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Durham County, NC&

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Population
306,212
1.75% growth
Median Age
35.1
Median Household Income
$53,832
0.63% growth
Poverty Rate
16.3%
Number of Employees
159,842
1.2% growth
Median Property Value
$194,800
0.2% decline

About the photo: Durham, NC

Economy

The economy of Durham County, NC employs 159,842 people. The economy of Durham County, NC is specialized in Educational Services; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services, which employ respectively 1.62; 1.3; and 1.21 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Durham County, NC are Healthcare & Social Assistance (28,681), Educational Services (23,659), and Retail trade (15,009), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($57,184), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($49,000), and Finance & Insurance ($48,266).

Median household income in Durham County, NC is $53,832. Males in Durham County, NC have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,744. The income inequality of Durham County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Durham County, NC. In Durham County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 123 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,156. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.

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Diversity

Durham County, NC is home to a population of 306,212 people, from which 90.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Durham County, NC is composed of 129,108 White residents (42.2%), 111,820 Black residents (36.5%), 40,931 Hispanic residents (13.4%), 15,137 Asian residents (4.94%), and 7,608 Two+ residents (2.48%). The most common foreign languages in Durham County, NC are Spanish (33,401 speakers), Chinese (3,476 speakers), and African Languages (2,340 speakers), but compared to other places, Durham County, NC has a relative high number of African Languages (2,340 speakers), French (1,760 speakers), and Urdu (527 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Durham County, NC awarded 8,897 degrees. The student population of Durham County, NC is skewed towards females, with 4,034 male students and 4,863 female students. Most students in Durham County, NC are White (3,544 and 39.8%), followed by Black or African American (2,351 and 26.4%), Asian (818 and 9.2%), and Hispanic or Latino (434 and 4.88%). The largest universities in Durham County, NC by number of graduates are Duke University (5,624 and 63.2%), North Carolina Central University (1,643 and 18.5%), and Durham Technical Community College (1,046 and 11.8%). The most popular majors in Durham County, NC are General Psychology (270 and 3.03%), General Biological Sciences (228 and 2.56%), and General Public Policy Analysis (202 and 2.27%). The median tuition costs in Durham County, NC are $49,575 for private four year colleges, and $3,655 and $16,113 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Durham County, NC is $194,800, which is 0.95 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $195,200 to $194,800, a 0.2% increase. The homeownership rate of Durham County, NC is 52.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Durham County, NC have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Durham County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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