Graham County, NC

County

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Population
8,557
0.581% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
Median Age
46

Poverty Rate
18.1%

Median Household Income
$36,525
1.37% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$119,200
4.49% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
3,180
5.12% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Graham County, NC had a population of 8.56k people with a median age of 46 and a median household income of $36,525. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Graham County, NC declined from 8,607 to 8,557, a -0.581% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,030 to $36,525, a 1.37% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Graham County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.8%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (10.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.03%), White (Hispanic) (1.01%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.503%). NaNk% of the people in Graham County, NC speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Graham County, NC is $119,200, and the homeownership rate is 84%. Most people in Graham County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Graham County, NC is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in North Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in North Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of North Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 78.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (18.4%), followed by Other (2.81%). The most partisan county was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Graham County, NC is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for North Carolina
78.8% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in North Carolina
  1. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 77.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in North Carolina was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in North Carolina colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from North Carolina

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Richard Burr
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in North Carolina over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Graham County, NC have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Graham County, NC is home to a population of 8.56k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 0.97% of Graham County, NC residents were born outside of the country (83 people).

In 2018, there were 8.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.43k people) in Graham County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 898 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 88 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Graham County, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.43k ± 17
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    898 ± 116
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    88 ± 98.5
1.51%
Hispanic Population
129 people

In 2018, there were 8.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.43k people) in Graham County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 898 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 88 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.51% of the people in Graham County, NC are hispanic (129 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Graham County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.97%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
83 people
0.848%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
73 people

As of 2018, 0.97% of Graham County, NC residents (83 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Graham County, NC was 0.848%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

46
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
37
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 31.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Graham County, NC was 46. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Graham County, NC are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Graham County, NC residents was 45.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    242,756 ± 11,950 people
  2. India
    60,392 ± 6,015 people
  3. Honduras
    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

99.4%
2018 Citizenship
99.5%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.4% of Graham County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Graham County, NC was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    225 ± 64
  2. World War II
    68 ± 59
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    62 ± 45

Graham County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Graham County, NC is $36,525. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Graham County, NC was Census Tract 9201 with a value of $47,669, followed by Census Tract 9202 and Census Tract 9203, with respective values of $36,051 and $29,205.

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Graham County, NC employs 3.18k people. The largest industries in Graham County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (489 people), Construction (437 people), and Educational Services (347 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($54,722), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($42,465), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($41,354).

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,525
2018 value
± $4,626
1.37%
1 Year Growth
± 20.1%

Households in Graham County, NC have a median annual income of $36,525, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,030 in 2017, which represents a 1.37% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982
Average Male Salary in North Carolina
± $1,136
$44,729
Average Female Salary in North Carolina
± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in North Carolina
  1. Asian
    $59,267 ± $4,472
  2. White
    $49,962 ± $811
  3. Two or More Races
    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in North Carolina.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Graham County, NC is from North Carolina.
0.473
2017 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.471
2016 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9201
  2. Census Tract 9202
  3. Census Tract 9203

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Graham County, NC was Census Tract 9201 with a value of $47,669, followed by Census Tract 9202 and Census Tract 9203, with respective values of $36,051 and $29,205.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Graham County, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Graham County, NC (1.52k out of 8.42k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 65 - 74.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    1,312 ± 237
  2. Native American
    154 ± 115
  3. Hispanic
    55 ± 91

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Graham County, NC is White, followed by Native American and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.18k
2018 Value
± 377
5.12%
1 Year growth
± 15.9%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Graham County, NC grew at a rate of 5.12%, from 3.03k employees to 3.18k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Graham County, NC, are Management Occupations (304 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (304 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (270 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Graham County, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Graham County, NC, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (304 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (304 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (270 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Graham County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.45 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.04 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.99 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Graham County, NC, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($208,030), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($111,146), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($110,052).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.18k
2018 Value
± 377
5.12%
1 Year growth
± 15.9%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Graham County, NC grew at a rate of 5.12%, from 3.03k employees to 3.18k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Graham County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (489 people), Construction (437 people), and Educational Services (347 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Graham County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Graham County, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Graham County, NC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (489 people), Construction (437 people), and Educational Services (347 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Graham County, NC has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.32 times higher than expected), Construction (2.15 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.93 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Graham County, NC, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($54,722), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($42,465), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($41,354).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $50.4B
  2. $35.3B
  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($35.3B) and Machinery ($34.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$407B
2015 Value in North Carolina
$632B
Projected 2045 Value in North Carolina
55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $25.6B
  2. $25.4B
  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Graham County, NC was $119,200 in 2018, which is 0.519 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $124,800 to $119,200, a 4.49% decrease. The homeownership rate in Graham County, NC is 84%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Graham County, NC have an average commute time of 28.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Graham County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$119,200
2018 Median
± $9,254
$124,800
2017 Median
± $16,425

In 2018, the median property value in Graham County, NC declined from to $119,200 from the previous year's value of $124,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Graham County, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Graham County, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$36,525
Median Household Income
± $4,626
3.29k
Number of Households
± 344

In 2018, the median household income of the 3.29k households in Graham County, NC grew to $36,525 from the previous year's value of $36,030.

The following chart displays the households in Graham County, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Graham County, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Graham County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

84%
2018 Homeownership
81.8%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 84% of the housing units in Graham County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Graham County, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Graham County, NC have a longer commute time (28.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 4.68% of the workforce in Graham County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    76.8%
  2. Carpooled
    14%
  3. Worked At Home
    5.41%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Graham County, NC was Drove Alone (76.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (14%) and those who Worked At Home (5.41%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Graham County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Graham County, NC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

82.9% of the population of Graham County, NC has health coverage, with 30.7% on employee plans, 22.4% on Medicaid, 16.6% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.1% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in North Carolina was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Graham County, NC see 4308 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.324% decrease from the previous year (4322 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4279 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1426 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,308 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Graham County, NC

Primary care physicians in Graham County, NC see an average of 4,308 patients per year. This represents a 0.324% decrease from the previous year (4,322 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Graham County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for North Carolina.
$7,264
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in North Carolina
$3,859
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,225
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$10,260
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

17.1%
Uninsured
30.7%
Employer Coverage
22.4%
Medicaid
16.6%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
1.1%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Graham County, NC grew by 0.638% from 17% to 17.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Graham County, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 16.2% prevalence
  2. 16.1% prevalence
  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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