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.

Demographics

306,457

Population

Health

69.6

Average Age of Death

Economy

$58,190

Median Household Income

Housing

32 evictions

Summary Ejectments Per Square Mile

Housing

51.6% renter households

Cost-Burdened Renters

Housing

$1,014

Median Gross 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%

Asian

County
201020122014201620180%1%2%3%4%5%

Black or African American

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

Black or African American

County
201020122014201620180%10%20%30%40%

Hispanic/Latino

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

Hispanic/Latino

County
201020122014201620180%5%10%15%

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

Median Age

County
years20102012201420162018010203040

Other Race

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

Other Race

County
201020122014201620180%0.5%1%1.5%2%2.5%3%

Population

Year People (County Average)
1970 132,683
1980 152,775
1990 181,828
2000 223,305
2010 267,587
2015 288,817
2016 294,618
2017 300,865
2018 306,457

Population

County
people19701974197819821986199019941998200220062010201420180100000200000300000400000

Population Density

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

Population Density

County
people per sq mi20102012201420162018050010001500

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%

Retirement-Age Population

County
201020122014201620180%5%10%15%

White or Caucasian

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

White or Caucasian

County
201020122014201620180%10%20%30%40%50%

Youth Population

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

Youth Population

County
201020122014201620180%5%10%15%20%25%

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

Average Residential Building Permit Value

County
201220132014201520162017$0$5m$10m$15m$20m

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 Building Permit Values Per Sq Mile

County
per sq mi2012201420162018$0$500k$1m$2m$2m$3m

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

Commercial Certificates of Occupancy per Sq Mile

County
certificates per sq mi201220142016201800.511.522.5

Land Use Diversity

Year County Average
2014 0.3

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

Median Household Income

County
20102012201420162018$0$10k$20k$30k$40k$50k$60k

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

Per Capita Income

County
20102012201420162018$0$10k$20k$30k$40k

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 Building Permit Value Per Sq Mile

County
per sq mi2012201420162018$0$500k$1m$2m$2m$3m$3m

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

Residential Certificates of Occupancy per Sq Mile

County
certificates per sq mi2012201420162018051015

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 per Square Mile

County
centers per sq mi20132014201520162017201800.511.5

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%

Child Care Centers with 4 or 5 Star Ratings

County
2013201420152016201720180%20%40%60%80%

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

Automotive Code Violations

County
violations per sq mi201220132014201520162017012345

Avg. Monthly Household Electricity Use

Year County Average
2013 986.6 kwh
2014 1,010.9 kwh

Avg. Monthly Household Electricity Use

County
201320140 kwh500 kwh1000 kwh1500 kwh

Impervious Area

Year County Average
2011 21.7%

Tree Coverage

Year County Average
2011 61.7%

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

Unmaintained Property Violations per Sq Mile

County
violations per sq mi201220132014201520162017051015202530

Health

Average Age of Death

Year Years (County Average)
2009 69.1
2014 69.6

Average Age of Death

County
years2009201020112012201320140204060

Homes Near Health Care Clinics

Year Of households (County Average)
2018 11.4%

Housing

Average Year of Residential Construction

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

Average Year of Residential Construction

County
201220132014201520160500100015002000

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 Mortgage Holders

County
20112013201520170%10%20%30%40%

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%

Cost-Burdened Renters

County
20112013201520170%10%20%30%40%50%60%

Median Gross Rent

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

Median Gross Rent

County
20102012201420162018$0$500$1k$2k

Minimum Housing Code Violations per Square Mile

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

Minimum Housing Code Violations per Square Mile

County
violations per sq mi2012201320142015201620170510152025

Poor or Unsound State of Repair

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

Poor or Unsound State of Repair

County
2013201420150%0.2%0.4%0.6%

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%

Renter-Occupied Housing

County
20112013201520170%10%20%30%40%50%

Summary Ejectments Per Square Mile

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

Summary Ejectments Per Square Mile

County
evictions per sq mi201220142016201801020304050

Tax Value Change

Year County Average
2016 12.8%
2019 26.6%

Tax Value Change

County
20162017201820190%5%10%15%20%25%30%

Infrastructure and Amenities

Homes Near Banks or Credit Unions

Year County Average
2014 11.5%
2018 13.6%

Homes Near Banks or Credit Unions

County
201420152016201720180%5%10%15%

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 Bus Stops

County
2013201420152016201720180%10%20%30%40%50%60%

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%

Homes Near Grocery Stores

County
2013201420152016201720180%5%10%15%

Homes Near Pharmacies

Year County Average
2014 7.6%
2018 13.1%

Homes Near Pharmacies

County
201420152016201720180%5%10%15%

Sidewalks to Roadways

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

Sidewalks to Roadways

County
ratio of sidewalks to roadways20132014201520160%10%20%30%40%

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

Drug Crimes per Square Mile

County
incidents per sq mi201220132014201520160246

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

Property Crimes per Square Mile

County
crimes per sq mi201220132014201520160102030405060

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

Violent Crimes per Square Mile

County
incidents per sq mi20122013201420152016051015