Facts & Figures

City of Graham Demographic Information

Population 201014,311
Median Household Income$35,152
Median Gross Rent$728
Median Age37.1yrs
Population in Labor Force60.5%
Total Number of Businesses1,084
Women-owned firms409
Minority-owned firms219
Veteran-owned firms50
Average House Value$129,400
High school graduate or higher82.6%
Bachelor’s degree or higher19.1%
City Property Tax$0.4550
City’s Budget (FY 2019-2020)$13,559,300
Corporate Limits Jurisdiction9.62

Development Fees

Development Ordinance Book$20.00
Engineering Review Fee$100.00 per lot
Planned Unit Development$100.00
Rezoning Request$100.00
Special Use Permit$100.00
Subdivision (more than 5 lots)$50.00
Subdivision (up to 5 lots)$25.00
Variance Request$100.00

Alamance County Demographics

Alamance County is centrally located in North Carolina, linking the Research Triangle and the Piedmont Triad metro regions.  This location, combined with an excellent transportation system, offers businesses access to an incredibly large pool of highly skilled and well-educated workers.

Take a closer look by the numbers at Alamance County

Major Employers

  • Alamance Community College
  • Alamance Christian School
  • Acucote
  • Cintas
  • CKS Packing
  • Indulor America
  • Interstate Narrow Fabrics
  • Luxfer GAS Cylinders
  • North Carolina Commerce Park [Prescient, Wal-Mart & Lidl distribution facilities]
  • Permatech
  • Piedmont Truck Tires
  • Pureflow
  • Stericycle
  • Rivermill Academy



Local Taxes

City of Graham Local Property Tax Rate: $0.455*

County Taxes

Alamance County Property Tax Rate: $0.6700* (FY 2019-2020)

*Local property tax rates are calculated against each $100 in value.  Residents within the corporate limits must pay both City and Alamance County taxes on their property. County taxes are billed and collected separately from City taxes.


North Carolina now has a flat state income tax rate of 5.25%. The average effective property tax rate for the state is below the national average.

Incorporated in 1851, the City of Graham has an approximate population of 15,000. As the second largest municipality in Alamance County, Graham serves as the county seat. Citizens here enjoy a high quality of life in a diversified community with a mix of residential neighborhoods, historic downtown, arts & entertainment venues and recreational amenities.

Graham is located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina along the 40/85 corridor.   Graham’s geographic location is centered between the Triangle and the Triad, with an hours drive to two major airports. 

For information with how to open a business or development in the City, including grants and assistance programs, required licenses and permits, real estate opportunities and more, visit our New Business page.