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Durham is a town in Strafford County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The community was named for the English Bishop of Durham

The latitude of Durham is 43.133N. The longitude is -70.926W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 62 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 12,664.


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Median household income
Local
$51,697
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Durham demographic reports
Durham is on the Oyster and Lamprey rivers
Former and merged names include:
· Oyster River Plantation
About 100 settlers were killed or captured here in 1694 French and Indian raid
Durham received national attention for November 2003 consecration of V. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopalian church
Well-known residents have included:
· Gen. John Sullivan, Revolutionary War leader
Historic sites and museums: University Museum, Durham Historic Association Museum
Colleges and universities: University of New Hampshire
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Durham demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Strafford County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Portsmouth-Rochester area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 03824 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Durham residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Durham ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Durham was $17,210, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

73% of Durham residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Durham include Durham Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Durham, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $521.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,680.


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Libraries in Durham include Durham Public Library ... View libraries

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Strafford County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Durham political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Durham workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Durham between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Durham include Hickory Pond Inn & Golf Course, New England Center, Three Chimneys Inn.

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