Durham County is located in north-central North Carolina. The County Seat is Durham and the largest city is Durham. The Official Web Site is located at http://dconc.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 294,460 and the 2010 census population was 269,974. The land area is 285.98 square miles and there are 935.7 persons per square mile.
53.1% of the population is White, 38.7% is Black or African American, 13.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 4.8% is Asian, 1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.3% is two or more races. 86.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 45.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $180,600, there are 111,276 households, an average of 2.36 persons per household. The per capita income is $29,347, the median household income is $51,853, and 18.5% of the persons in Durham County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 22,104. Retail sales (in $1000) were $3,135,341, and sales per capita were $12,257. The percentage of black-owned firms is 24.6%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 34%.
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