Graham, Georgia

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Graham is a city in Appling County, Georgia, United States. The population was 312 at the 2000 census.

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History

The first settler in present-day Graham was Seaborn Hall, Jr., a farmer with extensive land holdings in the area, who opened a general store in 1866. Years later after the railroad was completed through the county, another farmer and large landowner Middleton Graham donated the land for railroad station Number 8 and the city of Graham, which was named in his honor.

The city of Graham was incorporated locally in 1897. Graham was officially granted a charter by the state legislature in 1991.

Geography

Graham is located at 31°49′59″N 82°30′13″W / 31.83306°N 82.50361°W / 31.83306; -82.50361 (31.832940, -82.503631)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 312 people, 120 households, and 90 families residing in the city. The population density was 178.5 people per square mile (68.8/km²). There were 132 housing units at an average density of 75.5/sq mi (29.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 52.88% White, 45.83% African American, 0.96% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.

There were 120 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,438, and the median income for a family was $30,909. Males had a median income of $26,667 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,270. About 20.0% of families and 24.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.3% of those under age 18 and 25.0% of those age 65 or over.

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