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Grafton, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Grafton had a population of 4,323 as of July 1, 2016. Grafton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Grafton is located at latitude 48.4147 and longitude -97.4063 in Walsh County. The formal boundaries for the City of Grafton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Walsh County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 830 feet.

The City of Grafton (GNIS ID: 1036063) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2016.

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Grafton, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,323
Population in Households 4,076
Population in Familes 3,158
Population in Group Qrtrs 247
Population Density1 1,378
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 1,812
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,091
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,014 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,107 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 705 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 202 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $81,317
Average Home Value $93,135


Median Household Income $48,366
Average Household Income $62,141
Per Capita Income $26,704
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% 0.01%
Households 0.32% 0.11%
Families 0.27% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   1.21%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Grafton, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grafton to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 14 97th
Population Density1 # 36 91st
Diversity Index2 # 15 97th
Median Household Income # 314 22nd
Per Capita Income # 368 8th

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