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Population (year 2000): 12,833. Estimated population in July 2005: 13,952 (+8.7% change)
Males: 6,083 (47.4%), Females: 6,750 (52.6%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 34.4 years
Median household income: $35,706 (year 2000)
Median house value: $99,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Graham:

  • White Non-Hispanic (66.5%)
  • Black (21.6%)
  • Hispanic (10.1%)
  • Other race (3.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (20.0%), English (8.8%), German (7.4%), Irish (7.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.9%), Scottish (1.7%).North Carolina

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 8.1 square miles

Graham,

For population 25 years and over in Graham

  • High school or higher: 72.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Graham city

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

9.6% Foreign born (8.7% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,438 (+23.5%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Greensboro, (29.0 miles pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (399.3 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: River, NC (3.5 miles Haw NC (3.7 miles Burlington, NC (3.9 miles Swepsonville, Level, NC (5.5 miles Green Raven, NC (6.2 miles Glen NC (6.7 miles Alamance, NC (7.9 miles Woodlawn, College, NC (8.2 miles Elon


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 56 buildings, average cost: $92,400
  • 1997: 85 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 1998: 81 buildings, average cost: $98,400
  • 1999: 98 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2000: 79 buildings, average cost: $95,400
  • 2001: 110 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2002: 115 buildings, average cost: $95,300
  • 2003: 126 buildings, average cost: $99,400
  • 2004: 130 buildings, average cost: $92,200
  • 2005: 115 buildings, average cost: $101,900

Latitude: 36.06 N, Longitude: 79.40 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 336


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (30.8%), Educational,health and social services (17.8%), Retail trade (10.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,020 (+15.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,370 (21.8%)


 

Crime in Graham by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 1 0 0 1
    per 100,000 7.8 7.8 0.0 0.0 7.8
Rapes 4 5 3 5 1
    per 100,000 31.2 39.0 23.4 39.0 7.8
Robberies 8 11 12 11 20
    per 100,000 62.3 85.7 93.5 85.7 155.8
Assaults 56 70 48 47 61
    per 100,000 436.4 545.5 374.0 366.2 475.3
Burglaries 143 191 191 164 132
    per 100,000 1114.3 1488.4 1488.4 1278.0 1028.6
Thefts 520 469 511 459 462
    per 100,000 4052.1 3654.6 3981.9 3576.7 3600.1
Auto thefts 41 35 38 33 30
    per 100,000 319.5 272.7 296.1 257.1 233.8
391.9 430.4 399.4 367.6 387.4

Average climate in Graham, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Graham,

Graham-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 13% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/23/1992, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.0 miles away from the Graham city center killed 2 people and injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/28/1988, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 46.5 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Brian Waters - College basketball player (Elon University Phoenix).


Hospitals/medical centers near Graham:
  • ALAMANCE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 6 miles; BURLINGTON, NC)
  • CHATHAM HOSPITAL INC (about 24 miles; SILER CITY, NC)
  • MOSES H CONE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL,THE (about 27 miles; GREENSBORO, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Graham:
  • DANVILLE REGIONAL (about 35 miles; DANVILLE, VA; ID: DAN)
  • PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL (about 38 miles; GREENSBORO, NC; ID: GSO)
  • RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL (about 45 miles; RALEIGH/DURHAM, NC; ID: RDU)
Other public-use airports nearest to Graham:
  • BURLINGTON-ALAMANCE RGNL (about 6 miles; BURLINGTON, NC; ID: BUY)
  • HURDLE FIELD (about 10 miles; MEBANE, NC; ID: 4W7)
  • HINSHAW (GREENACRES) (about 16 miles; LIBERTY, NC; ID: N61)

Amtrak station near Graham:
  • 4 miles: BURLINGTON (110 E. WEBB ST.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 5 $9,591 $23,018 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 17 $37,388 $26,391 14 $5,708
Financial Administration 3 $9,283 $37,132 0 $0
Other Government Administration 3 $16,875 $67,500 0 $0
Sewerage 20 $48,518 $29,110 1 $1,479
Streets and Highways 9 $21,635 $28,846 0 $0
Firefighters 9 $24,826 $33,101 0 $0
Police - Other 3 $6,666 $26,664 5 $2,460
Police Protection - Officers 32 $80,474 $30,177 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 11 $29,681 $32,379 0 $0
Water Supply 9 $22,085 $29,446 0 $0
Totals for Government 121 $307,022 $30,448 20 $9,646
College/University in Graham:
  • ALAMANCE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,834; Location: PO BOX 8000; Public; Website: www.alamance.cc.nc.us)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Graham:
  • ELON COLLEGE (about 10 miles; ELON, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,993)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL (about 21 miles; CHAPEL HILL, NC; FT enrollment: 22,324)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO (about 28 miles; GREENSBORO, NC; FT enrollment: 10,868)
  • NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; DURHAM, NC; FT enrollment: 4,487)
  • DUKE UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; DURHAM, NC; FT enrollment: 11,898)
  • GUILFORD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 38 miles; JAMESTOWN, NC; FT enrollment: 4,810)
  • DURHAM TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 40 miles; DURHAM, NC; FT enrollment: 2,338)
Public high schools in Graham:
  • SOUTHERN HIGH (Students: 1,296; Location: 631 SOUTHERN HIGH ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • GRAHAM HIGH (Students: 840; Location: 903 TROLLINGER ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Graham:
  • SOUTHERN MIDDLE (Students: 775; Location: 771 SOUTHERN HIGH ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • GRAHAM MIDDLE (Students: 710; Location: 311 E PINE STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SOUTH GRAHAM ELEMENTARY (Students: 572; Location: 320 IVEY ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ALEXANDER WILSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 488; Location: 2518 NC 54; Grades: PK - 05)
  • B EVERETT JORDAN ELEM (Students: 399; Location: 5827 CHURCH ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • NORTH GRAHAM ELEMENTARY (Students: 375; Location: 1025 TROLLINGER ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • RIVER MILL ACADEMY (Students: 313; Location: 1242 SOUTH MAIN STREET; Grades: KG - 12)
Private primary/middle schools in Graham:
  • BIBLE WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN SCHOO (Students: 39; Location: 106 MOORES CHAPEL CEMENTARY RD; Grades: KG - 11)
  • STORYBOOK FARM CHR SCHOOL (Students: 12; Location: 4772 HWY 54; Grades: PK - 2)

Cemetery: Graham Memorial Park (1).

Creek: Back Creek (A).


Graham compared to North Carolina state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Graham:
  • WSML (1200 AM; 10 kW; GRAHAM, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPCM (920 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON-GRAHAM, NC; Owner: CAROLINA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAG (1150 AM; 1 kW; BURLINGTON-GRAHAM, NC)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGSB (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MEBANE, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRTP (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDNC (620 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC)
  • WRBZ (850 AM; 10 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: ALCHEMY COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP #1)
  • WWBG (1470 AM; 10 kW; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING COPORATION)
  • WCHL (1360 AM; 5 kW; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: WCHL-WDNC, INC.)
  • WTIK (1310 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Graham:
  • WKXU (101.1 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WRSN (93.9 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUNC (91.5 FM; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • WDCG (105.1 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMAG (99.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOZN (98.7 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVBZ (100.3 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKRR (92.3 FM; ASHEBORO, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • WQMG-FM (97.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WQDR (94.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WJMH (102.1 FM; REIDSVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMQX-FM (93.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSOE (89.3 FM; ELON COLLEGE, NC; Owner: ELON COLLEGE)
  • WGBT (94.5 FM; EDEN, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXYC (89.3 FM; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: STUDENT EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNAA (90.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: NC AGRICULTURAL & TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXDU (88.7 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: DUKE UNIVERSITY)
TV broadcast stations around Graham:
  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WUNC-TV (Channel 4; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WUPN-TV (Channel 48; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WUPN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXLV-TV (Channel 45; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXLV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTWB-TV (Channel 20; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: WTWB OF THE TRIAD, LLC)
  • WLXI-TV (Channel 61; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WGPX (Channel 16; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: PAXSON GREENSBORO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • WGHP (Channel 8; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: WGHP LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WDRL-TV (Channel 24; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: DANVILLE TELEVISION PARTNERSHIP)

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