What you need to know about Durham, NC

Set in North Carolina’s Piedmont region, Durham is best known as part of the North Carolina Research Triangle. A national leader in medical research and health care, especially at Research Triangle Park, Durham also houses academic powerhouse Duke University, landing it a spot on Livability's Top 10 College Towns. Durhham is also home to art museums, a strong music culture, historic districts, and abundant parks and waterways. The redevelopment of mills, warehouses and factories is part of an urban redevelopment facilitating an influx of both businesses and residents. 

Top 10 College Towns  2015
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Things To Do in Durham, NC
Durham residents enjoy a number of museums, outdoor recreation, lots of restaurants and community events.

Population

240,107
Up by 9.52%
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Why Durham, NC is a Top 100 Best Place to Live.
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Housing

Homes Owned 49.86%
49.86% Complete
Homes Rented 50.14%
50.14% Complete

Real Estate

In Durham, North Carolina


Ready to move to Durham? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Durham.
Things To Do in Durham, NC
Durham residents enjoy a number of museums, outdoor recreation, lots of restaurants and community events.

Median Home Price

$178,200
Higher than the state average

Schools

In Durham, North Carolina


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Durham rates.

Median Household Income

$49,585
Lower than the national average

Business

In Durham, North Carolina


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Durham.

Residents

Most residents are
25-34 Years old

Health

In Durham, North Carolina


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Durham.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 47%
47% Complete
Graduated High School 87%
87% Complete

Durham, NC's Livability Rankings

Top 10 College Towns  2015

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