Grafton, Nebraska

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Population in 2014: 121 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -20.4%
 
Males: 56  (46.4%)
Females: 65  (53.6%)
Median resident age:  34.7 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years

Zip code: 68365

Estimated median household income in 2016: $45,235 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Grafton:

$45,235
NE:

$56,927

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $19,219 (it was $16,348 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $39,371 (it was $20,600 in 2000)
Grafton:

$39,371
NE:

$148,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $83,222; Detached houses: $85,336; Mobile homes: $30,036

Median gross rent in 2016: $622.

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Grafton: 74.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (63.0%), Dutch (13.6%), American (4.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1874

Elevation: 1685 feet

Land area: 0.35 square miles.

Population density: 349 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Grafton:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grafton village:

  • Never married: 20.8%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 12.5%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Grafton, Nebraska as of December 10, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Grafton to the number of sex offenders is 153 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $538 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $642 (1.9%)

Grafton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (55.9 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (528.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lushton, NE (2.6 miles) , Fairmont, NE (2.6 miles ), Sutton, NE (2.8 miles ), Geneva, NE (3.0 miles ), McCool Junction, NE (3.2 miles ), Henderson, NE (3.4 miles ), Saronville, NE (3.5 miles) , Stockham, NE (3.7 miles) .

Latitude: 40.63 N, Longitude: 97.71 W

Area code: 402

Grafton household income distribution Grafton home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.6%
Nebraska:

2.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -27 (-15.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (36%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (36%)
  • Transportation occupations (31%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (3%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Material moving occupations (3%)
  • Sales and related occupations (29%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (18%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Average climate in Grafton, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Grafton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 127% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/25/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.3 miles away from the Grafton village center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 34.8 miles away from the village center killed 4 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grafton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 160.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 711.9 miles away from Grafton center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 262.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 424.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/20/2002 at 04:29:40, a magnitude 3.5 (3.3 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 77.1 miles away from Grafton center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fillmore County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Grafton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Grafton:

  • FAIRVIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FAIRMONT, NE)
  • SUTTON COMMUNITY HOME, INC. (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SUTTON, NE)
  • HERITAGE CROSSINGS (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GENEVA, NE)
  • HENDERSON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HENDERSON, NE)
  • HENDERSON HEALTH CARE SERVICES Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; HENDERSON, NE)
  • YORK GENERAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; YORK, NE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grafton:

  • Central Community College (about 39 miles; Grand Island, NE; Full-time enrollment: 4,159)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 55 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 58 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 59 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 73 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 100 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)
  • Northeast Community College (about 100 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)

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Notable locations in Grafton: Sutton Cooperative Grain Company Elevator (A), Grafton (B), Grafton Rural Fire District (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Grafton: Saint Helena Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Fillmore County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.3%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.0 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  56.5%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  6.5%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Grafton (2011 data):

  • Geneva State Bank: Grafton Branch at 245 North Washington Ave, branch established on 1902/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/23: Bank assets: $228.2 mil, Deposits: $168.3 mil, headquarters in Geneva, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Geneva State Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.5
Nebraska average:

11.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Grafton village (based on Fillmore County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,24711
Catholic1,4425
Evangelical Protestant7176
None1,484-
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: 5
Fillmore County:

8.30 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Fillmore County:

9.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

13.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Fillmore County:

28.3%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.2%
State:

12.9%
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 0$0 1$1,404
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$161
Water Supply 1$2,360$28,3200$0
Totals for Government 1$2,360$28,3206$1,565

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

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $115,000 ($950.41)
    Financial Administration: $89,000 ($735.54)
    General Public Buildings: $18,000 ($148.76)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $47,000 ($388.43)
    Financial Administration: $37,000 ($305.79)
    Regular Highways: $18,000 ($148.76)
    General Public Buildings: $7,000 ($57.85)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($16.53)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $13,000 ($107.44)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($82.64)
    General Public Building: $2,000 ($16.53)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $36,000 ($297.52)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $27,000 ($223.14)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($16.53)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,000 ($8.26)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $28,000 ($231.40)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($16.53)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $246,000 ($2033.06)
    Highways: $19,000 ($157.02)
    General Support: $1,000 ($8.26)
  • Tax - Property: $19,000 ($157.02)
    NEC: $16,000 ($132.23)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,000 ($16.53)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,000 ($16.53)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $82,000 ($677.69)

5.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,808 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
Nebraska average:

6.38%

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 Lancaster County, NE  0.80% ($21,895 average AGI)
from York County, NE  0.72% ($82,294)
from Adams County, NE  0.46% ($20,636)


4.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,708 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.78%
Nebraska average:

6.57%

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 Lancaster County, NE  1.31% ($22,484 average AGI)
to York County, NE  0.59% ($30,071)

Strongest AM radio stations in Grafton:

  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAWL (1370 AM; 1 kW; YORK, NE; Owner: PRAIRIE STATES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grafton:

  • KTMX (104.9 FM; YORK, NE; Owner: PRAIRIE STATES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHNE-FM (89.1 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KFGE (98.1 FM; MILFORD, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KRGY (97.3 FM; AURORA, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Grafton:

  • KHNE-TV (Channel 29; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KSNB-TV (Channel 4; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOLN (Channel 10; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
  • KTVG (Channel 17; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KHAS-TV (Channel 5; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: GREATER NEBRASKA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KHGI-TV (Channel 13; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF CENTRAL NEBRASKA, A CALIFORNIA LP)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Michael Umano, Randolph Avenue (Lat: 40.628778 Lon: -97.709056), Type: 60.9, Structure height: 31059 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: 7813191011, Kevin.Delaney@induscom.Com, 40 LONE STREET
  • Michael Umano, Randolph Avenue (Lat: 40.628778 Lon: -97.709056), Type: 60.9, Structure height: 31059 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: 7813191011, Kevin.Delaney@induscom.Com, 40 LONE STREET

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • S Side Of Rd 2 1/2 Mi W & 1 Mi N (Lat: 40.640833 Lon: -97.762000), Call Sign: WRS461
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.900 MHzGrant Date: 12/06/2014, Expiration Date: 02/26/2025Registrant: Platte Valley Communications, 3820 West Arch Ave, Grand Island, NE 68803, Phone: (308) 382-6212, Fax: (308) 384-1557, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N9LOU, Previous Call Sign: WB9UYI, Licensee ID: L00964250, Grant Date: 02/03/2015, Expiration Date: 01/29/2025, Certifier: Louis F Schulz, Registrant: Louis F Schulz, 1810 Road 7, Grafton, NE 68365

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

GRAFTON, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-02-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-02-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-09-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-03-2012), St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-09-2013 to MAR-17-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-26-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-26-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-01-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (23%)

Grafton compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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