Graham is a city in Alamance
Carolina, United States. It is part of the Burlington,
North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical
The current population estimate (2008) is 14,533.
It is the
county seat of Alamance
Graham was laid out in 1849 as the county seat of the newly formed
Alamance County, and was incorporated as a town in 1851; it became
a city in 1961. It was named for William A. Graham
, United States Senator
Carolina (1840-1843) and Governor of North
Graham is located at (36.064486, -79.397941) .
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of
8.1 square miles (21.1 km²), all of it land.
The local school system is known as the Alamance-Burlington School
, which was created by a merger between the Alamance
County School System and the Burlington City School System in
Local public schools in Graham include:
Private Schools include:
Graham is also home to Alamance Community College, a
2-year technical college.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 12,833
people, 5,241 households, and 3,385 families residing in the city.
The population density
1,579.3 people per square mile (609.5/km²). There were 5,685
housing units at an average density of 699.6/sq mi
(270.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 72.88% White
, 21.64% African American
, 3.19% from other races
, and 1.12% from two
or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 10.14%
of the population.
There were 5,241 households out of which 29.9% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples
living together, 16.2% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families.
30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age
of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to
64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
34 years. For every 100 females there were 90.1 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $35,706, and the
median income for a family was $40,769. Males had a median income
of $27,844 versus $22,163 for females. The per capita income
for the city was
$17,865. About 11.9% of families and 14.9% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 19.8%
of those under age 18 and 14.9% of those age 65 or over.