Grafton, Illinois

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Grafton, Illinois

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High Points

Grafton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Grafton Well-Paid Single Women
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 19% Grafton Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Grafton, Illinois

Comparing Grafton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Senior Citizens 6 7
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Racial Diversity 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 4
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
College Educated Adults 5 5
People Above Poverty 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Short Commute Times 2 3
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Affordability of Rents 8 9
Housing Recently Built 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 8

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Grafton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles N of St. Charles, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County Jersey
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 62037, 62052
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.97
Longitude -90.431

Grafton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches
Distance 23.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
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Grafton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 609 100%
Male 294 48.3%
Female 315 51.7%
Under 18 122 20%
18+ 487 80%
65+ 104 17.1%
Median Age 43.7
Average Family Size 2.84
White 603 99%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 1%

Estimated Grafton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 692
Growth 83
Growth % 13.6%

Grafton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 29%
English 20.1%
US/American 19.3%
Irish 8.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.5%
French (except Basque) 4.1%
Swedish 3.6%
Polish 1.5%
French Canadian 1.3%
British 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Scottish 1%
Italian 0.8%
Dutch 0.8%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Grafton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Quarry (62037)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Grafton 609 $44,250
Batchtown 218 $46,094
Brussels 141 $46,250
Elsah 635 $60,000
Fieldon 271 $40,156
Jerseyville 7,984 $46,832
Otterville 120 $34,375
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Grafton High Schools (2004)

2200 W MAIN ST
A Non-traditional School
Serves 53 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

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