Tract 10.01 by the numbers

May 16, 2014 

Mayor Bill Bell chose Durham Census Tract 10.01 for the first target area in the neighborhood-by-neighborhood anti-poverty campaign. The tract covers a large section of Northeast Central Durham, including the Albright, Eastway Village, Franklin Village, Old East Durham and Hoover Road neighborhoods.

Tract 10.01 is one of eight in Durham that qualify as “distressed” by standards UNC-Chapel Hill researchers William High and Todd Owen developed for the report, “North Carolina’s Distressed Urban Tracts.” Those standards are:

•  Unemployment 50 percent or more above the state rate of 9.7 percent;

•  Annual per capita income one-third or more below the state average of $25,256;

•  Poverty rate 50 percent or more above the state rate of 16 percent.

Census Tract 10.01 is subdivided into three Block Groups. Median income in Block Group 1 is above the “distressed” definition, so it has been removed from the target area. Here are data on Block Groups 2 and 3, with overall Durham County figures in parentheses. Data from Durham Neighborhood Compass ( bit.ly/1nKydPj), based on U.S. Census’s American Community Survey 2007-11 unless otherwise noted.

Block Group 2

Population: 1,299 (269,974 est.)

Under 18: 34% (23.2%)

Median household income: $16,391 ($52,268)

Per capita income: $11,838 ($28,058)

Homeownership rate: 44.6% (59%)

Mortgage-holders paying more than 30% of income on housing: 63.6% (27%)

Renters paying more than 30% of income on housing: 72.1% (46%)

2012 housing code violations per 100 units: 16.8 (3)

2012 unmaintained property violations per 100 units: 12.9 (2)

2012 violent crimes per sq. mile: 205 (51)

Block Group 3

Population: 1,289 (269,974 est.)

Under 18: 31.9% (23.2%)

Median household income: $18,563 ($52,268)

Per capita income: $7,690 ($28,058)

Homeownership rate: 20.9% (59%)

Mortgage-holders paying more than 30% of income on housing: 53.7% (27%)

Renters paying more than 30% of income on housing: 75.3% (46%)

2012 housing code violations per 100 dwelling units: 7.7 (3)

2012 unmaintained property violations per 100 dwelling units: 16.3 (2)

2012 violent crimes per sq. mile:117 (51)

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