Graham, North Carolina Population 2024

18,990

Graham is a city located in Alamance County North Carolina. Graham has a 2024 population of 18,990. It is also the county seat of Alamance County.Graham is currently growing at a rate of 3.08% annually and its population has increased by 10.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,181 in 2020.

The average household income in Graham is $63,232 with a poverty rate of 19.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Graham is 36.8 years, 34.6 years for males, and 39.9 years for females.

Graham Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Graham was:

  • White: 59.75%
  • Black or African American: 23.69%
  • Two or more races: 8.04%
  • Other race: 7.34%
  • Asian: 0.69%
  • Native American: 0.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.1%
Land Area (mi²)
9.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,943.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
10.53% (1,809)
The current population of Graham, North Carolina is 18,990 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 17,181.

Graham, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10,23959.75%
Black or African American4,05923.69%
Two or more races1,3788.04%
Other race1,2587.34%
Asian1190.69%
Native American660.39%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander170.1%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Graham Population by Race

Graham Population Pyramid 2024

Graham Median Age

36.8

Total

34.6

Male

39.9

Female

Graham Adults

There are 13,480 adults, (2,961 of whom are seniors) in Graham.

Graham Age Dependency

62.9

Age Dependency Ratio

28.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Graham Sex Ratio

Female9,06452.89%
Male8,07247.11%

Graham Population by Age

Graham Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,4962.2653.946.1
Non Family3,1661.1647.952.1
Married2,9383.0675.124.9
Female1,1033.0924.875.2
Male2892.9816.683.4
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2.93

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

53.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Graham Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Graham Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Graham Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 24.46%.

Graham Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,560

Average Earnings

$42,288

Average Male

$38,029

Average Female

Graham Earnings by Educational Attainment

Graham Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Graham Language

83.81% of Graham residents speak only English, while 16.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.06% of the population.

Graham Language

Graham Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White9,0861,41215.54%
Black3,9801,32633.32%
Hispanic3,07035811.66%
Multiple1,37829321.26%
Other1,240655.24%
Native662639.39%
Asian1192521.01%
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19.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.66%

Male Poverty Rate

21.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Graham

The race most likely to be in poverty in Graham is Native, with 39.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Graham is Other, with 5.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.78%.

Graham Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.23%
High School21.26%
Bachelors or Greater12.84%
Some College10.11%
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Graham Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed57.34%
Male Unemployed38.06%
Female Employed8.77%
Male Employed7.45%
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Graham Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Graham Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Graham Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.4%

Male Marriage Rate

38.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Graham Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Graham Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Graham Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Graham Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,111

Number of Veterans

1,060

Male Veterans

51

Female Veterans

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Graham Veterans by War

count

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Graham Veterans by Age

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Graham Veterans by Race

Graham Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

18.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Graham Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61%

Labor Force Participation

55.7%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Graham Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Graham Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Graham Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

63.6%

Born in Graham

90.1%

Native Born

9.9%

Foreign Born

4.65%

Non Citizen

5.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.1% of Graham residents were born in the United States, with 63.6% having been born in North Carolina. 4.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Graham Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202921,8255672.67%
202821,2585672.74%
202720,6915672.82%
202620,1245672.9%
202519,5575672.99%
202418,9905673.08%
202318,4235673.18%
202217,8565673.28%
202117,2891080.63%
202017,1811,5449.87%
201915,6375743.81%
201815,0632831.91%
201714,7801751.2%
201614,605950.65%
201514,510970.67%
201414,413380.26%
201314,375480.34%
201214,327-2-0.01%
201114,32920.01%
201014,3271,49411.64%
200012,8332,40723.09%
199010,4261,75220.2%
19808,6745026.14%
19708,1724495.81%
19607,7232,69753.66%
19505,02668715.83%
19404,3391,36746%
19302,97246818.69%
19102,504
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Graham Population by Year