Grafton, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 654 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.4%
 
Males: 302  (46.2%)
Females: 352  (53.8%)
Median resident age:  49.4 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62037.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,754 (it was $34,706 in 2000)
Grafton:

$51,754
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $48,401 (it was $21,989 in 2000)

Grafton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $158,976 (it was $69,300 in 2000)
Grafton:

$158,976
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $248,937; Detached houses: $294,393; Mobile homes: $112,567

Median gross rent in 2012: $525.

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Grafton races chart
  • White alone - 632 (93.8%)
  • Two or more races - 17 (2.5%)
  • Hispanic - 14 (2.1%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.1%)

Races in Grafton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Grafton: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (21.4%), English (15.5%), Irish (14.9%), United States (9.0%), French (4.1%), Dutch (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/16/1907

Elevation: 435 feet

Land area: 4.06 square miles.

Population density: 161 people per square mile   (very low).

Grafton,IL real estate house value index trend

Grafton, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Grafton:

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grafton city:

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

9 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.2%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Grafton, Illinois as of April 18, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Grafton to the number of sex offenders is 664 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,579 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,286 (1.9%)

Grafton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Charles, MO (13.2 miles , pop. 60,321).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (26.0 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (245.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Elsah, IL (2.1 miles ), Otterville, IL (2.4 miles) , Portage Des Sioux, MO (2.4 miles ), Brussels, IL (2.9 miles) , Fieldon, IL (3.2 miles ), Jerseyville, IL (3.4 miles ), Old Jamestown, MO (3.5 miles ), Batchtown, IL (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $101,600
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $105,100
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $163,000
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $110,600
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $121,600
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $121,500
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $121,500
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $121,500
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.97 N, Longitude: 90.44 W

Area code: 618

Grafton household income distribution Grafton home values distribution

Crime rates in Grafton by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1011000000000
per 100,000 164.20.0164.2160.50.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0000000000110
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0147.5147.90.0
Assaults 844465101122000
per 100,000 1313.6656.8656.8642.1923.1740.71445.11547.1279.7275.90.00.00.0
Burglaries 35335774100701
per 100,000 492.6821.0492.6481.5769.21037.01011.6562.61398.60.01032.40.0148.8
Thefts 19866616157103171915
per 100,000 3119.91313.6985.2963.1923.12370.42167.6984.51398.6413.82507.42810.72232.1
Auto thefts 0044101211110
per 100,000 0.00.0656.8642.1153.80.0144.5281.3139.9137.9147.5147.90.0
Arson 0000000100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0140.60.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 516.4225.3363.2355.0268.5294.5427.5383.3206.277.2213.4157.493.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Grafton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.46
Illinois average:

2.76
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.2%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -382 (-38.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (20%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (30%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

Work and jobs in Grafton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Grafton, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Grafton-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 67% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/24/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.0 miles away from the Grafton city center killed 3 people and injured 216 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1981, a category F4 tornado 24.0 miles away from the city center injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grafton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 142.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 137.8 miles away from Grafton center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 134.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 159.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 169.8 miles away from Grafton center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 143.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jersey County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Grafton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Grafton:

  • JERSEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; JERSEYVILLE, IL)
  • VAHLE TERRACE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; JERSEYVILLE, IL)
  • WILLOW ROSE REHAB AND HEALTH (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; JERSEYVILLE, IL)
  • GREENWOOD MANOR WEST (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; JERSEYVILLE, IL)
  • DAVITA - JERSEYVILLE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; JERSEYVILLE, IL)
  • JERSEYVILLE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; JERSEYVILLE, IL)
  • JERSEYVILLE NSG AND REHAB CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; JERSEYVILLE, IL)

Heliports located in Grafton:

Amtrak station near Grafton:

  • 17 miles: ALTON (3400 COLLEGE AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grafton:

  • Lewis and Clark Community College (about 14 miles; Godfrey, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,189)
  • Lindenwood University (about 14 miles; Saint Charles, MO; FT enrollment: 11,117)
  • St Charles Community College (about 19 miles; Cottleville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,302)
  • University of Missouri-St Louis (about 20 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 10,322)
  • Missouri Baptist University (about 23 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Maryville University of Saint Louis (about 23 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 3,651)
  • Washington University in St Louis (about 24 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 10,823)

Public elementary/middle schools in Grafton:

See full list of schools located in Grafton, School District: JERSEY COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 100

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Reservoir: Hooper Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

River: Illinois River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Jersey County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 126. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

126
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.341. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.341
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 14.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.4
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.77. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.77
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.0
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0171. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0171
U.S.:

0.0147

Drinking water stations with addresses in Grafton that have no violations reported:

  • PERE MARQUETTE STATE PARK (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.1%
(16.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.1%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.9%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Grafton compared to Illinois state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.

Banks with branches in Grafton (2011 data):

  • Jersey State Bank: Grafton Banking Facility at 14 East Main Street, branch established on 1987/11/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $141.8 mil, Deposits: $123.6 mil, headquarters in Jerseyville, IL, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Jsb Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Grafton travel time to work - commute Grafton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (49%)
  • Electricity (45%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Grafton city (based on Jersey County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.19%
Here: 53.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist Church
Adherents37.7%12.9%11.7%9.3%6.9%
Congregations16.7%6.7%16.7%10.0%16.7%
NameUnited Church of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Lutheran ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents6.0%4.5%3.1%2.9%5.1%
Congregations6.7%3.3%3.3%6.7%13.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Jersey County:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Jersey County:

2.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

7.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Jersey County:

26.6%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.7%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$1,467$17,6041$314
Other Government Administration 0$0 13$3,103
Police Protection - Officers 5$20,572$49,3731$1,064
Streets and Highways 2$5,165$30,9900$0
Sewerage 1$2,322$27,8640$0
Water Supply 1$3,400$40,8000$0
Totals for Government 10$32,926$39,51115$4,481

Grafton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $147,000 ($224.77)
    Water Utilities: $88,000 ($134.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $69,000 ($105.50)
  • Current Operations - Parks & Recreation: $245,000 ($374.62)
    Financial Administration: $171,000 ($261.47)
    Police Protection: $131,000 ($200.31)
    General - Other: $111,000 ($169.72)
    Water Utilities: $88,000 ($134.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $69,000 ($105.50)
    Sewerage: $69,000 ($105.50)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($25.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $69,000 ($105.50)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $244,000 ($373.09)

Grafton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $71,000 ($108.56)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $562,000 ($859.33)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($15.29)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $92,000 ($140.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $223,000 ($340.98)
    General Support: $140,000 ($214.07)
    Highways: $19,000 ($29.05)
  • Tax - Property: $250,000 ($382.26)
    Public Utilities: $43,000 ($65.75)
    NEC: $9,000 ($13.76)

Grafton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $290,000 ($443.43)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $250,000 ($382.26)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $40,000 ($61.16)

Grafton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $119,000 ($181.96)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $255,000 ($389.91)

5.06% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,958 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
Illinois average:

4.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Madison County, IL  1.91% ($49,541 average AGI)
from Macoupin County, IL  0.53% ($29,681)
from Greene County, IL  0.46% ($26,366)


5.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,805 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.85%
Illinois average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Madison County, IL  1.89% ($82,988 average AGI)
to Greene County, IL  0.52% ($34,191)
to Macoupin County, IL  0.49% ($29,773)

Strongest AM radio stations in Grafton:

  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KIRL (1460 AM; 5 kW; ST. CHARLES, MO; Owner: BRONCO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KFUO (850 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • KSIV (1320 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBGZ (1570 AM; 1 kW; ALTON, IL)
  • KFNS (590 AM; 1 kW; WOOD RIVER, IL; Owner: MISSOURI SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KATZ (1600 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSLG (1380 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: NEW HORIZON 7TH-DAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grafton:

  • WMLL (104.1 FM; JERSEYVILLE, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTPC (105.3 FM; ELSAH, IL; Owner: PRINCIPIA COLLEGE COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KATZ-FM (100.3 FM; ALTON, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLCA (89.9 FM; GODFREY, IL; Owner: LEWIS & CLARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KEZK-FM (102.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KIHT (96.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KSIV-FM (91.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSIE (88.7 FM; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, S. ILLINOIS UNIV.)
  • KSLZ (107.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFUO-FM (99.1 FM; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: THE LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • KYKY (98.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSSM (106.5 FM; GRANITE CITY, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KWMU (90.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KSHE (94.7 FM; CRESTWOOD, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KSD (93.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFUN-FM (95.5 FM; BETHALTO, IL; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFTK (97.1 FM; FLORISSANT, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLOU (103.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WIL-FM (92.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WVRV (101.1 FM; EAST ST. LOUIS, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Grafton:

  • KSDK (Channel 5; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA KSDK, INC.)
  • KPLR-TV (Channel 11; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KPLR, INC.)
  • KTVI (Channel 2; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTVI LICENSE, INC.)
  • KDNL-TV (Channel 30; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KDNL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KETC (Channel 9; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: ST. LOUIS REGIONAL & EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV COMMISSION)
  • KMOV (Channel 4; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KMOV-TV, INC.)
  • KPTN-LP (Channel 58; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KURT J. PETERSEN)
  • K40FF (Channel 40; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • K59GP (Channel 59; ST. CHARLES, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K63FW (Channel 63; JAMESTOWN, MO; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • WRBU (Channel 46; EAST ST. LOUIS, IL; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K49FC (Channel 49; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KNLC (Channel 24; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • K18BT (Channel 18; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K64DT (Channel 64; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K65FN (Channel 65; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W50CH (Channel 50; ALTON, IL; Owner: LIBERTY CHRISTIAN CENTER)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Grafton)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Grafton, IL)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Grafton, Branch Rd 4.6mi Nw Of (Lat: 39.007806 Lon: -90.504278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.8 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WNTL343
    Assigned Frequencies: 6645.00 MHz, 6595.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/14/2011, Expiration Date: 04/16/2021
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4958, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • GRAFTON, 1.5 Mi N (Lat: 39.003611 Lon: -90.499444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 90 m, Call Sign: WQBM730
    Assigned Frequencies: 943.837 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/08/2004, Expiration Date: 11/08/2014, Certifier: Nathan Brown
    Registrant: Jersey County Sheriff, 114 North Washington, Jerseyville, IL 62052, Phone: (618) 498-6881, Fax: (618) 498-1911, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 2 Miles Nw Of (Lat: 39.000583 Lon: -90.492611), Call Sign: WXS360
    Assigned Frequencies: 2128.00 MHz
    Expiration Date: 04/01/1999, Cancellation Date: 06/05/1999
    Registrant: Charles P. Soroka Dba: St. Louis Radio, Maryvilleity, IL 62062

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Station 21 1.5 Mi N (Lat: 39.003667 Lon: -90.499556), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WHG720
    Assigned Frequencies: 217.012 MHz, 217.512 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/02/2003, Expiration Date: 12/10/2012, Certifier: Sandra M Depriest
    Registrant: Law Offices Of Robert J. Keller, P.C., Washington, DC 20033-0428, Phone: (202) 223-2100, Fax: (202) 223-2121, Email:
  • 215 West Water Street (Lat: 38.834806 Lon: -90.430861), Type: Bant, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQFG245
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.800 MHz, 156.575 MHz, 156.925 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/06/2006, Expiration Date: 07/06/2016, Certifier: Joe Deshirlia
    Registrant: Datatronics Inc, 2624 East Broadway, Alton, IL 62002, Phone: (800) 973-1440, Fax: (618) 463-1450, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB9PZH
    Grant Date: 03/31/1997, Expiration Date: 03/31/2007, Cancellation Date: 04/01/2009
    Registrant: Christopher P Zimmerman, Rr 1 Box 35, Grafton, IL 62037
  • Call Sign: WU9V, Previous Call Sign: N9HSS, Licensee ID: L00409872
    Grant Date: 09/21/2011, Expiration Date: 12/03/2021, Certifier: Wesley C Townzen
    Registrant: Wesley C Townzen, 17157 Liberty Ridge Road, Grafton, IL 62037
  • Call Sign: KC9QWO, Licensee ID: L01528595
    Grant Date: 11/06/2009, Expiration Date: 11/06/2019, Certifier: Ross C Crowson Sr
    Registrant: Ross C Crowson Sr, 15308 Liberty Ridge Rd, Grafton, IL 62037

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 15AC (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 85 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C145 SERIES (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1110H , Serial Number: 15AC129, Year manufactured: 1948
    Registrant (Individual): Ross Desherlia, , Grafton, IL 62037
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150H (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 50374 , Serial Number: 15069259, Year manufactured: 1968
    Registrant (Corporation): Jerseyville Sports Flyers, C/O Sam Rowling, Grafton, IL 62037

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Hazardous Condition: 5
Most common first names in Grafton, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles2574.4 years
William2472.7 years
Robert1468.6 years
John1271.9 years
Mary1279.1 years
Dorothy1080.2 years
Edward971.3 years
Joseph969.2 years
James968.8 years
Helen978.2 years
Most common last names in Grafton, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Desherlia1076.4 years
Campbell983.2 years
Dabbs984.6 years
Cory776.2 years
Hayes775.3 years
Smith774.2 years
Slaten779.1 years
Clark678.0 years
Plummer678.3 years
Ready671.8 years

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