Grafton, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 17,765.
Population change since 2000: +19.3%
 
Males: 8,605  (48.4%)
Females: 9,160  (51.6%)
Median resident age:

39.2 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 01536.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $91,676 (it was $56,020 in 2000)
Grafton:

$91,676
MA:

$85,843

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $45,850 (it was $26,952 in 2000)

Grafton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $388,511 (it was $178,600 in 2000)
Grafton:

$388,511
MA:

$418,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $345,896; detached houses: $359,605; townhouses or other attached units: $293,904; in 2-unit structures: $294,624; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $296,728; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $198,605; mobile homes: $74,819; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $20,048
March 2019 cost of living index in Grafton: 138.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Grafton, MA (2010)
    • 15,47787.1%White alone
    • 1,3707.7%Asian alone
    • 4062.3%Hispanic
    • 2721.5%Two or more races
    • 1841.0%Black alone
    • 390.2%Other race alone
    • 150.08%American Indian alone
    • 20.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Grafton, Massachusetts as of June 29, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Grafton is 2,961 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Grafton by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(11.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(16.7)
4
(22.4)
2
(11.2)
1
(5.6)
2
(11.0)
1
(5.5)
3
(16.2)
7
(37.6)
6
(32.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(21.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(17.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.6)
4
(22.4)
1
(5.6)
1
(5.6)
4
(22.0)
3
(16.4)
1
(5.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.3)
2
(10.6)
1
(5.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
20
(117.7)
12
(67.6)
7
(39.2)
12
(66.6)
19
(106.2)
17
(95.1)
20
(111.2)
16
(88.0)
30
(163.9)
22
(118.7)
22
(118.2)
15
(79.9)
19
(100.5)
10
(53.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
29
(170.7)
41
(231.0)
58
(324.5)
40
(222.2)
38
(212.3)
43
(240.6)
40
(222.4)
40
(220.0)
34
(185.8)
26
(140.3)
19
(102.1)
11
(58.6)
13
(68.8)
10
(53.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
43
(253.1)
73
(411.3)
61
(341.3)
53
(294.4)
49
(273.8)
87
(486.8)
69
(383.6)
76
(418.0)
45
(245.9)
35
(188.9)
56
(300.9)
43
(229.2)
42
(222.2)
34
(180.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(64.7)
11
(62.0)
17
(95.1)
6
(33.3)
9
(50.3)
5
(28.0)
7
(38.9)
5
(27.5)
5
(27.3)
6
(32.4)
5
(26.9)
6
(32.0)
6
(31.7)
2
(10.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(11.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(11.2)
2
(11.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.5)
1
(5.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index65.562.451.858.375.768.262.467.367.158.375.159.039.540.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Grafton, MA

Crime rate in Grafton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 24 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.06
Massachusetts average:

2.37
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Ancestries: Irish (27.0%), Italian (16.5%), English (14.4%), French (14.3%), French Canadian (11.2%), Polish (8.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1735

Elevation: 425 feet

Land area: 22.7 square miles.

Population density: 781 people per square mile   (low).

Grafton, Massachusetts map

646 residents are foreign born (1.3% Europe, 1.3% Asia, 1.0% North America, 0.5% Latin America).

This town:

4.3%
Massachusetts:

12.2%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Grafton town:

1.3% ($2,347)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Worcester, MA (6.9 miles , pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (32.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (147.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Millbury, MA (1.9 miles ),
Upton, MA (2.2 miles ),
Upton-West Upton, MA (2.3 miles ),
Shrewsbury, MA (2.3 miles ),
Sutton, MA (2.4 miles ),
Westborough, MA (2.4 miles ),
Northbridge, MA (2.6 miles ),
Worcester, MA (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 42.21 N, Longitude: 71.70 W

Area codes: 508, 774

Distribution of median household income in Grafton, MA in 2019
Grafton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 104 buildings, average cost: $105,400
  • 1998: 153 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 1999: 127 buildings, average cost: $135,800
  • 2000: 95 buildings, average cost: $152,600
  • 2001: 166 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 2002: 96 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2003: 172 buildings, average cost: $174,600
  • 2004: 288 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2005: 259 buildings, average cost: $165,600
  • 2006: 142 buildings, average cost: $157,000
  • 2007: 56 buildings, average cost: $200,200
  • 2008: 30 buildings, average cost: $205,500
  • 2009: 31 buildings, average cost: $202,500
  • 2010: 43 buildings, average cost: $179,900
  • 2011: 56 buildings, average cost: $191,600
  • 2012: 38 buildings, average cost: $241,800
  • 2013: 85 buildings, average cost: $188,200
  • 2014: 62 buildings, average cost: $218,000
  • 2015: 52 buildings, average cost: $216,200
  • 2016: 33 buildings, average cost: $252,500
  • 2017: 42 buildings, average cost: $279,000
  • 2018: 18 buildings, average cost: $364,500
  • 2019: 24 buildings, average cost: $410,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Grafton, MA residents
Average permit cost in Grafton, MA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.1%
Massachusetts:

6.2%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Grafton, MA
Historical housing units in Grafton, MA
Most common industries in Grafton, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.0%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.9%)
  • Construction (6.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (7.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
  • Health care (4.5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.1%)
  • Educational services (15.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.7%)
  • Social assistance (3.6%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Grafton, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Computer specialists (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.1%)
  • Registered nurses (3.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (6.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.6%)
  • Top executives (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Engineers (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Registered nurses (5.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)

Average climate in Grafton, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Grafton, Massachusetts average temperatures Grafton, Massachusetts average precipitation Grafton, Massachusetts humidity Grafton, Massachusetts wind speed Grafton, Massachusetts snowfall Grafton, Massachusetts sunshine Grafton, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.9. This is about average.

City:

70.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.280. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.280
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.559. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.559
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.81. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.81
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Grafton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 25% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.9 miles away from the Grafton town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.8 miles away from the town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grafton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Massachusetts state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 180.0 miles away from Grafton center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 188.4 miles away from Grafton center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 187.5 miles away from Grafton center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 89.3 miles away from Grafton center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 109.4 miles away from Grafton center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 226.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Worcester County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 12

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Grafton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Grafton:

  • KEITH HILL NURSING HOME, INC (44 OLD UPTON ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Grafton:

  • BRIGHAM HILL NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; NORTH GRAFTON, MA)
  • EDGEWOOD NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; NORTH GRAFTON, MA)
  • UPTON NURSING CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; UPTON, MA)
  • MILLBURY HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MILLBURY, MA)
  • PROVIDENCE HOUSE NSG HOME OF MILLBURY (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MILLBURY, MA)
  • RADIUS HEALTHCARE-MILLBURY (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MILLBURY, MA)
  • SMITH NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MILLBURY, MA)

Amtrak stations near Grafton:

  • 7 miles: WORCESTER (WORCHESTER, 45 SHREWSBURY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: FRAMINGHAM (443 WAVERLY ST.) . Services: public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grafton:

  • College of the Holy Cross (about 7 miles; Worcester, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,125)
  • Clark University (about 8 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,687)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (about 8 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,930)
  • Worcester State University (about 9 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,426)
  • Quinsigamond Community College (about 9 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,877)
  • Assumption College (about 10 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 2,580)
  • Framingham State University (about 15 miles; Framingham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,743)

Public high school in Grafton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Grafton:

  • GRAFTON MIDDLE (Students: 778, Location: 22 PROVIDENCE ROAD, Grades: 7-8)
  • MILLBURY STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 105 MILLBURY STREET, Grades: 2-6)
  • NORTH STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 60 NORTH STREET, Grades: 2-6)

Private elementary/middle schools in Grafton:

  • TOUCHSTONE COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 103, Location: 54 LELAND ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • SILVER SPRUCE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 84, Location: 44 OLD UPTON RD, Grades: PK-3)
See full list of schools located in Grafton

Library in Grafton:

  • GRAFTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $519,794; Location: 35 GRAFTON COMMON; 57,047 books; 930 e-books; 3,515 audio materials; 3,030 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 160 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Grafton: Grafton Station (A), Grafton Fire Department (B), Webster Veterinary Medical Library (C), Willard House and Clock Museum (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Grafton include: Union Congregational Church (A), Saint Phillips Church (B), Saint Marys Church (C), Saint James Parish Center (D), Saint Andrews Episcopal Church (E), North Grafton United Methodist Church (F), Baptist Church of Grafton (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Phillips Cemetery (1), Riverside Cemetery (2), Pine Grove Cemetery (3), Fairview Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Windle Pond (A), Cider Millpond (B), Blackstone River Reservoir (C), Silver Lake (D), Lake Ripple (E), Pratts Pond (F), Hovey Pond (G), Hayes Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Axtell Brook (A), Big Bummet Brook (B), Cronin Brook (C), Miscoe Brook (D), Quinsigamond River (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Grafton: John H Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Beach: Point Rok Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Grafton Town - Public Libraries- Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 33 Central Square), Grafton Town - Public Libraries- S Grafton BR (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 71 Main), Grafton Recreation Commission (Amusement & Theme Parks; 101 Old Upton Road).

Birthplace of: Aaron Willard - Clockmaker, Cyrus Pitt Grosvenor - Anti-Slavery Baptist minister, Marnie Reed Crowell - Conservationist, Ryan Lannon - Ice hockey player, George Wheeler (explorer) - Cartographer, Holly Piirainen - Children, Asa Stratton - Major League Baseball player, Hugh Bradley (baseball) - Baseball player.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Grafton and their reported violations in the past:

GRAFTON WATER DISTRICT (Address: 44 MILLBURY ST. , Population served: 10,703, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-08-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-08-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-12-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-12-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2007)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 4 regular monitoring violations

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

  • LAUREL HILL CONDOMINIUMS (Address: 168 UPTON STREET , Population served: 64, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.6 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

68.7%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.8%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.6%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.0%
Whole state:

4.4%

People in group quarters in Grafton in 2010:

  • 72 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 4 people in college/university student housing
  • 3 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Grafton in 2000:

  • 294 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 91 people in nursing homes
  • 23 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 16 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 12 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 4 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Banks with branches in Grafton (2011 data):

  • Savers Co-operative Bank: Grafton Branch at 96 Worcester Street, branch established on 1976/05/01. Info updated 2011/08/19: Bank assets: $414.6 mil, Deposits: $307.9 mil, headquarters in Southbridge, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Grafton Branch at 76-78 Worcester Road, branch established on 1960/08/29. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.

For population 15 years and over in Grafton:

Marital status in Grafton, MA
  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 59.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

For population 25 years and over in Grafton:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Grafton, MA (based on Worcester County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic306,925118
Mainline Protestant43,326171
Evangelical Protestant37,511203
Other18,93169
Orthodox7,93515
Black Protestant4976
None383,427-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 135
Worcester County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Worcester County:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 140
This county:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
Worcester County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 569
Worcester County:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

24.0%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.6%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

4.16% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($64,114 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.16%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($598 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Middlesex County, MA  1.22% ($72,434 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.28% ($80,228)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.20% ($65,864)


4.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($70,534 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($414 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.92% ($71,780 average AGI)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.26% ($69,053)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.23% ($82,087)
Businesses in Grafton, MA
NameCountNameCount
CVS1Subway1
Dunkin Donuts1UPS1
Stop & Shop1

Strongest AM radio stations in Grafton:

  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WORC (1310 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CHOWDER BROADCAST GROUP LLC)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WVEI (1440 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grafton:

  • WICN (90.5 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WICN PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCUW (91.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WUW, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYCM (90.1 FM; CHARLTON, MA; Owner: BAY PATH VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WWKX (106.3 FM; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWFX (100.1 FM; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Grafton:

  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Grafton: Charles H. Pinkham.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Grafton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 34Number of bridges
  • 240ft / 73.3mTotal length
  • $45,621,000Total costs
  • 756,394Total average daily traffic
  • 74,074Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,005,601Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Grafton, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 4Before 1900
  • 11900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 231950-1959
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Grafton, MA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Grafton)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 44 Worcester St (Lat: 42.211750 Lon: -71.688111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 67 m, Call Sign: WQHU395,
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.3600 MHz, Grant Date: 11/07/2007, Expiration Date: 11/07/2017, Cancellation Date: 01/13/2018, Certifier: Richie Maloney, Registrant: Massachusetts, Commonwealth Of, 10 Park Plz Rm 7210, Boston, MA 02116-3973, Phone: (617) 973-7049, Fax: (617) 248-3869
  • Lat: 42.206889 Lon: -71.686111, Call Sign: WQRV697,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.112 MHz, 457.412 MHz, 457.637 MHz, 467.512 MHz, Grant Date: 08/02/2013, Expiration Date: 08/02/2023, Certifier: Anthony Lemay, Registrant: Worad, Inc., 299 Brooks Street, Worcester, MA 01606, Phone: (508) 852-2693, Fax: (508) 852-2704, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • BOS1229, 20 Indian Path (Lat: 42.228611 Lon: -71.690278), Type: Pole, Structure height: 25.9 m, Call Sign: WQFL201,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19360.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/08/2006, Expiration Date: 08/08/2016, Cancellation Date: 02/26/2008, Certifier: Eric M Botto, Registrant: Fibertower Corporation, 1730 Rhode Island Avenue N.W., Suite 317, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (703) 873-4175, Fax: (202) 315-3415, Email:
  • BOS1230, Knowlton Dairy Estabrook Rd (Lat: 42.226667 Lon: -71.663889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 31 m, Call Sign: WQGF989, Licensee ID: L01728370,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19540.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/08/2007, Expiration Date: 01/08/2017, Cancellation Date: 09/09/2013, Certifier: Joseph M Sandri Jr., Registrant: Fibertower Network Services, Corp., Debtor-In-Possession, 1875 Eye Street, Nw, 5th Floor, Room 505, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 223-1028, Email:
  • GRAFTON, 244 Worcester Street (Lat: 42.234028 Lon: -71.726389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 33.2 m, Overall height: 36.9 m, Call Sign: WQUB362,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19440.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/27/2014, Expiration Date: 05/27/2024, Cancellation Date: 09/17/2015, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E. Renner Road #b3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:
  • GRAFTON, 244 Worcester Street (Lat: 42.234028 Lon: -71.726389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 33.2 m, Overall height: 36.9 m, Call Sign: WQXA201,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19440.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/11/2016, Expiration Date: 01/11/2026, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • STATION, Grafton State Police Barracks (Lat: 42.211750 Lon: -71.688111), Overall height: 67.1 m, Call Sign: WCE899,
    Assigned Frequencies: 959.100 MHz, Grant Date: 06/30/2018, Expiration Date: 07/31/2028, Registrant: Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, Department Of Transportation, 10 Park Plaza Rm 7410, Boston, MA 02116, Phone: (857) 452-9600, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Grafton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: MISTERKA ROBERT M COZY 3 PLACE (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-320-E3D (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 342RM, N342RM, N-342RM, Serial Number: 446, Year manufactured: 1996, Airworthiness Date: 11/21/2006, Certificate Issue Date: 08/17/1998
    Registrant (Individual): Robert M Trustee Misterka, 11 Cheryl Dr, Grafton, MA 01519
  • Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 1-26C (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 58 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 5702S, N5702S, N-5702S, Serial Number: 380, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 04/15/1971, Certificate Issue Date: 09/13/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Scott B Lamont, 25 Trinity Ave, Grafton, MA 01519
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 75799, N75799, N-75799, Serial Number: 17267959, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 10/12/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 08/04/1997
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Peter M Allia, 9 Powerline Dr, Grafton, MA 01519, Other Owners: Kenneth A Poole
  • Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 1-35C (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 8100J, N8100J, N-8100J, Serial Number: 67, Certificate Issue Date: 07/20/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Scott B Lamont, 25 Trinity Ave, Grafton, MA 01519
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/19/1999
  • Aircraft: SAILPLANE HP-14 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 60 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 4400, N4400, N-4400, Serial Number: 57, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 08/10/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 07/13/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Scott B Lamont, 25 Trinity Ave, Grafton, MA 01519

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 22. The highest number of fires - 35 took place in 2007, and the least - 7 in 2014. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Grafton, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (67.3%), and Outside Fires (17.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Grafton, MA
    • 24767.3%Structure Fires
    • 6417.4%Outside Fires
    • 4913.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 71.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Grafton, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Grafton, MA
  • 48.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 42.5%Utility gas
  • 5.6%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Grafton, MA
  • 48.7%Utility gas
  • 32.5%Electricity
  • 14.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used


Grafton compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Grafton on our top lists:

  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: office supplies and stationery stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: farm supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in job corps and vocational training facilities (population 1,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: accountants and auditors (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: pharmacies and drug stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: mathematical science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: carpenters (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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