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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 2012: $48,297 (it was $38,654 in 2000)
Grafton:

$48,297
NH:

$63,280
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,841

Grafton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $155,242 (it was $78,100 in 2000)
Grafton:

$155,242
NH:

$236,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $171,253; Detached houses: $196,026; Townhouses or other attached units: $128,627; In 2-unit structures: $148,416; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $74,208; Mobile homes: $95,866
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Grafton races chart
  • White alone - 1,289 (96.2%)
  • Two or more races - 21 (1.6%)
  • Hispanic - 20 (1.5%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Grafton: 182.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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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).

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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

For population 15 years and over in Grafton town:

  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 60.2%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

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

This town:  2.5%
New Hampshire:  5.1%



According to our research of New Hampshire and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Grafton, New Hampshire as of December 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Grafton to the number of sex offenders is 203 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Grafton town:  2.2% ($1,701)
New Hampshire:  2.3% ($2,946)
Grafton satellite photo by USGS

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+: New York, NY (222.1 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 69 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $66,700

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.57 N, Longitude: 71.97 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 603

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.2%
New Hampshire:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)

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Average climate in Grafton, New Hampshire

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Tornado activity:

Grafton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New Hampshire state average. It is 41% 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 slightly below New Hampshire state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 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
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 52.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 86.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 26.3 miles away from Grafton center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 84.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grafton County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Grafton:

  • LAKE SUNAPEE REGION VNA (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; NEW LONDON, NH)
  • NEW LONDON HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 12 miles away; NEW LONDON, NH)
  • NEW LONDON HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION INC (Hospital, about 12 miles away; NEW LONDON, NH)

Political contributions by individuals in Grafton, 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: 5,813)
  • Plymouth State University (about 20 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)
  • NHTI-Concord's Community College (about 33 miles; Concord, NH; FT enrollment: 2,162)
  • Southern New Hampshire University (about 46 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • Keene State College (about 48 miles; Keene, NH; FT enrollment: 4,898)
  • Hesser College (about 49 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 2,870)
  • Norwich University (about 52 miles; Northfield, VT; FT enrollment: 3,269)

Library in Grafton:

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

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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
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 24.1. This is better than average.
City:

24.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.48. This is significantly better than average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
City:

6.48
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 4.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.62
U.S.:

3.90
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 11.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.8
U.S.:

24.6


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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Grafton, NH

Grafton compared to New Hampshire state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (47%)
  • Wood (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • Electricity (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Grafton town (based on Grafton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.98%
Here31.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents52.1%13.3%8.5%6.2%5.7%
Congregations14.7%21.1%17.9%7.4%10.5%
NameJewishLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents3.3%2.9%2.0%1.6%4.4%
Congregations2.1%2.1%2.1%8.4%13.7%
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: 33
Grafton County:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

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

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.
State:

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

14.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.70 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

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%

9.40% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($49,840 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.40%
New Hampshire average:

7.57%

0.56% of residents moved from foreign countries ($563 average AGI)
Grafton County:

0.56%
New Hampshire average:

0.13%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Windsor County, VT  0.67% ($47,938 average AGI)
from Sullivan County, NH  0.56% ($33,270)
from Merrimack County, NH  0.52% ($35,301)


9.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($43,875 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.05%
New Hampshire average:

7.49%

0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($384 average AGI)
Grafton County:

0.16%
New Hampshire average:

0.08%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Windsor County, VT  0.68% ($38,138 average AGI)
to Sullivan County, NH  0.67% ($48,389)
to Merrimack County, NH  0.53% ($35,472)

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: 43.56536111, Lon: -71.95639722, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 14, 2004 07:55 AM, Sr-112, Us-118, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 16, 2003 09:30 PM, Blueberry Hill Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 2, 1994 10:00 PM, Route 4, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 27
Total length: 22 meters (72ft)
Total costs: $65,000,000
Total average daily traffic: 13,600
Total average daily truck traffic: 807

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 5
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 5
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 3
  • 2010-2012: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Grafton, NH

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Grafton)

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