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Durham, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Durham Census Designated Place had a population of 2,898 as of July 1, 2017. Durham ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Connecticut. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Durham is located at latitude 41.4761 and longitude -72.6817 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Durham Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 213 feet.

The Durham Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377815) 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 Middlesex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Durham population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Durham, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,898
Daytime Population: Workers 1,075
Daytime Population: Residents 1,345
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,420
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 2,879
Population in Familes 2,550
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 464
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $109,531
Average Household Income $134,695
Per Capita Income $49,368


Total Housing Units 1,165 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 970 (83.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 126 (10.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $347,945
Average Home Value $361,753


Total Households 1,096
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 846
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.17% -0.21%
Households -0.3% -0.31%
Families 0.1% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   2.12%

Durham, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Durham to the other 142 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 84 42nd
Population Density # 126 12th
Diversity Index # 129 10th
Median Household Income # 17 89th
Per Capita Income # 36 75th

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