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Grafton, WV
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Grafton profile

Living in Grafton

Grafton is a very small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 4,588 people and three associated neighborhoods, Grafton is the 35th largest community in West Virginia. Much of the housing stock in Grafton was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.98% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Grafton has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Grafton a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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 citizens of Grafton are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.56% of adults in Grafton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Grafton in 2018 was $21,466, 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 $85,864 for a family of four. However, Grafton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Irish, German, Italian, English, and Scottish.

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