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Durham, North Carolina
City
Clockwise from top: Durham skyline, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Five Points, Carolina Theater, Durham Performing Arts Center, Duke Chapel
Clockwise from top: Durham skyline, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Five Points, Carolina Theater, Durham Performing Arts Center, Duke Chapel
Flag of Durham, North Carolina
Flag
Nickname(s): 
Bull City; City of Medicine[1]
Location in Durham County and the state of North Carolina
Location in Durham County and the state of North Carolina
Durham, North Carolina is located in the United States
Durham, North Carolina
Durham, North Carolina
Location in the contiguous United States
Coordinates: 35°59′19″N 78°54′26″W / 35.98861°N 78.90722°W / 35.98861; -78.90722Coordinates: 35°59′19″N 78°54′26″W / 35.98861°N 78.90722°W / 35.98861; -78.90722
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Durham, Wake
Incorporated April 10, 1869[2]
Named for Bartlett S. Durham
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Mayor Steve Schewel
 • City Manager Tom Bonfield
 • Deputy City Managers W. Bowman "Bo" Ferguson, Wanda Page, Keith Chadwell
 • City Council Members Vernetta Alston, Javiera Caballero, DeDreana Freeman, Mark-Anthony Middleton, Jillian Johnson, Charlie Reece, Steve Schewel
Area
 • City 108.3 sq mi (280.4 km2)
 • Land 107.4 sq mi (278.1 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
Elevation
404 ft (123 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • City 228,330 (US: 78th)
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
274,291
 • Metro
542,710 (US: 100th)
 • CSA
2,037,430
Demonym(s) Durhamite
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
27701, 27702, 27703, 27704, 27705, 27706, 27707, 27708, 27709, 27710, 27711, 27712, 27713, 27715, 27717, 27722
Area code(s) 919
FIPS code 37-19000[4]
GNIS feature ID 1020059[5]
Website durhamnc.gov