Durham employment information

IndexDurhamNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$29,051$25,608$28,555
Median household income$49,585$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$76,690$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$31,307$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$31,405$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$30,154$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate5.7%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level19.6%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Durham is 2% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Durham is 7% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Durham is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Durham is 26% higher than the national average.

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Durham median earnings by income bracket

Durham employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry11.2%0.5%
Manufacturing sector8.1%0.5%
Financial & insurance services2.9%4.4%
Wholesale & retail services10.6%8.0%
Public administration3.6%3.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.6%1.2%
Education, health & social services24.1%49.0%

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Morrisville, NC20,728$84,30158%
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Stem, NC737$63,70519%
Chapel Hill, NC58,379$62,62017%
Durham, NC240,107$49,5857%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Madison, WI239,848$53,9331%
Lubbock, TX236,868$44,13917%
Norfolk, VA244,745$44,15017%
Laredo, TX245,048$39,40826%
Chandler, AZ245,231$72,07235%
Durham, NC240,107$49,5857%
Source: The Durham, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.