Durham is a city in and the county seat of Durham County, North Carolina. It is the fifth largest city in the state, according to the 2000 US Census, and it is home to both Duke University and the North Carolina Central University. The city’s population is just under 500,000 residents and is one of the three cities of the Research Triangle.


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Durham was founded in 1853 and began life as a rail depot between Raleigh and Hillsborough. Durham quickly became a major city, dedicated mostly to the railroad, and after the American Civil War several tobacco companies opened in the city. The city is also known for its strong African-American heritage, as well as being a major site during the Civil Rights movement in the 1960’s.

During the summer months the city’s temperatures hit around 84 degrees during the day, with overnight lows often dropping down to around 65 degrees or so. During the winter, highs top out around 45 degrees and lows often hit well below freezing, with snow and freezing rain common during the heart of winter.

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Durham Zip Codes Include:

27701, 27702, 27703, 27704, 27705, 27706, 27707, 27708, 27709, 27710, 27711, 27712, 27713, 27715, 27717, 27722