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Grafton is a city in Taylor County, in the Clarksburg metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for John Grafton, railroad engineer.

The latitude of Grafton is 39.340N. The longitude is -80.019W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,024 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,351.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$21,981
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Grafton demographic reports
The Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church is the site of the Mothers Day Shrine. Local resident Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis is credited with the idea for a national Mother's Day.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Taylor County Fair - Aug. 19-25, 2007
  • Spirit of Grafton Celebration - May 25-27, 2007
Dates often change. Check Grafton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Tygart Lake State Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

18% of Grafton residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Grafton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grafton was $11,616, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Grafton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Grafton include Grafton Downtown Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Grafton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $189.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $577.


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Libraries in Grafton include Taylor County ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Grafton include Grafton Mountain Statesman

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Taylor County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Grafton political report.

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The average commute time for Grafton workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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