Durham Area Guide Explore the Triangle


Conveniently located between Chapel Hill and Raleigh, it’s a great place to “call home”.  You’ll find unique restaurants, shopping destinations including the “Streets of Southpoint” featuring Nordstrom’s and many other fine stores. Most of the Research Triangle Park lies within Durham, which is home to Duke University, North Carolina Central University and the North Carolina School of Science & Math (the nations first state supported residential high school for students gifted in science and math).

Quick Facts

Home to Duke University
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& North Carolina Central University
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Population Durham City 242,000+/- Durham County 282,000 +/-
Median Age 32.1
Area Durham City 94.9 Square Miles+/- * County 229 Square Miles +/-
Home to Research Triangle Park-RTP (7000 acres, 140 Research Companies)
High Schools (5 Traditional) * 9 Middle * 29 Elementary 32,000 Students
Average Home Sales Price $232,000
Major Employers
State of North Carolina * Duke University * IBM * SunTrust * Nortel
Property Tax Rates 2019 (Property Tax Value/100 x Tax Rate = Taxes Due)
Durham City $1.243  County $.86- $.96
Sales & Income Tax Rates
NC Sales Tax 6.75% – 7.5%
(varies by county)
NC Income Tax 5.25%


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