Graham, NC 27253 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27253: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Graham, NC 27253

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 906
  • Single Family Addresses: 12,245
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 342
  • County: Alamance County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.024, Longitude -79.367
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Graham, NC 27253 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 30,299
Daytime Population: Workers 8,669
Daytime Population: Residents 16,267
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24,936
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 30,047
Population in Familes 24,697
Population in Group Qrtrs 252
Population Density2 356
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $45,046
Average Household Income $58,038
Per Capita Income $23,540


Total Housing Units 13,480 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,233 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,946 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,301 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $143,969
Average Home Value $167,038


Total Households 12,179
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 8,282
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.9% 0.97%
Households 0.83% 0.94%
Families 0.69% 0.86%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Graham, NC 27253 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27253 to the other 782 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 112 86th
Population Density # 224 71st
Diversity Index # 172 78th
Median Household Income # 344 56th
Per Capita Income # 373 52nd

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