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Community Data

We understand that good business decisions are based on reliable data. We are prepared to provide the data and demographics to back up what the rankings and accolades are saying about our growing community. 

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Overview

324,955
Total Population
35.21
Median Age
$87,492
Median household income
Approx. 40K households in Durham have an income of >$100K annually.
Ethnicity and Gender Distribution (2020)
  • 42.34% White
  • 35.03% Black
  • 13.05% Hispanic
  • 5.74% Asian
  • 1.87% Multirace
  • 0.66% Other
  • 0.27% American Indian
  • 0.05% Pacific Islander
52.19%
Female
47.81%
Male
Population Growth (2011-2020)

Educational Attainment

48.94%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
25.95%
Bachelor's Degree
22.99%
Graduate Degree
39,407
Annual graduates within a 50-mile radius of Durham County
7 universities within the community, and 49 universities within 50 miles that offer bachelor’s degree or higher.

Labor Force and Talent

178,651
Total labor force
15,035
Total establishments
Top industries by jobs and establishments (2019)

Foreign Direct Investment

$3,858.30M
Total Investment
$812.90M
Total Foreign Investment
Total investment, jobs and projects by country

CountryInvestment (M, USD)JobsProjects
United States (Domestic)3,045.405,99258
United Kingdom153.1076110
Switzerland189.905306
Japan117.825163
Germany143.701482
India39.502852
Ireland11.80332
Spain18.80632
Source: Applied Geographic Solutions