Durham County, North Carolina Population 2018

Durham County, North Carolina's estimated population is 311,640 with a growth rate of 5.78% 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
2017311,64017,0225.78%
2016294,618-12,472-4.06%
2016307,0905,9161.96%
2015301,1745,7121.93%
2014295,4626,5022.25%
2013288,9605,9642.11%
2012282,9966,1152.21%
2011276,8815,5542.05%
2010271,32789,49249.22%
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%

Durham County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White150,067
Black or African American110,777
Asian13,849
Some Other Race10,377
Two or More Races8,332
American Indian and Alaska Native1,091
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander125

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Durham County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Durham County, North Carolina Median Age

34.6


Total

33.7


Male

35.6


Female

Durham County, North Carolina Adults

There are 230,097 adults, (32,703 of which are seniors) in Durham County, North Carolina.

Durham County, North Carolina Age Dependency

49.4

Age Dependency Ratio

16.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Durham County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

153,805

52.20%

Male

140,813

47.80%

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
Married75.7%24.3%
All53.1%46.9%
Non Family39.4%60.6%
Male36.6%63.4%
Female36%64%

53.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Durham County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All118,6812.3753.1
Non Family49,5621.3139.4
Married46,8413.0475.7
Female17,1513.2536
Male5,1273.4336.6

3.03

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Durham County, North Carolina Households

Durham County, North Carolina Education

Durham County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade11,7955.93%
9th to 12th Grade13,2386.65%
High School Graduate33,99517.08%
Some College33,90417.04%
Associates Degree12,6756.37%
Bachelors Degree50,31325.28%
Graduate Degree43,06921.64%

Durham County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White95,53491,76459,475
Black70,83861,56823,223
Hispanic20,3239,2732,472
Asian9,2748,4606,749
Other Race5,9132,268326
Multiple Races3,3482,9521,544
Native American659581111
Islander777722

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 islander people with a rate of 72.77%.

Durham County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,356$39,939$36,052
Less Than High School$17,749$20,409$15,053
High School Grad$24,995$27,388$22,262
Some College$31,853$36,598$29,574
Bachelors Degree$45,638$49,591$42,047
Graduate Degree$57,019$65,881$52,633

$37,356

Average Earnings

$39,939

Average Male

$36,052

Average Female

Durham County, North Carolina Language

Durham County, North Carolina Language by Age

Durham County, North Carolina Language

81.04% of Durham County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 18.96% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.20% of the population.

Durham County, North Carolina Poverty

Durham County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black104,88723,85822.75%
Hispanic37,95311,92031.41%
White119,7359,7568.15%
Other9,8962,96729.98%
Asian12,6982,26017.80%
Multiple7,8711,71021.73%
Native97135636.66%
Islander11597.83%

17.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.66%

Male Poverty Rate

17.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Durham County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Durham County, North Carolina is Native, with 36.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Durham County, North Carolina is Islander, with 7.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.49%.

Durham County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.36%
High School19.76%
Some College12.27%
Bachelors or Greater5.28%

Durham County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.62%
Male Unemployed31.44%
Female Employed10.06%
Male Employed7.58%

Durham County, North Carolina Income

Durham County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,093$76,544
Families$70,724$93,026
Married Families$92,748$116,477
Non Families$38,542$51,499

Durham County, North Carolina Marital Status

Durham County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.2%

Male Marriage Rate

40.1%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Durham County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Durham County, North Carolina Veterans

Durham County, North Carolina Veterans by War

15,264

Number of Veterans

13,838

Male Veterans

1,426

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam4,947
First Gulf War3,354
Second Gulf War2,623
Korea1,090
World War II762

Durham County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 544,640
55 to 643,573
65 to 742,935
75+2,785
18 to 341,331

Durham County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White7,8356.48%
Black6,8838.14%
Hispanic6282.58%
2 or More3467.72%
Other891.26%
Asian610.52%
Indian505.57%

Durham County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

7.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Durham County, North Carolina Employment Status

Durham County, North Carolina Employment by Age

68%

Labor Force Participation

63.6%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Durham County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Durham County, North Carolina Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  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