Grafton, West Virginia

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Population in 2013: 5,182 (93% urban, 7% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.6%
 
Males: 2,649  (51.1%)
Females: 2,533  (48.9%)
Median resident age:  41.7 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 26354.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,084 (it was $21,981 in 2000)
Grafton:

$29,084
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,378 (it was $11,616 in 2000)

Grafton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $72,953 (it was $45,200 in 2000)
Grafton:

$72,953
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $68,714; Detached houses: $69,272; Townhouses or other attached units: $72,351; Mobile homes: $35,876

Median gross rent in 2012: $300.

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Grafton races chart
  • White alone - 5,007 (96.2%)
  • Black alone - 87 (1.7%)
  • Hispanic - 43 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 26 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 18 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 9 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Grafton: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (17.1%), Irish (15.0%), United States (12.2%), English (10.3%), Italian (4.6%), Polish (4.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1100 feet

Land area: 3.68 square miles.

Population density: 1,408 people per square mile   (low).

Grafton,WV real estate house value index trend

Grafton, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Grafton:

  • High school or higher: 83.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grafton city:

  • Never married: 31.9%
  • Now married: 39.4%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

23 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.4%
West Virginia:  1.4%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 34 registered sex offenders living in Grafton, West Virginia as of April 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Grafton to the number of sex offenders is 152 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $375 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $458 (0.7%)

Grafton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (76.1 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (263.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Flemington, WV (2.8 miles ), Hepzibah, WV (2.8 miles ), Galloway, WV (3.1 miles) , Newburg, WV (3.1 miles ), Pleasant Valley, WV (3.2 miles ), Whitehall, WV (3.2 miles ), Fairmont, WV (3.4 miles ), Middletown district, WV (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $32,700
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $55,900
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $58,800
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $45,500
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $43,700
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $65,300
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $45,200
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $102,700
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $71,500
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $61,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $64,100
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $202,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $99,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.34 N, Longitude: 80.02 W

Area code: 304

Grafton household income distribution Grafton home values distribution

Crime rates in Grafton by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008
Murders 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 1100000
per 100,000 18.318.30.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 7412550
per 100,000 128.073.118.537.392.793.10.0
Burglaries 459152265
per 100,000 73.191.4166.9279.5407.9111.794.5
Thefts 43292112162213
per 100,000 786.2530.2389.3223.6296.7409.5245.7
Auto thefts 4522222
per 100,000 73.191.437.137.337.137.237.8
Arson 2100000
per 100,000 36.618.30.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 315.9) 76.357.135.240.464.247.520.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Grafton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 7 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.16
West Virginia average:

1.91
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.7%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -247 (-4.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (23%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (43%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in Grafton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Grafton, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Grafton-area historical tornado activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.5 miles away from the Grafton city center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/7/1967, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.3 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grafton-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 150.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 167.4 miles away from Grafton center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 225.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 166.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 222.3 miles away from Grafton center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 184.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Taylor County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Landslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Grafton topographic map

Birthplace of: Bill Stewart (American football) - Football player and coach, William Jaco - Mathematician.

Hospitals and medical centers in Grafton:

  • GRAFTON CITY HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 1 HOSPITAL PLAZA)
  • GRAFTON TAYLOR CO HEALTH DEPARTMENT HOME HEALTH (718 W MAIN STREET)
  • GRAFTON CITY HOSPITAL (500 MARKET STREET)
  • ROSEWOOD CENTER (8 ROSE STREET)

Heliports located in Grafton:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grafton:

  • Fairmont State University (about 13 miles; Fairmont, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,714)
  • West Virginia University (about 21 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 27,429)
  • Waynesburg University (about 40 miles; Waynesburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 51 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,773)
  • Frostburg State University (about 62 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • West Liberty University (about 65 miles; West Liberty, WV; FT enrollment: 2,728)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 67 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 4,669)

Public high school in Grafton:

Private high school in Grafton:

  • FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 11; Location: 1100 W MAIN ST; Grades: 5 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Grafton:

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Library in Grafton:

  • TAYLOR COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $167,663; Location: 200 BEECH ST.; 35,745 books; 1,005 audio materials; 893 video materials; 12 state licensed databases; 85 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Wesley Chapel Methodist Church

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Notable locations in Grafton: Parkersburg Junction (A), Grafton City Hall (B), Taylor County Courthouse (C), Taylor County Public Library (D), Grafton Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Harmon Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Grafton include: Andrews Methodist Church (A), Blueville United Methodist Church (B), Church of the Covenant (C), Fetterman United Methodist Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), First Christian Church (F), First Grace Brethren Church (G), Grafton Seventh Day Adventist Church (H), Saint Augustine Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bluemont Cemetery (1), Grafton Cemetery (2), Grafton National Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Three Fork Creek (A), Berkeley Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Grafton: Grafton Downtown Commerical Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Anna Jarvis Birth Place Museum (Route 119/250 S), Thunder On the Tygart Foundation Inc (Museums; Webster), Mother's Day Shrine (11 East Main Street), Taylor County Development Authority (222 West Main St).

Hotels: Grafton Motel (USRoute 50), Crislip Motor Lodge (Us Route 50).

Courts: Taylor County Clerk Of County Court (214 West Main Street), Taylor County - Magistrates Court (214 West Main Street).

Taylor 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 77.1. This is about average.

City:

77.1
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.97. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.97
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 24.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.93. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.93
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00478. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00478
U.S.:

0.01468

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

GRAFTON CITY OF (Address: 1 WEST MAIN STREET , Population served: 6,445, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-30-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
MOUNTAIN VIEW WATER ASSOC (Address: 4600 Beverly Pike , Population served: 1,941, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-30-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2013)

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

  • HAYMOND PSD (Population served: 2,500, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • TAYLOR COUNTY PSD (Population served: 1,367, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.2%
(26.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 35.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.9%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.7%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
138 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

People in group quarters in Grafton in 2000:

  • 145 people in nursing homes
  • 26 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Grafton, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Grafton compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Banks with branches in Grafton (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Grafton Wv Branch at 7 Harman Center, branch established on 1966/07/06. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • First Community Bank: Grafton Branch at West Main Street, branch established on 1873/10/01. Info updated 2011/07/12: Bank assets: $2,144.1 mil, Deposits: $1,561.3 mil, headquarters in Bluefield, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Grafton city (based on Taylor County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.79%
Here: 32.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USACatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents34.8%20.5%10.5%8.1%5.9%
Congregations39.5%16.3%2.3%2.3%4.7%
NameAssemblies of GodChurches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Salvation ArmyOther
Adherents3.6%2.8%2.8%2.5%8.4%
Congregations4.7%4.7%2.3%2.3%20.9%
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: 2
Taylor County:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Taylor County:

3.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.0%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Taylor County:

29.6%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.8%
State:

13.1%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$6,307$18,9210$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$3,899
Police Protection - Officers 6$17,798$35,5960$0
Firefighters 6$14,189$28,3780$0
Streets and Highways 6$19,947$39,8940$0
Solid Waste Management 4$10,130$30,3900$0
Sewerage 8$18,154$27,2310$0
Water Supply 8$15,901$23,8520$0
Totals for Government 42$102,426$29,2656$3,899

Grafton government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $193,000 ($37.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $112,000 ($21.61)
    General - Other: $23,000 ($4.44)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $862,000 ($166.35)
    Sewerage: $702,000 ($135.47)
    Regular Highways: $286,000 ($55.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $277,000 ($53.45)
    Police Protection: $274,000 ($52.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $242,000 ($46.70)
    General Public Buildings: $149,000 ($28.75)
    General - Other: $126,000 ($24.31)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $118,000 ($22.77)
    Housing and Community Development: $86,000 ($16.60)
    Parks and Recreation: $84,000 ($16.21)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $76,000 ($14.67)
    Financial Administration: $58,000 ($11.19)
    Central Staff Services: $40,000 ($7.72)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $15,000 ($2.89)
    Health - Other: $6,000 ($1.16)
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000 ($0.19)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $76,000 ($14.67)
    Benefit Payments: $67,000 ($12.93)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $4,000,000 ($771.90)
    Water Utilities: $98,000 ($18.91)
    General Public Building: $82,000 ($15.82)
    Regular Highways: $20,000 ($3.86)
    Local Fire Protection: $20,000 ($3.86)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($0.96)
    Parking Facilities: $4,000 ($0.77)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($0.19)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $930,000 ($179.47)

Grafton government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $864,000 ($166.73)
    All Other: $378,000 ($72.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $233,000 ($44.96)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $66,000 ($12.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $37,000 ($7.14)
    Parking Facilities: $4,000 ($0.77)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $54,000 ($10.42)
    From Parent Local Government: $31,000 ($5.98)
    Local Employee Contribution: $11,000 ($2.12)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $5,000 ($0.96)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $142,000 ($27.40)
    Interest Earnings: $49,000 ($9.46)
    Fines and Forfeits: $42,000 ($8.10)
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000 ($0.58)
    Rents: $3,000 ($0.58)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $906,000 ($174.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $2,152,000 ($415.28)
    All Other: $74,000 ($14.28)
    General Local Government Support: $28,000 ($5.40)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License, NEC: $825,000 ($159.20)
    Property: $378,000 ($72.94)
    Public Utilities Sales: $28,000 ($5.40)
    Other License: $26,000 ($5.02)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $21,000 ($4.05)
    Other Selective Sales: $8,000 ($1.54)

Grafton government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,496,000 ($481.67)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,443,000 ($471.44)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $395,000 ($76.23)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $285,000 ($55.00)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $110,000 ($21.23)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $53,000 ($10.23)

Grafton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $464,000 ($89.54)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $721,000 ($139.14)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $285,000 ($55.00)

5.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,947 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
West Virginia average:

5.16%

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 Harrison County, WV  0.98% ($36,345 average AGI)
from Marion County, WV  0.96% ($30,175)
from Monongalia County, WV  0.83% ($36,714)


5.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,280 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

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 Harrison County, WV  1.13% ($26,806 average AGI)
to Marion County, WV  0.76% ($23,089)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.63% ($33,486)

Strongest AM radio stations in Grafton:

  • WTBZ (1260 AM; 1 kW; GRAFTON, WV; Owner: APPALACHIAN RADIO LLC)
  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAJR (1440 AM; 5 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBUC (1460 AM; 5 kW; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WTCS (1490 AM; 1 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FAIRMONT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCLG (1300 AM; 3 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: BOWERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WPDX (750 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WOBG (1400 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WXKX (1340 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grafton:

  • WDKL (95.9 FM; GRAFTON, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WKKW (97.9 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: DESCENDANTS TRUST, LAUREN M.KELLEY, TRUSTEE)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WKJL (88.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WZWA (90.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGYE (102.7 FM; MANNINGTON, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WDCI (104.1 FM; BRIDGEPORT, WV; Owner: WDCI RADIO, INC)
  • W220BZ (91.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WGIE (92.7 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WBVQ (93.1 FM; BARRACKVILLE, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WAJR-FM (103.3 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF SALEM)
  • WKMM (96.7 FM; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: MARPAT CORPORATION)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WBHZ (91.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WPDX-FM (104.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRLF (94.3 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FAIRMONT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVAQ (101.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WRIJ (106.9 FM; MASONTOWN, PA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE INC.)
  • WOBG-FM (105.7 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WWLW (106.5 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CLARKSBURG)

TV broadcast stations around Grafton:

  • WVFX (Channel 46; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION CLARKSBURG, LLC)
  • WBOY-TV (Channel 12; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WDTV (Channel 5; WESTON, WV; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNPB-TV (Channel 24; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Grafton, West Virginia:
  • Fatal accident count: 18
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 25
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 18
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 40
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
West Virginia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 59
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 87
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 19
  • Fatalities: 65
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 150
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 6
See more detailed statistics of Grafton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 122 meters (400ft)
Total costs: $3,336,000
Total average daily traffic: 22,560
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,504

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 44
  • Hazardous Condition: 28
  • Service Call: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 14

Incident types - Grafton

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Grafton, WV
Most common first names in Grafton, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary13177.2 years
Charles10473.3 years
John10172.7 years
James8669.6 years
William8674.6 years
Robert7473.1 years
George4777.0 years
Margaret4277.6 years
Ruth3880.4 years
Paul3569.6 years
Most common last names in Grafton, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Mayle6272.2 years
Poling5368.4 years
Bolyard4476.0 years
Miller4077.0 years
Knotts3373.2 years
Wolfe3372.6 years
Smith3176.7 years
Mcdaniel3079.9 years
Tucker2879.0 years
Robinson2875.1 years
Businesses in Grafton, WV
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Burger King1McDonald's1
Circle K1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul1
Ford1U.S. Cellular1
H&R Block1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
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