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Durham County, North Carolina

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Durham County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2020 census, the population was 324,833,[1] making it the sixth-most populous county in North Carolina.[2] Its county seat is Durham,[3] which is the only incorporated municipality predominantly in the county, though very small portions of cities and towns mostly in neighboring counties also extend into Durham County. The central and southern parts of Durham County are highly urban, consisting of the city as well as several unincorporated suburbs. Southeastern Durham County is dominated by the Research Triangle Park, most of which is in Durham County. The northern third of Durham County is rural in nature.

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Durham County
Durham County Courthouse
Flag of Durham County
Official seal of Durham County
Official logo of Durham County
"Live. Grow. Thrive."
Map of North Carolina highlighting Durham County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°02′N 78°52′W
CountryFlag_of_the_United_States.svg United States
StateFlag_of_North_Carolina.svg North Carolina
Named forBartlett Snipes Durham
Largest cityDurham
  Total297.86 sq mi (771.5 km2)
  Land286.53 sq mi (742.1 km2)
  Water11.33 sq mi (29.3 km2)  3.80%
  Density1,133.68/sq mi (437.72/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district4th

Durham County is the core of the Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Raleigh-Durham-Cary, NC Combined Statistical Area, which had a population of 2,106,463 in 2020.[4]