Graham, North Carolina Population 2020

15,464

Graham is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 15,464, it is the 64th largest city in North Carolina and the 2261st largest city in the United States. Graham is currently growing at a rate of 1.24% annually and its population has increased by 9.26% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,153 in 2010. Spanning over 10 miles, Graham has a population density of 1,583 people per square mile.

The average household income in Graham is $50,173 with a poverty rate of 27.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $728 per month, and the median house value is $129,400. The median age in Graham is 38.4 years, 38 years for males, and 39.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.7 males.

Graham Demographics

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

  • White: 60.67%
  • Black or African American: 24.40%
  • Other race: 9.75%
  • Two or more races: 4.41%
  • Native American: 0.52%
  • Asian: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Graham, North Carolina is 15,464, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,086.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,153.

Graham, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,90060.67%
Black or African American3,58024.40%
Some Other Race1,4319.75%
Two or More Races6474.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native770.52%
Asian230.16%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander120.08%

Graham Population Pyramid 2020

Graham Median Age

38.4


Total

38


Male

39.1


Female

Graham Adults

There are 10,680 adults, (2,334 of whom are seniors) in Graham.

Graham Age Dependency

75.8

Age Dependency Ratio

28

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Graham Sex Ratio

Female

7,776

53.01%

Male

6,894

46.99%

Graham Households and Families

Graham Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Graham Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.5%21.5%
All58.3%41.7%
Non Family56.6%43.4%
Female32.2%67.8%
Male31.9%68.1%

58.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,2742.3158.3
Non Family2,3701.1556.6
Married2,287378.5
Female1,3292.9332.2
Male2883.4531.9

2.93

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Graham Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7868.12%
9th to 12th Grade8949.24%
High School Graduate2,72828.19%
Some College2,51425.98%
Associates Degree9089.38%
Bachelors Degree1,44414.92%
Graduate Degree4044.17%

Graham Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,0585,4061,354
Black2,1321,768377
Hispanic1,22361456
Other Race65438447
Multiple Races20316828
Native American513716
Asian231711
Islander55

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.83%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,041$35,302$25,000
Less Than High School$17,178$18,645$15,902
High School Grad$26,584$28,750$22,951
Some College$35,601$41,969$29,949
Bachelors Degree$46,339$51,650$37,095
Graduate Degree$49,760$49,655$49,891

$31,041

Average Earnings

$35,302

Average Male

$25,000

Average Female

Graham Language

Graham Language by Age

Graham Language

82.89% of Graham residents speak only English, while 17.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.76% of the population.

Graham Poverty

Graham Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,5061,57244.84%
Hispanic2,5461,13344.50%
White7,73898112.68%
Other1,43169048.22%
Multiple64722935.39%
Native692130.43%

27.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.84%

Male Poverty Rate

29.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Graham

The race most likely to be in poverty in Graham is Other, with 48.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Graham is White, with 12.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.34%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School45.20%
Some College17.78%
High School17.53%
Bachelors or Greater8.01%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed65.73%
Male Unemployed61.04%
Female Employed18.54%
Male Employed10.33%

Graham Income

Graham Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,152$50,173
Families$42,714$59,508
Married Families$70,375-
Non Families$25,877$33,035

Graham Marital Status

Graham Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.8%

Male Marriage Rate

37.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Graham Married by Age and Sex

Graham Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Graham Marital Status by Race

Graham Veterans

718

Number of Veterans

646

Male Veterans

72

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam297
First Gulf War64
Korea61
Second Gulf War53
World War II19
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74237
55 to 64181
75+178
35 to 5481
18 to 3441
Name Veterans % of Total
White5958.24%
Black1044.29%
Hispanic251.81%
2 or More198.52%

$Graham Veterans by Education

7.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Graham Employment Status

60.5%

Labor Force Participation

57.5%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Graham Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

67.32%

Born in North Carolina

91.32%

Native Born

8.68%

Foreign Born

7.51%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.32% of Graham residents were born in the United States, with 67.32% having been born in North Carolina. 7.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202015,4641891.24%
201915,2751891.25%
201815,0862992.02%
201714,7871891.29%
201614,5981020.70%
201514,496950.66%
201414,401390.27%
201314,362460.32%
201214,316-5-0.03%
201114,3210.00%
201014,3211,4881.10%
200012,8332,4072.10%
199010,4261,7521.86%
19808,6745020.60%
19708,1724490.57%
19607,7232,6974.39%
19505,0266871.48%
19404,3391,3673.86%
19302,9724680.86%
19102,5040.00%