Graham, Washington Population 2024

36,880

Graham is a city located in Pierce County Washington. Graham has a 2024 population of 36,880. Graham is currently growing at a rate of 2.93% annually and its population has increased by 13.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 32,505 in 2020.

The average household income in Graham is $125,228 with a poverty rate of 5.82%. The median age in Graham is 35.2 years: 33.9 years for males, and 36.5 years for females.

Graham Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Graham was:

  • White: 71.22%
  • Two or more races: 14.08%
  • Black or African American: 5.52%
  • Asian: 4.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.54%
  • Other race: 1.71%
  • Native American: 0.73%
Land Area (mi²)
42.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
864.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
13.46% (4,375)
The current population of Graham, Washington is 36,880 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 32,505.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White24,77071.22%
Two or more races4,89614.08%
Black or African American1,9215.52%
Asian1,4564.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander8842.54%
Other race5961.71%
Native American2550.73%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Native American

Graham Population by Race

Graham Population Pyramid 2024

Graham Median Age

35.2

Total

33.9

Male

36.5

Female

Graham Adults

There are 24,627 adults, (3,843 of whom are seniors) in Graham.

Graham Age Dependency

67.3

Age Dependency Ratio

18.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Graham Sex Ratio

Female16,40147.16%
Male18,37752.84%

Graham Population by Age

Graham Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,6313.2682.517.5
Married6,7593.598812
Non Family1,8571.4571.428.6
Female1,0483.8364.435.6
Male9673.8585.314.7

3.46

Average Family Size

3.26

Average Household Size

82.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Graham Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1,4916.89%
Associates Degree3,23714.96%
Bachelors Degree2,88413.33%
Graduate Degree1,4306.61%
High School Graduate6,45029.81%
Less Than 9th Grade2020.93%
Some College5,94527.47%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Graham Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Graham Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White15,86914,6133,022
2+ Races2,0221,941355
Hispanic1,8591,704346
Black1,1631,107332
Asian916799320
Islander44936566
Other Race42839743
Native American15014835

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 98.67%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 34.93%.

Graham Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$75,795$107,768$51,964
Graduate Degree$85,139$91,944$76,691
High School Graduate$51,807$68,157$32,338
Less Than 9th Grade$39,740$44,743$30,682
Overall$57,894$72,970$43,740
Some College$57,048$69,760$44,303

$57,894

Average Earnings

$72,970

Average Male

$43,740

Average Female

Graham Earnings by Educational Attainment

Graham Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Graham Language

87.67% of Graham residents speak only English, while 12.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.84% of the population.

Graham Language

Graham Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White22,9851,6197.04%
Multiple4,8492124.37%
Asian1,4531117.64%
Hispanic4,219852.01%
Black1,866412.2%
Other596101.68%
Native23520.85%

5.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.17%

Male Poverty Rate

7.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Graham

The race most likely to be in poverty in Graham is Asian, with 7.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Graham is Native, with 0.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.66%.

Graham Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade9.52%
High School7.74%
Some College4.78%
Bachelors or Greater3.97%

Graham Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed23.2%
Male Unemployed14.65%
Female Employed5.11%
Male Employed1.71%

Graham Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Graham Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$111,527$129,826
Households$110,024$125,228
Married Families$125,793$-999,999,999
Non Families$73,988$78,958

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Graham Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.8%

Male Marriage Rate

58.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Graham Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Graham Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Graham Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Graham Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,458

Number of Veterans

2,874

Male Veterans

584

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War1,356
Second Gulf War1,317
Vietnam648
Korea75
World War II22

Graham Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 541,218
55 to 64817
65 to 74520
75+464
18 to 34439

Graham Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2,50613.7%
Hispanic39016.57%
Black36029.36%
2+ Races31111.56%
Islander13524.5%
Asian767.75%
Other Race7015.15%

Graham Veterans by Race

Graham Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Graham Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.2%

Labor Force Participation

62.4%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Graham Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Graham Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Graham Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

54.34%

Born in Graham

92.92%

Native Born

7.08%

Foreign Born

2.73%

Non Citizen

4.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.92% of Graham residents were born in the United States, with 54.34% having been born in Washington. 2.73% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Graham Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202436,8801,0512.93%
202335,8291,0513.02%
202234,7781,0513.12%
202133,7271,2223.76%
202032,5053,52912.18%
201928,9767822.77%
201828,1941,2554.66%
201726,9391,0424.02%
201625,8979213.69%
201524,9766462.66%
201424,3307483.17%
201323,5823861.66%
201223,1969284.17%
201122,268-1,223-5.21%
201023,49100%

Graham Population by Year