Graham is in Pierce County, Washington, United States. The population was 8,739 at the 2000 census and grew to 23,491 at the 2010 census.
As of the census of 2000, there were 8,739 people, 2,989 households, and 2,427 families residing in Graham. 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 Graham 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 Graham, 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 Graham 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.
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
- Junior High Schools:
- Cougar Mountain Junior High School
- Frontier Junior High School
- Liberty Junior High School
- High School:
- Graham-Kapowsin High School
- Private school:
- Bethel Baptist Christian School (grades K4-12)
- Nearby colleges:
- Pacific Lutheran University (Parkland)
- Colleges in Tacoma
- Colleges in Lakewood
- Colleges in Puyallup
- Colleges offering classes at Joint Base Lewis-McChord