Durham Metro Area

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  2. Durham Metro Area Statistics
  3. Durham Metro Area Property/Housing/Real Estate Information
  4. Durham Metro Area Employment Information
  5. Durham Metro Area Family Information
  6. Durham Metro Area Education Information
  7. Durham Metro Area Business Information
  8. Durham Metro Area Public Benefits Information
  9. Durham Metro Area Criminal Information
  10. Durham Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  11. Durham Metro Area Counties
  12. Durham Metro Area Cities


Durham Metro Area Legal Resources

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Durham Metro Area Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 426,493
  • Land Area (2000): 4,572.155 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 121.269 square kilometers
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Houses (2000): 181,603

Durham Metro Area Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 611,984 71.40%
 Rural, Farm 12,300 1.44%
 Rural, Non-farm 232,802 27.16%

Durham Metro Area Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Durham Metro Area Employment Information

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Durham Metro Area Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 195,255 189,455 5,800 2.97% 30
1991 197,523 189,526 7,997 4.05% 40
1992 201,075 192,493 8,583 4.27% 43
1993 203,042 195,996 7,047 3.47% 35
1994 205,802 199,740 6,062 2.95% 30
1995 209,194 203,109 6,085 2.91% 29
1996 217,602 211,514 6,088 2.80% 28
1997 224,296 218,816 5,479 2.44% 25
1998 226,819 222,010 4,809 2.12% 21
1999 229,508 224,989 4,519 1.97% 20
2000 231,882 225,087 6,794 2.93% 29
2001 238,751 228,431 10,320 4.32% 43
2002 241,344 228,050 13,294 5.51% 55
2003 239,165 226,345 12,820 5.36% 54
2004 241,450 230,774 10,676 4.42% 44
2005 245,962 235,347 10,616 4.32% 43
2006 254,053 244,142 9,912 3.90% 39
2007 254,417 244,687 9,730 3.82% 38
2008 256,833 244,539 12,294 4.79% 48
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 254,137 243,606 10,531 4.14% 41
Feb 2008 254,882 243,856 11,026 4.33% 43
Mar 2008 255,274 244,534 10,740 4.21% 42
Apr 2008 256,073 245,659 10,414 4.07% 41
May 2008 255,793 243,648 12,145 4.75% 47
Jun 2008 258,116 244,765 13,351 5.17% 52
Jul 2008 263,439 248,383 15,056 5.72% 57
Aug 2008 257,233 243,269 13,964 5.43% 54
Sep 2008 256,550 243,135 13,415 5.23% 52
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Durham Metro Area Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Construction 28,266 12.64%
2. Educational Services 26,256 11.74%
3. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 18,392 8.22%
4. Health Care 17,760 7.94%
5. Accommodation and Food Services 12,756 5.70%
6. Public Administration 8,708 3.89%
7. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 8,454 3.78%
8. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 8,262 3.69%
9. Finance and Insurance 5,222 2.34%
10. Repair and Maintenance 4,856 2.17%
11. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 4,508 2.02%
12. Food and Beverage Stores 4,444 1.99%
13. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 3,560 1.59%
14. Chemical Manufacturing 3,494 1.56%
15. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 3,128 1.40%
16. Truck Transportation 3,076 1.38%
17. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 3,000 1.34%
18. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 2,956 1.32%
19. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 2,794 1.25%
20. Agriculture / Forestry / Fishing / Hunting 2,560 1.14%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Health Care 42,716 19.97%
2. Educational Services 41,164 19.25%
3. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 16,370 7.65%
4. Accommodation and Food Services 11,960 5.59%
5. Finance and Insurance 9,904 4.63%
6. Social Assistance 8,030 3.75%
7. Public Administration 7,934 3.71%
8. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 5,178 2.42%
9. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 4,726 2.21%
10. Personal and Laundry Services 3,816 1.78%
11. Chemical Manufacturing 3,558 1.66%
12. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 3,472 1.62%
13. Food and Beverage Stores 3,464 1.62%
14. Department and Other General Stores 3,408 1.59%
15. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 3,346 1.56%
16. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 3,198 1.50%
17. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 3,130 1.46%
18. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 3,076 1.44%
19. Construction 2,616 1.22%
20. Publishing / Movie / Sound Recording Industries 2,460 1.15%

Durham Metro Area Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Computer Specialists 11,818 5.28%
2. Other Management Occupations 11,060 4.95%
3. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 8,818 3.94%
4. Other Installation / Maintenance 8,746 3.91%
5. Postsecondary Teachers 8,296 3.71%
6. Other Sales and Related Occupations 7,676 3.43%
7. Other Production Occupations 7,270 3.25%
8. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 7,092 3.17%
9. Life and Physical Scientists 6,022 2.69%
10. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 5,310 2.37%
11. Physicians and Surgeons 5,252 2.35%
12. Construction Laborers 5,048 2.26%
13. Other Office and Admin Support 4,738 2.12%
14. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 4,714 2.11%
15. Carpenters 4,592 2.05%
16. Other Construction Trades 4,566 2.04%
17. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 4,420 1.98%
18. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 4,366 1.95%
19. Vehicle Mechanics 4,332 1.94%
20. Engineers 4,302 1.92%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Other Office and Admin Support 13,450 6.29%
2. Secretaries and Admins 10,912 5.10%
3. Other Management Occupations 10,706 5.01%
4. Registered Nurses 10,192 4.77%
5. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 9,376 4.38%
6. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 7,296 3.41%
7. Health Technologists and Technicians 6,878 3.22%
8. Computer Specialists 6,078 2.84%
9. Postsecondary Teachers 6,014 2.81%
10. Business Operations Specialists 5,974 2.79%
11. Other Sales and Related Occupations 5,880 2.75%
12. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 5,318 2.49%
13. Cashiers 5,224 2.44%
14. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 5,204 2.43%
15. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 4,970 2.32%
16. Other Production Occupations 4,836 2.26%
17. Life and Physical Scientists 4,574 2.14%
18. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 4,514 2.11%
19. Nursing / Psychiatric / Home Health 4,466 2.09%
20. Child Care Workers 4,122 1.93%

Durham Metro Area Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 405,750 59.12%
15-35 hours 83,257 12.13%
1-14 hours 26,051 3.80%
No regular hours 171,208 24.95%

Durham Metro Area Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 7,847 1.89%
5 AM-5:29 AM 6,139 1.48%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 12,335 2.96%
6 AM-6:29 AM 28,786 6.92%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 42,697 10.26%
7 AM-7:29 AM 67,817 16.30%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 74,767 17.97%
8 AM-8:29 AM 55,724 13.39%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 28,101 6.75%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 25,962 6.24%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 10,397 2.50%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 4,048 0.97%
Noon-3:59 PM 25,496 6.13%
4 PM-11:59 PM 25,974 6.24%

Durham Metro Area Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 10,082 2.42%
5-9 40,601 9.76%
10-14 68,884 16.56%
15-19 81,352 19.55%
20-24 67,650 16.26%
25-29 25,459 6.12%
30-34 56,436 13.56%
35-39 11,011 2.65%
40-44 11,341 2.73%
45-59 26,010 6.25%
60-89 11,646 2.80%
At least 90 5,618 1.35%

Durham Metro Area Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 6,876 1.65% 287,152 69.01%
30-44 2,696 0.65% 76,092 18.29%
45-59 1,062 0.26% 24,948 6.00%
At least 60 1,424 0.34% 15,840 3.81%

Durham Metro Area Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 3,150 0.73%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 63,620 14.76%
 Car / truck / van, solo 318,943 74.02%
 Motorcycle 502 0.12%
 Other 2,325 0.54%
 Public transportation 12,058 2.80%
 Walked 15,492 3.60%
 Worked at home 14,804 3.44%

Durham Metro Area Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Durham Metro Area Family Information

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Households (2000): 337,504 (811,468 people)
Families (2000): 210,426 (624,666 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 88,086
People at same address in 1995: 376,705

Durham Metro Area Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 36,543 10.78%
$10,000-$14,999 18,414 5.43%
$15,000-$19,999 20,037 5.91%
$20,000-$24,999 22,056 6.50%
$25,000-$29,999 21,496 6.34%
$30,000-$34,999 21,244 6.26%
$35,000-$39,999 19,370 5.71%
$40,000-$44,999 18,387 5.42%
$45,000-$49,999 16,281 4.80%
$50,000-$59,999 30,920 9.12%
$60,000-$74,999 35,266 10.40%
$75,000-$99,999 34,154 10.07%
$100,000-$124,999 18,059 5.33%
$125,000-$149,999 9,630 2.84%
$150,000-$199,999 8,643 2.55%
$200,000 or more 8,610 2.54%

Durham Metro Area Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 47,828 28.35%
 Family, 2 people 45,951 27.24%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 12,972 7.69%
 Family, 3 people 26,234 15.55%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 2,257 1.34%
 Family, 4 people 19,981 11.84%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 877 0.52%
 Family, 5 people 7,662 4.54%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 333 0.20%
 Family, 6 people 2,637 1.56%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 182 0.11%
 Family, 7 or more people 1,676 0.99%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 114 0.07%

Durham Metro Area Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 285,993 31.73%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 121,591 13.49%
Public Assistance 7,694 0.85%
Retirement 49,694 5.51%
Self Employment 42,880 4.76%
Social Security 69,421 7.70%
Supplemental Security 10,627 1.18%
Wage / Salary 277,727 30.81%
Other 35,714 3.96%

Durham Metro Area Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 86,586 55.25%
 With children under 18 70,123 44.75%

Durham Metro Area Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 23,523 7.15%
 Married 180,785 54.97%
 Never Married 117,004 35.58%
 Widowed 7,546 2.29%

Durham Metro Area Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 36,213 9.87%
 Married 178,583 48.70%
 Never Married 118,447 32.30%
 Widowed 33,490 9.13%

Durham Metro Area Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Durham Metro Area Education Information

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Durham Metro Area Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 42,393 6.35%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 76,166 11.42%
 High school diploma or equivalent 137,061 20.54%
 Some college, no degree 147,155 22.06%
 Associate degree 34,661 5.20%
 Bachelors degree 131,100 19.65%
 Graduate or professional degree 98,592 14.78%

Durham Metro Area Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 6,224 1.46% 8,183 1.92% 14,407 3.38%
Kindergarten 9,415 2.21% 1,616 0.38% 11,031 2.59%
Grades 1-4 39,321 9.22% 5,685 1.33% 45,006 10.55%
Grades 5-8 38,663 9.07% 4,561 1.07% 43,224 10.13%
Grades 9-12 35,508 8.33% 3,462 0.81% 38,970 9.14%
Undergrad college 57,061 13.38% 16,081 3.77% 73,142 17.15%
Graduate or professional school 18,969 4.45% 9,897 2.32% 28,866 6.77%
Total 205,161 48.10% 49,485 11.60% 254,646 59.71%

Durham Metro Area Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Durham Metro Area Business Information

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Durham Metro Area Businesses Changes By Year

Year  Business Births  Business Deaths
2003 1,088 985
2004 1,111 933

Durham Metro Area Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Durham Metro Area Public Benefits Information

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Durham Metro Area Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 709,469 86.99%
 Below Poverty Level 106,073 13.01%

Durham Metro Area Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Durham Metro Area Criminal Information

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Correctional Institution Population (2000): 1,041

Durham Metro Area Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Robbery Total Violent Crimes  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft Total Property Crimes
2003 2.650 0.258 0.056 2.510 5.473 0.000 13.543 35.839 3.421 52.803
2004 2.514 0.306 0.095 2.272 5.187 0.000 12.585 32.284 3.005 47.874
2005 2.799 0.277 0.105 1.796 4.977 0.000 11.554 30.387 2.982 44.923

Durham Metro Area Criminal Lawyers represent defendants in municipal, state and federal criminal proceedings. These lawyers commonly handle cases involving DUI/DWI (drunk driving), drug possession, gun crimes, traffic tickets, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses and white collar crimes. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Durham Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Durham Metro Area Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 53,819 12.62%
10-19 Years 58,293 13.67%
20-29 Years 80,070 18.77%
30-39 Years 68,245 16.00%
40-49 Years 63,675 14.93%
50-59 Years 44,684 10.48%
60-69 Years 25,711 6.03%
70-79 Years 20,318 4.76%
80-89 Years 9,863 2.31%
90+ Years 1,815 0.43%

Durham Metro Area Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 205,124 48.10%
 Female 221,369 51.90%

Durham Metro Area Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 256,626 60.17%
 African-American 122,064 28.62%
 Hispanic/Latino 27,801 6.52%
 Asian 12,490 2.93%
 Multiracial 5,418 1.27%
 Amerindian 1,292 0.30%
 Other Race 702 0.16%
 Pacific Islander 100 0.02%

Durham Metro Area Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. English 92,826 18.27%
2. German 77,982 15.35%
3. United States Or American 71,922 14.15%
4. Irish 64,786 12.75%
5. Scotch Irish 25,088 4.94%
6. Scottish 23,069 4.54%
7. Italian 21,757 4.28%
8. French Non-Basque 14,790 2.91%
9. Polish 13,085 2.58%
10. European 12,190 2.40%

Durham Metro Area Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 707,011 87.95%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 56,301 7.00%
3. Chinese 6,034 0.75%
4. French 5,600 0.70%
5. German 3,827 0.48%
6. African 2,456 0.31%
7. Korean 2,372 0.30%
8. Japanese 1,930 0.24%
9. Other Asian 1,914 0.24%
10. Arabic 1,835 0.23%

Durham Metro Area Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 777,557 90.72%
 Naturalized immigrant 16,115 1.88%
 Not a citizen 63,414 7.40%

Durham Metro Area Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Durham Metro Area Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


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