Durham County, North Carolina Population 2019

Durham County, North Carolina's estimated population is 311,888 with a growth rate of 1.36% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Durham County, North Carolina is the 6th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018316,7394,8511.56%
2017311,8884,1831.36%
2016307,7056,9502.31%
2015300,7555,5561.88%
2014295,1996,4402.23%
2013288,7596,0912.15%
2012282,6686,1252.21%
2011276,5435,1891.91%
2010271,35489,51949.23%
1990181,83529,05019.01%
1980152,78520,10415.15%
1970132,68120,68618.47%
1960111,99510,35610.19%
1950101,63921,39526.66%
194080,24413,04819.42%
193067,19624,97759.16%
192042,2196,94319.68%
191035,2769,04334.47%
190026,2338,19245.41%
189018,0410.00%

How Many People Live in Durham County, North Carolina?

311,888

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White153,23550.93%
Black or African American112,35137.34%
Asian14,3104.76%
Some Other Race11,2323.73%
Two or More Races8,7892.92%
American Indian and Alaska Native8100.27%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1380.05%

Durham County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Durham County, North Carolina Median Age

35


Total

34.1


Male

35.9


Female

Durham County, North Carolina Adults

There are 235,723 adults, (35,025 of whom are seniors) in Durham County, North Carolina.

Durham County, North Carolina Age Dependency

49.9

Age Dependency Ratio

17.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Durham County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

156,919

52.16%

Male

143,946

47.84%

Durham County, North Carolina Households and Families

Durham County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Durham County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.3%23.7%
All53.5%46.5%
Non Family39.6%60.4%
Male38.2%61.8%
Female36.1%63.9%

53.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All120,9362.3753.5
Non Family50,9561.3139.6
Married47,6273.0576.3
Female17,5253.3536.1
Male4,8283.4438.2

3.05

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Durham County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade11,7755.75%
9th to 12th Grade13,3286.51%
High School Graduate34,86717.02%
Some College35,02617.10%
Associates Degree13,0676.38%
Bachelors Degree51,50225.14%
Graduate Degree45,29722.11%

Durham County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White98,12494,58961,246
Black72,80863,17423,791
Hispanic20,8369,8172,864
Asian9,7458,9167,188
Other Race6,3152,685549
Multiple Races3,6853,2601,735
Native American649607127
Islander575739

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 73.76%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,221$40,764$37,094
Less Than High School$19,371$21,366$16,306
High School Grad$25,378$27,358$23,322
Some College$33,175$38,194$30,376
Bachelors Degree$46,868$51,264$42,758
Graduate Degree$60,122$69,484$54,858

$39,221

Average Earnings

$40,764

Average Male

$37,094

Average Female

Durham County, North Carolina Language

Durham County, North Carolina Language by Age

Durham County, North Carolina Language

81.12% of Durham County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 18.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.96% of the population.

Durham County, North Carolina Poverty

Durham County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black106,47523,20621.79%
Hispanic39,11811,47929.34%
White122,4029,3227.62%
Other10,7722,81626.14%
Asian13,1532,53519.27%
Multiple8,2781,79821.72%
Native6989413.47%
Islander1111715.32%

16.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.99%

Male Poverty Rate

16.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Durham County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Durham County, North Carolina is Hispanic, with 29.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Durham County, North Carolina is White, with 7.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.58%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.39%
High School18.26%
Some College11.57%
Bachelors or Greater5.17%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed37.25%
Female Unemployed35.63%
Female Employed9.50%
Male Employed6.79%

Durham County, North Carolina Income

Durham County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,393$80,512
Families$75,254$99,069
Married Families$96,609$122,839
Non Families$39,848$52,538

Durham County, North Carolina Marital Status

Durham County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.7%

Male Marriage Rate

39.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Durham County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Durham County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Durham County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Durham County, North Carolina Veterans

15,392

Number of Veterans

13,817

Male Veterans

1,575

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,914
First Gulf War3,664
Second Gulf War2,988
Korea966
World War II600
Age Group Veterans
35 to 544,750
55 to 643,574
65 to 743,106
75+2,608
18 to 341,354

Durham County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White8,0616.52%
Black6,6757.76%
Hispanic6122.45%
2 or More3928.11%
Other951.23%
Asian880.72%
Indian8110.71%

Durham County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

7.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Durham County, North Carolina Employment Status

67.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.8%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Durham County, North Carolina Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

48.78%

Born in North Carolina

86.09%

Native Born

13.91%

Foreign Born

9.93%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

86.09% of Durham County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 48.78% having been born in North Carolina. 9.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in Durham County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Raleigh 4040544588805482613.57%
Durham 2284962630163452015.11%
Chapel Hill 572345924620123.52%
Morrisville 1858524732614733.08%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990