Durham County

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Durham County, North Carolina

200 E Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 560-0000
Fax: (919) 560-0020

In north-central NC, northwest of Raleigh; organized Feb 28, 1881 from Orange and Wake counties. Name Origin: For the city of Durham, the county seat

Area (sq mi):: 297.79 (land 290.32; water 7.47) Population per square mile: 835.60
Population 2005: 242,582 State rank: 6 Population change: 2000-20005 8.60%; 1990-2000 22.80% Population 2000: 223,314 (White 48.10%; Black or African American 39.50%; Hispanic or Latino 7.60%; Asian 3.30%; Other 6.30%). Foreign born: 10.90%. Median age: 32.20
Income 2000: per capita $23,156; median household $43,337; Population below poverty level: 13.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $30,677-$31,129
Unemployment (2004): 4.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 21.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 25.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Durham County seat (201,726)

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    THE Durham County Union of Golf Clubs held their annual meeting at Ramside Hall, when Tony Garrity from Chester-le-Street Golf Club was elected president for 2019/20.
    While leading Durham County Council in the early 90s, Mr Robson fought to have a top-level cricket ground at Chester-le-Street and helped raise the PS1m needed to realise the dream.
    Volunteers from Leagues, Clubs and other organisations affiliated with the Durham County FA Football Family, received awards at the Association's Annual Awards Evening held at the Emirates International Cricket Ground, Durham on Tuesday 14th July 2015 as a thank you for the time, effort and dedication they have put into their voluntary roles which provide an opportunity for so many to participate in football at the grassroots level.
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