Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a major influence when choosing what community works best. The rent burden for Graham is about 16.4% of the average monthly income. Graham has a median home value of $80,889 and the median cost of rent is around $594 per month.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Graham 33.2% have a high-school diploma, 17.6% have a college degree, and 4.9% have a graduate degree. Graham has a population density of 600 people per square mile. In Graham, 4.5% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Out of the total population of Graham, 14.2% have some form of disability, 26.9% do not have health insurance, 18.7% live in poverty, and 59.7% participate in the labor force. Out of the total city population, 51.6% are female and 48.4% are male. The median age of Graham is 39 years old. Demographically, Graham is 0.8% Asian, 0.0% mixed race, 21.1% Hispanic, 1.8% black, 0.5% Native American, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.8% other or not specified, and 95.0% white.
An overview of Texas
The state of Texas has 468 hospitals and 501 health centers, providing care to a population of 28,701,845. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Nix Health Care System, Grace Medical Center, and Houston Methodist Hospital. Overall, Texas ranks 38th out of all states in quality of life and 37th in healthcare. Residents of Texas enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 40th in the United States. Out of a national average of 100, Texas has a cost of living index rating of 91, a grocery index rating of 89, and a housing index rating of 85.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, Texas ranks 2nd in the nation. The median age in the state is 35, and 24% of the population is over the age of 55. In Texas, 42% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 27,848 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-31%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-6%. In Texas there are 1,292 masonic lodges. In the most recent presidential election, 52% of Texas residents voted Republican and 43% voted Democrat.
State-wide weather information
On average, Texas has an air quality index rating of around 36.8 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of July with a rating of 51.4 AQI. During the summer, the average temperature in Texas is around 82°F. The average high summer temperature is around 102°F in the month of June. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 56°F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Texas drops to around 48°F. The average high winter temperature is around 75°F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 16°F in the month of January. On average, the state receives 31.68 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 7.44 inches of precipitation a month. The average humidity across the state is 65%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of February at around 81%. While residents of Texas mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Texas can include tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods.
Wildlife to be found in Texas
The state of Texas has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of mesquite, small live oak, huisache, and ceniz. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the armadillos, the dolphins, the rodents, or the white tail deer. The state animal of Texas is the nine-banded armadillo. Some of the plants species native to the Texas region include mesquite, perennial bunchgrasses, and live oak.