Grafton, New Hampshire

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Population in 2010: 1,340.
Population change since 2000: +17.8%
 
Males: 698  (52.1%)
Females: 642  (47.9%)
Median resident age:

45.6 years
New Hampshire median age:

43.9 years

Zip codes: 03240.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $55,812 (it was $38,654 in 2000)
Grafton:

$55,812
NH:

$77,933

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $29,816 (it was $16,944 in 2000)

Grafton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $162,094 (it was $78,100 in 2000)
Grafton:

$162,094
NH:

$281,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $292,289; detached houses: $316,046; townhouses or other attached units: $329,072; in 2-unit structures: $387,545; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $189,964; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $282,884; mobile homes: $69,441
March 2019 cost of living index in Grafton: 102.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Grafton, NH (2010)
    • 1,28996.2%White alone
    • 211.6%Two or more races
    • 201.5%Hispanic
    • 50.4%Asian alone
    • 30.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.1%Black alone

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



According to our research of New Hampshire and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Grafton, New Hampshire as of December 05, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Grafton is 149 to 1.


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Ancestries: English (23.4%), French (20.1%), Irish (16.0%), German (9.8%), Scottish (7.1%), Scotch-Irish (6.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1778

Elevation: 841 feet

Land area: 41.8 square miles.

Population density: 32 people per square mile   (very low).

Grafton, New Hampshire map

29 residents are foreign born (1.1% Europe, 0.9% North America, 0.4% Oceania).

This town:

2.5%
New Hampshire:

4.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Grafton town:

2.2% ($1,701)
New Hampshire:

2.3% ($2,946)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Manchester, NH (48.4 miles , pop. 107,006).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (97.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (212.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Orange, NH (2.3 miles ),
Springfield, NH (2.5 miles ),
Danbury, NH (2.6 miles ),
Canaan, NH (2.7 miles ),
Grantham, NH (3.0 miles ),
Alexandria, NH (3.0 miles ),
Wilmot, NH (3.0 miles ),
Enfield, NH (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 43.57 N, Longitude: 71.97 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 603

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2006: 69 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $66,700
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $226,800
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $246,000
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $248,100
  • 2018: 2 buildings, average cost: $249,800
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $40,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Grafton, NH residents
Average permit cost in Grafton, NH
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.5%
New Hampshire:

3.5%
Unemployment by year
Most common industries in Grafton, NH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.5%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.1%)
  • Educational services (12.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Grafton, NH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.5%)
  • Registered nurses (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)

Average climate in Grafton, New Hampshire

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 57.4. This is better than average.

City:

57.4
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 4.62. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.62
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.34. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.34
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Grafton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New Hampshire state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1973, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.2 miles away from the Grafton town center .

On 7/9/1962, a category F2 tornado 24.6 miles away from the town center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grafton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Hampshire state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 107.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 121.2 miles away from the city 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 107.3 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 19.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 66.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 49.4 miles away from Grafton 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 Grafton County (32) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 16, Hurricanes: 3, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Grafton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Grafton:

  • LAKE SUNAPEE REGION VNA (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; NEW LONDON, NH)
  • NEW LONDON HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; NEW LONDON, NH)
  • NEW LONDON HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION INC (Hospital, about 12 miles away; NEW LONDON, NH)
  • WILLIAM CLOUGH ECU (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; NEW LONDON, NH)
  • NEWFOUND AREA NURSING ASSN (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; BRISTOL, NH)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE OF LEBANON (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; LEBANON, NH)

Heliports located in Grafton:

Amtrak station near Grafton:

  • 18 miles: WHITE RIVER JUNCTION (RAILROAD ROW) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grafton:

  • Dartmouth College (about 19 miles; Hanover, NH; Full-time enrollment: 6,030)
  • Plymouth State University (about 20 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,838)
  • NHTI-Concord's Community College (about 33 miles; Concord, NH; FT enrollment: 2,865)
  • Southern New Hampshire University (about 46 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 16,552)
  • Saint Anselm College (about 47 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 2,059)
  • Keene State College (about 48 miles; Keene, NH; FT enrollment: 5,098)
  • Mount Washington College (about 49 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 2,187)

Library in Grafton:

  • GRAFTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $6,407; Location: 26 LIBRARY ROAD; 6,006 books; 377 video materials; 5 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Grafton: Cardigan Station (A), Golden Valley Ranch (B), Grafton Volunteer Fire Department (C), Grafton Ambulance Association (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Cemetery: Prescott Hill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Hale Pond (A), Halfmoon Pond (B), Mud Pond (C), Tewksbury Pond (D), Three Thousand Acre Pond (E), Whitney Pond (F), Grafton Pond (G), Grants Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Smith Brook (A), Sanders Brook (B), Mill Brook (C), Manfeltree Brook (D), Hoyt Brook (E), Halfmoon Pond Brook (F), Brown Brook (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Grafton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
New Hampshire:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

66.0%
Whole state:

66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

9.8%
Whole state:

8.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

7.9%
Whole state:

6.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.5%
Whole state:

2.8%

For population 15 years and over in Grafton:

Marital status in Grafton, NH
  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 60.2%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

For population 25 years and over in Grafton:

  • High school or higher: 81.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
New Hampshire average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Grafton, NH (based on Grafton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,50312
Mainline Protestant7,83257
Evangelical Protestant1,49429
Other1,32011
None68,969-
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: 33
Grafton County:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Grafton County:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
Grafton County:

6.45 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 123
Here:

14.41 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

9.70 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.2%
New Hampshire:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Grafton County:

22.9%
New Hampshire:

24.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.9%
State:

15.9%

8.17% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($66,002 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.17%
New Hampshire average:

6.87%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($826 average AGI)
Grafton County:

0.07%
New Hampshire average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Windsor County, VT  0.55% ($72,721 average AGI)
from Merrimack County, NH  0.47% ($48,618)
from Sullivan County, NH  0.46% ($51,959)


8.38% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($61,823 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.38%
New Hampshire average:

6.70%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($751 average AGI)
Grafton County:

0.08%
New Hampshire average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Windsor County, VT  0.69% ($55,796 average AGI)
to Sullivan County, NH  0.56% ($52,584)
to Merrimack County, NH  0.51% ($55,968)

Strongest AM radio stations in Grafton:

  • WNTK (1020 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, NH; Owner: KOOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPNH (1300 AM; 5 kW; PLYMOUTH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZS (1350 AM; 5 kW; LACONIA, NH; Owner: GARY W. HAMMOND)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grafton:

  • WEVH (91.3 FM; HANOVER, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO INC)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WNTK-FM (99.7 FM; NEW LONDON, NH; Owner: SHEILA E. VINIKOOR)
  • WPNH-FM (100.1 FM; PLYMOUTH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WVRR (101.7 FM; NEWPORT, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRT (97.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXXK (100.5 FM; LEBANON, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGLV (91.7 FM; WOODSTOCK, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WHDQ-FM1 (106.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WNHI (93.3 FM; BELMONT, NH; Owner: CONCORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WSCS (90.9 FM; NEW LONDON, NH; Owner: COLBY-SAWYER COLLEGE)
  • WLKZ (104.9 FM; WOLFEBORO, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WMXR (93.9 FM; WOODSTOCK, VT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Grafton:

  • W15BK (Channel 15; HANOVER, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WVTA (Channel 41; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT ETV, INC.)

Grafton fatal accident list:

Dec 2, 2011 07:45 AM, Sr-4, Lat: 43.565361, Lon: -71.956397, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 14, 2004 07:55 AM, Sr-112, Us-118, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 16, 2003 09:30 PM, Blueberry Hill Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 2, 1994 10:00 PM, Route 4, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 1, 1992 11:00 PM, 21563, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 52ft / 15.8mTotal length
  • $50,272,000Total costs
  • 10,320Total average daily traffic
  • 636Total average daily truck traffic
  • 15,266Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic
New bridges in Grafton, NH - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 11970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Grafton, NH
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Grafton)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Grafton, NH
  • 48.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 25.6%Wood
  • 23.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Electricity
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Grafton, NH
  • 40.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 25.4%Wood
  • 22.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.5%Other fuel
  • 4.5%Electricity


Grafton compared to New Hampshire state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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.
There are 3 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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