|• Total||21.4 sq mi (55.5 km2)|
|• Land||21.4 sq mi (55.5 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||610 ft (186 m)|
|• Density||1,500/sq mi (590/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (PDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1511005|
Graham is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pierce County, Washington, United States. It is located 16 miles southeast of Tacoma. The population was 23,491 at the 2010 census and grew to 32,658 at the 2020 census.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 8,739 people, 2,989 households, and 2,427 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 407.9 people per square mile (157.5/km2). There were 3,120 housing units at an average density of 145.6/sq mi (56.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.15% White, 1.28% African American, 1.28% Native American, 1.80% Asian, 0.50% Pacific Islander, 0.98% from other races, and 4.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.81% of the population.
There were 2,989 households, out of which 42.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.8% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.8% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.20.
In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 30.3% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $52,824, and the median income for a family was $55,800. Males had a median income of $45,348 versus $25,802 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,126. About 4.4% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.
- Pierce County Library System, Graham Branch
Public schools in Graham are part of the Bethel School District. Schools in or near Graham include:
- Elementary Schools:
- Centennial Elementary School
- Graham Elementary School
- Kapowsin Elementary School
- Nelson Elementary School
- North Star Elementary School
- Rocky Ridge Elementary School
- Middle Schools:
- Cougar Mountain Middle School
- Frontier Middle School
- Liberty Middle School
- High School:
- Private school:
- Bethel Baptist Christian School (grades K4-12)
- Nearby colleges:
The annual Pierce County Fair & Highland Games are held in Graham at Frontier Park.
- "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "QuickFacts - Graham CDP, Washington" (Web). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
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