Grifton, North Carolina Population 2024

2,527

Grifton is a city located in Craven County, Greene County, Lenoir County, and Pitt County North Carolina. Grifton has a 2024 population of 2,527. Grifton is currently growing at a rate of 0.8% annually and its population has increased by 3.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,447 in 2020.

The average household income in Grifton is $52,948 with a poverty rate of 27.82%. The median age in Grifton is 35.9 years: 31.1 years for males, and 49 years for females.

Grifton Demographics

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

  • White: 45.7%
  • Black or African American: 43.12%
  • Other race: 9.27%
  • Two or more races: 1.01%
  • Native American: 0.9%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
942.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.27% (80)
The current population of Grifton, North Carolina is 2,527 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,447.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,22345.7%
Black or African American1,15443.12%
Other race2489.27%
Two or more races271.01%
Native American240.9%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Grifton Population by Race

Grifton Population Pyramid 2024

Grifton Median Age

35.9

Total

31.1

Male

49

Female

Grifton Adults

There are 2,178 adults, (504 of whom are seniors) in Grifton.

Grifton Age Dependency

59.9

Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Grifton Sex Ratio

Female1,40252.39%
Male1,27447.61%

Grifton Population by Age

Grifton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2222.1838.461.6
Non Family5531.3728.671.4
Female3262.8318.481.6
Married2842.8174.325.7
Male593.0867.832.2

2.75

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

38.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Grifton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1217.14%
Associates Degree20211.92%
Bachelors Degree804.72%
Graduate Degree623.66%
High School Graduate62937.13%
Less Than 9th Grade1116.55%
Some College48928.87%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Grifton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Grifton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White83674852
Black72463481
Hispanic113666
Other Race101573
Native American1696
2+ Races1290

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.47%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 37.5%.

Grifton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$32,159$0$32,159
Graduate Degree$55,750$0$55,875
High School Graduate$32,664$24,688$33,059
Less Than 9th Grade$27,625$28,750$0
Overall$33,237$34,073$32,883
Some College$34,662$45,750$27,500

$33,237

Average Earnings

$34,073

Average Male

$32,883

Average Female

Grifton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Grifton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Grifton Language

89.43% of Grifton residents speak only English, while 10.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.57% of the population.

Grifton Language

Grifton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,14935030.46%
Black1,15419416.81%
Hispanic31619060.13%
Other24815361.69%
Native241458.33%
Multiple27311.11%

27.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.54%

Male Poverty Rate

35.5%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Grifton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Grifton is Other, with 61.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Grifton is Multiple, with 11.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 16.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.17%.

Grifton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.09%
High School24.01%
Some College9.21%
Bachelors or Greater4.23%

Grifton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed50.75%
Male Unemployed36.99%
Female Employed29.54%
Male Employed5.54%

Grifton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Grifton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$45,203$56,864
Households$34,609$52,948
Married Families$64,583$-999,999,999
Non Families$24,432$46,802

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Grifton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

27.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.1%

Male Marriage Rate

24.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Grifton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Grifton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Grifton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Grifton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

229

Number of Veterans

226

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam86
Second Gulf War63
First Gulf War42
Korea13
World War II6

Grifton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5493
75+68
55 to 6431
65 to 7425
18 to 3412

Grifton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White15114.41%
Black718.07%
Native American425%
2+ Races314.29%

Grifton Veterans by Race

Grifton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

20.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

61.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Grifton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.7%

Labor Force Participation

48.7%

Employment Rate

15.7%

Unemployment Rate

Grifton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Grifton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Grifton 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

68.54%

Born in Grifton

96.49%

Native Born

3.51%

Foreign Born

3.21%

Non Citizen

0.3%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.49% of Grifton residents were born in the United States, with 68.54% having been born in North Carolina. 3.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Grifton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,627200.77%
20282,607200.77%
20272,587200.78%
20262,567200.79%
20252,547200.79%
20242,527200.8%
20232,507210.84%
20222,48680.32%
20212,478311.27%
20202,447-249-9.24%
20192,696120.45%
20182,68400%
20172,68420.07%
20162,682-1-0.04%
20152,683-4-0.15%
20142,68740.15%
20132,68360.22%
20122,677230.87%
20112,654250.95%
20102,62900%

Grifton Population by Year