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Durham, North Carolina

Durham is a city located in North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 187,035. It is the county seat of Durham County6 and the home of Duke University.

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1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Passenger transportation
4 External links


Durham is located at 35°59'19" North, 78°54'26" West (35.988644, -78.907167)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 245.8 km² (94.9 mi²). 245.1 km² (94.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.7 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.29% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 187,035 people, 74,981 households, and 43,563 families residing in the city. The population density is 763.1/km² (1,976.4/mi²). There are 80,797 housing units at an average density of 329.7/km² (853.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 45.51% White, 43.81% African American, 0.31% Native American, 3.64% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.75% from other races, and 1.94% from two or more races. 8.56% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 74,981 households out of which 28.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.2% are married couples living together, 15.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.9% are non-families. 31.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.37 and the average family size is 3.01.

In the city the population is spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 14.1% from 18 to 24, 35.6% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $41,160, and the median income for a family is $51,162. Males have a median income of $35,202 versus $30,359 for females. The per capita income for the city is $22,526. 15.0% of the population and 11.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 19.4% are under the age of 18 and 13.2% are 65 or older.

Durham has sister cities Arusha, Tanzania, Durham, England, Kostroma, Russia and Toyama, Japan.

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