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Overview

Introduction to Graham, North Carolina

Graham, North Carolina, in Alamance county, is 21 miles E of Greensboro, North Carolina (center to center) and 47 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina.Part of the surrounding Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point metro area, the city is not an isolated city.

Graham History

Graham was founded in 1849 and became the county seat of the newly formed Alamance County. It was named after William Alexander Graham, the then Governor of North Carolina, who also became the United States Secretary of the Navy in 1850. The city was incorporated in 1851. The North Carolina Railroad first entered the area in the 1850s. The Graham Institute was established in 1852.

Graham and nearby Attractions

  • Graham Historical Museum
  • Ackland Art Museum
  • Orange County Historical Museum
  • Duke Homestead State Historic Site
  • Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
  • Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

Things To Do In Graham

During your stay in Graham, you can visit Oakley Street Park. One can enjoy canoeing on the Haw River. The city also has a number of houses of worship including the Greenway Park Church and Bethany Church. It also offers easy access to the Chapel Hill Museum, Bennett Place State Historic Site, Eno River State Park, and Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. In addition, the City of Graham hosts several recreational events and programs throughout the year.

Graham Transportation

Danville Regional Airport is the nearest airport.

Graham Higher Education

Alamance Community College is located within the city. Elon College is also nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,506
Male Share of the Population46.2%
Female Share of the Population53.8%
Senior Citizens17.4%
Employed Population 16+6,119
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married42.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.4%
Median Earnings25+$27,083
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,387
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,648

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,051
% Above Poverty Level72.2%
% Below Poverty Level27.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.4%
Median Gross Rent$687
Median House Value$128,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.6%
German9.1%
English8.2%
Irish7.5%
Italian2.9%
Dutch2.1%
Scottish1.9%
French Except Basque0.9%
Swedish0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Polish0.6%
African0.6%
Canadian0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Greek0.1%
Zimbabwean0.1%
Russian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Ugandan0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Graham Almanac

CategoryValue
County Alamance County
Standard Zip Codes27253
Phone Area Codes336
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.06
Approximate Longitude-79.39

Graham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBURLINGTON FIRE STN #5
Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip45 inches
StationGREENSBORO RGNL AP
Distance30.8 miles
Jan Temp28 to 47 F
Apr Temp46 to 70 F
Jul Temp68 to 88 F
Oct Temp48 to 70 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches
StationDANVILLE
Distance35.6 miles
Jan Temp26 to 47 F
Apr Temp43 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip44.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alamance902$89,091
Burlington52,570$47,950
Green Level1,907$30,625
Haw River2,634$48,558
Swepsonville1,348$77,917

Graham Public Schools

Alamance-burlington Middle College
1247 Jimmie Kerr Road
ZIP: 27253
(336) 506-4001
High
Total Enrollment 78
Alexander Wilson Elementary
2518 Nc 54
ZIP: 27253
(336) 578-1366
Primary
Total Enrollment 547
B Everett Jordan Elem
5827 Church Road
ZIP: 27253
(336) 376-3673
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
Graham High
903 Trollinger Road
ZIP: 27253
(336) 570-6440
High
Total Enrollment 804
Graham Middle
311 E Pine Street
ZIP: 27253
(336) 570-6460
Middle
Total Enrollment 644
North Graham Elementary
1025 Trollinger Road
ZIP: 27253
(336) 578-2272
Primary
Total Enrollment 354
Ray Street Academy
609 Ray Street
ZIP: 27253
(336) 570-6643
Other
Total Enrollment 98
River Mill Academy
1242 South Main Street
ZIP: 27253
(336) 229-0909
Other
Total Enrollment 666
South Graham Elementary
320 Ivey Road
ZIP: 27253
(336) 570-6520
Primary
Total Enrollment 606
Southern High
631 Southern High Road
ZIP: 27253
(336) 570-6400
High
Total Enrollment 1545
Southern Middle
771 Southern High Road
ZIP: 27253
(336) 570-6500
Middle
Total Enrollment 782

Graham Private Schools

Alamance Christian School
1336 Town Branch Rd
ZIP: 27253
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 239
Bible Wesleyan Christian School
106 Moores Chapel Cemetery Rd
ZIP: 27253
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 36
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