at a glance
as of December 31, 2017
median household income
median property value
(the national average is 63.9%)
homeownership rate by ethnicity
2012-2016 American Community Survey
Facts & Terms
Housing that costs its occupant no more than 30% of their gross monthly household income.
Aging in Place
The ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level.
A household is considered housing and transportation cost-burdened if it spends more than 45% of its income on housing and transportation costs combined.
A typical Durham household spends 44% on housing and
In 1937, Durham began planting trees in city-owned strips along sidewalks in residential areas. The plantings followed local redlined maps, so that poor black neighborhoods received few plantings and today have limited tree canopy, while wealthier white neighborhoods saw much more extensive planting.