Graham, NC

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Living in Graham

Graham is a somewhat small city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 15,086 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Graham is the 63rd largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Graham is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Graham is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Graham who work in office and administrative support (16.04%), management occupations (8.37%), and sales jobs (7.34%).

Also of interest is that Graham has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In terms of college education, Graham is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.69% of adults 25 and older in Graham have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Graham in 2010 was $20,882, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,528 for a family of four. However, Graham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Graham is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Graham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Graham residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Graham also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.33% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Graham include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Graham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.