Facts


Listed below are some quick facts about Alamance County and surrounding areas. Select from the options at the right for detailed information.
Population:

Alamance County 135,453
Burlington 42,000
Graham (county seat) 12,833

 

Year Formed: 1849

Area: 428 square miles

Elevation: 656 feet above sea level

Taxes:

Sales & Use Tax 6.75%
Local Lodging Tax 3%

 

Municipalities:
9 in the county; cities and towns are Burlington, Graham, Mebane, Town of Elon, Haw River, Village of Alamance, Green Level, Gibsonville and Swepsonville.

Accessibility:
Interstates 85 and 40 makes the county accessible from the north, south, east
and west. Only 35 minutes from the Piedmont Triad International Airport (in Greensboro) and 45 minutes away from Raleigh/Durham International Airport. Click here for more information on how to travel to Alamance County.

Climate:
Located in the Sunbelt, visitors can enjoy a mild year-round climate with four seasonal changes. Average rainfall is approximately 45 inches. Average annual frozen precipitation is 4.0 inches.*