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Time Zone: Graham County lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time.

The community of Safford is the Seat for Graham County.

Graham County was founded in 1881. Graham was created by taking area from Apache and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Graham had a population of 37,045 people. This is an increase of 10.62% since the last Census (which gave a population of 33,489 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Graham represented 0.65% of the total population of Arizona, making it the state's 13th most populous county (out of 15 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201037,220+11.14%+0.47% since 2009
200937,045+10.62%+2.32% since 2008
200836,204+8.11%+4.23% since 2007
200734,736+3.72% 
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200033,489The Last Census

More information can be found on the Graham County Census Page for Graham County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Graham County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Graham County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Safford   9,8329,2326.5% increase  
Thatcher   5,0704,02226.06% increase  
Pima   2,1981,98910.51% increase  

Websites for Graham County

Official Website:   www.graham.az.gov/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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