Alamance County

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Alamance County, North Carolina

124 W Elm St
Graham, NC 27253
Phone: (336) 228-1312
Fax: (336) 570-6788
www.alamance-nc.com

In north-central NC, west of Durham; organized Jan 29, 1849 from Orange County. Name Origin: For Great Alamance Creek, which flows through the county, from an Indian word of uncertain meaning; or for the Battle of Alamance (May 6, 1771)

Area (sq mi):: 434.77 (land 429.99; water 4.78) Population per square mile: 326.80
Population 2005: 140,533 State rank: 18 Population change: 2000-20005 7.40%; 1990-2000 20.90% Population 2000: 130,800 (White 72.50%; Black or African American 18.80%; Hispanic or Latino 6.80%; Asian 0.90%; Other 4.80%). Foreign born: 6.30%. Median age: 36.30
Income 2000: per capita $19,391; median household $39,168; Population below poverty level: 11.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,097-$26,030
Unemployment (2004): 6.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 21.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 25.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Burlington (46,645)
  • Graham County seat (13,494)

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