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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,826
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens18.4%
Employed Population 16+3,766
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married54.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.8%
Median Earnings25+$29,278
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,910
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,304

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,649
% Above Poverty Level83%
% Below Poverty Level17%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time12 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone25%
Median Gross Rent$679
Median House Value$85,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36.5%
German11.4%
English7.5%
Irish5.3%
Dutch2.8%
Scottish2.2%
Norwegian1.8%
Italian0.6%
French Except Basque0.6%
Greek0.4%
Canadian0.1%
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Graham Almanac

CategoryValue
County Young County
Standard Zip Codes76450
Phone Area Codes940
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.1
Approximate Longitude-98.57

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)

StationGRAHAM
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
StationOLNEY
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
StationTHROCKMORTON
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
Bryson544$47,788
Graford643$51,875
Newcastle482$27,321
Olney3,207$48,494

Graham Public Libraries

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

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Graham Public Schools

Crestview El
1317 Old Jacksboro Rd
ZIP: 76450
(940) 549-6023
Primary
Total Enrollment 543
Graham H S
1000 Brazos St
ZIP: 76450
(940) 549-1504
High
Total Enrollment 708
Graham J H
1000 Second St
ZIP: 76450
(940) 549-2002
Middle
Total Enrollment 551
Graham Learning Ctr
701 Tennessee
ZIP: 76450
(940) 549-1546
High
Total Enrollment 22
Pioneer El
1425 First St
ZIP: 76450
(940) 549-2442
Primary
Total Enrollment 304
Woodland El
1219 Cliff Dr
ZIP: 76450
(940) 549-4090
Middle
Total Enrollment 371

Graham Private Schools

Open Door Christian School
735 Oak St
ZIP: 76450
Elementary
Total Enrollment 49
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