Grafton, WV

Grafton profile

Living in Grafton

Grafton is a somewhat small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 4,982 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Grafton is the 29th largest community in West Virginia. Grafton has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Grafton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Grafton are a mix 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 office and administrative support (20.38%), sales jobs (11.38%), and food service (8.42%).

The overall crime rate in Grafton is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

Grafton is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The education level of Grafton citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.08% of adults 25 and older in Grafton have a college degree.

The per capita income in Grafton in 2018 was $19,922, which is lower middle income relative to West Virginia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $79,688 for a family of four.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Grafton include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Grafton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.