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Welcome to Durham ...

Durham is located in Strafford 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, Durham has a population of 16,127 people<4> (see below for details).

Durham is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The area code for Durham: (603)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Durham had an population of 16,127 people. This is an increase of 10.17% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 27.35% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Durham had a population of 14,638 people (which is 11.89% of the total population of Strafford County). This makes Durham the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Durham represents 1.11% of the population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 18th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,638 people, the population of Durham increased 15.59% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 12,664 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 Jersey (2), New York, North Carolina, 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.

  • Rochester
  • Portsmouth
  • Amesbury
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amesbury
    • Amesbury lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Durham.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,537 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amesbury
  • Hampton
  • Exeter
  • York
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
    • York lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Durham.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,329 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for York have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<7>
  • Somersworth
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somersworth
    • Somersworth lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Durham.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,286 people
    • Former names for Somersworth:
    • Great Falls
    • Summersworth
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somersworth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somersworth<7>
  • Raymond
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
    • Raymond lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Durham.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,573 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<7>
  • Kittery
  • Barrington

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 10 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 we've found for Durham was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found Durham in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Durham.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Hampshire's counties, including Strafford, 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 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DurhamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Durham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1340, Longitude: -70.9264       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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