Grafton, New Hampshire

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Grafton, New Hampshire

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 12% Grafton Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 12% Grafton Affordability of Rents
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Grafton College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Grafton, New Hampshire

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Age of the Population 6 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 8
Racial Diversity 3 3
Senior Citizens 2 3
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 4
Average Household Size 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 4
People Above Poverty 7 3
People in Middle Class or Better 6 2
Median Family Income 6 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 7
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 8
Housing Recently Built 9 7
People Living Alone 4 7
Affordability of Rents 4 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 9

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Grafton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 46 miles NW of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 94 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Grafton
Standard Zip Codes 03240
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.558
Longitude -71.944

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 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 27 F
Apr Temp 28 to 52 F
Jul Temp 53 to 79 F
Oct Temp 31 to 57 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 42.2 inches
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 39 to 58 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
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Grafton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,138 100%
Male 601 52.8%
Female 537 47.2%
Under 18 285 25%
18+ 853 75%
65+ 115 10.1%
Median Age 38.8
Average Family Size 3.01
White 1,115 98%
African-American 3 0.3%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.4%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 12 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.5%

Estimated Grafton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,120
Growth -18
Growth % -1.6%

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
English 22.1%
French (except Basque) 17.9%
Irish 12.1%
German 8%
US/American 5.7%
Scotch-Irish 5.6%
Scottish 5.1%
Italian 4.4%
Polish 3.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.9%
French Canadian 2.1%
Russian 1.8%
Norwegian 1.2%
Swedish 0.9%
European 0.8%
Finnish 0.7%
Canadian 0.6%
Scandinavian 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
Slavic 0.5%
Latvian 0.4%
Eastern European 0.4%
Belgian 0.3%
New Zealander 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Grafton 1,138 $41,875
Alexandria 1,329 $45,938
Canaan 3,319 $46,339
Danbury 1,071 $40,809
Orange 299 $40,625
Springfield 945 $58,068
Wilmot 1,144 $57,143

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