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Welcome to Durham ...
The city of Durham is primarily located in Durham County<1> and is the County Seat for Durham County. A portion of Durham extends into Orange County.
The pronunciation of Durham: DERR-um<2>
When the people of Durham refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Durhamite<3>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Durham has a population of 281,049 people<4> (see below for details).
Durham is 340 feet [104 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Durham lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Durham: (919) and (984)<6>
The community of Durham was established in 1853.
Websites for Durham ...
Official Website: www.ci.durham.nc.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Durham had an population of 281,049 people. This is an increase of 23.09% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 50.27% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Durham had a population of 228,330 people (which is 85.33% of the total population of Durham County). This makes Durham the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Durham represents 2.39% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 5th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 228,330 people, the population of Durham increased 22.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 187,035 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Durham.
Communities Also Named Durham ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 31 communities that are also named Durham - they are located in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey (2), New York, Nova Scotia, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas (3), Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
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.
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. Our list includes 44 papers. 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.
In addition to the Tourism page for Durham, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Durham.
Adding Durham to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Durham in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Durham was the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Durham on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Durham.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Durham: www.ci.durham.nc.us/
The official website for Durham County: www.co.durham.nc.us/
The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 20 Mar 2023