Durham County, North Carolina Population 2023

Durham County, North Carolina's estimated 2023 population is 342,008 with a growth rate of 1.7% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Durham County, North Carolina is the 5th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 population was 267,587 and has seen a growth of 27.81% since that time.

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Durham County, North Carolina Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Durham County, North Carolina Population by Race

Durham County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2023

Durham County, North Carolina Median Age

35.5

Total

34.6

Male

36.4

Female

Durham County, North Carolina Adults

There are 251,637 adults, (41,538 of whom are seniors) in Durham County, North Carolina.

Durham County, North Carolina Age Dependency

51.2

Age Dependency Ratio

19.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Durham County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female165,85852.21%
Male151,80747.79%

Durham County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

3.02

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

55.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Durham County, North Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Durham County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 86.48%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 59.89%.

Durham County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$42,384

Average Earnings

$44,255

Average Male

$40,321

Average Female

Durham County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Durham County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Durham County, North Carolina Language

81.63% of Durham County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 18.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.67% of the population.

Durham County, North Carolina Language

Durham County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

15.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.05%

Male Poverty Rate

13.91%

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 35.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Durham County, North Carolina is White, with 7.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.69%.

Durham County, North Carolina Poverty

Durham County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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

Durham County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Durham County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.3%

Male Marriage Rate

39.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Durham County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Durham County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

13,959

Number of Veterans

12,264

Male Veterans

1,695

Female Veterans

Durham County, North Carolina Veterans by War

Durham County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

count

Durham County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Durham County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Durham County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67%

Labor Force Participation

63.7%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Durham County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Durham County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Durham County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

46.35%

Born in Durham County, North Carolina

84.09%

Native Born

13.71%

Foreign Born

8.9%

Non Citizen

4.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.09% of Durham County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 46.35% having been born in North Carolina. 8.9% 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

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