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.



Total Population8,837
Male Share of the Population50.2%
Female Share of the Population49.8%
Senior Citizens16.5%
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population37


% of people married51.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.6%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0


Median Family Income$43,862
% Above Poverty Level84.2%
% Below Poverty Level15.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation%


People Living Alone25.2%
Median Gross Rent$693
Median House Value$84,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.2%
French Except Basque2.1%
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Graham Almanac

Nearest Medium City 56 miles S of Wichita Falls, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City78 miles W of Fort Worth, Texas
County Young County
Standard Zip Codes76450
Phone Area Codes940
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Graham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp27 to 55 F
Apr Temp49 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 97 F
Oct Temp50 to 79 F
Annual Precip31.3 inches
Distance20.7 miles
Jan Temp30 to 56 F
Apr Temp50 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 97 F
Oct Temp53 to 79 F
Annual Precip29.9 inches
Distance34.8 miles
Jan Temp28 to 55 F
Apr Temp48 to 77 F
Jul Temp71 to 97 F
Oct Temp51 to 79 F
Annual Precip26.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Graham Public Libraries

Library Of Graham
910 CHERRY ST GRAHAM, TX 76450 (33.099472, -98.587944)
Graham, Texas
(940) 549-0600

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Graham Public Schools

Crestview El
1317 Old Jacksboro Rd
(940) 549-6023
Total Enrollment 556
Graham H S
1000 Brazos St
(940) 549-1504
Total Enrollment 654
Graham J H
1000 Second St
(940) 549-2002
Total Enrollment 611
Pioneer El
1425 First St
(940) 549-2442
Total Enrollment 296
Woodland El
1219 Cliff Dr
(940) 549-4090
Total Enrollment 390
Graham Learning Ctr
701 Tennessee
(940) 549-1546
Total Enrollment 33

Graham Private Schools

Open Door Christian School
735 Oak St
Total Enrollment 49
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