Graham is a medium-sized town located in the state of Washington. With a population of 24,676 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Graham is the 42nd largest community in Washington.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Graham is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Graham is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Graham who work in office and administrative support (13.48%), sales jobs (10.12%), and management occupations (9.43%).
Graham is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Graham’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Graham is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Graham, the average commute to work is 37.52 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The percentage of adults in Graham who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.34% of the adults in Graham have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Graham in 2010 was $28,473, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $113,892 for a family of four. However, Graham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Graham is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Graham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Graham residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Graham include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Graham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.