Durham

Population
2010: 228,330, #86 in U.S., #5 in North Carolina
1950: 70,307, #167 in U.S.
2010 Metropolitan Area: 504,357, #102 in U.S.
1950 Metropolitan Area: 101,639, #145 in U.S.

Setting
The Durham area was first settled in the mid-1700s. The town was incorporated in 1869. Duke University is just west of downtown.

Buildings
Tallest building: University Tower, 356 feet (1986)

Stores
Durham has no downtown department stores,

Train
Amtrak's Piedmont goes east to Raleigh and west to Charlotte. A new downtown station opened in 2009.

Museums
The Museum of Life and Science is north of downtown, and the Nasher Museum of Art is at Duke University.


Downtown Durham

Theaters
The Carolina Theatre (1926) has a variety of concerts, and also shows independent films in two small theaters in the same building.The Durham Symphony is an all-volunteer orchestra that plays at the Carolina Theatre and other sites. The Durham Performing Arts Center (2008) hosts concerts and touring Broadway shows.

Sports
The Durham Bulls, Triple-A International League affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, play at Durham Bulls Athletic Park (1995).

Map of Downtown Durham

DowntownDurham.com

Convention and Visitors Bureau