Robbinsville, NC

Robbinsville, situated in Graham County, is a small town made up of .4 square miles.

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Robbinsville was first known as Cheoh Valley. The name was changed to Fort Montgomery in 1849, and then the town finally assumed its current name of Robbinsville in 1874. 

Robbinsville is home to Fontana Dam, which is the second largest dam in the whole of the United States.  

Robbinsville is a common filming location of the TV show Moonshiners. 


The median resident age in Robbinsville is 42 years. The median estimated household income is about $16,000 making it about $32,000 less than the North Carolina average.

The estimated per capita is about $13,000. The average price for a home in Robbinsville is about $53,000 (2015) which is $107,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $500 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Robbinsville is 83% White, 12% Hispanic, 1% Two or more races, and 4% other. 66% of the population are high school graduates, with 6% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 33% are married, 17% are divorced, 5% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 38% that have never been married.

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Graham County

Robbinsville belongs to Graham County in the western part of North Carolina. The county was named after William A. Graham, and was founded in 1872. Graham County has a population of 9,000 and its largest town Robbinsville, with a population of 750, is the county seat.

Graham County borders Swain, Macon, Cherokee, Blount (Tennessee), and Monroe (Tennessee) counties.

Graham County is made up of 302 square miles. 292 of which is land with the remaining 10 as water.


The population of Robbinsville, NC is about 620. The population has seen an overall decrease since the 1990s.


The elevation of Robbinsville, NC is 2,044 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Robbinsville, NC is 28771.

Area Code

The area code for Robbinsville, NC is 828.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Robbinsville and Graham County have voted mostly Republican, with 70% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 64% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 35% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.


The unemployment rate for Robbinsville is about 10% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Food service and manufacturing make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Graham Star is the primary newspaper that covers the Graham County area.


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