Graham, WA


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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.

Graham is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Graham is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Graham who work in office and administrative support (14.28%), sales jobs (10.30%), and management occupations (7.87%).

Because of many things, Graham is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Graham a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Graham has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 38.03 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Graham is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.01% of adults 25 and older in Graham have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Graham in 2010 was $28,475, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $113,900 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 Asian. 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.