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Overview

Introduction to Durham

Durham, North Carolina has an active and vibrant community that results in the city consistently being ranked as one of the top places to live in the country. It has been rated number one out of 274 other counties of similar size on the Creativity Index from Carnegie Mellon University. The area is home to Research Triangle Park, Duke University, North Carolina Central, as well as historic homes, tree-lined streets, and a number of notable golf courses. Money Magazine has voted Durham one of the Best Places to Live in the South. Durham’s history is rich and its future is progressive, with an emphasis on high technology, education, and medicine. The city is known as the City of Medicine.

Durham Culture

There is quite a range of cultural activities and resources in Durham. The city has numerous jazz festivals, blues festivals, symphony concerts, and art exhibitions to choose from. The American Dance Festival and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival happen here every year. The Carolina Theatre resides at the center of Durham’s cultural scene, with live performances and films from around the world. The city is host to an annual Gay and Lesbian film festival, drawing people from across the country. The culinary offerings of the city are plentiful and delicious, including restaurants in the Ninth Street, Brightleaf, and University Drive areas of town.

Durham Sports and Leisure

For baseball fans, Durham has the Duke University Blue Devils, which play from February to May. The Durham Bulls baseball club is a popular minor league team that plays in Durham Bulls Athletic Park, which was designed by the architects of Baltimore’s Camden Yards. Durham Bulls Athletic Park is also home to the USA Olympic Baseball Team and other national teams. For Basketball, there’s the Duke University Blue Devils and the North Carolina Central University Eagles team, which play in Division I and Division II, respectively. For football fans, the Blue Devils and the Eagles both deliver, and football can be seen at both O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium and Wallace Wade Stadium. The city also has Duke University LaCrosse, Crystal Downs Polo, and soccer at Kosken Stadium and Wallace Wade Stadium.

Durham Outdoors

There are many outdoor activities to enjoy in and around the city of Durham. The American Tobacco Trail has 12 miles of trails from downtown to the county line that offer residents good access for biking, hiking, walking, or jogging. At Eno River State Park, visitors can enjoy bird-watching, canoeing, rafting, fishing, and hiking. Crane Creek Ranch has English and western horseback riding lessons, as well as leased horses, pasture boarding, and acres of riding trails. Boating, sailing, fishing, hiking, and rock hounding can be enjoyed at the Flat River.

Durham at Night

There is an abundance and variety of nightlife in the city of Durham to satisfy just about anyone. There’s the All People’s Grill that features live blues every Saturday night. Arnie’s Place has billiards, a bar and grill, darts, and karaoke. The Blayloc Café is a martini bar serving pizza, soups, salads, and sandwiches and featuring artwork and photography on the walls. The Broad Street Café has cozy chairs that patrons can curl up in and drink a steamy latte or have a slice of cheesecake.

Demographics

People

Total Population251,761
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens10.2%
Employed Population 16+127,109
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married40.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.3%
Median Earnings25+$37,010
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,646
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,850

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,255
% Above Poverty Level81.5%
% Below Poverty Level18.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.7%
% Using Public Transportation4.7%

Housing

People Living Alone34.3%
Median Gross Rent$913
Median House Value$183,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)58%
English7.3%
German7.3%
Irish5.7%
Italian2.6%
African2%
Scottish1.9%
Polish1.7%
French Except Basque1.3%
Dutch0.7%
West Indian0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Russian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Nigerian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Liberian0.1%
British0.1%
US/American0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Turkish0.1%
South African0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Greek0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Durham Almanac

CategoryValue
County Durham County
Standard Zip Codes27701, 27703, 27704, 27705, 27706, 27713, 27707, 27712
P.O. Box Zip Codes27702, 27715, 27717, 27722, 27709
Company Zip Codes27708, 27710, 27711
Phone Area Codes919
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36
Approximate Longitude-78.9

Durham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationDURHAM
Distance5.4 miles
Jan Temp28 to 49 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp70 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 71 F
Annual Precip48 inches
StationCHAPEL HILL 2 W
Distance11.6 miles
Jan Temp27 to 49 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip47.6 inches
StationOXFORD 1 E
Distance26.4 miles
Jan Temp28 to 48 F
Apr Temp43 to 70 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carrboro20,867$85,450
Chapel Hill59,005$115,538
Creedmoor4,353$74,607
Hillsborough6,428$69,722
Morrisville22,600$105,632
Stem1,023$75,156

Durham Public Libraries

Durham County Library
300 N ROXBORO ST
Durham, North Carolina
(919) 560-0164

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Durham Hospitals

North Carolina Specialty Hospital
(Proprietary)
3916 Ben Franklin Boulevard
(919) 956-9300
Duke University Hospital
(Non-profit)
2301 Erwin Road
(919) 684-8076
Duke Regional Hospital
(Non-profit)
3643 North Roxboro Rd
(919) 470-4000
Va Medical Center - Durham
(Government - Federal)
508 Fulton St
(919) 286-0411

Durham Public Schools

Burton Elementary
1500 Mathison Avenue
ZIP: 27701
(919) 560-3908
Primary
Total Enrollment 388
Central Park School For Child
724 Foster Street
ZIP: 27701
(919) 682-1200
Primary
Total Enrollment 366
Durham School Of The Arts
401 North Duke Street
ZIP: 27701
(919) 560-3926
Other
Total Enrollment 1650
Eastway Elementary
610 North Alston Avenue
ZIP: 27701
(919) 560-3910
Primary
Total Enrollment 610
George Watts Elementary
700 Watts Street
ZIP: 27701
(919) 560-3947
Primary
Total Enrollment 396
Global Scholars Academy
311 Dowd St
ZIP: 27701
(919) 682-5903
Primary
Total Enrollment 162
Healthy Start Academy
807 West Chapel Hill Street
ZIP: 27701
(919) 956-5599
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
Wg Pearson Magnet Middle
600 E Umstead St
ZIP: 27701
(919) 560-2208
Bethesda Elementary
2009 S Miami Boulevard
ZIP: 27703
(919) 560-3904
Primary
Total Enrollment 671
Durham's Performance Learning Center
401 North Driver Street
ZIP: 27703
(919) 560-9190
High
Total Enrollment 242
Holton Career And Resource Center
401 North Driver St
ZIP: 27703
(919) 560-2219
Maureen Joy Charter School
107 South Driver Street
ZIP: 27703
(919) 493-6056
Primary
Total Enrollment 553
Middle College Hs @ Dtcc
1637 Lawson Street
ZIP: 27703
(919) 536-7203
High
Total Enrollment 153
Oak Grove Elementary
3810 Wake Forest Road
ZIP: 27703
(919) 560-3960
Primary
Total Enrollment 625
R N Harris Elementary
1520 Cooper Street
ZIP: 27703
(919) 560-3967
Primary
Total Enrollment 399
Reaching All Minds Academy
2703 Holloway St.
ZIP: 27703
(919) 596-1899
Primary
Total Enrollment 123
Research Triangle Charter
2418 Ellis Road
ZIP: 27703
(919) 957-7108
Primary
Total Enrollment 684
Southern School Of Energy And Sustainabi
800 Clayton Road
ZIP: 27703
(919) 560-3968
High
Total Enrollment 1292
Southern School Of Engineering
800 Clayton Rd
ZIP: 27703
(919) 560-9184
Spring Valley Elementary
2051 Northern Durham Prky
ZIP: 27703
(919) 560-2890
Primary
Total Enrollment 606
Y E Smith Elementary
2410 E Main Street
ZIP: 27703
(919) 560-3900
Primary
Total Enrollment 420
Brogden Middle
1001 Leon Street
ZIP: 27704
(919) 560-3906
Middle
Total Enrollment 638
City Of Medicine Academy
301 Crutchfield Road
ZIP: 27704
(919) 560-2001
High
Total Enrollment 321
Club Boulevard Elementary
400 W Club Boulevard
ZIP: 27704
(919) 560-3918
Primary
Total Enrollment 503
Glenn Elementary
2415 E Geer Street
ZIP: 27704
(919) 560-3920
Primary
Total Enrollment 644
Holt Elementary
4019 Holt School Road
ZIP: 27704
(919) 560-3928
Primary
Total Enrollment 627
Lakeview School
3507 Dearborn Drive
ZIP: 27704
(919) 560-2520
Other
Total Enrollment 89
Lucas Middle
923 Snow Hill Road
ZIP: 27704
(919) 560-3843
Middle
Total Enrollment 658
Merrick-moore Elementary
2325 Cheek Road
ZIP: 27704
(919) 560-3952
Primary
Total Enrollment 704
Neal Middle
201 Baptist Road
ZIP: 27704
(919) 560-3955
Middle
Total Enrollment 857
Sandy Ridge Elementary
1417 Old Oxford Highway
ZIP: 27704
(919) 560-2695
Primary
Total Enrollment 629
The School For Creative Studies
5001 Red Mill Road
ZIP: 27704
(919) 560-3535
Other
Total Enrollment 449
Voyager Academy
101 Hock Parc
ZIP: 27704
(919) 433-3301
Other
Total Enrollment 1350
Carter Community Charter
1955 West Cornwallis Road
ZIP: 27705
(919) 797-2340
Primary
Total Enrollment 298
E K Powe Elementary
913 9th Street
ZIP: 27705
(919) 560-3963
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Forest View Elementary
3007 Mount Sinai Road
ZIP: 27705
(919) 560-3932
Primary
Total Enrollment 710
Hillandale Elementary
2730 Hillandale Road
ZIP: 27705
(919) 560-3924
Primary
Total Enrollment 684
The Institute Development Young Leaders
1305 W. Club Blvd.
ZIP: 27705
(919) 973-4178
Primary
Total Enrollment 135
C C Spaulding Elementary
1531 S Roxboro Road
ZIP: 27707
(919) 560-3974
Primary
Total Enrollment 319
C E Jordan High
6806 Garrett Road
ZIP: 27707
(919) 560-3912
High
Total Enrollment 1848
Creekside Elementary
5321 Ephesus Church Road
ZIP: 27707
(919) 560-3919
Primary
Total Enrollment 892
Fayetteville Street Elementary
2905 Fayetteville Street
ZIP: 27707
(919) 560-3944
Primary
Total Enrollment 264
Hillside High
3727 Fayetteville St
ZIP: 27707
(919) 560-3925
High
Total Enrollment 1318
Hillside New Tech High
3727 Fayetteville St
ZIP: 27707
(919) 560-9183
High
Total Enrollment 273
Hope Valley Elementary
3005 Dixon Road
ZIP: 27707
(919) 560-3980
Primary
Total Enrollment 640
J D Clement Early College Hs
1801 Fayetteville Street, Nccu-robinson Science Building
ZIP: 27707
(919) 560-2696
High
Total Enrollment 352
James E Shepard Middle
2401 Dakota Street
ZIP: 27707
(919) 560-3938
Middle
Total Enrollment 524
Lakewood Elementary
2520 Vesson Avenue
ZIP: 27707
(919) 560-3939
Primary
Total Enrollment 482
Lakewood Montessori Middle
2119 Chapel Hill Rd
ZIP: 27707
(919) 560-2894
Middle
Total Enrollment 286
Morehead Montessori
909 Cobb Street
ZIP: 27707
(919) 560-3954
Primary
Total Enrollment 251
Rogers-herr Middle
911 Cornwallis Road
ZIP: 27707
(919) 560-3970
Middle
Total Enrollment 644
Sherwood Githens Middle
4800 Chapel Hill Road
ZIP: 27707
(919) 560-3966
Middle
Total Enrollment 1011
W G Pearson Elementary
3501 Fayettville Street
ZIP: 27707
(919) 560-3988
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Dps Hospital School
Dumc Room 3605
ZIP: 27710
(919) 684-5684
Other
Total Enrollment 59
Easley Elementary
302 Lebanon Circle
ZIP: 27712
(919) 560-3913
Primary
Total Enrollment 572
Eno Valley Elementary
117 Milton Road
ZIP: 27712
(919) 560-3915
Primary
Total Enrollment 592
George L Carrington Middle
227 Milton Road
ZIP: 27712
(919) 560-3916
Middle
Total Enrollment 1094
Little River Elementary
2315 Snow Hill Road
ZIP: 27712
(919) 560-3940
Primary
Total Enrollment 371
Northern High
117 Tom Wilkinson Road
ZIP: 27712
(919) 560-3956
High
Total Enrollment 1448
Riverside High
3218 Rose Of Sharon Road
ZIP: 27712
(919) 560-3965
High
Total Enrollment 1811
Kestrel Heights School
4700 S Alston Ave
ZIP: 27713
(919) 484-1300
Other
Total Enrollment 1015
Lowe's Grove Middle
4418 S Alston Avenue
ZIP: 27713
(919) 560-3946
Middle
Total Enrollment 708
Parkwood Elementary
5207 Revere Road
ZIP: 27713
(919) 560-3962
Primary
Total Enrollment 585
Pearsontown Elementary
4915 Barbee Road
ZIP: 27713
(919) 560-3964
Primary
Total Enrollment 832
Southwest Elementary
2320 Cook Road
ZIP: 27713
(919) 560-3972
Primary
Total Enrollment 666

Durham Private Schools

Agape Corner School
1402 Holloway St
ZIP: 27701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 13
Durham Nativity School
1004 North Mangum Street
ZIP: 27701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 45
Immaculata Catholic School
721 Burch Ave
ZIP: 27701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 340
New Horizons Academy Of Excellence
121 Hunt Street
ZIP: 27701
Secondary
Total Enrollment 10
The B E Academy
514 N Mangum St
ZIP: 27702
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 9
Bethesda Christian Academy
1914 S Miami Blvd
ZIP: 27703
Elementary
Total Enrollment 193
Fellowship Baptist Academy
515 Southerland St
ZIP: 27703
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 119
Gorman Christian Academy & Early Learning Center
3311 E Geer St
ZIP: 27704
Elementary
Total Enrollment 123
Carolina Friends School
4809 Friends School Rd
ZIP: 27705
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 446
Duke School
3716 Erwin Rd
ZIP: 27705
Elementary
Total Enrollment 411
Durham Academy
3501 Ridge Rd
ZIP: 27705
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 1113
Lerner Jewish Community Day School
1935 W Cornwallis Rd
ZIP: 27705
Elementary
Total Enrollment 107
Liberty Christian School
3864 Guess Rd
ZIP: 27705
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 241
Tabernacle Of Life Christian School
2400 Sovereign St
ZIP: 27705
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
The Hill Center
3200 Pickett Rd
ZIP: 27705
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 135
Triangle Day School
4911 Neal Rd
ZIP: 27705
Elementary
Total Enrollment 202
Trinity School Of Durham & Chapel Hill
4011 Pickett Rd
ZIP: 27705
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 487
Camelot Academy
809 Proctor St
ZIP: 27707
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 113
Cresset Christian Academy
3707 Garrett Rd
ZIP: 27707
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 236
Faith Assembly Christian Academy
3120 Fayetteville St
ZIP: 27707
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 51
Five Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Christian School
4124 Farrington Rd
ZIP: 27707
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Montessori Children's House Of Durham
2400 University Dr
ZIP: 27707
Elementary
Total Enrollment 67
Montessori Community School
4512 Pope Rd
ZIP: 27707
Elementary
Total Enrollment 170
Mount Zion Christian Academy
3519 Fayetteville St
ZIP: 27707
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 185
Quality Education Institute Of Durham
800 Elmira Ave
ZIP: 27707
Elementary
Total Enrollment 40
St Sya Academy Ii
3102 Cedarwood Dr
ZIP: 27707
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
New Life Christian Academy
7415 Fayetteville Rd
ZIP: 27713
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
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