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Alamance County includes nine municipalities. The largest city is Burlington. The county seat is Graham. The county was formed in 1849 and spans 428 square miles. Alamance County is easily accessible from the north, south and east via Interstates 40 and 85.

Listed below are some quick facts about Alamance County and surrounding areas.

Population:
Alamance County: 154,378
Burlington: 51,510
Graham (county seat): 14,280

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. 

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.

Alamance County

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