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Durham County, North Carolina

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Table

Durham County, North Carolina
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
326,126
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
326,126
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
324,833
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 324,833
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 267,587
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.6%
Female persons, percent
52.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
54.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
36.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.9%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
13.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
43.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 13,959
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 14.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 142,017
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 55.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $241,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,457
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $496
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,103
Building permits, 2021 3,518
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 130,128
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.33
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 80.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 18.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 94.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 88.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 89.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 49.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 6.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 66.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 65.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 832,483
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,784,995
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,955,517
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,402,052
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,166
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 23.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $62,812
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $36,759
Persons in poverty, percent
11.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 7,729
Total employment, 2020 205,041
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 15,129,439
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 2.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 26,142
All firms, 2012 24,763
Men-owned firms, 2012 11,979
Women-owned firms, 2012 10,338
Minority-owned firms, 2012 9,077
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 14,451
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,226
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 21,268
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 935.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 285.98
FIPS Code 37063
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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