Grafton, Massachusetts Population 2024

19,837

Grafton is a city located in Worcester County Massachusetts. Grafton has a 2024 population of 19,837. Grafton is currently growing at a rate of 0.06% annually and its population has increased by 1% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,641 in 2020.

The average household income in Grafton is $143,658 with a poverty rate of 6.21%. The median age in Grafton is 39.9 years: 39.4 years for males, and 41.3 years for females.

Grafton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Grafton was:

  • White: 79.74%
  • Two or more races: 8.63%
  • Asian: 8.23%
  • Black or African American: 1.74%
  • Other race: 1.34%
  • Native American: 0.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
22.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
869.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1% (196)
The current population of Grafton, Massachusetts is 19,837 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 19,641.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15,66979.74%
Two or more races1,6968.63%
Asian1,6178.23%
Black or African American3411.74%
Other race2631.34%
Native American640.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Grafton Population by Race

Grafton Population Pyramid 2024

Grafton Median Age

39.9

Total

39.4

Male

41.3

Female

Grafton Adults

There are 15,210 adults, (2,644 of whom are seniors) in Grafton.

Grafton Age Dependency

56.4

Age Dependency Ratio

21

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Grafton Sex Ratio

Female9,81049.92%
Male9,84050.08%

Grafton Population by Age

Grafton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,5732.5572.727.3
Married4,3753.1985.914.1
Non Family2,4351.2450.949.1
Female6233.0962.137.9
Male1403.2187.112.9

3.13

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

72.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Grafton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade3572.64%
Associates Degree9867.28%
Bachelors Degree4,06530.01%
Graduate Degree3,18423.5%
High School Graduate2,94421.73%
Less Than 9th Grade1981.46%
Some College1,81313.38%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Grafton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Grafton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White11,03310,6985,754
Asian1,1141,029803
2+ Races691630362
Hispanic543445191
Black21017388
Other Race201176105
Native American373726

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 72.08%.

Grafton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$76,812$103,253$63,333
Graduate Degree$117,089$138,625$96,290
High School Graduate$47,567$57,415$31,731
Less Than 9th Grade$31,932$36,500$26,887
Overall$71,780$92,892$53,471
Some College$54,157$77,300$41,064

$71,780

Average Earnings

$92,892

Average Male

$53,471

Average Female

Grafton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Grafton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Grafton Language

84.03% of Grafton residents speak only English, while 15.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.44% of the population.

Grafton Language

Grafton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White15,1227755.12%
Hispanic1,21230525.17%
Multiple1,69627616.27%
Asian1,616875.38%
Black3404112.06%
Other24941.61%

6.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.19%

Male Poverty Rate

7.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Grafton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Grafton is Hispanic, with 25.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Grafton is Other, with 1.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.18%.

Grafton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.91%
High School9.78%
Bachelors or Greater3.64%
Some College3.58%

Grafton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed29.4%
Female Unemployed12.97%
Female Employed3.02%
Male Employed0.4%

Grafton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Grafton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$150,533$174,047
Households$118,252$143,658
Married Families$170,593$-999,999,999
Non Families$56,058$73,284

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Grafton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.7%

Male Marriage Rate

53.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Grafton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Grafton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Grafton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Grafton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

744

Number of Veterans

682

Male Veterans

62

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Korea173
Vietnam141
Second Gulf War125
First Gulf War98
World War II15

Grafton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+269
55 to 64199
35 to 54122
65 to 74103
18 to 3451

Grafton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White7175.73%
Other Race178.13%
Hispanic172.14%
2+ Races60.66%
Asian40.32%

Grafton Veterans by Race

Grafton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

19.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Grafton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.2%

Labor Force Participation

67.6%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Grafton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Grafton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Grafton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

66.91%

Born in Grafton

90.08%

Native Born

9.92%

Foreign Born

3.19%

Non Citizen

6.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.08% of Grafton residents were born in the United States, with 66.91% having been born in Massachusetts. 3.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Grafton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202919,892110.06%
202819,881110.06%
202719,870110.06%
202619,859110.06%
202519,848110.06%
202419,837110.06%
202319,826110.06%
202219,815110.06%
202119,8041630.83%
202019,6415452.85%
201919,096150.08%
201819,081820.43%
201718,9991190.63%
201618,8801120.6%
201518,7681390.75%
201418,6292061.12%
201318,4231170.64%
201218,3061670.92%
201118,1391040.58%
201018,03500%

Grafton Population by Year