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Grafton, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Grafton had a population of 5,339 as of July 1, 2018. Grafton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Grafton is located at latitude 39.3406 and longitude -80.0161 in Taylor County. The formal boundaries for the City of Grafton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Taylor County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,024 feet.

The City of Grafton (GNIS ID: 2390595) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Grafton is located within Tygart District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Taylor County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Grafton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Grafton: Gannett, Grafton Junction, Three Forks, Three Forks Creek.

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Grafton, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,339
Population in Households 5,204
Population in Familes 4,069
Population in Group Qrtrs 135
Population Density2 1,455
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $32,978
Average Household Income $44,751
Per Capita Income $19,322


Total Housing Units 2,613 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,537 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 728 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 348 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $73,493
Average Home Value $92,859


Total Households 2,265
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,405
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.4% -0.01%
Households 0.4% 0.0%
Families 0.42% -0.14%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

Grafton, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grafton to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 31 93rd
Population Density # 99 76th
Diversity Index # 181 55th
Median Household Income # 321 21st
Per Capita Income # 307 24th

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