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

311,848

Population

Health

69.6

Average Age of Death

Economy

$58,190

Median Household Income

Housing

14 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 Population

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

Asian Population

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

Black or African American Population

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

Black or African American Population

County
201020122014201620180%10%20%30%40%

Hispanic/Latino Population

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

Hispanic/Latino Population

County
201020122014201620180%5%10%15%

Indigenous Population

Year County Average
2010 1.14%
2011 1.32%
2016 0.95%

Indigenous Population

County
20102011201220132014201520160%0.5%1%1.5%

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

People of Color

Year County Average
2010 57.9%
2016 57.8%

People of Color

County
20102011201220132014201520160%10%20%30%40%50%60%

Population

Year People (County Average)
2010 267,587
2015 288,817
2016 294,618
2017 300,865
2018 306,457
2019 311,848

Population

County
people201020122014201620180100000200000300000400000

Population Density

Year People per sq mi (County Average)
2010 906
2015 978
2016 998
2017 1,019
2018 1,038
2019 1,056

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 Population

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

White Population

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%
2019 22.2%

Youth Population

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

Economy

Average Residential Building Permit Value

Year County Average
2012 $159,563
2013 $175,315
2014 $138,004
2015 $142,089
2016 $175,745
2017 $190,734
2018 $182,841
2019 $190,934

Average Residential Building Permit Value

County
2012201420162018$0$50k$100k$150k$200k

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 1.8
2013 1.8
2014 1.7
2015 2.2
2016 1.8
2017 1.5
2018 1.9
2019 1.7

Commercial Certificates of Occupancy per Sq Mile

County
certificates per sq mi201220142016201800.511.522.5

Home Demolitions Per Sq Mile

Year Per sq mi (County Average)
2012 0.29
2013 0.21
2014 0.4
2015 0.34
2016 0.4
2017 0.47
2018 0.39
2019 0.53

Home Demolitions Per Sq Mile

County
per sq mi201220142016201800.10.20.30.40.50.6

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

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 6.9
2013 8
2014 7.8
2015 9.5
2016 10.8
2017 9.8
2018 11.8
2019 12.1

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 4.3
2013 3
2014 2.8
2015 2.6
2016 3.8
2017 4.5
2018 5.5
2019 6.2
2020 3.2

Automotive Code Violations

County
violations per sq mi201220142016201820200246

Avg. Monthly Household Electricity Use

Year County Average
2013 987 kwh
2014 1,011 kwh

Avg. Monthly Household Electricity Use

County
201320140 kwh500 kwh1000 kwh1500 kwh

Impervious Area

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

Impervious Area

County
200120032005200720092011201320150%2%4%6%8%

Land Use Diversity

Year County Average
2014 0.3

Tree Coverage

Year County Average
2011 59.1%
2016 57.4%

Tree Coverage

County
2011201220132014201520160%10%20%30%40%50%60%

Unmaintained Property Violations per Sq Mile

Year Violations per sq mi (County Average)
2012 17.7
2013 21.2
2014 21.3
2015 22.2
2016 28.3
2017 23.2
2018 25.8
2019 21.6
2020 18.1

Unmaintained Property Violations per Sq Mile

County
violations per sq mi20122014201620182020051015202530

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%

Homes Near Pharmacies

Year County Average
2014 7.6%
2018 13.1%

Homes Near Pharmacies

County
201420152016201720180%5%10%15%

Housing

Average Year of Residential Construction

Year County Average
2012 1973
2013 1974
2014 1974
2015 1974
2016 1975

Average Year of Residential Construction

County
201220132014201520160500100015002000

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 of Rent

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

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%

Deteriorated Properties

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

Deteriorated Properties

County
2013201420150%0.2%0.4%0.6%

Evictions (Summary Ejectments)

Year Evictions per sq mi (County Average)
2000 40
2001 39
2002 51
2004 50
2005 52
2006 50
2007 51
2008 54
2009 51
2010 50
2011 48
2012 40
2013 40
2014 38
2015 35
2016 35
2017 31
2018 31
2019 32
2020 14

Evictions (Summary Ejectments)

County
evictions per sq mi200020022004200620082010201220142016201820200102030405060

Housing Code Violations

Year Violations per sq mi (County Average)
2012 18.7
2013 20.7
2014 13.2
2015 10.5
2016 11.6
2017 11.2
2018 13.1
2019 12.1
2020 11.3

Housing Code Violations

County
violations per sq mi201220142016201820200510152025

Out of state ownership (all properties)

Year County Average
2001 14.7%
2002 15.6%
2003 15.7%
2004 14.8%
2005 15.6%
2007 16.2%
2008 18.7%
2009 19.5%
2010 18.4%
2011 18.1%
2012 18.1%
2013 18.7%
2014 18.9%
2015 20.1%
2016 22.2%
2017 21.7%
2018 23.1%
2019 22.8%
2020 23.4%

Out of state ownership (all properties)

County
20012003200520072009201120132015201720190%5%10%15%20%25%

Out of state ownership (residential properties)

Year County Average
2001 9.6%
2002 10%
2003 10%
2004 9.8%
2005 9.9%
2007 10.6%
2008 10.6%
2009 10.5%
2010 10.3%
2011 10.8%
2012 11.4%
2013 12%
2014 12.5%
2015 13.3%
2016 13.8%
2017 13.7%
2018 14.4%
2019 15.4%
2020 16.3%

Out of state ownership (residential properties)

County
20012003200520072009201120132015201720190%5%10%15%20%

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%

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 $283,000
2020 $290,500

Sale Price

County
median sale price199820002002200420062008201020122014201620182020$0$50k$100k$150k$200k$250k$300k

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%

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

Sidewalk Coverage

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

Sidewalk Coverage

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

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