Grafton is a very small city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 4,243 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Grafton is the 14th largest community in North Dakota.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Grafton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Grafton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Grafton who work in sales jobs (14.75%), management occupations (8.91%), and farm management occupations (8.63%).
Another important characteristic of Grafton is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.
One of the benefits of Grafton is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.50 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small city, Grafton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Grafton rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.21% of adults 25 and older in Grafton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Grafton in 2010 was $25,219, which is lower middle income relative to North Dakota, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,876 for a family of four. However, Grafton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Grafton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Grafton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Grafton residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Grafton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.66% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Grafton include German, Polish, French , and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Grafton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.