Durham, NC

Durham profile

Living in Durham

Durham is a relatively large city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 278,993 people and 59 constituent neighborhoods, Durham is the fifth largest community in North Carolina.

Durham real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Durham house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities, Durham isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Durham are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Durham is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Durham who work in management occupations (10.81%), office and administrative support (9.40%), and healthcare (8.86%).

Also of interest is that Durham has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One thing noticeable about Durham, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Durham is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Durham a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Durham is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.

The citizens of Durham are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.57% of adults in Durham have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Durham in 2018 was $34,329, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,316 for a family of four. However, Durham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Durham is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Durham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Durham residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Durham also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.83% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Durham include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Durham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.