Grafton, West Virginia Population 2024

4,458

Grafton is a city located in Marion County and Taylor County West Virginia. Grafton has a 2024 population of 4,458. Grafton is currently declining at a rate of -1.44% annually and its population has decreased by -5.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,718 in 2020.

The average household income in Grafton is $52,541 with a poverty rate of 27.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Grafton is 39.2 years, 37.1 years for males, and 42.6 years for females.

Grafton Demographics

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

  • White: 96.07%
  • Two or more races: 3.63%
  • Asian: 0.28%
  • Black or African American: 0.02%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,213.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.51% (-260)
The current population of Grafton, West Virginia is 4,458 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,718.

Grafton, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,52696.07%
Two or more races1713.63%
Asian130.28%
Black or African American10.02%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Grafton Population by Race

Grafton Population Pyramid 2024

Grafton Median Age

39.2

Total

37.1

Male

42.6

Female

Grafton Adults

There are 3,625 adults, (728 of whom are seniors) in Grafton.

Grafton Age Dependency

62.6

Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Grafton Sex Ratio

Female2,28548.5%
Male2,42651.5%

Grafton Population by Age

Grafton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,8972.4478.321.7
Married7373.0997.42.6
Non Family6991.2259.540.5
Female2572.5773.926.1
Male2044.1579.420.6

2.98

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

78.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Grafton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade962.99%
9th to 12th Grade33910.54%
High School Graduate1,43144.5%
Some College53216.54%
Associates Degree38211.88%
Bachelors Degree34410.7%
Graduate Degree922.86%

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
White3,1102,699399
2+ Races848237
Hispanic1570
Asian1300
Black100

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 97.62%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 44.05%.

Grafton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$29,222$29,555$29,141
Less Than 9th Grade$19,444$0$28,571
High School Graduate$29,987$34,281$27,333
Some College$27,935$12,371$28,734
Bachelors Degree$42,356$42,772$0
Graduate Degree$52,800$0$53,400

$29,222

Average Earnings

$29,555

Average Male

$29,141

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

99.71% of Grafton residents speak only English, while 0.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.29% of the population.

Grafton Language

Grafton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,4231,17726.61%
Multiple1705934.71%
Hispanic3333100%
Black11100%

27.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.04%

Male Poverty Rate

24.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Grafton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Grafton is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Grafton is White, with 26.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.62%.

Grafton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.49%
Some College19.58%
High School19.54%
Bachelors or Greater4.36%

Grafton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed58.16%
Female Unemployed20.93%
Male Employed14.08%
Female Employed13.46%

Grafton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Grafton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$38,934$52,541
Families$46,386$62,537
Married Families$63,534$-999,999,999
Non Families$22,365$30,572

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Grafton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.5%

Male Marriage Rate

44.0%

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 Over 65, 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

328

Number of Veterans

309

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam153
Second Gulf War44
Korea31
First Gulf War3
World War II0

Grafton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+121
35 to 5474
65 to 7469
18 to 3444
55 to 6420

Grafton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3269.3%
2+ Races22.38%

Grafton Veterans by Race

Grafton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

18.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Grafton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.6%

Labor Force Participation

49.7%

Employment Rate

11.3%

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

74.57%

Born in Grafton

99.72%

Native Born

0.28%

Foreign Born

0.28%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.72% of Grafton residents were born in the United States, with 74.57% having been born in West Virginia. 0.28% 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
20294,133-65-1.55%
20284,198-65-1.52%
20274,263-65-1.5%
20264,328-65-1.48%
20254,393-65-1.46%
20244,458-65-1.44%
20234,523-65-1.42%
20224,588-59-1.27%
20214,647-71-1.5%
20204,718-265-5.32%
20194,983-49-0.97%
20185,032-40-0.79%
20175,072-32-0.63%
20165,104-2-0.04%
20155,106-61-1.18%
20145,167260.51%
20135,141-7-0.14%
20125,14800%
20115,148-2-0.04%
20105,150-339-6.18%
20005,489-35-0.63%
19905,524-1,321-19.3%
19806,8454126.4%
19706,43364211.09%
19605,791-1,574-21.37%
19507,365-66-0.89%
19407,431-306-3.96%
19307,737-780-9.16%
19208,51795412.61%
19107,5631,91333.86%
19005,6502,49178.85%
18903,1591294.26%
18803,03000%
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Grafton Population by Year