diverse arts scene.

Welcome to Durham

Residing in Durham offers a captivating blend of cultural dynamism and historical significance. Situated in the heart of the Research Triangle, Durham has a spirited ambiance, renowned for its diverse arts scene, innovative culinary landscape, and iconic landmarks.

The city thrives as a hub of creativity, hosting a myriad of art galleries, theaters, such as the Durham Performing Arts Center and Carolina Theater, showcasing captivating performances, and lively festivals that epitomize its cultural richness. Durham's culinary sphere is a delight, with acclaimed chefs crafting inventive dishes using locally sourced ingredients, reflecting the city's commitment to gastronomic innovation.

The city’s historical legacy, epitomized by the meticulously restored American Tobacco Campus and the iconic Durham Bulls Athletic Park, harmoniously coexists with its modern identity. Duke University enriches the city's intellectual landscape, offering a wealth of educational opportunities and contributing to its vibrant tapestry.

Durham showcases a diverse array of neighborhoods, spanning from urban districts to leafy-streets dotted with historic residences and homes nestled on ample acreage. Nature enthusiasts relish the abundant green spaces, from the serene Duke Gardens and American Tobacco Trail to the footpaths along the Eno River.

Overview for Durham, NC

305,022 people live in Durham, where the median age is 35.1 and the average individual income is $36,722.01. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

305,022

Total Population

35.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$36,722.01

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment for Durham, NC

Durham has 125,870 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Durham do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 305,022 people call Durham home. The population density is 1,523.17 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

305,022

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35.1

Median Age

47.13 / 52.87%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
125,870

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$36,722.01

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Durham, NC

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The following schools are within or nearby Durham. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Carter Community Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
5/5
North Carolina Cyber Academy
PUBLIC
K - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Durham School of the Arts
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Little River K-8 School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
Southern School of Energy and Sustainabi
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Morehead Montessori
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Middle College High School @ DTCC
PUBLIC
11th - 12th
4/5
Durham's Performance Learning Center
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Five Oaks Seventh-Day Adventist Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
Triangle Day School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Our Playhouse Preschool & Kindergart
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Maureen Joy Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
KIPP Durham College Preparatory
PUBLIC
4th - 8th
No rating available
Y E Smith Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Lakewood Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
George L Carrington Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Forest View Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Merrick-Moore Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Southwest Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Hillside New Technical High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Sandy Ridge Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Lerner Jewish Community Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 11th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Research Triangle Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Reaching All Minds Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Club Boulevard Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
James E Shepard Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Fayetteville Street Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Pearsontown Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Sherwood Githens Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
DPS Hospital School
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
J D Clement Early College High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Lakewood Montessori Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Faith Assembly Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Montessori School Of Durham
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Mount Zion Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Quality Education Institute Of Durham
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
International Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Montessori Farm School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Durham Academy Middle School Div
PRIVATE
5th - 8th
No rating available
Kestrel Heights School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Central Park School For Child
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Global Scholars Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Excelsior Classical Academy
PUBLIC
K - 9th
3/5
Eno Valley Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Hillandale Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
George Watts Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Parkwood Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
E K Powe Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
R N Harris Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
C C Spaulding Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
W G Pearson Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Hope Valley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
City of Medicine Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Spring Valley Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Cresset Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Trinity School Of Durham & Chapel Hill
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Hope Creek Academy
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Liberty Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available

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