Durham Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Durham metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Durham in 2020 is 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.
  • The metro area population of Durham in 2017 was 399,000, a 2.05% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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City Name Population
New York City 18,804,000
Los Angeles 12,447,000
Chicago 8,865,000
Houston 6,371,000
Dallas-Fort Worth 6,301,000
Miami 6,122,000
Atlanta 5,803,000
Philadelphia 5,717,000
Washington DC 5,322,000
Phoenix 4,511,000
Boston 4,309,000
Detroit 3,548,000
Seattle 3,433,000
San Francisco 3,314,000
San Diego 3,251,000
Minneapolis 2,926,000
Tampa 2,877,000
Denver 2,827,000
Las Vegas 2,699,000
Riverside-San Bernardino 2,469,000
Baltimore 2,325,000
San Antonio 2,320,000
St. Louis 2,213,000
Portland 2,151,000
Sacramento 2,123,000
Charlotte 2,054,000
Austin 2,053,000
Orlando 1,964,000
Indianapolis 1,807,000
San Jose 1,791,000
Cleveland 1,763,000
Cincinnati 1,746,000
Pittsburgh 1,704,000
Kansas City 1,686,000
Columbus 1,644,000
Virginia Beach 1,477,000
Raleigh 1,444,000
Milwaukee 1,439,000
Jacksonville 1,280,000
Nashville 1,249,000
Providence 1,200,000
Salt Lake City 1,169,000
Memphis 1,150,000
Richmond 1,105,000
Louisville 1,089,000
McAllen 1,012,000
Hartford 999,000
New Orleans 992,000
Oklahoma City 989,000
Tucson 982,000
Bridgeport-Stamford 953,000
El Paso 951,000
Albuquerque 915,000
Honolulu 892,000
Buffalo 891,000
Cape Coral 851,000
Temecula-Murrieta 848,000
Birmingham 842,000
Omaha 835,000
Fresno 769,000
Provo-Orem 766,000
Tulsa 766,000
Allentown 763,000
Rochester 743,000
Dayton 741,000
Knoxville 741,000
Sarasota-Bradenton 736,000
Baton Rouge 734,000
Columbia, South Carolina 716,000
Ogden-Layton 711,000
Charleston-North Charleston 708,000
Bakersfield 691,000
Concord 683,000
Springfield 669,000
Colorado Springs 668,000
Mission Viejo 636,000
Albany 630,000
Grand Rapids 599,000
New Haven 593,000
The Woodlands 570,000
Akron 565,000
Worcester 548,000
Des Moines 544,000
Harrisburg 542,000
Victorville-Hesperia-Apple Valley 537,000
Greenville 529,000
Kissimmee 528,000
Wichita 527,000
Port St. Lucie 521,000
Palm Bay-Melbourne 519,000
Little Rock 514,000
Toledo 509,000
Winston-Salem 509,000
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh 507,000
Fayetteville-Springdale 504,000
Reno 504,000
Lancaster 497,000
Lancaster-Palmdale 491,000
Madison 487,000
Daytona Beach-Port Orange 476,000
Indio-Cathedral City-Palm Springs 467,000
Boise City 447,000
Spokane 447,000
Denton-Lewisville 445,000
Augusta-Richmond County 444,000
Stockton 436,000
Bonita Springs-Naples 434,000
Chattanooga 421,000
Jackson, Mississippi 420,000
Syracuse 420,000
Durham 418,000
Modesto 411,000
Concord 401,000
Visalia 401,000
Oxnard 397,000
Santa Clarita 392,000
Huntsville 384,000
Myrtle Beach 377,000
Scranton 375,000
Round Lake Beach-McHenry-Grayslake 370,000
Greensboro 361,000
Lafayette 358,000
Youngstown 357,000
Pensacola 355,000
Asheville 354,000
Antioch 353,000
Montgomery 352,000
Corpus Christi 347,000
Fayetteville 347,000
Springfield, Missouri 347,000
Flint 345,000
Lakeland 344,000
Fort Wayne 340,000
Fort Collins 337,000
Lexington-Fayette 334,000
Mobile 333,000
Santa Rosa 331,000
Trenton 329,000
Ann Arbor 328,000
Lansing 326,000
Rockford 324,000
Savannah 324,000
Shreveport 322,000
Laredo 315,000
Durham - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%