City of Durham

Durham is located in North Carolina’s eastern Piedmont to the northeast of the state’s geographical center. Durham is the fourth largest city in the state, the county seat, and the only municipality in Durham County. The City takes pride in its educational, cultural, athletic, and medical assets.

Durham covers an area of 115 square miles. The estimated population of 278,993 includes a rich diversity of racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Durham is known as a great city to live, work, and play, and a destination that offers celebrated arts, dining, sports, and more. World class facilities like the Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham Bulls Athletic Park, and Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art blend with nearly 100 City-owned parks and recreation facilities.

City of Durham employees create the environment that enables our City to thrive.

We reward them with an exceptional compensation package, opportunities for advancement and impact, and a supportive workplace that values their contributions – all in one of the nation’s most desirable places to live, work and play.