Grafton, West Virginia

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Population in 2019: 4,982 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.2%
 
Males: 2,417  (48.5%)
Females: 2,565  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

44.8 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years

Zip codes: 26354.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $38,643 (it was $21,981 in 2000)
Grafton:

$38,643
WV:

$48,850

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,649 (it was $11,616 in 2000)

Grafton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $81,782 (it was $45,200 in 2000)
Grafton:

$81,782
WV:

$124,600

Median gross rent in 2019: $552.

March 2019 cost of living index in Grafton: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 23.5%
(23.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Grafton, WV (2019)
    • 4,67293.6%White alone
    • 811.6%Two or more races
    • 771.5%Other race alone
    • 511.0%Asian alone
    • 521.0%Hispanic
    • 380.8%Black alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 40 registered sex offenders living in Grafton, West Virginia as of June 22, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Grafton is 128 to 1.


Crime rates in Grafton by year

Type

2007

2008

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.4)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
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)
5
(93.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(57.9)
0
(0.0)
4
(76.8)
2
(38.9)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
6
(111.7)
5
(94.5)
2
(38.6)
1
(19.3)
2
(38.4)
2
(38.9)
1
(19.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
22
(409.5)
13
(245.7)
7
(135.1)
7
(134.9)
3
(57.6)
3
(58.3)
7
(136.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(37.2)
2
(37.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index45.819.519.745.320.328.46.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Grafton, WV

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 9 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
West Virginia average:

2.29
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Ancestries: German (18.5%), American (17.2%), English (9.2%), Irish (6.8%), Italian (5.4%), European (5.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1100 feet

Land area: 3.68 square miles.

Population density: 1,353 people per square mile   (low).

Grafton, West Virginia map

71 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
West Virginia:

1.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $524 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $400 (0.5%)

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 )

Latitude: 39.34 N, Longitude: 80.02 W

Area code: 304

Distribution of median household income in Grafton, WV in 2019
Distribution of house value in Grafton, WV in 2019
Grafton satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $181,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $169,700
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2019: 3 buildings, average cost: $165,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Grafton, WV residents
Average permit cost in Grafton, WV
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.0%
West Virginia:

5.7%
Historical population in Grafton, WV
Historical housing units in Grafton, WV
Most common industries in Grafton, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (17.3%)
  • Educational services (11.0%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (11.2%)
  • Construction (9.9%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.3%)
  • Rail transportation (4.0%)
  • Utilities (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (27.7%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Public administration (9.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Grafton, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (11.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.7%)
  • Registered nurses (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.4%)

Average climate in Grafton, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Grafton, West Virginia average temperatures Grafton, West Virginia average precipitation Grafton, West Virginia humidity Grafton, West Virginia wind speed Grafton, West Virginia snowfall Grafton, West Virginia sunshine Grafton, West Virginia clear and cloudy days

Grafton, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 39.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

39.9
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.33. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.33
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

33.3
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2014 was 0.00291. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00291
U.S.:

0.00984

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 significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 40% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 149.9 miles away from Grafton center
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) 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 the city 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 Grafton center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 206.7 miles away from Grafton center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 147.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Taylor County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Grafton topographic map

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 schools in Grafton:

  • GRAFTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 733, Location: 400 RIVERSIDE DR, Grades: 9-12)
  • TAYLOR COUNTY VOCATIONAL CENTER (Location: 115 LUBY ST, Grades: PK-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

Points of interest:

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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).

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

Taylor County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Grafton:

Marital status in Grafton, WV
  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 46.1%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 17.9%

For population 25 years and over in Grafton:

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
West Virginia average:

11.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Grafton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Grafton, WV (based on Taylor County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,97530
Evangelical Protestant1,47814
Catholic3951
Other-1
None12,047-
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: 2
Taylor County:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Taylor County:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

3.11 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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:
Here:

11.0%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Taylor County:

29.6%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Taylor County:

10.8%
State:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

54.4%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Grafton:

52.5%
State:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.4
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Grafton:

20.5%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.4%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Grafton:

7.0
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
Grafton:

35.0%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

60.2%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Grafton:

78.1%
State:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Grafton, WV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 8$16,917$25,3760$0
Sewerage 8$19,316$28,9740$0
Streets and Highways 6$21,221$42,4420$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$18,935$37,8700$0
Firefighters 6$15,094$30,1880$0
Solid Waste Management 4$10,776$32,3280$0
Financial Administration 4$6,709$20,1270$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 11$7,687
Totals for Government 42$108,968$31,13411$7,687

Grafton government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $18,651,000 ($3743.68)
    Sewerage: $923,000 ($185.27)
    Water Utilities: $891,000 ($178.84)
    Regular Highways: $522,000 ($104.78)
    Police Protection: $507,000 ($101.77)
    Local Fire Protection: $373,000 ($74.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $312,000 ($62.63)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $209,000 ($41.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $131,000 ($26.29)
    General Public Buildings: $117,000 ($23.48)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $92,000 ($18.47)
    Financial Administration: $89,000 ($17.86)
    Central Staff Services: $65,000 ($13.05)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $52,000 ($10.44)
    General - Other: $25,000 ($5.02)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $244,000 ($48.98)
    Water Utilities: $163,000 ($32.72)
    Sewerage: $75,000 ($15.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $47,000 ($9.43)
    General Public Building: $11,000 ($2.21)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($1.41)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($0.20)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($0.20)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.20)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,093,000 ($219.39)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $159,000 ($31.91)

Grafton government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $18,376,000 ($3688.48)
    Sewerage: $1,570,000 ($315.13)
    Other: $411,000 ($82.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $343,000 ($68.85)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $118,000 ($23.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $47,000 ($9.43)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $95,000 ($19.07)
    Fines and Forfeits: $30,000 ($6.02)
    General Revenue - Other: $21,000 ($4.22)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($1.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,570,000 ($315.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $61,000 ($12.24)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $826,000 ($165.80)
    Property: $561,000 ($112.61)
    Public Utilities Sales: $35,000 ($7.03)
    Other Selective Sales: $34,000 ($6.82)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $34,000 ($6.82)
    Other License: $26,000 ($5.22)

Grafton government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,267,000 ($1057.21)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,995,000 ($1002.61)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $272,000 ($54.60)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $226,000 ($45.36)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $205,000 ($41.15)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $21,000 ($4.22)

Grafton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $998,000 ($200.32)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,268,000 ($455.24)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $205,000 ($41.15)

5.52% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,215 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Harrison County, WV  1.54% ($44,495 average AGI)
to Marion County, WV  1.19% ($42,616)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.71% ($35,614)
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

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)
Grafton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Grafton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 35Number of bridges
  • 433ft / 132mTotal length
  • $2,493,000Total costs
  • 62,485Total average daily traffic
  • 4,249Total average daily truck traffic
  • 72,913Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Grafton, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 31920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 112000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Grafton, WV

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 56. The highest number of fires - 79 took place in 2014, and the least - 6 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Grafton, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (54.6%), and Outside Fires (27.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Grafton, WV
    • 51654.6%Structure Fires
    • 25727.2%Outside Fires
    • 14915.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 232.4%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Grafton, WV
  • 76.2%Utility gas
  • 17.4%Electricity
  • 2.1%Wood
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Grafton, WV
  • 67.2%Utility gas
  • 32.8%Electricity


Grafton compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Grafton on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest city-data.com crime index (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 100 safest cities (lowest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 5,000+"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: construction and extraction occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of assaults per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2002 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest city-data.com crime index per police officer (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
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