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The 2000 Census showed that Graham County had a population of 7,993 people. This represented 0.1% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 97th most populous county (out of 100 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Graham had a population of 8,001 people. This is an increase of 0.1% since the 2000 Census.

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

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20108,861+10.86%+10.75% since 2009
20098,001+0.1%+0.26% since 2008
20087,980-0.16%+0.82% since 2007
20077,915-0.98%-0.84% since 2006
20067,982-0.14%+0.53% since 2005
20057,940-0.66%-0.73% since 2004
20037,938-0.69%-1.03% since 2002
20028,021+0.35%+0.69% since 2001
20017,966-0.34%-0.34% since 2000
20007,993The Last Census

Graham County had 5,084 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Graham County has a total area<3> of 301.6 square miles [781 km²]. Of this total, 292.1 square miles [756 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (3.16%) being water (9.53 square miles [24.69 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Graham County had a population density of 27.37 people per square mile [10.57 people/km²], making it the state's 96th most densely populated county (out of 100 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Graham County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Graham and the state of North Carolina.

Click here for the Graham County QuickFact (QF-37075).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Graham County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CherokeeQF-37039   SW26,30724,2988.27%
MaconQF-37113   SE33,23329,81111.48%
SwainQF-37173   E13,40412,9683.36%
Blount (TN)QF-47009   N122,784105,82316.03%
Monroe (TN)QF-47123   W45,83038,96117.63%

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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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Graham. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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