Durham Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Durham metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Durham in 2021 is 424,000, a 1.44% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Durham in 2020 was 418,000, a 1.46% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Durham in 2019 was 412,000, a 1.48% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Durham in 2018 was 406,000, a 1.75% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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City Name Population
New York City 18,823,000
Los Angeles 12,459,000
Chicago 8,877,000
Houston 6,491,000
Dallas-Fort Worth 6,397,000
Miami 6,167,000
Atlanta 5,911,000
Philadelphia 5,734,000
Washington DC 5,378,000
Phoenix 4,584,000
Boston 4,315,000
Detroit 3,530,000
Seattle 3,461,000
San Francisco 3,313,000
San Diego 3,272,000
Minneapolis 2,946,000
Tampa 2,911,000
Denver 2,862,000
Las Vegas 2,772,000
Riverside-San Bernardino 2,514,000
San Antonio 2,368,000
Baltimore 2,333,000
St. Louis 2,216,000
Portland 2,174,000
Sacramento 2,155,000
Charlotte 2,132,000
Austin 2,117,000
Orlando 2,002,000
Indianapolis 1,833,000
San Jose 1,799,000
Cleveland 1,760,000
Cincinnati 1,754,000
Pittsburgh 1,700,000
Kansas City 1,698,000
Columbus 1,666,000
Raleigh 1,498,000
Virginia Beach 1,479,000
Milwaukee 1,443,000
Jacksonville 1,297,000
Nashville 1,272,000
Providence 1,200,000
Salt Lake City 1,180,000
Memphis 1,156,000
Richmond 1,117,000
Louisville 1,098,000
McAllen 1,037,000
Hartford 1,004,000
New Orleans 998,000
Oklahoma City 998,000
Tucson 993,000
El Paso 963,000
Bridgeport-Stamford 955,000
Albuquerque 929,000
Honolulu 898,000
Temecula-Murrieta 892,000
Buffalo 886,000
Cape Coral 882,000
Birmingham 849,000
Omaha 843,000
Provo-Orem 793,000
Fresno 777,000
Tulsa 774,000
Allentown 770,000
Knoxville 756,000
Baton Rouge 746,000
Rochester 744,000
Sarasota-Bradenton 743,000
Dayton 741,000
Columbia, South Carolina 730,000
Ogden-Layton 725,000
Charleston-North Charleston 721,000
Bakersfield 705,000
Concord 688,000
Colorado Springs 677,000
Springfield 672,000
Mission Viejo 639,000
Albany 632,000
The Woodlands 609,000
Grand Rapids 601,000
New Haven 595,000
Akron 564,000
Victorville-Hesperia-Apple Valley 558,000
Des Moines 552,000
Worcester 552,000
Harrisburg 550,000
Kissimmee 549,000
Greenville 540,000
Port St. Lucie 533,000
Wichita 531,000
Fayetteville-Springdale 525,000
Palm Bay-Melbourne 524,000
Little Rock 521,000
Winston-Salem 519,000
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh 514,000
Reno 514,000
Toledo 509,000
Lancaster 505,000
Lancaster-Palmdale 504,000
Madison 494,000
Daytona Beach-Port Orange 487,000
Indio-Cathedral City-Palm Springs 478,000
Boise City 455,000
Denton-Lewisville 452,000
Spokane 452,000
Augusta-Richmond County 448,000
Bonita Springs-Naples 445,000
Stockton 441,000
Jackson, Mississippi 426,000
Durham 424,000
Chattanooga 423,000
Concord 421,000
Syracuse 420,000
Visalia 420,000
Modesto 414,000
Santa Clarita 404,000
Oxnard 399,000
Myrtle Beach 393,000
Huntsville 392,000
Round Lake Beach-McHenry-Grayslake 377,000
Scranton 375,000
Lafayette 367,000
Greensboro 365,000
Asheville 360,000
Montgomery 360,000
Antioch 359,000
Pensacola 356,000
Youngstown 355,000
Springfield, Missouri 353,000
Lakeland 351,000
Fayetteville 349,000
Corpus Christi 348,000
Flint 344,000
Fort Collins 343,000
Fort Wayne 341,000
Lexington-Fayette 337,000
Mobile 333,000
Santa Rosa 333,000
Trenton 331,000
Ann Arbor 329,000
Savannah 329,000
Lansing 326,000
Rockford 326,000
Shreveport 323,000
Laredo 322,000
Durham - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 424,000 1.44%
2020 418,000 1.46%
2019 412,000 1.48%
2018 406,000 1.75%
2017 399,000 2.05%
2016 391,000 1.82%
2015 384,000 1.86%
2014 377,000 1.89%
2013 370,000 1.93%
2012 363,000 1.97%
2011 356,000 2.01%
2010 349,000 1.75%
2009 343,000 2.08%
2008 336,000 1.82%
2007 330,000 1.85%
2006 324,000 1.89%
2005 318,000 1.92%
2004 312,000 1.96%
2003 306,000 2.00%
2002 300,000 1.69%
2001 295,000 2.08%
2000 289,000 2.85%
1999 281,000 3.69%
1998 271,000 3.44%
1997 262,000 3.15%
1996 254,000 3.67%
1995 245,000 3.38%
1994 237,000 3.49%
1993 229,000 3.15%
1992 222,000 3.74%
1991 214,000 3.38%
1990 207,000 2.99%
1989 201,000 2.55%
1988 196,000 2.62%
1987 191,000 2.69%
1986 186,000 2.76%
1985 181,000 2.84%
1984 176,000 2.33%
1983 172,000 2.99%
1982 167,000 2.45%
1981 163,000 3.16%
1980 158,000 3.95%
1979 152,000 4.83%
1978 145,000 4.32%
1977 139,000 4.51%
1976 133,000 4.72%
1975 127,000 4.10%
1974 122,000 5.17%
1973 116,000 4.50%
1972 111,000 3.74%
1971 107,000 4.90%
1970 102,000 3.03%
1969 99,000 1.02%
1968 98,000 2.08%
1967 96,000 2.13%
1966 94,000 1.08%
1965 93,000 2.20%
1964 91,000 1.11%
1963 90,000 2.27%
1962 88,000 1.15%
1961 87,000 2.35%
1960 85,000 1.19%
1959 84,000 1.20%
1958 83,000 2.47%
1957 81,000 1.25%
1956 80,000 1.27%
1955 79,000 1.28%
1954 78,000 1.30%
1953 77,000 1.32%
1952 76,000 1.33%
1951 75,000 1.35%
1950 74,000 0.00%