Durham County, North Carolina Population 2020

Durham County, North Carolina's estimated population is 326,441 with a growth rate of 1.51% 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
2020326,4414,8511.51%
2019321,5904,8511.53%
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%

Durham County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White157,36651.35%
Black or African American113,51137.04%
Asian15,0634.92%
Some Other Race10,9803.58%
Two or More Races8,6122.81%
American Indian and Alaska Native8080.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1170.04%

Durham County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Durham County, North Carolina Median Age

35.2


Total

34.2


Male

36.2


Female

Durham County, North Carolina Adults

There are 240,820 adults, (37,056 of whom are seniors) in Durham County, North Carolina.

Durham County, North Carolina Age Dependency

50.4

Age Dependency Ratio

18.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Durham County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

159,922

52.18%

Male

146,535

47.82%

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
Married77.3%22.7%
All53.8%46.2%
Non Family38.9%61.1%
Female38.6%61.4%
Male36.8%63.2%

53.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All123,4442.3753.8
Non Family51,7221.338.9
Married48,1943.0477.3
Female18,5123.2938.6
Male5,0163.5236.8

3.04

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Durham County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade11,5675.52%
9th to 12th Grade12,7436.08%
High School Graduate36,23717.30%
Some College35,43516.92%
Associates Degree13,9876.68%
Bachelors Degree52,98925.30%
Graduate Degree46,49922.20%

Durham County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White100,51097,05162,740
Black74,44765,26324,633
Hispanic20,90410,2192,778
Asian10,3299,5437,598
Other Race6,2822,980698
Multiple Races3,3622,9711,631
Native American629557206
Islander515132

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 73.56%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,353$41,292$39,133
Less Than High School$20,085$21,961$16,600
High School Grad$25,928$27,322$23,623
Some College$33,926$37,347$31,108
Bachelors Degree$49,406$53,089$44,947
Graduate Degree$61,619$73,048$55,932

$40,353

Average Earnings

$41,292

Average Male

$39,133

Average Female

Durham County, North Carolina Language

Durham County, North Carolina Language by Age

Durham County, North Carolina Language

81.25% of Durham County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 18.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.76% of the population.

Durham County, North Carolina Poverty

Durham County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black107,34621,30519.85%
Hispanic39,92012,19830.56%
White124,8969,6387.72%
Other10,6092,73925.82%
Asian13,9522,66119.07%
Multiple8,0121,72421.52%
Native71811816.43%
Islander861112.79%

15.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.31%

Male Poverty Rate

16.58%

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 30.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Durham County, North Carolina is White, with 7.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.13%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.48%
High School18.77%
Some College11.39%
Bachelors or Greater4.70%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed36.45%
Female Unemployed34.19%
Female Employed9.23%
Male Employed6.62%

Durham County, North Carolina Income

Durham County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$58,190$82,588
Families$78,049$101,425
Married Families$101,710$126,910
Non Families$40,944$53,725

Durham County, North Carolina Marital Status

Durham County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.5%

Male Marriage Rate

39.4%

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

15,218

Number of Veterans

13,451

Male Veterans

1,767

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,763
First Gulf War3,876
Second Gulf War2,994
Korea987
World War II471
Age Group Veterans
35 to 544,756
55 to 643,520
65 to 743,207
75+2,561
18 to 341,174
Name Veterans % of Total
White8,0956.37%
Black6,5947.54%
Hispanic5142.05%
2 or More2825.86%
Other1021.38%
Indian8511.39%
Asian600.46%

$Durham County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

6.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Durham County, North Carolina Employment Status

67.7%

Labor Force Participation

64.1%

Employment Rate

5.2%

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

48.31%

Born in North Carolina

86.20%

Native Born

13.80%

Foreign Born

9.62%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

86.20% of Durham County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 48.31% having been born in North Carolina. 9.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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