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Total population (Number)

Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
North Carolina
Number
9,535,483
9,669,244
9,765,229
9,860,149
9,953,687
Durham
Number
267,587
272,314
282,511
286,210
292,194
Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
North Carolina
Number
9,535,483
9,669,244
9,765,229
9,860,149
9,953,687
Durham
Number
267,587
272,314
282,511
286,210
292,194
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Definitions: Annual estimates of the North Carolina population on July 1st. 

Data Source: North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management, State Demographics Branch. "County Estimates." Available online at: http://www.osbm.state.nc.us. 2000 and 2010 are Decennial Census counts available online at: factfinder2.census.gov. 

Footnotes:

Last updated September 2015.

Child population by age group (Number)

Location Age group Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
North Carolina
Ages 0-4
Number
631,728
627,132
619,940
610,014
603,965
North Carolina
Ages 5-9
Number
635,198
636,786
642,350
646,073
646,073
North Carolina
Ages 10-14
Number
556,938
560,895
561,831
655,830
658,437
North Carolina
Ages 15-17
Number
381,169
377,947
375,726
378,757
385,885
North Carolina
Under 18
Number
2,279,191
2,283,980
2,286,528
2,290,674
2,294,360
North Carolina
Ages 18-21
Number
556,938
560,895
561,831
584,241
583,285
North Carolina
Ages 22-24
Number
386,711
393,071
410,331
402,997
410,899
Durham
Ages 0-4
Number
19,808
20,490
20,714
21,351
21,464
Durham
Ages 5-9
Number
16,541
16,983
17,708
18,826
19,836
Durham
Ages 10-14
Number
18,232
17,955
17,673
16,436
16,821
Durham
Ages 15-17
Number
8,962
8,860
8,816
8,864
9,115
Durham
Under 18
Number
60,259
61,776
63,228
65,477
67,236
Durham
Ages 18-21
Number
18,232
17,955
17,673
19,355
19,386
Durham
Ages 22-24
Number
14,127
13,722
13,357
14,721
15,235
Location Age group Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
North Carolina
Ages 0-4
Number
631,728
627,132
619,940
610,014
603,965
North Carolina
Ages 5-9
Number
635,198
636,786
642,350
646,073
646,073
North Carolina
Ages 10-14
Number
556,938
560,895
561,831
655,830
658,437
North Carolina
Ages 15-17
Number
381,169
377,947
375,726
378,757
385,885
North Carolina
Under 18
Number
2,279,191
2,283,980
2,286,528
2,290,674
2,294,360
North Carolina
Ages 18-21
Number
556,938
560,895
561,831
584,241
583,285
North Carolina
Ages 22-24
Number
386,711
393,071
410,331
402,997
410,899
Durham
Ages 0-4
Number
19,808
20,490
20,714
21,351
21,464
Durham
Ages 5-9
Number
16,541
16,983
17,708
18,826
19,836
Durham
Ages 10-14
Number
18,232
17,955
17,673
16,436
16,821
Durham
Ages 15-17
Number
8,962
8,860
8,816
8,864
9,115
Durham
Under 18
Number
60,259
61,776
63,228
65,477
67,236
Durham
Ages 18-21
Number
18,232
17,955
17,673
19,355
19,386
Durham
Ages 22-24
Number
14,127
13,722
13,357
14,721
15,235
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Definitions: Annual estimates of the North Carolina population under age 18 by age group on July 1st.

Data Source: North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management, State Demographics Branch. "County Estimates: Age Groups, Total." Available online at http://www.osbm.state.nc.us.

Footnotes:

Last updated September 2015.

Child population by race and ethnicity (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic White
Number
1,331,013
1,337,472
1,338,952
1,259,670
1,295,984
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
60.0%
59.3%
58.8%
57.5%
56.7%
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
550,975
553,182
555,445
539,085
572,989
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
24.8%
24.5%
24.4%
24.6%
25.0%
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Number
29,749
29,574
29,502
29,534
31,798
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Percent
1.3%
1.3%
1.3%
1.4%
1.4%
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic Asian & Pacific Islander
Number
53,027
55,915
57,909
55,510
64,612
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic Asian & Pacific Islander
Percent
2.4%
2.5%
2.5%
2.5%
2.8%
North Carolina
Hispanic or Latino
Number
255,149
278,145
296,159
307,790
322,210
North Carolina
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
11.5%
12.3%
13.0%
14.0%
14.1%
Durham
Non-Hispanic White
Number
21,369
22,007
22,245
17,587
19,772
Durham
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
35.8%
35.6%
35.1%
30.4%
31.9%
Durham
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
25,397
25,472
25,698
25,610
26,431
Durham
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
42.5%
41.2%
40.6%
44.3%
42.6%
Durham
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Number
161
168
173
144
229
Durham
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Percent
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.4%
Durham
Non-Hispanic Asian & Pacific Islander
Number
2,638
2,882
3,034
1,957
2,323
Durham
Non-Hispanic Asian & Pacific Islander
Percent
4.4%
4.7%
4.8%
3.4%
3.7%
Durham
Hispanic or Latino
Number
10,180
11,248
12,136
12,548
13,260
Durham
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
17.0%
18.2%
19.2%
21.7%
21.4%
Location Race Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic White
Number
1,331,013
1,337,472
1,338,952
1,259,670
1,295,984
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
60.0%
59.3%
58.8%
57.5%
56.7%
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
550,975
553,182
555,445
539,085
572,989
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
24.8%
24.5%
24.4%
24.6%
25.0%
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Number
29,749
29,574
29,502
29,534
31,798
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Percent
1.3%
1.3%
1.3%
1.4%
1.4%
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic Asian & Pacific Islander
Number
53,027
55,915
57,909
55,510
64,612
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic Asian & Pacific Islander
Percent
2.4%
2.5%
2.5%
2.5%
2.8%
North Carolina
Hispanic or Latino
Number
255,149
278,145
296,159
307,790
322,210
North Carolina
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
11.5%
12.3%
13.0%
14.0%
14.1%
Durham
Non-Hispanic White
Number
21,369
22,007
22,245
17,587
19,772
Durham
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
35.8%
35.6%
35.1%
30.4%
31.9%
Durham
Non-Hispanic Black
Number
25,397
25,472
25,698
25,610
26,431
Durham
Non-Hispanic Black
Percent
42.5%
41.2%
40.6%
44.3%
42.6%
Durham
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Number
161
168
173
144
229
Durham
Non-Hispanic American Indian
Percent
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.4%
Durham
Non-Hispanic Asian & Pacific Islander
Number
2,638
2,882
3,034
1,957
2,323
Durham
Non-Hispanic Asian & Pacific Islander
Percent
4.4%
4.7%
4.8%
3.4%
3.7%
Durham
Hispanic or Latino
Number
10,180
11,248
12,136
12,548
13,260
Durham
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
17.0%
18.2%
19.2%
21.7%
21.4%
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Definitions: Annual estimates of the North Carolina child population (0-17) on July 1st.

Data Source: Population Reference Bureau analysis of Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), "Bridged-race Vintage 2009 postcensal estimates for July 1, 2000 - July 1, 2011, by year, county, single-year of age, bridged race, Hispanic origin, and sex." Special data request, November 2012. 2010 Data are from U.S. Census Burea, Decennial Census.

Footnotes:

Last updated March 2013.

Unemployment (Percent & Number)

Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
North Carolina
Percent
10.9%
10.5%
9.5%
7.9%
6.1%
North Carolina
Number
504,885
489,101
447,930
370,331
285,823
Durham
Percent
8.6%
8.5%
7.6%
6.2%
5.0%
Durham
Number
11,943
11,990
11,165
9,322
7,537
Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
North Carolina
Percent
10.9%
10.5%
9.5%
7.9%
6.1%
North Carolina
Number
504,885
489,101
447,930
370,331
285,823
Durham
Percent
8.6%
8.5%
7.6%
6.2%
5.0%
Durham
Number
11,943
11,990
11,165
9,322
7,537
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Definitions: Number and average annual percent of the civilian labor force that does not have a job, has actively looked for work in the prior four weeks, and is currently available for work. Not seasonally adjusted.

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Employment Security.  "Labor Force Statistics, All Areas by Year."Available online at: http://www.ncesc1.com/LMI/workForceStats/workForceMain.asp.

Footnotes: Last updated September 2015.

Median household income (Currency)

Location Data Type 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
North Carolina
Currency
$43,754
$43,417
$44,028
$45,195
$45,946
Durham
Currency
$48,770
$48,023
$47,007
$50,889
$52,331
Location Data Type 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
North Carolina
Currency
$43,754
$43,417
$44,028
$45,195
$45,946
Durham
Currency
$48,770
$48,023
$47,007
$50,889
$52,331
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Definitions:

The income at which one-half of North Carolina households earn more or less.
Price inflation causes the value of a dollar to fall over time, and so the same dollar amount in two different years will usually represent different amounts of purchasing power. To counteract this problem, analysts typically adjust dollar figures to account for inflation using the following formula:

Dollars data year = Dollars base year x Price Index data year / Price Index base year

Consumer Price Index data are available online from the Bureau of Labor Statistics here: http://www.bls.gov/cpi/. 

Data Source: U.S.Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE). Available online at: http://www.census.gov/did/www/saipe/data/index.html.

Footnotes:

Last updated September 2015.

Children receiving Work First (Number)

Location Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
North Carolina
Number
46,616
41,075
43,124
42,944
39,341
Durham
Number
1,217
1,059
1,074
1,106
1,032
Location Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
North Carolina
Number
46,616
41,075
43,124
42,944
39,341
Durham
Number
1,217
1,059
1,074
1,106
1,032
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Definitions: Number and percent of children receiving Work First. Data are based on the number of children under 18 receiving Work First benefits for the month of December for a particular year.

Data Source: Duncan, D.F., Kum, H.C., Flair, K.A., and Stewart, C.J. (2010). Management Assistance for Child Welfare, Work First, and Food & Nutrition Services in North Carolina. Special data request, March 2011. Also available online through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Jordan Institute for Families website at http://ssw.unc.edu/ma/. 

Footnotes: Last updated February 2012.

Children receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) (Number)

Location Data Type 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
North Carolina
Number
41,342
41,821
42,740
43,917
43,946
Durham
Number
1,349
1,353
1,388
1,457
1,482
Location Data Type 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
North Carolina
Number
41,342
41,821
42,740
43,917
43,946
Durham
Number
1,349
1,353
1,388
1,457
1,482
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Definitions: The number of children receiving SSI benefits.

Data Source: U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy. "SSI Recipients by State and County." Available at: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/data_title.html. 

Footnotes: Last updated September 2015.

Children receiving Social Security (OASDI) (Number)

Location Category Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
North Carolina
Disability
Number
63,998
65,224
65,761
65,646
63,821
North Carolina
Retirement
Number
15,807
16,297
16,955
17,494
17,887
North Carolina
Survivors
Number
62,907
62,954
63,251
62,768
62,953
Durham
Disability
Number
1,230
1,285
1,310
1,365
1,320
Durham
Retirement
Number
380
360
390
395
400
Durham
Survivors
Number
1,460
1,490
1,470
1,465
1,475
Location Category Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
North Carolina
Disability
Number
63,998
65,224
65,761
65,646
63,821
North Carolina
Retirement
Number
15,807
16,297
16,955
17,494
17,887
North Carolina
Survivors
Number
62,907
62,954
63,251
62,768
62,953
Durham
Disability
Number
1,230
1,285
1,310
1,365
1,320
Durham
Retirement
Number
380
360
390
395
400
Durham
Survivors
Number
1,460
1,490
1,470
1,465
1,475
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Definitions: The number of children receiving OASDI benefits.

Data Source: U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy. "OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County." Available online at: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/data_title.html

Footnotes: Last updated September 2015.

Children in poverty (Percent & Number)

Location Data Type 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
North Carolina
Number
503,713
554,191
573,679
581,594
563,572
North Carolina
Percent
22.5%
24.6%
25.4%
25.8%
25.1%
Durham
Number
14,009
14,398
16,712
17,204
13,990
Durham
Percent
22.5%
24.2%
27.2%
27.6%
22.4%
Location Data Type 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
North Carolina
Number
503,713
554,191
573,679
581,594
563,572
North Carolina
Percent
22.5%
24.6%
25.4%
25.8%
25.1%
Durham
Number
14,009
14,398
16,712
17,204
13,990
Durham
Percent
22.5%
24.2%
27.2%
27.6%
22.4%
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Definitions: The number and percent of children living at or below the federal poverty level.

Data Source: U.S.Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE). Available online at: http://www.census.gov/did/www/saipe/data/index.html.

Footnotes: Last updated September 2015.

Number of children (0-5) enrolled in child care centers (Number)

Location Category Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
North Carolina
Non Star Rated
Number
29,762
30,448
26,028
24,926
33,566
North Carolina
One Star
Number
1,131
1,443
1,188
1,096
1,702
North Carolina
Two Star
Number
5,247
12,291
8,448
6,783
7,654
North Carolina
Three Star
Number
42,655
32,992
31,648
31,036
39,520
North Carolina
Four Star
Number
54,890
50,251
52,430
51,772
47,831
North Carolina
Five Star
Number
39,063
45,292
49,211
54,239
64,359
Durham
Non Star Rated
Number
931
1,503
1,424
931
917
Durham
One Star
Number
12
0
0
77
0
Durham
Two Star
Number
110
348
320
203
19
Durham
Three Star
Number
1,578
1,154
695
1,269
1,302
Durham
Four Star
Number
2,085
1,824
1,990
1,673
1,616
Durham
Five Star
Number
1,206
1,479
1,513
2,094
2,367
Location Category Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
North Carolina
Non Star Rated
Number
29,762
30,448
26,028
24,926
33,566
North Carolina
One Star
Number
1,131
1,443
1,188
1,096
1,702
North Carolina
Two Star
Number
5,247
12,291
8,448
6,783
7,654
North Carolina
Three Star
Number
42,655
32,992
31,648
31,036
39,520
North Carolina
Four Star
Number
54,890
50,251
52,430
51,772
47,831
North Carolina
Five Star
Number
39,063
45,292
49,211
54,239
64,359
Durham
Non Star Rated
Number
931
1,503
1,424
931
917
Durham
One Star
Number
12
0
0
77
0
Durham
Two Star
Number
110
348
320
203
19
Durham
Three Star
Number
1,578
1,154
695
1,269
1,302
Durham
Four Star
Number
2,085
1,824
1,990
1,673
1,616
Durham
Five Star
Number
1,206
1,479
1,513
2,094
2,367
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Definitions: Annual count of children under age five enrolled in child care centers.

Regulated care includes all child care that is monitored by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Development. Types of care include: licensed child care providers, religious sponsored programs, and providers with temporary or provisional licenses.

 

A rating of one star means that a child care program meets North Carolina’s minimum licensing standards for child care. Programs that choose to voluntarily meet higher standards can apply for a two to five star license. The star rating is comprised of a facility’s scores in three quality components: Staff Education, Program Standards and Compliance History.

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Development. Special data request, October 2011.

Footnotes: Last updated July 2012.

Number of children (0-5) enrolled in family child care homes (Number)

Location Category Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
North Carolina
Non Star Rated
Number
3,315
3,532
3,425
2,932
2,602
North Carolina
One Star
Number
160
221
189
141
148
North Carolina
Two Star
Number
955
3,458
3,082
2,927
2,694
North Carolina
Three Star
Number
5,281
2,759
2,871
3,293
3,055
North Carolina
Four Star
Number
4,261
3,067
3,113
3,023
2,799
North Carolina
Five Star
Number
2,105
2,316
2,256
2,068
2,023
Durham
Non Star Rated
Number
75
100
102
77
124
Durham
One Star
Number
6
3
4
4
11
Durham
Two Star
Number
24
119
109
136
113
Durham
Three Star
Number
273
196
184
236
213
Durham
Four Star
Number
350
246
233
224
217
Durham
Five Star
Number
139
199
194
158
156
Location Category Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
North Carolina
Non Star Rated
Number
3,315
3,532
3,425
2,932
2,602
North Carolina
One Star
Number
160
221
189
141
148
North Carolina
Two Star
Number
955
3,458
3,082
2,927
2,694
North Carolina
Three Star
Number
5,281
2,759
2,871
3,293
3,055
North Carolina
Four Star
Number
4,261
3,067
3,113
3,023
2,799
North Carolina
Five Star
Number
2,105
2,316
2,256
2,068
2,023
Durham
Non Star Rated
Number
75
100
102
77
124
Durham
One Star
Number
6
3
4
4
11
Durham
Two Star
Number
24
119
109
136
113
Durham
Three Star
Number
273
196
184
236
213
Durham
Four Star
Number
350
246
233
224
217
Durham
Five Star
Number
139
199
194
158
156
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Definitions: Annual count of children under age five enrolled in family child care homes.
A rating of one star means that a child care program meets North Carolina’s minimum licensing standards for child care. Programs that choose to voluntarily meet higher standards can apply for a two to five star license. The star rating is comprised of a facility’s scores in three quality components: Staff Education, Program Standards and Compliance History.

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Development and Early Education. Special data request, October 2011.

Footnotes: Last updated July 2012.

Total enrollment in child care centers (Number)

Location Category Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
North Carolina
Non Star Rated
Number
29,762
30,448
26,028
24,926
33,566
North Carolina
One Star
Number
1,131
1,443
1,188
1,096
1,702
North Carolina
Two Star
Number
5,247
12,291
8,448
6,783
7,654
North Carolina
Three Star
Number
42,655
32,992
31,648
31,036
39,520
North Carolina
Four Star
Number
54,890
50,251
52,466
51,772
63,624
North Carolina
Five Star
Number
39,063
45,292
49,252
54,239
87,103
Durham
Non Star Rated
Number
931
1,503
1,424
931
917
Durham
One Star
Number
12
0
0
77
0
Durham
Two Star
Number
110
348
320
203
19
Durham
Three Star
Number
1,578
1,154
695
1,269
1,302
Durham
Four Star
Number
2,085
1,824
1,990
1,673
1,785
Durham
Five Star
Number
1,206
1,479
1,513
2,094
3,704
Location Category Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
North Carolina
Non Star Rated
Number
29,762
30,448
26,028
24,926
33,566
North Carolina
One Star
Number
1,131
1,443
1,188
1,096
1,702
North Carolina
Two Star
Number
5,247
12,291
8,448
6,783
7,654
North Carolina
Three Star
Number
42,655
32,992
31,648
31,036
39,520
North Carolina
Four Star
Number
54,890
50,251
52,466
51,772
63,624
North Carolina
Five Star
Number
39,063
45,292
49,252
54,239
87,103
Durham
Non Star Rated
Number
931
1,503
1,424
931
917
Durham
One Star
Number
12
0
0
77
0
Durham
Two Star
Number
110
348
320
203
19
Durham
Three Star
Number
1,578
1,154
695
1,269
1,302
Durham
Four Star
Number
2,085
1,824
1,990
1,673
1,785
Durham
Five Star
Number
1,206
1,479
1,513
2,094
3,704
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Definitions: Annual count of children enrolled in child care centers.
A rating of one star means that a child care program meets North Carolina’s minimum licensing standards for child care. Programs that choose to voluntarily meet higher standards can apply for a two to five star license. The star rating is comprised of a facility’s scores in three quality components: Staff Education, Program Standards and Compliance History.

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Development and Early Education. Special data request, October 2011.

Footnotes: Last updated July 2012.

Total enrollment in family child care homes (Number)

Location Category Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
North Carolina
Non Star Rated
Number
3,315
3,532
3,486
2,932
3,366
North Carolina
One Star
Number
160
221
193
141
200
North Carolina
Two Star
Number
955
3,458
3,126
2,927
3,723
North Carolina
Three Star
Number
5,281
2,759
2,930
3,293
4,396
North Carolina
Four Star
Number
4,261
3,067
3,191
3,023
4,000
North Carolina
Five Star
Number
2,105
2,316
2,298
2,068
2,811
Durham
Non Star Rated
Number
75
100
102
77
146
Durham
One Star
Number
6
3
5
4
13
Durham
Two Star
Number
24
119
113
136
148
Durham
Three Star
Number
273
196
186
236
280
Durham
Four Star
Number
350
246
238
224
275
Durham
Five Star
Number
139
199
195
158
213
Location Category Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
North Carolina
Non Star Rated
Number
3,315
3,532
3,486
2,932
3,366
North Carolina
One Star
Number
160
221
193
141
200
North Carolina
Two Star
Number
955
3,458
3,126
2,927
3,723
North Carolina
Three Star
Number
5,281
2,759
2,930
3,293
4,396
North Carolina
Four Star
Number
4,261
3,067
3,191
3,023
4,000
North Carolina
Five Star
Number
2,105
2,316
2,298
2,068
2,811
Durham
Non Star Rated
Number
75
100
102
77
146
Durham
One Star
Number
6
3
5
4
13
Durham
Two Star
Number
24
119
113
136
148
Durham
Three Star
Number
273
196
186
236
280
Durham
Four Star
Number
350
246
238
224
275
Durham
Five Star
Number
139
199
195
158
213
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Definitions: Annual count of children enrolled in family child care homes.  
A rating of one star means that a child care program meets North Carolina’s minimum licensing standards for child care. Programs that choose to voluntarily meet higher standards can apply for a two to five star license. The star rating is comprised of a facility’s scores in three quality components: Staff Education, Program Standards and Compliance History.

Data Source: Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Development and Early Education. Special data request, October 2011

Footnotes: Last updated July 2012.

Total number of child care centers (Number)

Location Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
North Carolina
Number
5,026
5,054
5,025
4,955
4,816
Durham
Number
164
169
173
170
167
Location Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
North Carolina
Number
5,026
5,054
5,025
4,955
4,816
Durham
Number
164
169
173
170
167
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Data Source: Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Development and Early Education. Special data request, October 2011.  

Footnotes: Last updated March 2012.

Total number of family child care homes (Number)

Location Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
North Carolina
Number
3,975
3,848
3,718
3,497
3,190
Durham
Number
215
212
215
210
201
Location Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
North Carolina
Number
3,975
3,848
3,718
3,497
3,190
Durham
Number
215
212
215
210
201
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Data Source: Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Development and Early Education. Special data request, October 2011. 

Footnotes: Last updated March 2012.

Average daily membership (Number)

Location Data Type 2007 - 2008 2008 - 2009 2009 - 2010 2010 - 2011 2011 - 2012
North Carolina
Number
1,404,957
1,410,497
1,402,269
1,409,895
1,462,134
Durham
Number
31,732
31,891
31,631
31,946
32,332
Location Data Type 2007 - 2008 2008 - 2009 2009 - 2010 2010 - 2011 2011 - 2012
North Carolina
Number
1,404,957
1,410,497
1,402,269
1,409,895
1,462,134
Durham
Number
31,732
31,891
31,631
31,946
32,332
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Definitions: Average number of students in the school system on any given day.
Equals the toal days in membership for all students over the school year divided by the number of days school was in session.

Data Source: NC Department of Public Instruction, Financial & Business Services.  “Average Daily Membership.”  Available online at: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/fbs/accounting/data/.

Footnotes: Excludes charter schools.  Last updated March 2013.

Four-Year cohort graduation rate (Percent)

Location Data Type 2007 - 2008 2008 - 2009 2009 - 2010 2010 - 2011 2011 - 2012
North Carolina
Percent
70.3%
71.7%
74.2%
78.4%
80.2%
Durham
Percent
63.0%
64.0%
69.8%
73.9%
77.0%
Location Data Type 2007 - 2008 2008 - 2009 2009 - 2010 2010 - 2011 2011 - 2012
North Carolina
Percent
70.3%
71.7%
74.2%
78.4%
80.2%
Durham
Percent
63.0%
64.0%
69.8%
73.9%
77.0%
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Definitions: The percentage of students entering as ninth graders who graduated after four school years (or earlier).

Data Source: NC Department of Public Instruction, Accountability Services Division. “4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate.” Available online at: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/reporting/cohortgradrate.

Footnotes: Excludes charter schools. Last updated March 2013.

Average SAT scores (Number out of 1600 & Number)

Location Data Type 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
North Carolina
Number out of 1600
1,006
1,005
1,001
997
NA
North Carolina
Number
NA
NA
NA
NA
1,001.0
Durham
Number out of 1600
965
963
951
951
NA
Durham
Number
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Location Data Type 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
North Carolina
Number out of 1600
1,006
1,005
1,001
997
NA
North Carolina
Number
NA
NA
NA
NA
1,001.0
Durham
Number out of 1600
965
963
951
951
NA
Durham
Number
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
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Definitions: Average sum of Critical Reading and Mathematics SAT scores (out of 1600).

Data Source: NC Department of Public Instruction, Accountability Services Division.  “The North Carolina SAT Reports.”  Available online at: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/reporting/sat/.  

Footnotes: In North Carolina, it is not mandatory for high school graduates to take or report taking the SAT, and therefore one must interpret these data with caution; Note: To compare student current SAT total scores with total scores prior to 2006, the sum of the critical reading and mathematics subsections are used. The maximum total score on the current SAT is 2400 (800 points for each of its three subsections: critical reading, mathematics, and writing.

Last updated March 2014.

Percent of students enrolled in free and reduced lunch (Percent)

Location Data Type 2007 - 2008 2008 - 2009 2009 - 2010 2010 - 2011 2011 - 2012
North Carolina
Percent
48.4%
49.9%
53.7%
53.9%
56.0%
Durham
Percent
51.9%
53.0%
63.3%
62.0%
63.6%
Location Data Type 2007 - 2008 2008 - 2009 2009 - 2010 2010 - 2011 2011 - 2012
North Carolina
Percent
48.4%
49.9%
53.7%
53.9%
56.0%
Durham
Percent
51.9%
53.0%
63.3%
62.0%
63.6%
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Definitions: The percent of students who receive school lunch free or at a reduced price.
Calculated as the total number of children on free or reduced price lunch divided by average daily membership (ADM). To be eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Act students must live in households earning at or below 130 percent of the Federal poverty guidelines. To be eligible for reduced price lunch, students must live in households earning at or below 185 percent of the Federal poverty guidelines.

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Division of Financial and Business Services. "Free & Reduced Meal Application Data." Available online at: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/fbs/resources/data/.

Footnotes: Excludes charter schools.

Last updated February 2012.

Per pupil expenditures (Currency)

Location Category Data Type 2007 - 2008 2008 - 2009 2009 - 2010 2010 - 2011 2011 - 2012
North Carolina
Total
Currency
$8,045
$8,180
$8,000
$7,966
$7,972
North Carolina
Federal
Currency
$573
$609
$984
$1,035
$847
North Carolina
State
Currency
$5,612
$5,651
$5,227
$5,156
$5,357
North Carolina
Local
Currency
$1,860
$1,920
$1,789
$1,774
$1,769
Durham
Total
Currency
$9,335
$9,574
$9,065
$8,842
NA
Durham
Federal
Currency
$642
$651
$1,071
$1,158
NA
Durham
State
Currency
$5,616
$5,593
$5,135
$5,028
NA
Durham
Local
Currency
$3,077
$3,330
$2,859
$2,656
NA
Location Category Data Type 2007 - 2008 2008 - 2009 2009 - 2010 2010 - 2011 2011 - 2012
North Carolina
Total
Currency
$8,045
$8,180
$8,000
$7,966
$7,972
North Carolina
Federal
Currency
$573
$609
$984
$1,035
$847
North Carolina
State
Currency
$5,612
$5,651
$5,227
$5,156
$5,357
North Carolina
Local
Currency
$1,860
$1,920
$1,789
$1,774
$1,769
Durham
Total
Currency
$9,335
$9,574
$9,065
$8,842
NA
Durham
Federal
Currency
$642
$651
$1,071
$1,158
NA
Durham
State
Currency
$5,616
$5,593
$5,135
$5,028
NA
Durham
Local
Currency
$3,077
$3,330
$2,859
$2,656
NA
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Definitions: Includes all federal, state and local current expenses rounded to the nearest dollar.  Excludes capital expenses and child nutrition.  

Data Source: NC Department of Public Instruction, Financial & Business Services.  “Statistical Profile.”  Available online at http://apps.schools.nc.gov/statisticalprofile. 

Footnotes: Excludes charter schools.

Last updated March 2013.

Percent of low birthweight births by race and ethnicity (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2011 2012
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic White
Number
5,046
4,965
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
7.5%
7.4%
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic African American
Number
4,032
3,853
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic African American
Percent
14.1%
13.6%
North Carolina
Other Non-Hispanic
Number
570
591
North Carolina
Other Non-Hispanic
Percent
9.3%
9.2%
North Carolina
Hispanic
Number
1,257
1,207
North Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
6.9%
6.7%
North Carolina
Total
Number
10,939
10,616
North Carolina
Total
Percent
9.1%
8.9%
Durham
Non-Hispanic White
Number
114
125
Durham
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
7.1%
7.5%
Durham
Non-Hispanic African American
Number
193
197
Durham
Non-Hispanic African American
Percent
13.8%
13.6%
Durham
Other Non-Hispanic
Number
19
19
Durham
Other Non-Hispanic
Percent
6.4%
6.7%
Durham
Hispanic
Number
65
57
Durham
Hispanic
Percent
6.9%
6.2%
Durham
Total
Number
392
398
Durham
Total
Percent
9.3%
9.2%
Location Race Data Type 2011 2012
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic White
Number
5,046
4,965
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
7.5%
7.4%
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic African American
Number
4,032
3,853
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic African American
Percent
14.1%
13.6%
North Carolina
Other Non-Hispanic
Number
570
591
North Carolina
Other Non-Hispanic
Percent
9.3%
9.2%
North Carolina
Hispanic
Number
1,257
1,207
North Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
6.9%
6.7%
North Carolina
Total
Number
10,939
10,616
North Carolina
Total
Percent
9.1%
8.9%
Durham
Non-Hispanic White
Number
114
125
Durham
Non-Hispanic White
Percent
7.1%
7.5%
Durham
Non-Hispanic African American
Number
193
197
Durham
Non-Hispanic African American
Percent
13.8%
13.6%
Durham
Other Non-Hispanic
Number
19
19
Durham
Other Non-Hispanic
Percent
6.4%
6.7%
Durham
Hispanic
Number
65
57
Durham
Hispanic
Percent
6.9%
6.2%
Durham
Total
Number
392
398
Durham
Total
Percent
9.3%
9.2%
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Definitions: Percent of infants born weighing less than 2,500 grams (5 lbs, 8 oz) at birth. Births classified according to mother's race and ethnicity.

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, State Center for Health Statistics. "North Carolina Live Birth Data." Available online at: http://www.schs.state.nc.us/schs/data/query.html.  

Footnotes: Last updated March 2014.

Percent of low birthweight births (Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
North Carolina
Total
Percent
9.1%
9.2%
9.1%
9.1%
9.1%
North Carolina
White
Percent
7.4%
7.5%
7.3%
7.2%
7.8%
North Carolina
Minority
Percent
13.4%
13.8%
13.5%
13.5%
10.8%
Durham
Total
Percent
8.9%
9.6%
9.5%
9.5%
9.7%
Durham
White
Percent
6.0%
6.1%
6.6%
6.4%
8.5%
Durham
Minority
Percent
12.8%
15.0%
13.6%
13.9%
10.3%
Location Race Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
North Carolina
Total
Percent
9.1%
9.2%
9.1%
9.1%
9.1%
North Carolina
White
Percent
7.4%
7.5%
7.3%
7.2%
7.8%
North Carolina
Minority
Percent
13.4%
13.8%
13.5%
13.5%
10.8%
Durham
Total
Percent
8.9%
9.6%
9.5%
9.5%
9.7%
Durham
White
Percent
6.0%
6.1%
6.6%
6.4%
8.5%
Durham
Minority
Percent
12.8%
15.0%
13.6%
13.9%
10.3%
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Definitions: Percent of infants born weighing less than 2,500 grams (5 lbs, 8 oz) at birth. Births classified according to mother's race and ethnicity.

Data Source: NC Department of Health and Human Services, State Center for Health Statistics. ���North Carolina Live Birth Data." Available online at: http://www.schs.state.nc.us/schs/data/births/bd_2010.cfm.

Footnotes: Last updated March 2013.

Percent of births with very late or no prenatal care (Percent & Number)

Location Data Type 2011 2012
North Carolina
Number
6,514
6,776
North Carolina
Percent
5.4%
5.7%
Durham
Number
450
460
Durham
Percent
10.6%
10.6%
Location Data Type 2011 2012
North Carolina
Number
6,514
6,776
North Carolina
Percent
5.4%
5.7%
Durham
Number
450
460
Durham
Percent
10.6%
10.6%
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Definitions: The percentage of live births in which mothers began prenatal care in the third trimester of pregnancy or received no prenatal care at all.

The 2003 U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth, with was implemented in North Carolina during 2010, captures prenatal care and education data in a manner that differs from the prior certificate. Due to data compatability issues that information will not be available for 2010. Prenatal care and education data for 2011 should not be compared to prior years (2001-2009).

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, State Center for Health Statistics. "North Carolina Health Data Query System, Birth Data." Available online at: http://www.schs.state.nc.us/schs/data/query.html.

Footnotes: Last updated March 2014.

Percent of births with very late or no prenatal care--DO NOT COMPARE TO 2011 DATA (Percent)

Location Data Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
North Carolina
Percent
2.9%
3.0%
3.2%
2.9%
2.4%
Durham
Percent
1.6%
1.3%
2.2%
1.1%
0.6%
Location Data Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
North Carolina
Percent
2.9%
3.0%
3.2%
2.9%
2.4%
Durham
Percent
1.6%
1.3%
2.2%
1.1%
0.6%
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Definitions: Number of live births by county of births.

The 2003 U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth, which was implemented in North Carolina during 2010, captures prenatal care and education data in a manner that differs from the prior certificate. Due to data compatibility issues that information will not be available for 2010. Prenatal care and education data for 2011 should not be compared to prior years (2001-2009).

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, State Center for Health Statistics. "Birth Data." Available online at: http://www.schs.state.nc.us/schs/data/query.html.

Footnotes: Last updated March 2013.

Infant mortality (Rate per 1,000 & Number)

Location Race Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
North Carolina
Total
Rate per 1,000
8.1
8.5
8.2
7.9
7.0
North Carolina
Total
Number
1,033
1,107
1,066
1,006
854
North Carolina
Minority
Rate per 1,000
13.6
12.8
13.5
14.1
9.1
North Carolina
Minority
Number
483
513
508
519
492
North Carolina
White
Rate per 1,000
6.0
5.8
6.0
5.4
5.3
North Carolina
White
Number
550
594
558
487
362
Durham
Total
Rate per 1,000
7.2
6.9
6.7
8.4
4.9
Durham
Total
Number
30
30
31
37
21
Durham
Minority
Rate per 1,000
12.6
11.6
10.8
11.5
5.6
Durham
Minority
Number
22
20
21
21
15
Durham
White
Rate per 1,000
3.3
3.8
3.7
6.2
3.8
Durham
White
Number
8
10
10
16
6
Location Race Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
North Carolina
Total
Rate per 1,000
8.1
8.5
8.2
7.9
7.0
North Carolina
Total
Number
1,033
1,107
1,066
1,006
854
North Carolina
Minority
Rate per 1,000
13.6
12.8
13.5
14.1
9.1
North Carolina
Minority
Number
483
513
508
519
492
North Carolina
White
Rate per 1,000
6.0
5.8
6.0
5.4
5.3
North Carolina
White
Number
550
594
558
487
362
Durham
Total
Rate per 1,000
7.2
6.9
6.7
8.4
4.9
Durham
Total
Number
30
30
31
37
21
Durham
Minority
Rate per 1,000
12.6
11.6
10.8
11.5
5.6
Durham
Minority
Number
22
20
21
21
15
Durham
White
Rate per 1,000
3.3
3.8
3.7
6.2
3.8
Durham
White
Number
8
10
10
16
6
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Definitions: Infant mortality is defined as a death of a liveborn child under one year of age. The infant mortality rate is the number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births.

Data Source: NC Department of Health and Human Services, State Center for Health Statistics. "North Carolina Infant Mortality Rate." Available online at: http://www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/data/county.cfm.

Footnotes: Rates based on less than 10 deaths are considered unreliable and should be interpreted with caution. Updated July 2012.

Infant mortality by race and ethnicity (Number & Rate)

Location Race Data Type 2011 2012
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic White
Number
369
369
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic White
Rate
5.5
5.5
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic African American
Number
367
395
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic African American
Rate
12.9
13.9
North Carolina
Other Non-Hispanic
Number
32
43
North Carolina
Other Non-Hispanic
Rate
5.2
6.7
North Carolina
Hispanic
Number
98
76
North Carolina
Hispanic
Rate
5.4
4.2
North Carolina
Total
Number
866
883
North Carolina
Total
Rate
7.2
7.4
Durham
Non-Hispanic White
Number
6
4
Durham
Non-Hispanic White
Rate
3.8
2.4
Durham
Non-Hispanic African American
Number
18
27
Durham
Non-Hispanic African American
Rate
12.9
18.6
Durham
Other Non-Hispanic
Number
0
1
Durham
Other Non-Hispanic
Rate
0.0
3.5
Durham
Hispanic
Number
3
2
Durham
Hispanic
Rate
3.2
2.2
Durham
Total
Number
27
34
Durham
Total
Rate
6.4
7.9
Location Race Data Type 2011 2012
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic White
Number
369
369
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic White
Rate
5.5
5.5
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic African American
Number
367
395
North Carolina
Non-Hispanic African American
Rate
12.9
13.9
North Carolina
Other Non-Hispanic
Number
32
43
North Carolina
Other Non-Hispanic
Rate
5.2
6.7
North Carolina
Hispanic
Number
98
76
North Carolina
Hispanic
Rate
5.4
4.2
North Carolina
Total
Number
866
883
North Carolina
Total
Rate
7.2
7.4
Durham
Non-Hispanic White
Number
6
4
Durham
Non-Hispanic White
Rate
3.8
2.4
Durham
Non-Hispanic African American
Number
18
27
Durham
Non-Hispanic African American
Rate
12.9
18.6
Durham
Other Non-Hispanic
Number
0
1
Durham
Other Non-Hispanic
Rate
0.0
3.5
Durham
Hispanic
Number
3
2
Durham
Hispanic
Rate
3.2
2.2
Durham
Total
Number
27
34
Durham
Total
Rate
6.4
7.9
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Definitions: The number and rate per 1,000 live births of children who died before their first birthday.

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, State Center for Health Statistics. "North Carolina Infant Mortality Report, Table 1." Available online at: http://www.schs.state.nc.us/schs/data/vitalstats.cfm.

Footnotes: Rates based on fewer than 10 cases are considered unreliable and should be interpreted with caution.

Last updated March 2013.

Uninsured population by age (Number & Percent)

Location Category Data Type 2011
North Carolina
Children (0-18)
Number
214,000
North Carolina
Children (0-18)
Percent
9.4%
North Carolina
Adults (19-64)
Number
1,341,000
North Carolina
Adults (19-64)
Percent
23.0%
North Carolina
Total (0-64)
Number
1,562,000
North Carolina
Total (0-64)
Percent
18.9%
Durham
Children (0-18)
Number
7,000
Durham
Children (0-18)
Percent
9.1%
Durham
Adults (19-64)
Number
41,000
Durham
Adults (19-64)
Percent
21.5%
Durham
Total (0-64)
Number
48,000
Durham
Total (0-64)
Percent
18.1%
Location Category Data Type 2011
North Carolina
Children (0-18)
Number
214,000
North Carolina
Children (0-18)
Percent
9.4%
North Carolina
Adults (19-64)
Number
1,341,000
North Carolina
Adults (19-64)
Percent
23.0%
North Carolina
Total (0-64)
Number
1,562,000
North Carolina
Total (0-64)
Percent
18.9%
Durham
Children (0-18)
Number
7,000
Durham
Children (0-18)
Percent
9.1%
Durham
Adults (19-64)
Number
41,000
Durham
Adults (19-64)
Percent
21.5%
Durham
Total (0-64)
Number
48,000
Durham
Total (0-64)
Percent
18.1%
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Definitions: Number and percent of children (ages 0-17) and adults (ages 18-64)  without health insurance.
County-level estimates of the uninsured were developed using data from the U.S. Census Bureau Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement and the North Carolina Employment Security Commission. 

Data Source: The North Carolina Institute of Medicine and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. "North Carolina County-Level Estimates of the Uninsured, 2010-2011." Available online at www.nciom.org 

Footnotes: Last updated March 2013.

Number of children enrolled in Medicaid (Number)

Location Data Type 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
North Carolina
Number
818,372
879,646
899,055
940,218
978,640
Durham
Number
22,538
24,694
25,687
27,344
29,299
Location Data Type 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
North Carolina
Number
818,372
879,646
899,055
940,218
978,640
Durham
Number
22,538
24,694
25,687
27,344
29,299
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Definitions: Number of children age 18 and younger enrolled in Medicaid.

Data Source: N.C. Office of Medicaid Management and Information System Services, DHHS, special data request in June 2011.

Footnotes: Last updated March 2013.

Number of children enrolled in N.C. Health Choice (Number)

Location Data Type 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
North Carolina
Number
134,518
140,683
147,341
153,306
156,376
Durham
Number
3,547
3,733
3,785
4,166
4,441
Location Data Type 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
North Carolina
Number
134,518
140,683
147,341
153,306
156,376
Durham
Number
3,547
3,733
3,785
4,166
4,441
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Definitions: The number of children age 18 and younger enrolled in N.C. Health Choice on December 1.

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Medicaid Management Information System Services. Annual special data request. 

Footnotes: Last updated March 2013.

Total number of children receiving public health (Number)

Location Data Type 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
North Carolina
Number
952,890
1,020,329
1,046,396
1,093,524
1,135,016
Durham
Number
26,085
28,427
29,472
31,510
33,740
Location Data Type 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
North Carolina
Number
952,890
1,020,329
1,046,396
1,093,524
1,135,016
Durham
Number
26,085
28,427
29,472
31,510
33,740
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Definitions: Number of children age 18 and younger receiving either N.C. Health Choice or Medicaid.

Data Source: N.C. Office of Medicaid Management Information System Services, DHHS, "Number of Health Choice Eligible by County" and "Number of Medicaid Eligible by County," special data request in June 2011.

Footnotes: Estimate is higher than the actual number of children enrolled in public health programs because some children are enrolled in both Medicaid and N.C. Health Choice.

Last updated March 2014.

Percent of children enrolled in Medicaid receiving preventive care (Percent)

Location Data Type 2011 2012
North Carolina
Percent
56.8%
59.2%
Durham
Percent
59.9%
63.6%
Location Data Type 2011 2012
North Carolina
Percent
56.8%
59.2%
Durham
Percent
59.9%
63.6%
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Definitions: Percent of Medicaid-enrolled children (0-18) receiving at least one health check screening (preventive care visit).

Data Source: Calculated using data from the Division of Medical Assistance, N.C. DHHS, "Health Check Participation Data." Available online at http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dma/healthcheck.htm.

Footnotes: Last updated March 2014.

Infant births (Number)

Location Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
North Carolina
Number
130,886
130,758
126,785
122,302
120,403
Durham
Number
4,375
4,624
4,423
4,257
4,231
Location Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
North Carolina
Number
130,886
130,758
126,785
122,302
120,403
Durham
Number
4,375
4,624
4,423
4,257
4,231
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Definitions: Number of live births by county of birth.

Data Source: NC Department of Health and Human Services, State Center for Health Statistics. "North Carolina Infant Mortality Rate." Available online at: http://www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/data/county.cfm.

Footnotes: Last updated March 2013.

Infant and child deaths by age group (Number)

Location Age group Data Type 2011 2012
North Carolina
Under 1
Number
866
883
North Carolina
Ages 1-4
Number
122
132
North Carolina
Ages 5-9
Number
84
77
North Carolina
Ages 10-14
Number
95
103
North Carolina
Ages 15-17
Number
145
144
Durham
Under 1
Number
27
34
Durham
Ages 1-4
Number
4
5
Durham
Ages 5-9
Number
5
3
Durham
Ages 10-14
Number
4
3
Durham
Ages 15-17
Number
4
5
Location Age group Data Type 2011 2012
North Carolina
Under 1
Number
866
883
North Carolina
Ages 1-4
Number
122
132
North Carolina
Ages 5-9
Number
84
77
North Carolina
Ages 10-14
Number
95
103
North Carolina
Ages 15-17
Number
145
144
Durham
Under 1
Number
27
34
Durham
Ages 1-4
Number
4
5
Durham
Ages 5-9
Number
5
3
Durham
Ages 10-14
Number
4
3
Durham
Ages 15-17
Number
4
5
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Definitions: The number of child deaths by age group.

Data Source: North Carolina Division Public Health,Women's and Children's Health Section in conjunction with the State Center for Health Statistics. "Child Deaths in North Carolina." Available online at http://www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/data/vitalstats.cfm.

Footnotes: Last updated March 2014.

Infant and child deaths by cause of death (Number)

Location Category Data Type 2011 2012
North Carolina
Motor Vehicle
Number
98
108
North Carolina
Bicycle
Number
2
2
North Carolina
Fire and Flame
Number
7
8
North Carolina
Drowning
Number
20
29
North Carolina
Homicide
Number
43
47
North Carolina
Suicide
Number
23
35
Durham
Motor Vehicle
Number
1
3
Durham
Bicycle
Number
0
0
Durham
Fire and Flame
Number
0
0
Durham
Drowning
Number
1
0
Durham
Homicide
Number
4
2
Durham
Suicide
Number
1
0
Location Category Data Type 2011 2012
North Carolina
Motor Vehicle
Number
98
108
North Carolina
Bicycle
Number
2
2
North Carolina
Fire and Flame
Number
7
8
North Carolina
Drowning
Number
20
29
North Carolina
Homicide
Number
43
47
North Carolina
Suicide
Number
23
35
Durham
Motor Vehicle
Number
1
3
Durham
Bicycle
Number
0
0
Durham
Fire and Flame
Number
0
0
Durham
Drowning
Number
1
0
Durham
Homicide
Number
4
2
Durham
Suicide
Number
1
0
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Definitions: The number of infant and child fatalities ages 0-17 for select causes of death.

Data Source: North Carolina Division Public Health,Women's and Children's Health Section in conjunction with the State Center for Health Statistics. "Child Deaths in North Carolina." Available online at http://www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/data/vitalstats.cfm.

Footnotes: Last updated March 2014.

Medicaid eligibles receiving dental services (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
North Carolina
Number
126,515
150,886
180,785
189,944
198,632
North Carolina
Percent
50%
54%
55%
57%
58%
Durham
Number
4,056
4,717
6,119
6,716
6,751
Durham
Percent
56%
58%
62%
65%
63%
Location Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
North Carolina
Number
126,515
150,886
180,785
189,944
198,632
North Carolina
Percent
50%
54%
55%
57%
58%
Durham
Number
4,056
4,717
6,119
6,716
6,751
Durham
Percent
56%
58%
62%
65%
63%
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Definitions: The number and percent of Medicaid-eligible children (ages 1-20) enrolled for at least 6 months who received pediatric dental services.

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance. Special data request June 2012.

Footnotes: Last updated June 2013.

Kindergarteners with untreated dental decay (Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 - 2016
North Carolina
Percent
15.0%
Durham
Percent
21.0%
Location Data Type 2015 - 2016
North Carolina
Percent
15.0%
Durham
Percent
21.0%
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Definitions: The percent of kindergartens screened for dental caries who presented with untreated dental decay.

Data Source: North Carolina Division of Public Health, State Center for Health Statistics

Footnotes: In 2015-16, the OHS transitioned to a regional model for delivering public health hygiene services. As a result, the OHS collaborated with the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and the North Carolina Division of Public Health, State Center for Health Statistics to select a random sample of elementary schools that would be used to reflect both regional and statewide kindergarten assessment data. 

Teen pregnancy by race (Number & Rate)

Location Race Data Type 2011 2012
North Carolina
Total
Number
3,945
3,604
North Carolina
Total
Rate
21.4
19.7
North Carolina
White
Number
1,409
1,358
North Carolina
White
Rate
13.1
12.6
North Carolina
African American
Number
1,628
1,387
North Carolina
African American
Rate
32.9
28.8
North Carolina
Other
Number
129
129
North Carolina
Other
Rate
17.4
16.7
North Carolina
Hispanic
Number
767
719
North Carolina
Hispanic
Rate
40.1
36.3
Durham
Total
Number
123
131
Durham
Total
Rate
28.4
30.4
Durham
White
Number
8
9
Durham
White
Rate
LNE
LNE
Durham
African American
Number
63
74
Durham
African American
Rate
29.1
33.5
Durham
Other
Number
4
1
Durham
Other
Rate
LNE
LNE
Durham
Hispanic
Number
48
47
Durham
Hispanic
Rate
68.2
69.5
Location Race Data Type 2011 2012
North Carolina
Total
Number
3,945
3,604
North Carolina
Total
Rate
21.4
19.7
North Carolina
White
Number
1,409
1,358
North Carolina
White
Rate
13.1
12.6
North Carolina
African American
Number
1,628
1,387
North Carolina
African American
Rate
32.9
28.8
North Carolina
Other
Number
129
129
North Carolina
Other
Rate
17.4
16.7
North Carolina
Hispanic
Number
767
719
North Carolina
Hispanic
Rate
40.1
36.3
Durham
Total
Number
123
131
Durham
Total
Rate
28.4
30.4
Durham
White
Number
8
9
Durham
White
Rate
LNE
LNE
Durham
African American
Number
63
74
Durham
African American
Rate
29.1
33.5
Durham
Other
Number
4
1
Durham
Other
Rate
LNE
LNE
Durham
Hispanic
Number
48
47
Durham
Hispanic
Rate
68.2
69.5
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Definitions: Rate of pregnancies per 1,000 girls ages 15-17 by race and ethnicity.

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, State Center for Health Statistics.  "North Carolina Reported Pregnancies." Available online at:http://www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/data/county.cfm. 

Footnotes: Last updated March 2014.

Teen pregnancy (Rate per 1,000)

Location Race Data Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
North Carolina
Total
Rate per 1,000
36
35
35
33
30
North Carolina
White
Rate per 1,000
28
28
28
26
24
North Carolina
Minority
Rate per 1,000
51
48
47
44
41
Durham
Total
Rate per 1,000
48
43
40
36
45
Durham
White
Rate per 1,000
40
40
43
36
39
Durham
Minority
Rate per 1,000
52
41
36
34
47
Location Race Data Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
North Carolina
Total
Rate per 1,000
36
35
35
33
30
North Carolina
White
Rate per 1,000
28
28
28
26
24
North Carolina
Minority
Rate per 1,000
51
48
47
44
41
Durham
Total
Rate per 1,000
48
43
40
36
45
Durham
White
Rate per 1,000
40
40
43
36
39
Durham
Minority
Rate per 1,000
52
41
36
34
47
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Definitions: Rate of pregnancies per 1,000 girls ages 15-17.

Data Source: NC Department of Health and Human Services, State Center for Health Statistics.  "North Carolina Reported Pregnancies." Available online at: http://www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/data/county.cfm.

Footnotes: Rates based on small numbers (fewer than 20 cases) are unstable and should be interpreted with caution.  

Last updated June 2013.

Children (ages 0-3) receiving early intervention services (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012
North Carolina
Number
15,048
15,869
17,606
18,271
19,664
North Carolina
Percent
4.4%
4.4%
4.6%
4.7%
5.4%
Durham
Number
374
450
481
515
642
Durham
Percent
3.8%
3.8%
3.8%
3.9%
5.1%
Location Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012
North Carolina
Number
15,048
15,869
17,606
18,271
19,664
North Carolina
Percent
4.4%
4.4%
4.6%
4.7%
5.4%
Durham
Number
374
450
481
515
642
Durham
Percent
3.8%
3.8%
3.8%
3.9%
5.1%
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Definitions: The number and percentage of children ages 0-3 enrolled in early intervention services to reduce the effects of developmental delay, emotional disturbance, and/or chronic illness through the North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program.

Data Source: North Carolina Division of Public Health, Early Intervention Branch. Special data request.

Footnotes: Last updated March 2014.

Lead: percent of children (ages 1-2) screened for elevated blood lead levels (Percent)

Location Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
North Carolina
Percent
42.8%
44.9%
46.8%
49.5%
51.3%
Durham
Percent
39.8%
39.5%
41.3%
44.6%
45.0%
Location Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
North Carolina
Percent
42.8%
44.9%
46.8%
49.5%
51.3%
Durham
Percent
39.8%
39.5%
41.3%
44.6%
45.0%
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Definitions: Percentage of children in the target population tested for lead poisoning within the calendar year.  The target population is determined by the number of live births in preceding years. Elevated blood lead levels refers to children receiving two consecutive blood lead test results of greater than 10 micrograms per deciliter within a six month period. 

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Environmental Health Branch. "North Carolina Childhood Blood Lead Surveillance Data." Available online at http://www.deh.enr.state.nc.us/Children_Health/Lead/Surveillance_Data_Tables/surveillance_data_tables.html.

Footnotes: Last updated July 2012.

Lead: percent of children (ages 1-2) found to have elevated blood lead levels (Percent)

Location Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
North Carolina
Percent
0.8%
0.6%
0.5%
0.5%
0.4%
Durham
Percent
0.7%
1.0%
0.4%
0.4%
0.3%
Location Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
North Carolina
Percent
0.8%
0.6%
0.5%
0.5%
0.4%
Durham
Percent
0.7%
1.0%
0.4%
0.4%
0.3%
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Definitions: Percentage of children in the target population tested for lead poisoning within the calendar year.  The target population is determined by the number of live births in preceding years. Children receiving two consecutive blood lead test results of greater than 10 micrograms per deciliter within a six-month period.

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Environmental Health Branch. "North Carolina Childhood Blood Lead Surveillance Data." Available online at http://www.deh.enr.state.nc.us/Children_Health/Lead/Surveillance_Data_Tables/surveillance_data_tables.html.

Footnotes: Last updated July 2012

Asthma hospital discharges (ages 0-14) (Rate per 100,000 & Number)

Location Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
North Carolina
Number
2,732
3,030
2,778
3,228
3,152
North Carolina
Rate per 100,000
153
166
152
175
166
Durham
Number
55
55
62
95
91
Durham
Rate per 100,000
110
106
111
170
177
Location Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
North Carolina
Number
2,732
3,030
2,778
3,228
3,152
North Carolina
Rate per 100,000
153
166
152
175
166
Durham
Number
55
55
62
95
91
Durham
Rate per 100,000
110
106
111
170
177
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Definitions: The number and rater per 100,000 children ages 0-14 of asthma hospital discharges.

Data Source: NC Department of Health and Human Services, State Center for Health Statistics.  "Asthma Hospital Discharges (Total and Ages 0-14) per 100,000 Population." Available online at http://www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/data/databook/.

Footnotes: Data includes only NC residents served in NC hospitals. County counts and rates may be smaller than the actual hospital use for counties that border other states.   Rates based on less than 20 cases are considered unreliable and should be interpreted with caution.   Last updated March 2013.

Child abuse and neglect reports investigated (Number & Rate per 1,000)

Location Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
North Carolina
Number
128,082
126,230
127,137
131,578
134,117
North Carolina
Rate per 1,000
56.5
57.7
56.0
55.8
57.7
Durham
Number
2,663
2,879
2,871
2,753
3,213
Durham
Rate per 1,000
38.5
44.6
46.6
45.4
45.7
Location Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
North Carolina
Number
128,082
126,230
127,137
131,578
134,117
North Carolina
Rate per 1,000
56.5
57.7
56.0
55.8
57.7
Durham
Number
2,663
2,879
2,871
2,753
3,213
Durham
Rate per 1,000
38.5
44.6
46.6
45.4
45.7
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Definitions: The number and rate per 1,000 children receiving assessments for abuse and neglect.

Data Source: Duncan, D.F., Kum, H.C., Flair, K.A., and Stewart, C.J. (2013).  Management Assistance for Child Welfare, Work First, and Food & Nutrition Services in North Carolina.  Special data request, March 2011.  Also available online through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Jordan Institute for Families website at http://ssw.unc.edu/ma/.

Footnotes: Last updated September 2014.

Child abuse and neglect reports substantiated (Number)

Location Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
North Carolina
Number
20,340
14,966
12,429
11,252
11,300
Durham
Number
358
214
199
151
173
Location Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
North Carolina
Number
20,340
14,966
12,429
11,252
11,300
Durham
Number
358
214
199
151
173
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Definitions: The number of reports with a finding of abuse and neglect, abuse, neglect or dependency in the state fiscal year (July – June). 
Substantiated abuse is defined as a situation in which a child’s parent, guardian, custodian or caretaker inflicts or allows to be inflicted, creates or allows to be created a substantial risk of serious physical injury by other than accidental means; or uses or allows to be used upon the child cruel or grossly inappropriate procedures or cruel or grossly inappropriate devices to modify behavior; or commits, permits, or encourages the commission of any sexual offense by, with or upon the child in violation of the law; promotes the prostitution of the child; or creates or allows to be created serious emotional damage to the child; or encourages, directs or approves of delinquent acts involving moral turpitude committed by the child. Substantiated neglect is defined as a situation in which a child does not receive proper care, supervision or discipline from the child’s parent, guardian, custodian or caretaker; or who has been abandoned; or who is not provided necessary medical care; or who is not provided necessary remedial care; or who lives in an environment injurious to the child’s welfare; or who has been placed for care or adoption in violation of the law. In determining whether a child is neglected, it is relevant if that the child lives in a home where another child has died as a result of abuse or neglect or lives in a home where another child has been subjected to sexual abuse or severe physical abuse by an adult who regularly lives in the home.

Data Source: Duncan, D.F., Kum, H.C., Flair, K.A., and Stewart, C.J. (2010).  Management Assistance for Child Welfare, Work First, and Food & Nutrition Services in North Carolina.  Special data request, March 2011.  Also available online through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Jordan Institute for Families website at http://ssw.unc.edu/ma/.

Footnotes: Last updated April 2011.

Absence of recurrence of maltreatment (Percent)

Location Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
North Carolina
Percent
92.8%
92.4%
93.4%
92.4%
92.9%
Durham
Percent
97.1%
89.6%
90.5%
96.7%
95.7%
Location Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
North Carolina
Percent
92.8%
92.4%
93.4%
92.4%
92.9%
Durham
Percent
97.1%
89.6%
90.5%
96.7%
95.7%
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Definitions: The percent of children with a substantiated report of abuse and/or neglect from the first six months of the reporting period who do not receive another substantiated report of abuse or neglect within six months.

Data Source: Duncan, D.F., Kum, H.C., Flair, K.A. and Stewart, C.J. (2010). Management Assistance for Child Welfare, Work First and Food & Nutrition Services in North Carolina.  Special data request, March 2011. Also available online through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Jordan Institute for Families website at http://ssw.unc.edu/ma/.

Footnotes: Last updated April 2011.

Child abuse homicides (Number)

Location Data Type 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
North Carolina
Number
33
17
19
24
28
Durham
Number
0
1
1
2
0
Location Data Type 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
North Carolina
Number
33
17
19
24
28
Durham
Number
0
1
1
2
0
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Definitions: Number of child abuse homicides.

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services,Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Special data request, September 2013.

Footnotes: Data is based on county of residence. For unidentified abandoned infants are listed in county where they were found.  There was not more than 1 unidentified infant in each county within a single data year.

Last updated September 2014. 

Complaints filed against juveniles (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
North Carolina
Number
34,769
32,091
31,565
29,542
27,522
Durham
Number
983
974
939
495
352
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
North Carolina
Number
34,769
32,091
31,565
29,542
27,522
Durham
Number
983
974
939
495
352
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Definitions: The total number of complaints (undisciplined and delinquent) filed against juveniles.

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. "County Data Book." Available online at https://www.ncdps.gov/Index2.cfm?a=000003,002476.

Footnotes: North Carolina's juvenile justice system jurisdiction extends to youth ages 6-17 charged with status/undisciplined offenses and juveniles ages 6-15 charged with misdemeanors and felonies.  Youth ages 16 and older charged with misdemeanors or felonies are prosecuted in adult courts.

Last updated December 2017.

Complaints filed against juveniles by offense type (Number)

Location Category Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
North Carolina
Class A - E
Number
814
772
758
927
837
North Carolina
Class F - I, A1
Number
7,597
6,868
7,198
6,760
6,888
North Carolina
Class 1 - 3
Number
23,053
21,781
21,249
19,418
17,394
North Carolina
Infraction
Number
111
114
83
105
64
North Carolina
Status
Number
3,194
2,556
2,277
2,332
2,339
North Carolina
Total Complaints
Number
34,769
32,091
31,565
29,542
27,552
Durham
Class A - E
Number
49
29
56
104
29
Durham
Class F - I, A1
Number
261
269
452
136
125
Durham
Class 1 - 3
Number
560
621
423
244
180
Durham
Infraction
Number
2
2
1
0
0
Durham
Status
Number
111
53
7
11
18
Durham
Total Complaints
Number
983
974
939
495
352
Location Category Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
North Carolina
Class A - E
Number
814
772
758
927
837
North Carolina
Class F - I, A1
Number
7,597
6,868
7,198
6,760
6,888
North Carolina
Class 1 - 3
Number
23,053
21,781
21,249
19,418
17,394
North Carolina
Infraction
Number
111
114
83
105
64
North Carolina
Status
Number
3,194
2,556
2,277
2,332
2,339
North Carolina
Total Complaints
Number
34,769
32,091
31,565
29,542
27,552
Durham
Class A - E
Number
49
29
56
104
29
Durham
Class F - I, A1
Number
261
269
452
136
125
Durham
Class 1 - 3
Number
560
621
423
244
180
Durham
Infraction
Number
2
2
1
0
0
Durham
Status
Number
111
53
7
11
18
Durham
Total Complaints
Number
983
974
939
495
352
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Definitions: The total number of undisciplined and delinquent complaints filed against juveniles.
A delinquent complaint refers to the charging of an offense, including violation of motor vehicle laws, that would be a crime under state law or an ordinance of local government if committed by an adult.

Class A-E include offenses classified as violent and are considered felonies.
Class F-I, A1 include offenses classified as serious and are considered misdemeanors.
Class 1-3 include offenses classified as minor and are considered misdemeanors.

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. "County Data Book." Available online at https://www.ncdps.gov/Index2.cfm?a=000003,002476.

Footnotes: Juveniles may be duplicated when complaints are filed in multiple counties, or for multiple offenses.

North Carolina's juvenile justice system jurisdiction extends to youth ages 6-17 charged with status/undisciplined offenses and juveniles ages 6-15 charged with misdemeanors and felonies.  Youth ages 16 and older charged with misdemeanors or felonies are prosecuted in adult courts.

Last updated September 2014.

Juvenile delinquency (Rate per 1,000 & Number)

Location Data Type 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
North Carolina
Number
35,801
33,299
33,556
31,575
29,535
North Carolina
Rate per 1,000
29.1
27.6
26.1
24.7
22.9
Durham
Number
866
742
850
872
921
Durham
Rate per 1,000
24.0
22.0
26.8
27.4
28.0
Location Data Type 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
North Carolina
Number
35,801
33,299
33,556
31,575
29,535
North Carolina
Rate per 1,000
29.1
27.6
26.1
24.7
22.9
Durham
Number
866
742
850
872
921
Durham
Rate per 1,000
24.0
22.0
26.8
27.4
28.0
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Definitions: The number and rate per 1,000 juveniles ages 6-15 years old of delinquent complaints received by court services offices.

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. "County Data Book." Available online at https://www.ncdps.gov/Index2.cfm?a=000003,002476.

Footnotes: North Carolina's juvenile justice system jurisdiction extends to youth ages 6-17 charged with status/undisciplined offenses and juveniles ages 6-15 charged with misdemeanors and felonies.  Youth ages 16 and older charged with misdemeanors or felonies are prosecuted in adult courts.

Last updated September 2014.

Juvenile detention admissions (Number)

Location Data Type 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
North Carolina
Number
6,612
6,364
5,222
4,021
3,415
Durham
Number
275
295
198
208
163
Location Data Type 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
North Carolina
Number
6,612
6,364
5,222
4,021
3,415
Durham
Number
275
295
198
208
163
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Definitions: The number of juvenile admissions to state operated juvenile detention centers.
Youth who are alleged to have committed an offense that would be a felony if committed by an adult, who are alleged to have assaulted someone, or who are runaways, may be placed in a detention center while awaiting court hearings, futher placement or commitment to a Youth Development Center.

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. "County Data Book." Available online at https://www.ncdps.gov/Index2.cfm?a=000003,002476.

Footnotes: County counts do not include detention admissions from Native American Reservations or Federal Marshall.

North Carolina's juvenile justice system jurisdiction extends to youth ages 6-17 charged with status/undisciplined offenses and juveniles ages 6-15 charged with misdemeanors and felonies.  Youth ages 16 and older charged with misdemeanors or felonies are prosecuted in adult courts.

Last updated September 2014.

Juveniles detained (Number)

Location Data Type 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
North Carolina
Number
4,413
4,297
3,558
2,767
2,352
Durham
Number
162
180
131
128
113
Location Data Type 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
North Carolina
Number
4,413
4,297
3,558
2,767
2,352
Durham
Number
162
180
131
128
113
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Definitions: The unique number of youth placed in state operated detention centers.

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. "County Data Book." Available online at https://www.ncdps.gov/Index2.cfm?a=000003,002476.

Footnotes: County counts do not include detention admissions from Native American Reservations or Federal Marshall.

North Carolina's juvenile justice system jurisdiction extends to youth ages 6-17 charged with status/undisciplined offenses and juveniles ages 6-15 charged with misdemeanors and felonies.  Youth ages 16 and older charged with misdemeanors or felonies are prosecuted in adult courts.

Last updated September 2014.

Juveniles placed in youth development centers (Number & Rate per 1,000)

Location Data Type 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
North Carolina
Number
365
357
307
216
219
North Carolina
Rate per 1,000
0.4
0.4
0.3
0.1
0.2
Durham
Number
17
18
15
10
14
Durham
Rate per 1,000
0.6
0.7
0.6
0.3
0.6
Location Data Type 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
North Carolina
Number
365
357
307
216
219
North Carolina
Rate per 1,000
0.4
0.4
0.3
0.1
0.2
Durham
Number
17
18
15
10
14
Durham
Rate per 1,000
0.6
0.7
0.6
0.3
0.6
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Definitions: The number and rate per 1,000 of juveniles ages 10-17 committed by the court to one of the Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's eight residential facilities.



Youth Development Centers (YDC) provide long-term education, treatment, and rehabilitative services to delinquent youth.

Youth who are adjudicated delinquent for offenses committed prior to their 16th birthday may be assigned to a YDC for treatment for a minimum of six months. If a juvenile is adjudicated or found responsible for an offense, she can remain in the juvenile justice system until age 18. In some cases, depending on the offense, juveniles may remain in the juvenile justice system until the age of 21.

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. "County Data Book." Available online at https://www.ncdps.gov/Index2.cfm?a=000003,002476.

Footnotes: North Carolina's juvenile justice system jurisdiction extends to youth ages 6-17 charged with status/undisciplined offenses and juveniles ages 6-15 charged with misdemeanors and felonies.  Youth ages 16 and older charged with misdemeanors or felonies are prosecuted in adult courts.

Last updated September 2014.

Total number of school-based offenses (Number)

Location Data Type 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
North Carolina
Number
17,711
16,564
16,145
16,127
15,407
Durham
Number
274
273
203
283
306
Location Data Type 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
North Carolina
Number
17,711
16,564
16,145
16,127
15,407
Durham
Number
274
273
203
283
306
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Definitions: A school-based complaint is an offense that occurs on school grounds, school property (buses, etc.), at a school bus stop, or at an off-campus school-sanctioned event (field trips, athletic competitions, etc.) or whose victim is a school (i.e. false bomb report). "School" includes any public or private institution providing elementary (K-8), secondary (9-12), or post-secondary (community college, trade school, college, etc.) education, but excludes home schools, preschools, and day cares.   

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Juvenile Justice. Special data request, 2011.

Footnotes: Last updated September 2013.


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Total number of non school-based offenses (Number)

Location Data Type 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
North Carolina
Number
26,094
23,881
21,446
21,044
19,360
Durham
Number
746
742
755
709
677
Location Data Type 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
North Carolina
Number
26,094
23,881
21,446
21,044
19,360
Durham
Number
746
742
755
709
677
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Definitions: A non-school based complaint is an offense that did not occur on school grounds, school property, at a school bus stop, or at an off-campus school-sanctioned event. A school- a public or private institution providing elementary, secondary, or post-secondary education- cannot be the victim of a non-school based offense. 

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Juvenile Justice. Special data request, 2011.

Footnotes: Last updated September 2013.


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Distinct juveniles with A-E felony complaints disposed (Number)

Location Data Type 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
North Carolina
Number
226
181
137
131
139
Durham
Number
25
9
7
4
8
Location Data Type 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
North Carolina
Number
226
181
137
131
139
Durham
Number
25
9
7
4
8
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Definitions: Count of youth who got court, are adjudicated, and sanctions are court-ordered and the offense was a violent/person offense (A-E Felony). In this case, if a juvenile goes to court more than once, they are only counted once. 

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Juvenile Justice. Special data request.

Footnotes: Last updated September 2013.


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Distinct juveniles with A-E felony complaints approved (Number)

Location Data Type 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
North Carolina
Number
572
474
493
445
452
Durham
Number
38
14
23
9
24
Location Data Type 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
North Carolina
Number
572
474
493
445
452
Durham
Number
38
14
23
9
24
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Definitions: Count of youth who go to court, are adjudicated, and sanctions are court-ordered and the offense was a violent/person offense (A-E Felony). In this case, the count is of individual juveniles with complaints that were approved for court via an intake decision. 

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Juvenile Justice. Special data request, 2011.

Footnotes: Last updated in September 2013.


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Complaints disposed (Number)

Location Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012
North Carolina
Number
8,172
7,964
7,638
6,976
10,432
Durham
Number
191
225
195
168
324
Location Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012
North Carolina
Number
8,172
7,964
7,638
6,976
10,432
Durham
Number
191
225
195
168
324
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Definitions: Youth who go to court, are adjudicated, and receive court-ordered sanctions. If a juvenile goes to court for multiple complaints, all complaints are counted.  

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Juvenile Justice. Special data request.

Footnotes: Last updated September 2013.


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Juveniles with complaints approved for court (Number)

Location Category Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
North Carolina
Total
Number
11,374
11,060
10,262
9,442
9,617
North Carolina
Delinquent
Number
9,524
9,171
8,409
7,827
7,878
North Carolina
Undisciplined
Number
2,406
2,460
2,355
2,068
1,739
Durham
Total
Number
234
283
278
252
308
Durham
Delinquent
Number
192
219
200
162
219
Durham
Undisciplined
Number
57
94
92
114
89
Location Category Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
North Carolina
Total
Number
11,374
11,060
10,262
9,442
9,617
North Carolina
Delinquent
Number
9,524
9,171
8,409
7,827
7,878
North Carolina
Undisciplined
Number
2,406
2,460
2,355
2,068
1,739
Durham
Total
Number
234
283
278
252
308
Durham
Delinquent
Number
192
219
200
162
219
Durham
Undisciplined
Number
57
94
92
114
89
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Data Source: North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Juvenile Justice. Special data request, 2011.

Footnotes: Last updated July 2012.


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Juveniles with complaints not approved for court (Number)

Location Category Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
North Carolina
Total
Number
13,275
12,723
11,791
10,870
10,833
North Carolina
Delinquent
Number
11,520
10,906
10,014
9,129
9,273
North Carolina
Undisciplined
Number
1,924
1,981
1,897
1,850
1,560
Durham
Total
Number
315
195
236
262
237
Durham
Delinquent
Number
275
163
206
192
209
Durham
Undisciplined
Number
44
34
32
72
28
Location Category Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
North Carolina
Total
Number
13,275
12,723
11,791
10,870
10,833
North Carolina
Delinquent
Number
11,520
10,906
10,014
9,129
9,273
North Carolina
Undisciplined
Number
1,924
1,981
1,897
1,850
1,560
Durham
Total
Number
315
195
236
262
237
Durham
Delinquent
Number
275
163
206
192
209
Durham
Undisciplined
Number
44
34
32
72
28
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Data Source: North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Juvenile Justice. Special data request, 2011.

Footnotes: Last updated July 2012.


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Juveniles served by JCPCs (Rate per 1,000 & Number)

Location Data Type 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
North Carolina
Rate per 1,000
30.0
31.4
25.6
28.3
26.3
North Carolina
Number
29,901
30,393
26,445
29,027
27,074
Durham
Rate per 1,000
29.4
34.8
43.8
34.8
23.7
Durham
Number
807
852
1,059
845
587
Location Data Type 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
North Carolina
Rate per 1,000
30.0
31.4
25.6
28.3
26.3
North Carolina
Number
29,901
30,393
26,445
29,027
27,074
Durham
Rate per 1,000
29.4
34.8
43.8
34.8
23.7
Durham
Number
807
852
1,059
845
587
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Definitions: The number and rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-17 at risk of delinquency or who have been adjudicated undisciplined or delinquent receiving services through the Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils (JCPCs).
JCPCs are responsible for planning and developing strategies to address and prevent juvenile delinquency and developing a local continuum of sanctions and services to address the issues of delinquent juveniles, youth at risk of delinquency and their families.

Data Source: North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. "County Data Book." Available online at https://www.ncdps.gov/Index2.cfm?a=000003,002476.

Footnotes: North Carolina's juvenile justice system jurisdiction extends to youth ages 6-17 charged with status/undisciplined offenses and juveniles ages 6-15 charged with misdemeanors and felonies.  Youth ages 16 and older charged with misdemeanors or felonies are prosecuted in adult courts. 

Last updated September 2014.

Children in foster care (Number)

Location Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
North Carolina
Number
17,503
16,658
15,400
14,608
14,329
Durham
Number
355
368
353
306
285
Location Data Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
North Carolina
Number
17,503
16,658
15,400
14,608
14,329
Durham
Number
355
368
353
306
285
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Definitions: The number of children ages 0-17 placed in foster care during the state fiscal year (July – June).

Data Source: Duncan, D.F., Kum, H.C., Flair, K.A., and Stewart, C.J. (2013).  Management Assistance for Child Welfare, Work First, and Food & Nutrition Services in North Carolina.  Special data request, March 2011.  Also available online through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Jordan Institute for Families website at http://ssw.unc.edu/ma/.

Footnotes: Rolling quarters are used to specify a year. Foster care refers to children placed under legal custody of the North Carolina Department of Social Services who are placed with relatives, in emergency shelters, group homes, residential facilities or other approved placements.  

Last updated September 2014.

Children maltreated in foster care (Percent)

Location Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
North Carolina
Percent
0.2%
0.4%
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
Durham
Percent
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Location Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
North Carolina
Percent
0.2%
0.4%
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
Durham
Percent
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
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Definitions: The percent of children in foster care during the 12 month reporting period who were the subjects of substantiated abuse and/or neglect where the perpetrator was a foster parent or a facility staff member.

Data Source: Duncan, D.F., Kum, H.C., Flair, K.A., and Stewart, C.J. (2010).  Management Assistance for Child Welfare, Work First, and Food & Nutrition Services in North Carolina.  Special data request, March 2011.  Also available online through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Jordan Institute for Families website at http://ssw.unc.edu/ma/.  

Footnotes: Last updated April 2011. 

Foster care children reunified within 12 months (Percent)

Location Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
North Carolina
Percent
58.5%
56.6%
52.5%
52.6%
54.1%
Durham
Percent
30.5%
24.5%
40.0%
44.8%
31.8%
Location Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
North Carolina
Percent
58.5%
56.6%
52.5%
52.6%
54.1%
Durham
Percent
30.5%
24.5%
40.0%
44.8%
31.8%
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Definitions: The percent of children among all terminated cases where custody was returned to the parents or primary caretakers from whom the child was removed in 12 months or less. 

Data Source: Duncan, D.F., Kum, H.C., Flair, K.A., and Stewart, C.J. (2010).  Management Assistance for Child Welfare, Work First, and Food & Nutrition Services in North Carolina.  Special data request, March 2011.  Also available online through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Jordan Institute for Families website at http://ssw.unc.edu/ma/.

Footnotes: Last updated April 2011. 

Foster care children who re-enter foster care within 12 months (Percent)

Location Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
North Carolina
Percent
4.6%
4.2%
4.8%
4.8%
3.9%
Durham
Percent
6.1%
1.1%
2.9%
1.2%
10.6%
Location Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
North Carolina
Percent
4.6%
4.2%
4.8%
4.8%
3.9%
Durham
Percent
6.1%
1.1%
2.9%
1.2%
10.6%
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Definitions: The percent of children discharged from foster care to reunification with parents, primary caretakers or other relatives who re-enter foster care within 12 months or less of their date of discharge.  

Data Source: Duncan, D.F., Kum, H.C., Flair, K.A., and Stewart, C.J. (2010).  Management Assistance for Child Welfare, Work First, and Food & Nutrition Services in North Carolina.  Special data request, March 2011.  Also available online through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Jordan Institute for Families website at http://ssw.unc.edu/ma/.

Footnotes: Last updated April 2011. 

Foster care children adopted in less than 24 months (Percent)

Location Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
North Carolina
Percent
36.6%
35.9%
33.8%
34.4%
35.0%
Durham
Percent
6.3%
14.7%
6.7%
26.5%
22.2%
Location Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
North Carolina
Percent
36.6%
35.9%
33.8%
34.4%
35.0%
Durham
Percent
6.3%
14.7%
6.7%
26.5%
22.2%
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Definitions: The percent of children exiting foster care to finalized adoption within 24 months or less of their latest removal from home.
Calculated as the number of children exiting foster care through adoption who were adopted in less than 24 months divided by the total number of children exiting foster care through adoption.

Data Source: Duncan, D.F., Kum, H.C., Flair, K.A., and Stewart, C.J. (2010).  Management Assistance for Child Welfare, Work First, and Food & Nutrition Services in North Carolina.  Special data request, March 2011.  Also available online through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Jordan Institute for Families website at http://ssw.unc.edu/ma/.

Footnotes: Last updated April 2011. 

Children with no more than two different placements in one year (Percent)

Location Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
North Carolina
Percent
86.7%
87.6%
88.0%
88.1%
89.1%
Durham
Percent
83.5%
75.8%
88.5%
79.8%
90.8%
Location Data Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
North Carolina
Percent
86.7%
87.6%
88.0%
88.1%
89.1%
Durham
Percent
83.5%
75.8%
88.5%
79.8%
90.8%
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Definitions: The percent of children served within foster care who had two or fewer placements during the 12 month reporting period. 
Refers to children in foster care for a duration of at least eight days but less than 12 months.

Data Source: Duncan, D.F., Kum, H.C., Flair, K.A., and Stewart, C.J. (2010).  Management Assistance for Child Welfare, Work First, and Food & Nutrition Services in North Carolina.  Special data request, March 2011.  Also available online through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Jordan Institute for Families website at http://ssw.unc.edu/ma/.

Footnotes: Last updated April 2011.