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ZIP Code 27701

Primary City:Durham, NC (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Government Services District|Downtown
County: Durham County
Timezone: Eastern (1:13am)
Area code: 919 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.99, -78.90
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 27701

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 27701. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 27701. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 27701, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Durham, NC
Unacceptable:
East Durham

Stats and Demographics for the 27701 ZIP Code

ZIP code 27701 is located in north North Carolina and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 27701 are primarily black or African American. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors is small. There are also an extremely small number of families and an extremely large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 27701 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 21,288
Population Density 4,034 people per sq mi
Housing Units 10,501
Median Home Value $172,400
Land Area 5.28 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 8,865
Median Household Income $26,690

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 32Male Median Age: 32Female Median Age: 32

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male8526845776171,0601,1431,053932828789645615413260146967159
Female8307235045089641,1591,007758690694645584423293190170150156
Total1,6821,4071,0811,1252,0242,3022,0601,6901,5181,4831,2901,199836553336266221215

Gender

 Male 10,840 51%
 Female 10,448 49%
Gender

Race

 White 7,100 33.4%
 Black Or African American 10,509 49.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 119 0.6%
 Asian 252 1.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 13 0.1%
 Other Race 2,765 13.0%
 Two Or More Races 530 2.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner3930749953854125218099
Renter6831,8611,1991,08585443021583
Total7222,1681,6981,6231,395682395182

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,950 22%
 Single Guardian 2,212 25%
 Singles 3,575 40%
 Singles With Roommate 1,128 13%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 6,441 73%
 Households with Kids 2,424 27%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male170188155163135133134144138125104113122113107123111135141180
Female201158149152148142160144129115108959888789210899131136
Total371346304315283275294288267240212208220201185215219234272316

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 27701 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 27701 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 27701 real estate data, the median home value of $172,400 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 27701 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 27701 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 27701 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 20,059 94.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 542 2.5%
 Juvenile Facilities 9 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 678 3.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,876 18%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 579 6%
 Renter Occupied Households 6,410 61%
 Households Vacant 1,636 16%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 914 55.9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 11 0.7%
 For Sale Only 106 6.5%
 Sold & Unoccupied 58 3.5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 21 1.3%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 526 32.2%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 552 9%
 1 Bedroom 1,868 29%
 2 Bedroom 2,596 40%
 3+ Bedroom 1,427 22%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $26,690 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 27701 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. ZIP code 27701 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 27701 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 27701 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 5,689 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,272 32%
 No Earnings 5,377 33%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 5,689 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,272 32%
 No Earnings 5,377 33%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 6,206 68.9%
 Public transportation 1,269 14.1%
 Taxicab 71 0.8%
 Motorcycle 26 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 996 11.1%
 Worked at Home 437 4.9%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 2,014 29%
 High School Graduate 2,556 37%
 Associate's degree 137 2%
 Bachelor's degree 1,042 15%
 Master's degree 529 8%
 Professional school degree 204 3%
 Doctorate degree 436 6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,917 78.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 221 6.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 575 15.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 27701

ZIP Code 27701 is in the Durham Public Schools. There are 12 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 27701.

Durham School of the Arts
401 North Duke St
Durham, NC 27701
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Durham Public Schools
Healthy Start Academy
807 West Chapel Hill St
Durham, NC 27701
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Healthy Start Academy
Central Park School for Child
724 Foster St
Durham, NC 27701
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Central Park School for Children School District
Global Scholars Academy
311 Dowd St
Durham, NC 27701
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Global Scholars Academy
Burton Elementary
1500 Mathison Ave
Durham, NC 27701
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Durham Public Schools
George Watts Elementary
700 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Durham Public Schools
Eastway Elementary
610 North Alston Ave
Durham, NC 27701
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Durham Public Schools
Wg Pearson Magnet Middle School
600 East Umstead St
Durham, NC 27701
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Durham Public Schools
Durham Nativity School
1004 North Mangum Street
Durham, NC 27701
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Private
New Horizons Academy of Excellence
121 Hunt Street
Durham, NC 27701
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Agape Corner School
1402 Holloway St
Durham, NC 27701
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Immaculata Catholic School
721 Burch Ave
Durham, NC 27701
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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