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Welcome to Durham ...

The Town of Durham is located in Middlesex County<1>.

The location of Durham has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Durham refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Durhamite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Durham has a population of 7,165 people<4> (see below for details).

Durham is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Durham lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Durham: (860)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Durham had an population of 7,165 people. This is a decrease of 3.02% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Durham had a population of 7,388 people. This makes Durham the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Durham represents 0.21% of the population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 136th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,388 people, the population of Durham increased 11.48% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,627 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Durham.

Communities Also Named Durham ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Durham - it's located in New York.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Durham.

Communities near Durham ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Durham.

  • New Haven [New Haven County]
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    • New Haven [New Haven County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Durham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130,250 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<7>
  • New Haven [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Haven
    • New Haven [New Haven County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Durham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130,250 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
  • Waterbury [New Haven County]
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    • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Durham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterbury
  • New Britain [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Britain
    • New Britain [Hartford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Durham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 72,495 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Britain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Britain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Britain<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • New Britain [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Britain
      • New Britain [Hartford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Durham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 72,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Britain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Britain
    • Hamden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamden
      • Hamden [New Haven County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Durham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 60,556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamden
    • Meriden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Durham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meriden<7>
    • Meriden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Durham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meriden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
    • West Haven [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Haven
      • West Haven [New Haven County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Durham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Haven<7>
    • West Haven [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Haven
      • West Haven [New Haven County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Durham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,620 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Haven

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Durham. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Durham.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Durham. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Durham.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Durham. See our Newspapers Page for Durham.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Durham ...

Looking for more information about Durham? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Durham, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Durham.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Middlesex County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Durham. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Middlesex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Durham refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Durham may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Durham.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Durham - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Durham) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Durham. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Durham

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Durham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4604, Longitude: -72.6820       In this case, the coordinates for Durham have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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