Grafton, North Dakota

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Population in 2017: 4,224 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.5%
 
Males: 2,025  (48.0%)
Females: 2,199  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

44.7 years
North Dakota median age:

35.4 years

Zip codes: 58237.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $59,389 (it was $33,231 in 2000)
Grafton:

$59,389
ND:

$61,843

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,886 (it was $16,644 in 2000)

Grafton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $165,908 (it was $58,200 in 2000)
Grafton:

$165,908
ND:

$194,700

Median gross rent in 2017: $547.

March 2019 cost of living index in Grafton: 77.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.0%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.1% for American Indian residents, 45.1% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Grafton, ND (2017)
    • 3,46378.7%White alone
    • 64814.7%Hispanic
    • 1693.8%American Indian alone
    • 912.1%Asian alone
    • 370.8%Two or more races
    • 10.02%Black alone

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



According to our research of North Dakota and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Grafton, North Dakota as of August 15, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Grafton is 552 to 1.


Crime rates in Grafton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(47.1)
1
(24.3)
1
(25.1)
2
(51.0)
2
(49.4)
2
(45.9)
5
(115.0)
2
(46.2)
5
(115.3)
5
(117.2)
3
(70.8)
2
(47.2)
1
(23.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.5)
1
(24.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(23.3)
4
(94.3)
5
(121.4)
5
(125.3)
1
(25.5)
5
(123.4)
10
(229.6)
16
(367.9)
15
(346.7)
6
(138.3)
12
(281.2)
10
(236.0)
6
(141.5)
7
(166.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
15
(350.2)
18
(424.2)
14
(340.0)
45
(1,128)
24
(611.6)
15
(370.2)
16
(367.3)
8
(184.0)
7
(161.8)
23
(530.3)
17
(398.4)
13
(306.8)
20
(471.7)
20
(474.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
113
(2,638)
96
(2,263)
84
(2,040)
111
(2,781)
82
(2,090)
73
(1,802)
74
(1,699)
114
(2,621)
86
(1,988)
90
(2,075)
103
(2,414)
96
(2,266)
70
(1,651)
71
(1,684)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(140.1)
8
(188.5)
10
(242.8)
8
(200.5)
8
(203.9)
9
(222.1)
7
(160.7)
9
(206.9)
4
(92.5)
8
(184.5)
11
(257.8)
4
(94.4)
9
(212.3)
7
(166.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(50.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.0)
1
(23.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)145.9191.8168.5251.3196.2187.3189.2299.8204.6254.8295.1223.5182.1166.0

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City-data.com crime index in Grafton, ND

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 10 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.13
North Dakota average:

2.25
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Ancestries: Norwegian (22.6%), American (14.4%), German (12.6%), Polish (5.3%), Czech (4.6%), Swedish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 826 feet

Land area: 3.44 square miles.

Population density: 1,227 people per square mile   (low).

Grafton, North Dakota map

189 residents are foreign born (1.6% Latin America, 1.1% North America).

This city:

4.3%
North Dakota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,481 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,480 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (110.5 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (309.1 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (656.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Nash, ND (2.5 miles),
Auburn, ND (2.5 miles),
Minto, ND (3.0 miles ),
Hoople, ND (3.6 miles ),
Forest River, ND (3.7 miles),
St. Thomas, ND (3.8 miles ),
Drayton, ND (3.8 miles ),
Ardoch, ND (3.9 miles)

Latitude: 48.42 N, Longitude: 97.41 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +605 (+13.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,484 (72.0%)

Area code: 701

Distribution of median household income in Grafton, ND in 2017
Distribution of house value in Grafton, ND in 2017

Grafton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $91,900
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $163,100
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $66,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $280,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $158,500
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $155,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $215,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $164,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $270,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $265,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $244,300
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $240,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $240,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $400,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Grafton, ND residents
Average permit cost in Grafton, ND
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
North Dakota:

3.0%
Historical population in Grafton, ND
Historical housing units in Grafton, ND
Most common industries in Grafton, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (20.3%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.3%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Social assistance (4.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.1%)
  • Construction (12.1%)
  • Health care (7.5%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (32.5%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Public administration (8.5%)
  • Social assistance (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Grafton, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Child care workers (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.2%)

Average climate in Grafton, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Grafton-area historical tornado activity is near North Dakota state average. It is 38% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/6/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.2 miles away from the Grafton city center caused $1 million in damages.

On 8/26/2007, a category F4 tornado 49.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 18 people and caused $50 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grafton-area historical earthquake activity is below North Dakota state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 683.5 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 200.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 196.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 305.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 183.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 498.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Walsh County (33) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 29
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 30, Storms: 16, Snows: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Grafton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Grafton:

  • FRIENDSHIP-412 (412 E 10TH ST)
  • REM ND INC-MANVEL (1575 MANVEL AVE)
  • REM ND INC-SUMMIT (730 SUMMIT AVE)
  • UNITY MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 164 W 13TH STREET)
  • LUTHERAN SUNSET HOME (333 EASTERN AVE)
  • STATE DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (701 WEST 6TH STREET)

Airports located in Grafton:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grafton:

  • University of North Dakota (about 38 miles; Grand Forks, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 61 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 109 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 112 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 112 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Bemidji State University (about 135 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 153 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)

Public high school in Grafton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Grafton:

See full list of schools located in Grafton

Library in Grafton:

  • CARNEGIE REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $116,066; Location: 49 WEST 7TH STREET; 50,637 books; 2,447 audio materials; 3,368 video materials; 7 state licensed databases; 38 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Student to teacher ratio in Grafton is 18 to 1

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Grafton: Western Plaza (A), Grafton Fire Station 2 (B), Grafton Fire Station 1 (C), Valley Ambulance and Rescue Service (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Grafton: Leistikow Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Heritage Village (Historical Places & Services; Highway 17 West).

Hotels: Super 8 Grafton ND (948 West 12th Street), Super Eight Motel (948 West 12th Street), Americinn - Grafton- Nd (1015 W 12th St), Leonard Motel and Video (Highway 17 West).

Court: Walsh County - District Court Clerk (600 Cooper Avenue).

Birthplace of: Barry Tallackson - Ice hockey player, Les Lear - NFL player and coach, Paula Winslowe - Actor.

Walsh 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 that have no violations reported:

  • GRAFTON CITY OF (Population served: 4,284, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • WALSH RURAL WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 2,600, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
North Dakota:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.4%
Whole state:

60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.4%
Whole state:

6.4%


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

People in group quarters in Grafton in 2010:

  • 142 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 94 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 18 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Grafton in 2000:

  • 177 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 98 people in nursing homes
  • 5 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

Banks with branches in Grafton (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Grafton Branch at 1038 Hill Ave, branch established on 1926/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Bremer Bank, National Association: Grafton Branch at 910 Hill Avenue, branch established on 1892/04/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $898.5 mil, Deposits: $707.2 mil, headquarters in Grand Forks, ND, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Otto Bremer Foundation
  • First United Bank: Grafton Branch at 1011 West 11th Street, branch established on 1998/09/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $148.3 mil, Deposits: $128.6 mil, headquarters in Park River, ND, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: First Holding Company Of Park River, Inc
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Grafton Branch at 735 Hill Avenue, branch established on 1883/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Choice Financial Group: at 645 Hill Avenue, branch established on 1906/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $593.8 mil, Deposits: $513.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Choice Financial Holdings, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Grafton:

Marital status in Grafton, ND
  • Never married: 31.1%
  • Now married: 46.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

For population 25 years and over in Grafton:

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
North Dakota average:

9.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Grafton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Grafton, ND (based on Walsh County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,31520
Catholic3,3209
Evangelical Protestant68411
Other11
None2,799-
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: 6
Here:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Walsh County:

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Walsh County:

8.17 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Walsh County:

14.52 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Walsh County:

8.3%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Walsh County:

28.4%
North Dakota:

27.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Walsh County:

13.6%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.9%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

41.8%
North Dakota:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Grafton:

28.8
North Dakota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Grafton:

24.2%
North Dakota:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Grafton:

11.6%
North Dakota:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
North Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
Grafton:

34.2%
North Dakota:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

51.8%
North Dakota:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Grafton:

75.4%
State:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Grafton, ND Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 9$37,736$50,3150$0
Financial Administration 6$22,578$45,1561$3,326
Streets and Highways 4$18,205$54,6152$471
Sewerage 4$9,103$27,3090$0
Water Supply 4$16,730$50,1900$0
Electric Power 4$24,148$72,4440$0
Other and Unallocable 3$11,357$45,4280$0
Police - Other 1$2,807$33,6840$0
Natural Resources 0$0 1$252
Fire - Other 0$0 2$730
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$886
Other Government Administration 0$0 12$10,384
Totals for Government 35$142,664$48,91319$16,049

Grafton government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $5,426,000 ($1284.56)
    Local Fire Protection: $953,000 ($225.62)
    Water Utilities: $900,000 ($213.07)
    Central Staff Services: $689,000 ($163.12)
    Housing and Community Development: $522,000 ($123.58)
    Regular Highways: $503,000 ($119.08)
    Sewerage: $396,000 ($93.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $322,000 ($76.23)
    Air Transportation: $123,000 ($29.12)
    General - Other: $105,000 ($24.86)
    Health - Other: $39,000 ($9.23)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $182,000 ($43.09)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,564,000 ($607.01)
    Water Utilities: $1,854,000 ($438.92)
    Sewerage: $292,000 ($69.13)
    Electric Utilities: $254,000 ($60.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,775,000 ($420.22)

Grafton government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $418,000 ($98.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $348,000 ($82.39)
    Other: $82,000 ($19.41)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $100,000 ($23.67)
    Fines and Forfeits: $55,000 ($13.02)
    Special Assessments: $24,000 ($5.68)
    Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($2.60)
    Sale of Property: $7,000 ($1.66)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $5,578,000 ($1320.55)
    Water Utilities: $1,060,000 ($250.95)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $807,000 ($191.05)
    Other: $675,000 ($159.80)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $954,000 ($225.85)
    Property: $949,000 ($224.67)
    Other License: $124,000 ($29.36)

Grafton government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,643,000 ($1809.42)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,346,000 ($1028.88)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,093,000 ($968.99)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $595,000 ($140.86)

Grafton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,951,000 ($461.88)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,121,000 ($1449.10)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $321,000 ($75.99)

5.14% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,928 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.14%
North Dakota average:

8.08%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Grand Forks County, ND  0.90% ($40,049 average AGI)
Businesses in Grafton, ND
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1Pizza Hut1
AmericInn1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Subway1
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Grafton:

  • KXPO (1340 AM; 1 kW; GRAFTON, ND; Owner: KGPC COMPANY)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KUND (1370 AM; 1 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • KKAQ (1460 AM; 3 kW; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grafton:

  • KAUJ (100.9 FM; GRAFTON, ND; Owner: KGPC COMPANY)
  • KYTZ (106.7 FM; WALHALLA, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAOC (105.1 FM; CAVALIER, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Grafton:

  • KGFE (Channel 2; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDAZ-TV (Channel 8; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KNRR (Channel 12; PEMBINA, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K58BP (Channel 58; GLASSTON, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)
Grafton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Grafton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 22Number of bridges
  • 98ft / 30.3mTotal length
  • $1,281,000Total costs
  • 18,551Total average daily traffic
  • 1,761Total average daily truck traffic
  • 18,916Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Grafton, ND - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 21920-1929
  • 21950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Grafton, ND
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Grafton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Grafton, ND)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 77 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Grafton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Grafton)

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 23. The highest number of reported fires - 54 took place in 2018, and the least - 12 in 2009. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Grafton, ND When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (46.8%), and Structure Fires (31.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Grafton, ND
    • 18046.8%Outside Fires
    • 12231.7%Structure Fires
    • 7619.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 71.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Grafton, ND
Most common first names in Grafton, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary6081.9 years
John4878.6 years
William3577.4 years
Henry3575.7 years
Joseph3075.7 years
Frank2981.3 years
Clara2685.6 years
Charles2673.3 years
George2677.8 years
Edward2476.0 years
Most common last names in Grafton, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6276.2 years
Anderson4175.6 years
Thompson2380.7 years
Lykken2184.8 years
Hanson2080.3 years
Larson2077.5 years
Nelson2079.6 years
Collette1781.5 years
Campbell1779.9 years
Olson1677.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Grafton, ND
  • 72.3%Utility gas
  • 22.8%Electricity
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Grafton, ND
  • 55.8%Electricity
  • 34.5%Utility gas
  • 3.5%No fuel used
  • 3.3%Other fuel
  • 2.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Grafton compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Grafton on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded (population 1,000+)"
  • #7 (58237) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Norwegian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
There are 10 pilots and 10 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Dale M. Collette (1)

Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2020.