Graham, North Carolina Population 2021

16,808
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Graham is a city located in Alamance County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 16,808, it is the 59th largest city in North Carolina and the 2144th largest city in the United States . Graham is currently growing at a rate of 3.58% annually and its population has increased by 18.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,153 in 2010. Graham reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 10 miles, Graham has a population density of 1,721 people per square mile.

The average household income in Graham is $50,530 with a poverty rate of 25.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $747 per month, and the median house value is $133,800. The median age in Graham is 38.1 years, 37.1 years for males, and 38.8 years for females.

Graham Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Grahamwas:

  • White: 57.60%
  • Black or African American: 27.61%
  • Other race: 10.08%
  • Two or more races: 3.65%
  • Native American: 0.65%
  • Asian: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
The current population of Graham, North Carolina is 16,808 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,646.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,153.

Graham, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,59757.60%
Black or African American4,12127.61%
Some Other Race1,50510.08%
Two or More Races5453.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native970.65%
Asian460.31%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander140.09%
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Graham Population by Race

Graham Population Pyramid $2021

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Graham Median Age

38.1


Total

37.1


Male

38.8


Female

Graham Adults

There are 11,061 adults, (2,584 of whom are seniors) in Graham.

Graham Age Dependency

76.1

Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Graham Sex Ratio

Female

7,998

53.59%

Male

6,927

46.41%

Graham Population by Age

Graham Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Graham Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female25%75%
Male28.3%71.7%
Non Family53%47%
All55.2%44.8%
Married77.9%22.1%

55.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Graham Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,4122.355.2
Non Family2,4501.1653
Married2,3473.0377.9
Female1,3042.9425
Male3113.1128.3

2.92

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

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Graham Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7437.53%
9th to 12th Grade9009.13%
High School Graduate2,97730.19%
Some College2,42024.54%
Associates Degree8778.89%
Bachelors Degree1,51615.37%
Graduate Degree4284.34%
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Graham Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Graham Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,8975,2221,323
Black2,4842,093439
Hispanic1,197695112
Other Race68347397
2+ Races17613332
Native American734417
Asian442511
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 25.00%.

Graham Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,777$37,600$24,265
Less Than 9th Grade$17,549$20,197$13,988
High School Graduate$26,745$30,741$17,688
Some College$35,838$42,585$29,297
Bachelors Degree$50,517$55,083$47,121
Graduate Degree$49,954$49,886$50,000

$31,777

Average Earnings

$37,600

Average Male

$24,265

Average Female

Graham Earnings by Educational Attainment

Graham Language by Age

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Graham Language

83.78% of Graham residents speak only English, while 16.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.75% of the population.

Graham Language

Graham Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,0611,79244.13%
White7,46696412.91%
Hispanic2,61786733.13%
Other1,50551334.09%
Multiple54520437.43%
Native903235.56%
Asian461634.78%

25.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.56%

Male Poverty Rate

29.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Graham

The race most likely to be in poverty in Graham is Black, with 44.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Graham is White, with 12.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.53%.

Graham Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.28%
High School18.38%
Some College17.74%
Bachelors or Greater9.20%

Graham Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed85.27%
Male Unemployed57.00%
Female Employed16.81%
Male Employed6.79%

Graham Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Graham Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,310$50,530
Families$42,021$58,829
Married Families$70,159-
Non Families$28,131$35,063
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Income by Household Type

Graham Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.8%

Male Marriage Rate

37.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Graham Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Graham Marital Status

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724

Number of Veterans

640

Male Veterans

84

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam442
First Gulf War41
Second Gulf War37
Korea24
World War II21

Graham Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74317
55 to 64201
75+133
35 to 5446
18 to 3427

Graham Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5147.29%
Black1916.59%
Hispanic151.09%
2+ Races115.56%
Asian818.18%

Graham Veterans by Race

Graham Veterans by Education

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15.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Graham Veterans by Education

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59.6%

Labor Force Participation

56.7%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Graham Employment by Age

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Graham Employment by Race

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Graham Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.05%

Born in Graham

91.43%

Native Born

8.57%

Foreign Born

6.59%

Non Citizen

1.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.43% of Graham residents were born in the United States, with 68.05% having been born in North Carolina. 6.59% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202116,8085813.58%
202016,2275813.71%
201915,6465813.86%
201815,0652871.94%
201714,7781791.23%
201614,599960.66%
201514,503960.67%
201414,407380.26%
201314,369470.33%
201214,322-6-0.04%
201114,32810.01%
201014,3271,4941.11%
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%

Graham Population by Year