Durham Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Durham metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Durham in 2022 is 429,000, a 1.18% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Durham in 2021 was 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.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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City Name Population
New York City 18,867,000
Los Angeles 12,488,000
Chicago 8,901,000
Houston 6,603,000
Dallas-Fort Worth 6,488,000
Miami 6,215,000
Atlanta 6,013,000
Philadelphia 5,756,000
Washington DC 5,434,000
Phoenix 4,652,000
Boston 4,327,000
Detroit 3,521,000
Seattle 3,489,000
San Francisco 3,318,000
San Diego 3,295,000
Minneapolis 2,967,000
Tampa 2,945,000
Denver 2,897,000
Las Vegas 2,839,000
Riverside-San Bernardino 2,556,000
San Antonio 2,413,000
Baltimore 2,343,000
St. Louis 2,221,000
Charlotte 2,204,000
Portland 2,197,000
Sacramento 2,186,000
Austin 2,176,000
Orlando 2,038,000
Indianapolis 1,858,000
San Jose 1,809,000
Cincinnati 1,764,000
Cleveland 1,761,000
Kansas City 1,711,000
Pittsburgh 1,699,000
Columbus 1,687,000
Raleigh 1,547,000
Virginia Beach 1,482,000
Milwaukee 1,448,000
Jacksonville 1,314,000
Nashville 1,294,000
Providence 1,201,000
Salt Lake City 1,192,000
Memphis 1,163,000
Richmond 1,128,000
Louisville 1,107,000
McAllen 1,060,000
Hartford 1,010,000
Oklahoma City 1,008,000
New Orleans 1,005,000
Tucson 1,003,000
El Paso 974,000
Bridgeport-Stamford 957,000
Albuquerque 942,000
Temecula-Murrieta 931,000
Cape Coral 910,000
Honolulu 905,000
Buffalo 884,000
Birmingham 856,000
Omaha 851,000
Provo-Orem 818,000
Fresno 786,000
Tulsa 783,000
Allentown 777,000
Knoxville 771,000
Baton Rouge 756,000
Sarasota-Bradenton 750,000
Rochester 746,000
Columbia, South Carolina 743,000
Dayton 743,000
Ogden-Layton 738,000
Charleston-North Charleston 734,000
Bakersfield 718,000
Concord 693,000
Colorado Springs 685,000
Springfield 676,000
The Woodlands 644,000
Mission Viejo 643,000
Albany 635,000
Grand Rapids 603,000
New Haven 597,000
Victorville-Hesperia-Apple Valley 576,000
Kissimmee 568,000
Akron 564,000
Des Moines 559,000
Harrisburg 558,000
Worcester 557,000
Greenville 550,000
Port St. Lucie 545,000
Fayetteville-Springdale 544,000
Wichita 535,000
Palm Bay-Melbourne 529,000
Winston-Salem 528,000
Little Rock 527,000
Reno 523,000
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh 520,000
Lancaster-Palmdale 517,000
Lancaster 513,000
Toledo 509,000
Madison 501,000
Daytona Beach-Port Orange 497,000
Indio-Cathedral City-Palm Springs 487,000
Boise City 462,000
Denton-Lewisville 458,000
Spokane 456,000
Bonita Springs-Naples 455,000
Augusta-Richmond County 452,000
Stockton 446,000
Concord 438,000
Visalia 437,000
Jackson, Mississippi 431,000
Durham 429,000
Chattanooga 426,000
Syracuse 421,000
Modesto 418,000
Santa Clarita 415,000
Myrtle Beach 408,000
Oxnard 402,000
Huntsville 400,000
Round Lake Beach-McHenry-Grayslake 383,000
Lafayette 376,000
Scranton 374,000
Greensboro 369,000
Montgomery 367,000
Asheville 366,000
Antioch 365,000
Springfield, Missouri 359,000
Lakeland 358,000
Pensacola 357,000
Youngstown 353,000
Fayetteville 352,000
Corpus Christi 350,000
Fort Collins 349,000
Flint 344,000
Fort Wayne 343,000
Lexington-Fayette 341,000
Mobile 334,000
Santa Rosa 334,000
Savannah 334,000
Trenton 333,000
Ann Arbor 331,000
Laredo 329,000
Rockford 328,000
Lansing 327,000
Shreveport 325,000
Durham - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 429,000 1.18%
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%