Graham County, NC

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2021 Population
8,089
4.85% 1-year decline
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
46
0.862% 1-year decrease
2021 Poverty Rate
13.4%
4.25% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$41,977
0.545% 1-year decline
2021 Median Property Value
$115,600
2.86% 1-year decline

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In 2021, Graham County, NC had a population of 8.09k people with a median age of 46 and a median household income of $41,977. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Graham County, NC declined from 8,501 to 8,089, a −4.85% decrease and its median household income declined from $42,207 to $41,977, a −0.545% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Graham County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.3%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (9.16%), Other (Hispanic) (2.88%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.34%), and White (Hispanic) (1.05%).

None of the households in Graham County, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.1% of the residents in Graham County, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2021, the median property value in Graham County, NC was $115,600, and the homeownership rate was 80.5%.

Most people in Graham County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Graham County, NC was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Graham County, NC is home to a population of 8.09k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2021, 2.82% of Graham County, NC residents were born outside of the country (228 people).

In 2021, there were 9.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.9k people) in Graham County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 741 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 233 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.1%
2021 Citizenship
97.8%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 98.1% of Graham County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Graham County, NC was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Graham County, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.9k ± 11
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    741 ± 121
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    233 ± 65
3.96%
Hispanic Population
320 people

In 2021, there were 9.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.9k people) in Graham County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 741 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 233 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.96% of the people in Graham County, NC are hispanic (320 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Graham County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.82%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
228 people
2.26%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
192 people

As of 2021, 2.82% of Graham County, NC residents (228 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Graham County, NC was 2.26%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    155 ± 75
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    72 ± 63
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    53 ± 61

Graham County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Graham County, NC employs 3.24k people. The largest industries in Graham County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (525 people), Construction (458 people), and Retail Trade (402 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,167), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,721), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,742).

Occupations

3.24k
2021 Value
± 394
−5.76%
1 Year decline
± 18.4%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Graham County, NC declined at a rate of −5.76%, from 3.44k employees to 3.24k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Graham County, NC, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (352 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (348 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (316 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Graham County, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in North Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

3.24k
2021 Value
± 394
−5.76%
1 Year decline
± 18.4%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Graham County, NC declined at a rate of −5.76%, from 3.44k employees to 3.24k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Graham County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (525 people), Construction (458 people), and Retail Trade (402 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Graham County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Graham County, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,886
Median earning men ± $6,731
$25,610
Median earning women ± $3,534

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Public Administration ($56,384), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($53,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,094).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Public Administration ($36,250), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($30,441), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($26,765).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 38
    Retail Trade
  2. 34
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 33
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $53.7B
  2. $49.7B
  3. $44.5B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $53.7B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($49.7B) and Machinery ($44.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$462B
2020 Value in North Carolina
$926B
Projected 2050 Value in North Carolina
100% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $462B. This is expected to increase 100% to $926B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $32.8B
  2. $26.1B
  3. $18.1B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $32.8B, followed by Virginia with $26.1B and Georgia and $18.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Graham County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 79.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.557%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.886% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.756% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (2.13M), Some college (1.85M), and Bachelors Degree (1.58M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Graham County, NC was $115,600 in 2021, which is 0.472 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $119,000 to $115,600, a 2.86% decrease. The homeownership rate in Graham County, NC is 80.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Graham County, NC have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Graham County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Graham County, NC is $41,977. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Graham County, NC was Census Tract 9201 with a value of $48,913, followed by Census Tract 9203 and Census Tract 9202, with respective values of $44,472 and $34,588.

Property

$115,600
Median Property Value 2021
±$8,459
$2,537
Median Property Taxes
±$311

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Graham County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Graham County, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

80.5%
Homeownership
2021
63.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 80.5% of the housing units in Graham County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 83.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9201
  2. Census Tract 9203
  3. Census Tract 9202

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Graham County, NC was Census Tract 9201 with a value of $48,913, followed by Census Tract 9203 and Census Tract 9202, with respective values of $44,472 and $34,588.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Graham County, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$41,977
Median Household Income
± $5,964
3.15k
Number of Households
± 361

In 2021, the median household income of the 3.15k households in Graham County, NC declined from $41,977 from the previous year's value of $42,207.

The following chart displays the households in Graham County, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Graham County, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2020 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2021, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.00774% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (82.6%)
  2. Carpooled (11.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.73%)

In 2021, 82.6% of workers in Graham County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.1%) and those who worked at home (2.73%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Graham County, NC have a shorter commute time (24.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 3.1% of the workforce in Graham County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Graham County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Graham County, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Graham County, NC (1.07k out of 7.98k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Graham County, NC is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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83.7% of the population of Graham County, NC has health coverage, with 32.7% on employee plans, 18.8% on Medicaid, 16.7% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 2.61% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in North Carolina was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Graham County, NC see 4220 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.519% decrease from the previous year (4242 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4237 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1059 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45% were men and 55% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,220 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Graham County, NC

Primary care physicians in Graham County, NC see an average of 4,220 patients per year. This represents a 0.519% decrease from the previous year (4,242 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Graham County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.1% under 18 years, 18% between 18 and 34 years, 37.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45% were men and 55% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

16.3%
Uninsured
32.7%
Employer Coverage
18.8%
Medicaid
16.7%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
2.61%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Graham County, NC grew by 21.8% from 13.4% to 16.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Graham County, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35% in Graham County, NC.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 19% in Graham County, NC.

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