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.
Durham is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Durham is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Durham who work in management occupations (10.25%), office and administrative support (9.47%), and healthcare (8.95%).
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.
Durham is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Durham is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
The education level of Durham ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Durham, 48.75% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Durham in 2018 was $32,932, 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 $131,728 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 14.09% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Durham include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Durham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.