Durham Neighborhood Compass
Durham Neighborhood Compass

Durham County

The Durham Neighborhood Compass is a primary community resource for information that is regularly-updated, serving meaningful data to the community openly.

Each year the Compass grows and learns along with its users, adding data sets with strong community resonance and longitudinal importance.

A quantitative project with qualitative values.

Health

69.6

Average Age of Death

Economy

$58,190

Median Household Income

Housing

32 evictions

Evictions (Summary Ejectments)

Housing

51.6% renter households

Cost-Burdened Renters

Housing

$1,014

Cost of Rent

Civic Engagement

General Election Participation

Year County Average
2012 78.2%

Primary Election Participation

Year County Average
2012 40.2%

Demographics

Asian

Year County Average
2010 4.6%
2015 4.6%
2016 4.7%
2017 4.7%
2018 4.9%

Black or African American

Year County Average
2010 37.5%
2015 37.1%
2016 37.2%
2017 36.9%
2018 36.5%

Hispanic/Latino

Year County Average
2010 13.5%
2015 13.4%
2016 13.3%
2017 13.5%
2018 13.4%

Median Age

Year Years (County Average)
2010 33.2
2011 33.3
2012 33.4
2013 33.7
2014 34.1
2015 34.4
2016 34.6
2017 35
2018 35.2

Other Race

Year County Average
2010 2.4%
2015 2.9%
2016 2.8%
2017 2.9%
2018 2.9%

Population

Year People per sq mi (County Average)
2010 906
2015 978
2016 998
2017 1,019
2018 1,038

Race/Ethnic Diversity

Year County Average
2010 0.51

Retirement-Age Population

Year County Average
2010 8.2%
2015 9.2%
2016 9.6%
2017 11.6%
2018 12.1%

White or Caucasian

Year County Average
2010 42.1%
2015 42.1%
2016 42%
2017 42.1%
2018 42.2%

Youth Population

Year County Average
2010 24.4%
2015 23.5%
2016 23.4%
2017 21.7%
2018 21.4%

Economy

Average Residential Building Permit Value

Year County Average
2012 $10,688,785
2013 $11,711,666
2014 $682,945
2015 $17,722,825
2016 $19,480,392
2017 $19,774,765

Commercial Building Permit Values Per Sq Mile

Year Per sq mi (County Average)
2012 $953,750
2013 $1,557,984
2014 $1,129,288
2015 $1,064,761
2016 $1,619,938
2017 $1,842,854
2018 $2,155,236
2019 $2,369,274

Commercial Certificates of Occupancy per Sq Mile

Year Certificates per sq mi (County Average)
2012 1.7
2013 1.8
2014 1.7
2015 2.1
2016 1.8
2017 1.5
2018 1.8
2019 1.6

Median Household Income

Year County Average
2010 $49,894
2011 $50,078
2012 $50,997
2013 $51,853
2014 $52,038
2015 $52,503
2016 $54,093
2017 $56,393
2018 $58,190

Per Capita Income

Year County Average
2010 $27,334
2011 $27,915
2012 $28,051
2013 $28,155
2014 $28,555
2015 $28,930
2016 $29,829
2017 $31,177
2018 $32,621

Residential Building Permit Value Per Sq Mile

Year Per sq mi (County Average)
2012 $1,358,106
2013 $1,569,906
2014 $1,252,480
2015 $1,558,095
2016 $2,087,391
2017 $2,398,385
2018 $2,376,537
2019 $2,514,927

Residential Certificates of Occupancy per Sq Mile

Year Certificates per sq mi (County Average)
2012 6.7
2013 7.8
2014 7.7
2015 9.1
2016 10.5
2017 9.7
2018 11.6
2019 11.9

Education

Child Care Centers per Square Mile

Year Centers per sq mi (County Average)
2013 1.2
2014 1.1
2015 1.1
2016 1.1
2017 1
2018 1

Child Care Centers with 4 or 5 Star Ratings

Year County Average
2013 61.3%
2014 62.8%
2015 64.3%
2016 64.5%
2017 67.9%
2018 72.3%

Environment

Automotive Code Violations

Year Violations per sq mi (County Average)
2012 4.5
2013 3.1
2014 2.9
2015 2.7
2016 3.9
2017 4.6

Avg. Monthly Household Electricity Use

Year County Average
2013 987 kwh
2014 1,011 kwh

Impervious Area

Year County Average
2001 7%
2006 7.7%
2011 8.4%
2016 8.7%

Land Use Diversity

Year County Average
2014 0.3

Tree Coverage

Year County Average
2011 59.1%
2016 57.4%

Unmaintained Property Violations per Sq Mile

Year Violations per sq mi (County Average)
2012 18.6
2013 22.1
2014 22
2015 22.8
2016 28.7
2017 24

Health

Average Age of Death

Year Years (County Average)
2009 69.1
2014 69.6

Homes Near Health Care Clinics

Year Of households (County Average)
2018 11.4%

Homes Near Pharmacies

Year County Average
2014 7.6%
2018 13.1%

Housing

Average Year of Residential Construction

Year County Average
2012 1,973
2013 1,974
2014 1,974
2015 1,974
2016 1,975

Cost of Rent

Year County Average
2010 $792
2011 $817
2012 $840
2013 $859
2014 $877
2015 $895
2016 $921
2017 $966
2018 $1,014

Cost-Burdened Mortgage Holders

Year County Average
2011 31.2%
2012 29.5%
2013 28.5%
2014 28.3%
2015 26.7%
2016 24.5%
2017 22.7%
2018 22.8%

Cost-Burdened Renters

Year County Average
2011 53.9%
2012 53.7%
2013 53.5%
2014 53.8%
2015 52.8%
2016 51.7%
2017 51.2%
2018 51.6%

Deteriorated Properties

Year County Average
2013 0.6%
2014 0.5%
2015 0.5%

Evictions (Summary Ejectments)

Year Evictions per sq mi (County Average)
2012 40
2013 40
2014 38
2015 35
2016 35
2017 31
2018 31
2019 32

Housing Code Violations

Year Violations per sq mi (County Average)
2012 19.6
2013 21.6
2014 13.8
2015 10.8
2016 11.5
2017 11.4

Renter-Occupied Housing

Year County Average
2011 44.6%
2012 45%
2013 45%
2014 45.6%
2015 46.3%
2016 46.9%
2017 46.5%
2018 46.2%

Sale Price

Year Median sale price (County Average)
1998 $123,500
1999 $129,000
2000 $135,000
2001 $143,500
2002 $150,000
2003 $155,000
2004 $163,000
2005 $170,000
2006 $175,000
2007 $180,000
2008 $185,000
2009 $190,000
2010 $190,000
2011 $193,000
2012 $198,000
2013 $207,000
2014 $216,000
2015 $229,000
2016 $245,000
2017 $262,000
2018 $273,000
2019 $278,000

Tax Value Change

Year County Average
2016 12.8%
2019 26.6%

Infrastructure and Amenities

Homes Near Banks or Credit Unions

Year County Average
2014 11.5%
2018 13.6%

Homes Near Bus Stops

Year County Average
2013 53.4%
2014 54.9%
2015 55.1%
2016 54.2%
2017 54.1%
2018 55.8%

Homes Near Fast Food & Convenience Stores

Year County Average
2018 29.9%

Homes Near Grocery Stores

Year County Average
2013 12.8%
2018 13.9%

Safety

Drug Crimes per Square Mile

Year Incidents per sq mi (County Average)
2012 6
2013 6.2
2014 4.7
2015 4.1
2016 3.1

Property Crimes per Square Mile

Year Crimes per sq mi (County Average)
2012 50.8
2013 53.6
2014 54.3
2015 52.3
2016 49.2

Sidewalk Coverage

Year Ratio of sidewalks to roadways (County Average)
2013 37%
2014 38%
2015 37%
2016 35%

Violent Crimes per Square Mile

Year Incidents per sq mi (County Average)
2012 11.6
2013 10.8
2014 11.2
2015 12.4
2016 13.3