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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Durham is a town in New Hampshire with a population of 10,753. Durham is in Strafford County and is one of the best places to live in New Hampshire. Living in Durham offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many young professionals live in Durham and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Durham are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$336,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$921
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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Durham Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    23.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    6
    6.1
  • Rape
    23.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    131.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    340.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    23.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    3%
  • 10-17 years
    3%
  • 18-24 years
    76%
  • 25-34 years
    3%
  • 35-44 years
    4%
  • 45-54 years
    3%
  • 55-64 years
    2%
  • 65+ years
    6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    48%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Durham

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,688
National
$55,322
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Durham Reviews

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Extremely cute area! Best when viewed in the winter around Christmas time! Perfect college town and very supportive of the local sports. Provides trick or treating for kids the night before Halloween to ensure safety of the children. Truly perfect place to reside with a family due to its close location to Portsmouth.
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As a student at University of New Hampshire I could not have picked a better situated location. The campus is amazing and close to the mountains for snowboarding in not only New Hampshire, but Vermont & Maine as well as close to the shore towns in Maine and the Portsmouth NH night life is fantastic!
Durham can be described as a rural, farm/college town. I find it to have the small town charm along with international flavor. Student from all over the world come to study at the University of New Hampshire so it takes the small town feel of rural New England and gives it a unique personality. You are 10 minutes from Portsmouth, a vibrant city of Northern New England and Durham is right on the Amtrak line so just a hop, skip and a jump away from the metropolis of Boston. Durham has all the college feels, including cheap beer and good pub food and plenty of free parking after 6pm!