Durham Population 2021

423,533
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Durham's 2021 population is now estimated at 423,533. In 1950, the population of Durham was 73,630. Durham has grown by 5,609 since 2015, which represents a 1.34% annual change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Durham, which typically includes Durham's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

The foundation of many cities was based on their proximity to water. Founded in 1842, Durham is one such city in Ontario. Due to the river encircling half of the city, it became one of the first cities in Canada to become self-sustaining. Since its founding, Durham has grown tremendously and, although the threat of flooding is always a possibility because of the three dams in the city, it continues to grow with each passing year.

City Size and Population Density

Durham spreads over a total surface area of 4.62 square kilometers (1.78 square miles) and has a population density of 572 individuals residing per square kilometer (1,484 individuals per square mile).

Demographics

Growth rates tend to show how successful a city is, and Durham has shown a 6.2% growth rate since the previous census of 2011. The population of 2011 was 608,124, and this grew to 645,862 for the current census of 2016.

Women outnumber men in Durham, with 331,190 women to 314,675 men.

As with most cities, the majority of Durham's residents are between the ages of 15 and 64, making up 67.6% of the population. 18% are under the age of 15, and 14.4% are between 65 and 84. 1.8% have made it past 85, with 105 people surpassing 100 years of age. The average age in Durham is 39.6, with women at 40.5 and men at 38.6 years of age.

Homes

The housing market in Durham is currently booming as the growth of the city increases the need for more dwellings. There are 227,905 homes within Durham, with the majority of 152,220 considered single-family detached homes. High rise apartment complexes with at least five stories per building make up 15,510 of all dwellings, and apartments with fewer than five stories stand at 14,230. Semi-detached homes make up 12,430 homes, with row houses coming in at 24,465, and duplexes currently at 8,650 dwellings. The smallest number of households is within the mobile home market, making up just 125 of all homes. Two hundred eighty houses are classified as 'other' in the 2016 census.

Families

Families are growing in Durham as the average number of people per family is 2.8 compared to the average in Ontario of 2.6. As of the 2016 census, 529,675 people were above the age of 15 and legally eligible to be married in Canada. Of that number, 266,470 people claim that they are married and 43,430 claim to be in a common law relationship. 146,925 people said that they had never been married and 16,310 people claimed that they were currently separated from their spouse. The number of people who said that they were divorced was 29,715, and the number of widows made up 28,830. Widows are more common than widowers as the numbers indicated that there were 21,315 widows and only 5,520 widowers within Durham. That statistic is in line with the rest of Ontario, as there are 508,880 widows and 128,265 widowers in the region.

Durham Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
2035486,0600.81%3,928
2034482,1320.83%3,984
2033478,1480.85%4,039
2032474,1090.87%4,096
2031470,0130.89%4,154
2030465,8590.91%4,220
2029461,6390.94%4,294
2028457,3450.97%4,378
2027452,9671.00%4,482
2026448,4851.04%4,610
2025443,8751.09%4,775
2024439,1001.15%4,973
2023434,1271.21%5,188
2022428,9391.28%5,406
2021423,5331.34%5,609
2020417,9241.40%5,786
2019412,1381.45%5,909
2018406,2291.91%7,609
2017398,6201.91%7,467
2016391,1531.91%7,327
2015383,8261.91%7,181
2014376,6451.91%7,046
2013369,5991.90%6,904
2012362,6951.91%6,795
2011355,9001.91%6,658
2010349,2421.91%6,533
2009342,7091.90%6,402
2008336,3071.91%6,300
2007330,0071.91%6,174
2006323,8331.91%6,058
2005317,7751.90%5,937
2004311,8381.91%5,841
2003305,9971.91%5,725
2002300,2721.91%5,617
2001294,6551.90%5,505
2000289,1503.06%8,572
1999280,5783.43%9,310
1998271,2683.43%9,001
1997262,2673.43%8,691
1996253,5763.44%8,425
1995245,1513.43%8,134
1994237,0173.43%7,865
1993229,1523.43%7,593
1992221,5593.44%7,362
1991214,1973.43%7,107
1990207,0902.88%5,806
1989201,2842.70%5,290
1988195,9942.71%5,166
1987190,8282.70%5,022
1986185,8062.70%4,891
1985180,9152.70%4,755
1984176,1602.71%4,643
1983171,5172.70%4,514
1982167,0032.70%4,395
1981162,6082.70%4,274
1980158,3344.10%6,231
1979152,1034.55%6,623
1978145,4804.55%6,334
1977139,1464.55%6,051
1976133,0954.56%5,803
1975127,2924.55%5,543
1974121,7494.55%5,302
1973116,4474.55%5,063
1972111,3844.56%4,857
1971106,5274.55%4,638
1970101,8892.45%2,435
196999,4541.76%1,717
196897,7371.76%1,692
196796,0451.76%1,661
196694,3841.76%1,631
196592,7531.76%1,602
196491,1511.76%1,578
196389,5731.76%1,548
196288,0251.76%1,522
196186,5031.76%1,493
196085,0101.52%1,274
195983,7361.44%1,188
195882,5481.44%1,171
195781,3771.44%1,153
195680,2241.44%1,140
195579,0841.44%1,122
195477,9621.44%1,107
195376,8551.44%1,089
195275,7661.44%1,076
195174,6901.44%1,060
195073,6300.00%

Durham Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2021 Population 2021 Growth
New York Newark18,822,5700.10%
Los Angeles Long Beach Santa Ana12,458,8880.10%
Chicago8,877,4290.14%
Houston6,490,7491.88%
Dallas Fort Worth6,396,5051.52%
Miami6,167,3580.74%
Atlanta5,911,2391.86%
Philadelphia5,733,5780.29%
Washington, D.c.5,378,3771.06%
Phoenix Mesa4,583,7521.60%
Boston4,314,8930.15%
Detroit3,530,467-0.48%
Seattle3,460,5610.80%
San Francisco Oakland3,313,351-0.01%
San Diego3,272,0930.65%
Minneapolis St Paul2,945,9020.68%
Tampa St Petersburg2,911,3761.19%
Denver Aurora2,862,4581.27%
Las Vegas2,771,8402.71%
Riverside San Bernardino2,513,9651.82%

Other Cities in United States

  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations

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