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Durham is a city in Durham County. (The community straddles Durham and Orange counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Dr. Bartlett Durham, landowner who granted right-of-way to the railroad.
The latitude of Durham is 35.993N. The longitude is -78.898W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 404 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 198,376.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Durham demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Durham County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Raleigh-Durham area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 27706 ZIP code.
7% of Durham residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Durham ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Durham was $22,526, compared with $21,587 nationally.
42% of Durham residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Historic districts in Durham include Cleveland Street District, Downtown Durham Historic District, Durham Cotton Mills Village Historic District, Golden Belt Historic District, Holloway Street District, Morehead Hill Historic District, North Carolina Central University Historic District, North Durham - Duke Park District, Pearl Mill Village Historic District, Trinity Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Durham, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $560. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,116.
Libraries in Durham include Bragtown Branch, Durham County Library, McDougald Terrace Branch, North Durham Branch Library, Parkwood Branch Library, Salvation Army Boys Club, Southwest Branch Library, Stanford L Warren Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Durham include Herald-Sun
TV stations in Durham include WRDC, WTVD, WUBX-CA.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WNCU.
Durham County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Durham political report.
Durham restaurants taking online reservations include Chamas Churrascaria, George's Garage, Nana's Restaurant, Papas Grille, Parizade, Restaurant Starlu, Vin Rouge ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Durham workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 49 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 2.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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