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

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

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

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

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

Median Homebuyer Income

Year County Average
2012 $82,657
2013 $75,842
2014 $80,366
2015 $78,788
2016 $78,536
2017 $81,457

Median Homebuyer Income

County
201220132014201520162017$0$20k$40k$60k$80k

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

Percent of Workers in Educational, Health Care and Social Assistance Services

Year County Average
2010 35.8%
2011 35.5%
2012 36.2%
2013 36.2%
2014 35.9%
2015 35.9%
2016 35.2%
2017 34.2%
2018 33.6%

Percent of Workers in Educational, Health Care and Social Assistance Services

County
201020122014201620180%10%20%30%40%

Percent of Workers in the Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, and Accommodation & Food Services

Year County Average
2010 8.4%
2011 8%
2012 7.9%
2013 7.9%
2014 8.5%
2015 8.9%
2016 9.3%
2017 9.7%
2018 9.6%

Percent of Workers in the Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, and Accommodation & Food Services

County
201020122014201620180%2%4%6%8%10%

Percent of Workers in the Retail Trade Industry

Year County Average
2010 8.3%
2011 8.4%
2012 8.4%
2013 8.3%
2014 7.9%
2015 8.1%
2016 8.5%
2017 8.2%
2018 8.1%

Percent of Workers in the Retail Trade Industry

County
201020122014201620180%2%4%6%8%

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

Supplemental Security Income

Year County Average
2010 2.8%
2011 3.3%
2012 3.5%
2013 3.7%
2014 3.9%
2015 4%
2016 4%
2017 4.1%
2018 4%

Supplemental Security Income

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

Education

Percent of Adults with a Bachelors Degree or More

Year County Average
1990 33.4%
2000 40.1%
2010 44.1%

Percent of Adults with a Bachelors Degree or More

County
199019921994199619982000200220042006200820100%10%20%30%40%50%

Environment

Impervious Area

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

Impervious Area

County
200120032005200720092011201320150%2%4%6%8%

Long Commute Times

Year County Average
2011 24.5%
2012 23.4%
2013 23.5%
2014 24.2%
2015 24.9%
2016 25.8%
2017 26%
2018 26.2%

Long Commute Times

County
20112013201520170%5%10%15%20%25%30%

Single-Occupancy Commuters

Year County Average
2011 75.2%
2012 75.2%
2013 75.2%
2014 75.6%
2015 74.9%
2016 75.7%
2017 76.8%
2018 77%

Single-Occupancy Commuters

County
20112013201520170%20%40%60%80%

Tree Coverage

Year County Average
2011 59.1%
2016 57.4%

Tree Coverage

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

Health

Average Age of Death

Year Years (County Average)
2009 69.1
2014 69.6

Average Age of Death

County
years2009201020112012201320140204060

Chronic Kidney Disease (Adult Population)

Year County Average
2015 8.4%
2017 9.3%

Chronic Kidney Disease (Adult Population)

County
2015201620170%2%4%6%8%10%

Chronic Kidney Disease (Asian Population)

Year County Average
2015 3.1%
2017 3.7%

Chronic Kidney Disease (Asian Population)

County
2015201620170%1%2%3%4%

Chronic Kidney Disease (Black or African American Population)

Year County Average
2015 9.1%
2017 9.9%

Chronic Kidney Disease (Black or African American Population)

County
2015201620170%2%4%6%8%10%

Chronic Kidney Disease (Female)

Year County Average
2015 8.4%
2017 9.4%

Chronic Kidney Disease (Female)

County
2015201620170%2%4%6%8%10%

Chronic Kidney Disease (Hispanic or Latino/a Population)

Year County Average
2015 2.5%
2017 3.1%

Chronic Kidney Disease (Hispanic or Latino/a Population)

County
2015201620170%1%2%3%4%

Chronic Kidney Disease (Male)

Year County Average
2015 8.5%
2017 9.1%

Chronic Kidney Disease (Male)

County
2015201620170%2%4%6%8%10%

Chronic Kidney Disease (White Population)

Year County Average
2015 3.3%
2017 10.8%

Chronic Kidney Disease (White Population)

County
2015201620170%5%10%15%

Diabetes (Adult Population)

Year County Average
2015 13.4%
2017 12.9%

Diabetes (Adult Population)

County
2015201620170%5%10%15%

Diabetes (Asian Population)

Year County Average
2015 8.3%
2017 7.8%

Diabetes (Asian Population)

County
2015201620170%2%4%6%8%

Diabetes (Black or African American Population)

Year County Average
2015 19%
2017 18.4%

Diabetes (Black or African American Population)

County
2015201620170%5%10%15%20%

Diabetes (Female)

Year County Average
2015 12.4%
2017 12%

Diabetes (Female)

County
2015201620170%5%10%15%

Diabetes (Hispanic or Latino/a Population)

Year County Average
2015 13.9%
2017 13.3%

Diabetes (Hispanic or Latino/a Population)

County
2015201620170%5%10%15%

Diabetes (Male)

Year County Average
2015 14.7%
2017 14.2%

Diabetes (Male)

County
2015201620170%5%10%15%

Diabetes (White Population)

Year County Average
2015 9.7%
2017 9.2%

Diabetes (White Population)

County
2015201620170%2%4%6%8%10%

Heart Attack (Adult Population)

Year County Average
2015 2.1%
2017 1.9%

Heart Attack (Adult Population)

County
2015201620170%0.5%1%1.5%2%2.5%

Heart Attack (Black or African American Population)

Year County Average
2015 2.4%
2017 2.2%

Heart Attack (Black or African American Population)

County
2015201620170%0.5%1%1.5%2%2.5%

Heart Attack (Female)

Year County Average
2015 1.5%
2017 1.3%

Heart Attack (Female)

County
2015201620170%0.5%1%1.5%

Heart Attack (Male)

Year County Average
2015 3%
2017 2.7%

Heart Attack (Male)

County
2015201620170%1%2%3%4%

Heart Attack (White Population)

Year County Average
2015 2.3%
2017 2.1%

Heart Attack (White Population)

County
2015201620170%0.5%1%1.5%2%2.5%

Stroke (Adult Population)

Year County Average
2015 3.2%
2017 2.8%

Stroke (Adult Population)

County
2015201620170%1%2%3%4%

Stroke (Black or African American Population)

Year County Average
2015 3.8%
2017 3.3%

Stroke (Black or African American Population)

County
2015201620170%1%2%3%4%

Stroke (Female)

Year County Average
2015 2.9%
2017 2.5%

Stroke (Female)

County
2015201620170%0.5%1%1.5%2%2.5%3%

Stroke (Male)

Year County Average
2015 3.8%
2017 3.2%

Stroke (Male)

County
2015201620170%1%2%3%4%

Stroke (White Population)

Year County Average
2015 3.5%
2017 3%

Stroke (White Population)

County
2015201620170%1%2%3%4%

Housing

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

Median Home Value

Year County Average
1990 $149,888
2000 $170,283
2010 $193,163

Median Home Value

County
19901992199419961998200020022004200620082010$0$50k$100k$150k$200k

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

Infrastructure and Amenities

Commuting to Work by Bicycle

Year County Average
2011 0.6%
2012 0.8%
2013 0.7%
2014 0.8%
2015 0.8%
2016 0.7%
2017 0.6%
2018 0.6%

Commuting to Work by Bicycle

County
20112013201520170%0.2%0.4%0.6%0.8%

Taking Public Transportation to Work

Year County Average
2011 3.3%
2012 3.3%
2013 3.6%
2014 3.8%
2015 3.9%
2016 4.1%
2017 3.7%
2018 3.4%

Taking Public Transportation to Work

County
20112013201520170%1%2%3%4%5%

Walking to Work

Year County Average
2011 2.5%
2012 2.6%
2013 2.9%
2014 2.8%
2015 2.6%
2016 2.5%
2017 2.3%
2018 2.3%

Walking to Work

County
20112013201520170%0.5%1%1.5%2%2.5%3%

Working from Home

Year County Average
2011 4.2%
2012 4.3%
2013 4.4%
2014 4.4%
2015 4.8%
2016 4.8%
2017 5%
2018 5.2%

Working from Home

County
20112013201520170%1%2%3%4%5%6%