Graham County NC Information


Graham County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 8,792
Daytime Population: Workers 2,763
Daytime Population: Residents 5,588
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,351
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 8,699
Population in Familes 7,229
Population in Group Qrtrs 93
Population Density2 30
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $32,587
Average Household Income $47,745
Per Capita Income $20,038


Total Housing Units 6,074 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,825 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 832 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,417 (39.8%)
Median Home Value $143,519
Average Home Value $183,504


Total Households 3,657
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 2,516
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 -0.11% -0.27%
Households -0.16% -0.3%
Families -0.32% -0.4%
Median Household Income   0.58%
Per Capita Income   2.16%


Graham County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Graham County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents 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 # 98 3rd
Population Density # 96 5th
Diversity Index # 83 18th
Median Household Income # 97 4th
Per Capita Income # 82 19th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.