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Graham County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2019: 8,694 (all rural); it was 7,993 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,209
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,757
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,775
Renter-occupied apartments: 735 (it was 579 in 2000)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

33%

Land area: 292 sq. mi.

Water area: 9.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 30 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Graham County: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.8%), Construction (16.5%), Retail trade (12.3%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 23%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Graham County, NC (2019)
    • 7,45686.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 86810.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1892.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 931.1%Two or more races
    • 170.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
Median resident age:

46.7 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years
Males: 4,216  (48.5%)
Females: 4,478  (51.5%)
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Average household size:
Graham County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $41,555 ($26,645 in 1999)
This county:

$41,555
North Carolina:

$57,341

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $397 (lower quartile is $211, upper quartile is $549)
This county:

$397
State:

$755


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $136,976 (it was $64,500 in 2000)
Graham:

$136,976
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $75,483 - $221,523
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $914
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $281

Institutionalized population: 88
Graham County, NC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 58 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 1998: 58 buildings, average cost: $67,800
  • 1999: 66 buildings, average cost: $69,400
  • 2000: 58 buildings, average cost: $77,400
  • 2001: 54 buildings, average cost: $110,200
  • 2002: 54 buildings, average cost: $126,600
  • 2003: 56 buildings, average cost: $147,100
  • 2004: 75 buildings, average cost: $135,700
  • 2005: 95 buildings, average cost: $133,700
  • 2006: 71 buildings, average cost: $189,500
  • 2007: 69 buildings, average cost: $160,600
  • 2008: 53 buildings, average cost: $174,100
  • 2009: 31 buildings, average cost: $179,600
  • 2010: 29 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $94,500
  • 2012: 21 buildings, average cost: $142,700
  • 2013: 16 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 2014: 20 buildings, average cost: $166,900
  • 2015: 20 buildings, average cost: $166,900
  • 2016: 24 buildings, average cost: $166,900
  • 2017: 23 buildings, average cost: $478,300
  • 2018: 13 buildings, average cost: $553,900
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Graham, NC residents
Average permit cost in Graham, NC
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $875 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $601 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Graham, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Graham, NC in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Graham, NC in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.8%
Graham County:

15.8%
North Carolina:

13.6%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.8% for American Indian residents, 53.3% for other race residents, 54.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 46.7 years old
(Males: 45.0 years old, Females: 47.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.2 years old, Black residents: 66.2 years old, American Indian residents: 33.2 years old, Asian residents: 3.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.7 years old, Other race residents: 22.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Graham County is $420 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $660 a month.

Cities in this county include: Robbinsville, Lake Santeetlah.

Graham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2018 air pollution in Graham County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.040 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: McIntosh County, Oklahoma , Johnston County , St. Francis County, Arkansas , Montgomery County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.3%
North Carolina:

6.1%

Unemployment by year in Graham, NC
County total employment by year in Graham, NC
County average yearly wages by year in Graham, NC

Current college students: 220
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 119 (11.5% naturalized citizens)

Graham County:

1.4%
Whole state:

8.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 712010 or later
  • 462000 to 2009
  • 11990 to 1999
  • 301980 to 1989
  • 141970 to 1979
  • 23Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.6%

Graham County marital status for males Graham County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,344
  • Two: 30
  • 3 or 4: 101
  • 5 to 9: 12
  • 10 to 19: 10
  • 20 to 49: 54
  • 50 or more: 23
  • Mobile homes: 1,554
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 3

Housing units in Graham County with a mortgage: 856 (3 second mortgage, 127 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,020

Here:

99.8% with mortgage
State:

63.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Graham County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,84915
Mainline Protestant2933
Catholic961
None5,656-
Graham County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Graham County:

3.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Graham County:

6.38 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

7.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Graham County:

10.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Graham County:

28.8%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.9%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Graham County:

Average size of farms: 56 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $12,340
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $413.48
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 7.60%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 72.73%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $13,486
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.45%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.60%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $25,478
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.01%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.13
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.69%
Vegetables: 21 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Graham County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 66% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 32.3 miles away from Graham County center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 119.3 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 126.7 miles away from the county center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 170.5 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 197.6 miles away from Graham County center
On 12/12/2018 at 09:14:43, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MW, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 55.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Flooding, Incident Period: February 6, 2020 - February 19, 2020, FEMA Id: 4543, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • North Carolina Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4487, Natural disaster type: Other
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 23, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1553: September 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1553, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1087: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1087, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • North Carolina Severe Storm, High Winds, Flooding, Incident Period: October 04, 1995 to October 06, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1073: October 23, 1995, FEMA Id: 1073, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • North Carolina Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3110: March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: 3110, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • North Carolina TORNADOES, Incident Period: April 12, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-428: April 12, 1974, FEMA Id: 428, Natural disaster type: Tornado

The number of natural disasters in Graham County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Graham

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,960 (83.2%)
  • Carpooled: 226 (9.6%)
  • Bus: 2 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 33 (1.4%)
  • Walked: 37 (1.6%)
  • Worked at home: 98 (4.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Healthcare support occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (59%)
  • Honduras (25%)
  • Bulgaria (11%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (1%)
  • Germany (1%)
  • Norway (0%)
  • Sweden (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Graham County


  • American (49%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • German (2%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Graham County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 81 people in nursing homes
  • 17 people in religious group quarters
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children

People in group quarters in Graham County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 82 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,953.

3.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,288 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.85%
North Carolina average:

7.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.22% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($19,856 average AGI)
1.63% relocated from other states ($15,442 average AGI)
Graham County:

1.63%
North Carolina average:

3.75%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


4.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,798 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
North Carolina average:

7.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.61% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($23,681 average AGI)
1.77% relocated to other states ($14,109 average AGI)
Graham County:

1.77%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6

Births per 1000 population in Graham County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Graham County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Graham County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 18.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Graham County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Graham County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Graham County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Graham County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Graham County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Graham County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,782 (1,355 aged, 427 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 339 (19%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Graham County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (33)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (29)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (20)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (10)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,113
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,200

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 87

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,694
  • Male householders: 1,651 (528 living alone), Female householders: 1,810 (564 living alone)
  • 1,833 spouses (1,833 opposite-sex spouses), 142 unmarried partners, (136 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 2,312 children (2,109 natural, 69 adopted, 134 stepchildren), 511 grandchildren, 59 brothers or sisters, 68 parents, 8 foster children, 46 other relatives, 126 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 114

Size of family households: 1,332 2-persons, 378 3-persons, 289 4-persons, 131 5-persons, 57 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,103 1-person, 144 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 5 6-persons.

1,008 married couples with children.
322 single-parent households (87 men, 235 women).

97.6% of residents of Graham speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 2% speak English well, 40% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $56,304,000 ($6,973 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,469,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $24,833,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,153,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $17,000
Federal grants: $15,798,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,561,000 ($62,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,941,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $65,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $578,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,260,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 540
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 512
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +29
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +48
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Graham County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.51 millions of gallons per day (6% from ground, 94% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.4

Year house built in Graham County, North Carolina
  • Year house built in Graham County, North Carolina
  • 1932014 or later
  • 942010 to 2013
  • 1,2332000 to 2009
  • 1,1421990 to 1999
  • 1,0671980 to 1989
  • 1,0231970 to 1979
  • 5671960 to 1969
  • 3441950 to 1959
  • 2581940 to 1949
  • 1851939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Graham County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Graham County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Graham County, North Carolina
  • 31 room
  • 32 rooms
  • 1033 rooms
  • 4534 rooms
  • 7615 rooms
  • 6896 rooms
  • 3707 rooms
  • 1838 rooms
  • 2989+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Graham County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Graham County, North Carolina
  • 21 room
  • 22 rooms
  • 753 rooms
  • 1344 rooms
  • 1825 rooms
  • 1026 rooms
  • 547 rooms
  • 78 rooms
  • 219+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Graham County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Graham County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Graham County, North Carolina
  • 3no bedroom
  • 681 bedroom
  • 7902 bedrooms
  • 1,5433 bedrooms
  • 3734 bedrooms
  • 865+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Graham County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Graham County, North Carolina
  • 2no bedroom
  • 1001 bedroom
  • 2222 bedrooms
  • 1923 bedrooms
  • 694 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Graham County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Graham County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Graham County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 120no vehicle
  • 6031 vehicle
  • 1,1232 vehicles
  • 6693 vehicles
  • 2264 vehicles
  • 1395+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Graham County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Graham County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 94no vehicle
  • 3121 vehicle
  • 1312 vehicles
  • 503 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

92.4% of Graham County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 35% lived in North Carolina.

Graham County:

92.4%
State average:

84.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 6,448
  • Other state: 2,058
  • Northeast: 244
  • Midwest: 516
  • South: 1,122
  • West: 161
Year householders moved into unit in Graham County, NC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Graham County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 56.0%Electricity
  • 18.9%Wood
  • 14.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 64.8%Electricity
  • 20.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.6%Wood
  • 1.9%Utility gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 26
Here:

2.7%
North Carolina:

11.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5
Here:

1.1%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 74
Here:

30.2%
North Carolina:

19.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Graham County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $287,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,016,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $671,000
    Other: $401,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $278,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $196,000
    Solid Waste Management: $139,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $6,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $433,000
    Central Staff Services: $145,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $55,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $14,368,000
    Health - Other: $2,366,000
    Police Protection: $1,653,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,631,000
    Financial Administration: $1,033,000
    Correctional Institutions: $728,000
    Central Staff Services: $725,000
    Solid Waste Management: $623,000
    Transit Utilities: $498,000
    General Public Buildings: $460,000
    General - Other: $364,000
    Housing and Community Development: $216,000
    Local Fire Protection: $202,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $180,000
    Parks and Recreation: $172,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $169,000
    Libraries: $70,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $65,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,070,000
    Education: $1,026,000
    Other: $44,000
    Public Welfare: $11,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $202,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $519,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $8,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,764,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,366,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,873,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $475,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $447,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $44,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $30,000
    Interest Earnings: $16,000
    Rents: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $314,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $276,000
    Health - Other: $241,000
    General Public Building: $73,000
    Central Staff Services: $68,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $36,000
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000
    Police Protection: $10,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $910,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $11,657,000
    Public Welfare: $2,650,000
    Transit Utilities: $618,000
    Other: $597,000
    Health and Hospitals: $558,000
    General Local Government Support: $17,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,713,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,906,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $66,000
    Other Selective Sales: $59,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $51,000
    Other License: $24,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,792,000

Graham County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $287,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,016,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $671,000
    Other: $401,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $278,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $196,000
    Solid Waste Management: $139,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $6,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $433,000
    Central Staff Services: $145,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $55,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $14,368,000
    Health - Other: $2,366,000
    Police Protection: $1,653,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,631,000
    Financial Administration: $1,033,000
    Correctional Institutions: $728,000
    Central Staff Services: $725,000
    Solid Waste Management: $623,000
    Transit Utilities: $498,000
    General Public Buildings: $460,000
    General - Other: $364,000
    Housing and Community Development: $216,000
    Local Fire Protection: $202,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $180,000
    Parks and Recreation: $172,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $169,000
    Libraries: $70,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $65,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,070,000
    Education: $1,026,000
    Other: $44,000
    Public Welfare: $11,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $202,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $519,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $8,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,764,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,366,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,873,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $475,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $447,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $44,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $30,000
    Interest Earnings: $16,000
    Rents: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $314,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $276,000
    Health - Other: $241,000
    General Public Building: $73,000
    Central Staff Services: $68,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $36,000
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000
    Police Protection: $10,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $910,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $11,657,000
    Public Welfare: $2,650,000
    Transit Utilities: $618,000
    Other: $597,000
    Health and Hospitals: $558,000
    General Local Government Support: $17,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,713,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,906,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $66,000
    Other Selective Sales: $59,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $51,000
    Other License: $24,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,792,000

Graham County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $287,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,016,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $671,000
    Other: $401,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $278,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $196,000
    Solid Waste Management: $139,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $6,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $433,000
    Central Staff Services: $145,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $55,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $14,368,000
    Health - Other: $2,366,000
    Police Protection: $1,653,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,631,000
    Financial Administration: $1,033,000
    Correctional Institutions: $728,000
    Central Staff Services: $725,000
    Solid Waste Management: $623,000
    Transit Utilities: $498,000
    General Public Buildings: $460,000
    General - Other: $364,000
    Housing and Community Development: $216,000
    Local Fire Protection: $202,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $180,000
    Parks and Recreation: $172,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $169,000
    Libraries: $70,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $65,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,070,000
    Education: $1,026,000
    Other: $44,000
    Public Welfare: $11,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $202,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $519,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $8,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,764,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,366,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,873,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $475,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $447,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $44,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $30,000
    Interest Earnings: $16,000
    Rents: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $314,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $276,000
    Health - Other: $241,000
    General Public Building: $73,000
    Central Staff Services: $68,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $36,000
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000
    Police Protection: $10,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $910,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $11,657,000
    Public Welfare: $2,650,000
    Transit Utilities: $618,000
    Other: $597,000
    Health and Hospitals: $558,000
    General Local Government Support: $17,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,713,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,906,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $66,000
    Other Selective Sales: $59,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $51,000
    Other License: $24,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,792,000

Graham County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $287,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,016,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $671,000
    Other: $401,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $278,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $196,000
    Solid Waste Management: $139,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $6,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $433,000
    Central Staff Services: $145,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $55,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $14,368,000
    Health - Other: $2,366,000
    Police Protection: $1,653,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,631,000
    Financial Administration: $1,033,000
    Correctional Institutions: $728,000
    Central Staff Services: $725,000
    Solid Waste Management: $623,000
    Transit Utilities: $498,000
    General Public Buildings: $460,000
    General - Other: $364,000
    Housing and Community Development: $216,000
    Local Fire Protection: $202,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $180,000
    Parks and Recreation: $172,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $169,000
    Libraries: $70,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $65,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,070,000
    Education: $1,026,000
    Other: $44,000
    Public Welfare: $11,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $202,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $519,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $8,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,764,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,366,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,873,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $475,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $447,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $44,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $30,000
    Interest Earnings: $16,000
    Rents: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $314,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $276,000
    Health - Other: $241,000
    General Public Building: $73,000
    Central Staff Services: $68,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $36,000
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000
    Police Protection: $10,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $910,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $11,657,000
    Public Welfare: $2,650,000
    Transit Utilities: $618,000
    Other: $597,000
    Health and Hospitals: $558,000
    General Local Government Support: $17,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,713,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,906,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $66,000
    Other Selective Sales: $59,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $51,000
    Other License: $24,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,792,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 295
  • Number of aged recipients: 42
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 253
  • Number of recipients under 18: 29
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 175
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 91
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 158
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 101
Most common first names in Graham County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William8174.5 years
James5474.1 years
John4978.5 years
Mary4482.9 years
Robert2771.5 years
Charles2673.2 years
George2371.6 years
Clyde2277.1 years
Wayne1978.8 years
Helen1877.7 years
Most common last names in Graham County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Crisp7875.3 years
Orr6475.4 years
Phillips6375.8 years
Williams5971.9 years
Millsaps5174.9 years
Jenkins4678.6 years
Rogers4079.2 years
Holder3773.8 years
Carver3670.5 years
Cable3477.5 years
Businesses in Graham County, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Subway1
Decora Cabinetry2U-Haul2
FedEx1UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets3Wendy's1
McDonald's1

Graham County on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"