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Durham has the 72nd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 12.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Durham is part of the Raleigh metro area. Unemployment in the Raleigh area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Raleigh has the 44th largest local economy in the US, and a average cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Durham is below average at $48,590, and the median cost of a home in Durham is $178,200, which is the same as the national average. 47% of workers in Durham hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 87% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Durham. 75% of Durham workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Durham spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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      Durham County NCWorks Career Center

      1105 South Briggs Avenue
      Durham, NC 27703

      Durham NCWorks Career Center

      1058 West Club Boulevard
      Suite 848
      Durham, NC 27701