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Overview

Introduction to Graham, Texas

Graham, Texas, in Young county, is 56 miles S of Wichita Falls, Texas (center to center) and 78 miles W of Fort Worth, Texas.

Graham History

Graham was first settled in 1871 by E.S. and G.A. Graham, who were brothers and the major shareholders in Texas Emigration and Land Company of Louisville, Kentucky. In 1872, they also bought a local saltworks. The first post office was opened in 1873. Many new families began arriving which facilitated the sales of homesites. Young County was organized in 1874 and Graham became it's county seat. Graham was incorporated as a town by 1900, and in 1903 a railroad service was established through the town. The line was the Chicago, Rock Island and Texas which arrived from Fort Worth.

Graham and Nearby Attractions

  • Lake Eddleman Park
  • Robert E. Richeson Memorial Museum
  • Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
  • Abilene Zoo
  • Possum Kingdom State Park
  • Fort Belknap

Things To Do In Graham

Possum Kingdom State Park, Fort Griffin State Park, and Lake Mineral Wells State Park are some of the parks near Graham. Activities like swimming, hiking, camping, fishing, and picnicking may be enjoyed at these parks. Museums that may be visited include Fort Richardson State Historical Park and Jack County Museum. Fort Richardson State Historical Park is situated on 454 acres, and has a nature study and interpretive center. The Cliffs Resort at Possum Kingdom Lake has a golf course, marina, spa, and fitness center. Dance, music, theater, and other live performances may be enjoyed at Graham Regional Theatre.

Graham Transportation

Flights are available from Abilene Regional Airport.

Graham Higher Education

Cisco Junior College, Tarleton State University, Midwestern State University, and Weatherford College are located near Graham.

People

Total Population 8,837
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,595
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 51.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,862
% Above Poverty Level 84.2%
% Below Poverty Level 15.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25.2%
Median Gross Rent $693
Median House Value $84,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.2%
US/American 0%
English 7.1%
Irish 5.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Graham Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 56 miles S of Wichita Falls, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 78 miles W of Fort Worth, Texas
County Young
Standard Zip Codes 76450
Phone Area Codes 940
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.106
Longitude -98.589

Graham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GRAHAM
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 55 F
Apr Temp 49 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 97 F
Oct Temp 50 to 79 F
Annual Precip 31.3 inches
Station OLNEY
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 56 F
Apr Temp 50 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 97 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 29.9 inches
Station THROCKMORTON
Distance 34.8 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 55 F
Apr Temp 48 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 97 F
Oct Temp 51 to 79 F
Annual Precip 26.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bryson 536 $41,125
Graford 711 $51,696

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Graham Public Libraries

Library
Library Of Graham
910 CHERRY ST
Graham, Texas
(940) 549-0600
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Graham Hospitals

GRAHAM REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Local)
1301 MONTGOMERY ROAD
(940) 549-3400
Emergency Service: Yes

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Graham High Schools

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GRAHAM H S
1000 BRAZOS ST
940-549-1504
A Title I School.
Serves 740 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

GRAHAM LEARNING CTR
701 TENNESSEE
940-549-1546
A Non-traditional School
Serves 26 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

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