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Durham city, North Carolina; Durham County, North Carolina

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Durham city, North Carolina
Durham County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 278,993 321,488
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 278,993 321,488
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 229,892 270,001
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 21.4% 19.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 228,330 267,587
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.9%
6.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.9%
20.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.3%
13.6%
Female persons, percent
53.0%
52.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
48.4%
54.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
39.3%
36.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.9%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.3%
5.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.9%
2.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
14.1%
13.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
38.9%
43.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 12,399 15,218
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 14.7% 13.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X 142,017
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 49.5% 53.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $207,900 $209,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,439 $1,438
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $472 $473
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $1,005 $1,014
Building permits, 2019 X 3,945
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 107,724 123,444
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.35 2.37
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 78.5% 79.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 19.9% 18.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 91.7% 91.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 85.2% 85.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 87.9% 88.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 48.7% 47.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 6.7% 7.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.2%
12.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 69.3% 67.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 66.1% 65.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 767,097 832,483
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,642,091 3,784,995
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,773,076 8,955,517
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,131,520 6,468,740
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,313,565 3,402,052
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,844 $12,166
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 22.7 22.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $55,851 $58,190
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $32,932 $34,063
Persons in poverty, percent
16.8%
13.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 X 7,612
Total employment, 2018 X 195,524
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X 13,684,278
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X 1.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X 26,142
All firms, 2012 21,339 24,763
Men-owned firms, 2012 10,394 11,979
Women-owned firms, 2012 8,953 10,338
Minority-owned firms, 2012 8,303 9,077
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 12,032 14,451
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,884 2,226
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 18,364 21,268
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 2,126.6 935.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 107.37 285.98
FIPS Code 3719000 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., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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