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City of Medicine
The Bull City

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27701, 27703, 27704, 27705, 27706, 27707, 27712

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Durham is approximately 187,035 (2000), 228330 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 78,871 (1998), 93441 (2010).

The amount of land area in Durham is 179.416 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.195 sq kilometers.
The distance from Durham to Washington DC is 228 miles. The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 18 miles. (as the crow flies)
Durham is positioned 35.98 degrees north of the equator and 78.91 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Durham per capita income is $30,680 (2000).
Durham median income is $66,082 (1999).

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Durham location: twenty-three miles from the Virginia border, in the north central portion of North Carolina's rolling Piedmont region, four hours east of the mountains and three hours west of the Atlantic Ocean beaches.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Durham is four distinct seasons, with few extremes in temperature. There are usually around 217 days of sunshine each year. The hottest month is usually July with the coldest usually being January. The wettest month is August and the driest, October.
The weather in Durham is seasonal, though Durham has no real extremes in weather. Here is a weather page for Durham. Here is another weather page for the Durham area.
Durham average annual rainfall is 41.7 inches per year
Durham average annual snowfall is 7.5 inches per year.
Durham average temperature is 59 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 47.3 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 69.8 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is (January) 39.6 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is (July) 77.7 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Durham history:

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When the North Carolina Railroad wanted to expand its lines through this area in the mid-1800's, they approached one of the large landowners, William Pratt, about giving right-of-way to the rails. Mr. Pratt, fearful of the noisy trains frightening the horses of his customers, refused the rails. Dr. Bartlett Snipes Durham, after hearing of the refusal, offered the railroad four acres. In appreciation of his gift, the new station was named for Dr. Durham. The settlement was named Durhamville. Later, it was shortened to Durham's Station. It began to be known as Durham's and finally it was officially shortened to Durham. The official founding for Durham was April 26, 1853 when the post office was established. The incorporation took place on April 10, 1869.

In 1881, Durham had grown tremendously, so much so that it felt a need to break off from Orange County. Durham County was created 17 April 1881.
The founding of Durham: 26 April 1853
The incorporation date of Durham: 10 April 1869

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Durham attractions:

Durham is part of the North Carolina Research Triangle Region which also includes Raleigh and Chapel Hill. It's nicknames include the "Bull City," and the "City of Medicine."

North Carolina Museum of Life and Science

Duke University

Sarah P. Duke Memorial Gardens

West Point on the Eno
5101 North Roxboro Road
Phone: 919-471-1623
The Eno River State Park is situated on a 40 acre section of a 400 acre preserve of nature which once served as home to the Shocco and Eno Indians. The park includes walking trails, streams, and rapids.

Duke Homestead & Tobacco Museum
2828 Duke Homestead Road
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: 919-477-5498
The ancestral home of patriarch, Washington Duke, who decided to market the local Bright Leaf tobacco after seeing Union soldiers help themselves to the golden "weed."

Durham Bulls Baseball

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Durham economy: diverse. Here is page about the economy in Durham.

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