Durham, NH Profile: Facts & Data


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Durham, New Hampshire - Basic Facts

The Durham Census Designated Place had a population of 11,206 as of July 1, 2018. Durham ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Hampshire. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Durham is located at latitude 43.1401 and longitude -70.9225 in Strafford County. The formal boundaries for the Durham Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Strafford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 43 feet.

The Durham Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378059) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Durham Census Designated Place is located within Town of Durham, a minor civil division (MCD) of Strafford County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Durham: Oyster River.

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Durham, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 11,206
Population in Households 4,433
Population in Familes 2,138
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,773
Population Density2 4,156
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $50,328
Average Household Income $85,437
Per Capita Income $22,537


Total Housing Units 1,923 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 902 (46.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 957 (49.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $323,770
Average Home Value $346,101


Total Households 1,859
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 739
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.97% 0.47%
Households 1.32% 1.15%
Families 1.72% 1.06%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

Durham, NH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Durham to the other 97 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Hampshire by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 14 87th
Population Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 15 86th
Median Household Income # 76 23rd
Per Capita Income # 92 6th

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