Race and Housing in Durham over the Course of the 20th Century

Project Summary

Our team examined the relationship between race and home values across several units of analysis (household, address, HOLC rating area, census block, block group, and tract) in Durham, NC. We combined data from the decennial censuses (1940-2010), American Community Survey (2005-2018), Durham County Register of Deeds (1997-2020), and Durham County Tax Administration (1997-2021). We find that home values are strongly associated with the racial composition of areas, that homes in black neighborhoods are worth less, and that they accumulate less value over time.

Project Leads: William Darity Jr.

Project Manager: Omer Ali

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Themes and Categories
Year
2020
Contact
Paul Bendich
Mathematics
bendich@math.duke.edu

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