Durham County, North Carolina Population 2022

Durham County, North Carolina's estimated population is 335,015 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 7th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 271,357 and has seen a growth of 23.46% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2022335,0154,5091.36%
2021330,5064,5091.38%
2020325,9974,5091.40%
2019321,4884,5091.42%
2018316,9794,8261.55%
2017312,1534,3271.41%
2016307,8267,0332.34%
2015300,7935,6561.92%
2014295,1376,4142.22%
2013288,7236,0642.15%
2012282,6596,0962.20%
2011276,5635,2061.92%
2010271,35789,52249.23%
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%
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Durham County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White161,91951.92%
Black or African American113,68236.45%
Asian15,2794.90%
Some Other Race10,5193.37%
Two or More Races9,5413.06%
American Indian and Alaska Native7790.25%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1290.04%
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Durham County, North Carolina Population by Race

Durham County, North Carolina Population Pyramid $2022

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Durham County, North Carolina Median Age

35.4


Total

34.4


Male

36.3


Female

Durham County, North Carolina Adults

There are 246,027 adults, (39,266 of whom are seniors) in Durham County, North Carolina.

Durham County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

19

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Durham County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

162,809

52.21%

Male

149,039

47.79%

Durham County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

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Durham County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male37.1%62.9%
Non Family39.5%60.5%
Female39.8%60.2%
All54.4%45.6%
Married77.5%22.5%

54.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Durham County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All125,9532.3654.4
Non Family53,1711.339.5
Married49,3393.0477.5
Female18,1213.339.8
Male5,3223.4137.1

3.04

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Durham County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade11,8675.54%
9th to 12th Grade13,0806.10%
High School Graduate37,96917.72%
Some College33,52515.64%
Associates Degree14,5206.78%
Bachelors Degree54,26525.32%
Graduate Degree49,06722.90%
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Durham County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Durham County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White103,08899,41764,731
Black75,45566,21225,573
Hispanic21,25810,5463,015
Asian10,7469,7347,929
Other Race5,9423,144860
2+ Races3,7733,3351,981
Native American648565180
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 73.79%.

Durham County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,178$42,710$39,671
Less Than 9th Grade$21,133$23,373$17,661
High School Graduate$25,813$27,241$23,621
Some College$34,514$38,770$30,979
Bachelors Degree$50,638$55,418$45,895
Graduate Degree$64,021$75,761$58,501

$41,178

Average Earnings

$42,710

Average Male

$39,671

Average Female

Durham County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Durham County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Durham County, North Carolina Language

81.39% of Durham County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 18.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.80% of the population.

Durham County, North Carolina Language

Durham County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black107,76420,77919.28%
Hispanic40,73211,35327.87%
White127,4879,4117.38%
Asian14,1432,42417.14%
Other2,327NaN%
Multiple8,9641,88521.03%
Native68710815.72%
Islander981717.35%

15.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.76%

Male Poverty Rate

15.55%

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 27.87% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.46%.

Durham County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.74%
High School18.72%
Some College10.89%
Bachelors or Greater4.59%

Durham County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed31.88%
Male Unemployed31.23%
Female Employed8.90%
Male Employed6.30%

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

Durham County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,958$85,518
Families$81,263$105,346
Married Families$105,260$130,746
Non Families$42,794$55,396
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Income by Household Type

Durham County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.6%

Male Marriage Rate

39.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Durham County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Durham County, North Carolina Marital Status

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14,662

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,616
First Gulf War3,820
Second Gulf War3,191
Korea989
World War II407

Durham County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 544,424
65 to 743,289
55 to 643,146
75+2,657
18 to 341,146

Durham County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8,2136.29%
Black5,9496.72%
Hispanic4611.80%
2+ Races3156.06%
Other Race1021.42%
Native American537.11%
Asian250.19%
Islander56.10%

Durham County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Durham County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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6.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Durham County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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67.9%

Labor Force Participation

64.7%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Durham County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Durham County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Durham County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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47.74%

Born in Durham County, North Carolina

85.85%

Native Born

14.15%

Foreign Born

9.38%

Non Citizen

4.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.85% of Durham County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 47.74% having been born in North Carolina. 9.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Durham County, North Carolina Place of Birth

  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

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