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Durham city, North Carolina; Raleigh city, North Carolina; North Carolina

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Durham city, North Carolina
Raleigh city, North Carolina
North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 278,993 474,069 10,488,084
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 278,993 474,069 10,488,084
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 229,892 404,068 9,535,751
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 21.4% 17.3% 10.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 228,330 403,892 9,535,483
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.8%
5.9%
5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.7%
20.9%
21.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.6%
10.6%
16.7%
Female persons, percent
52.9%
51.8%
51.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
49.2%
58.3%
70.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
38.7%
29.0%
22.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.4%
1.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.4%
4.6%
3.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
0.0%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
3.2%
2.9%
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
13.8%
11.2%
9.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
39.5%
53.1%
62.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 11,980 19,784 659,584
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 15.0% 13.4% 8.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X X 4,747,943
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 50.2% 51.5% 65.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $224,100 $248,300 $172,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,458 $1,510 $1,314
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $488 $545 $400
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,058 $1,121 $907
Building permits, 2019 X X 71,307
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 109,555 183,335 3,965,482
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.36 2.42 2.52
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 79.0% 79.0% 84.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 19.6% 17.5% 11.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 92.7% 95.9% 89.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 86.8% 89.9% 80.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 88.1% 91.8% 87.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 49.6% 50.9% 31.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 6.2% 6.3% 9.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.9%
11.4%
13.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 69.4% 70.3% 61.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 66.4% 66.1% 57.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 767,097 1,237,121 18,622,258
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,642,091 3,698,100 55,227,505
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,773,076 1,842,032 202,344,646
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,131,520 5,399,766 105,275,586
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,313,565 7,268,468 120,691,007
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,844 $17,176 $12,376
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 22.7 24.0 24.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $58,905 $67,266 $54,602
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $34,329 $38,494 $30,783
Persons in poverty, percent
15.9%
12.6%
13.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 X X 234,948
Total employment, 2018 X X 3,848,565
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X X 184,233,031
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X X 2.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X X 787,883
All firms, 2012 21,339 43,895 805,985
Men-owned firms, 2012 10,394 23,259 435,677
Women-owned firms, 2012 8,953 15,599 287,058
Minority-owned firms, 2012 8,303 13,214 183,380
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 12,032 28,507 603,182
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,884 4,049 86,571
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 18,364 37,312 684,743
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 2,126.6 2,826.3 196.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 107.37 142.90 48,617.91
FIPS Code 3719000 3755000 37
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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