Grafton, Ohio

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Grafton, Ohio

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Grafton Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Grafton People in Middle Class or Better
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 8% Grafton Walking and Biking to Work
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Grafton Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Grafton Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Grafton Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Grafton, Ohio

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 6
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 4 4
Age of the Population 3 4
Senior Citizens 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 10
Portion of People Married 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
Median Family Income 9 9
College Educated Adults 3 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Short Commute Times 6 6
Working at Home 3 4
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 5 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
People Living Alone 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2

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Grafton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles SE of Elyria, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles SW of Cleveland, Ohio
County Lorain
Standard Zip Codes 44044
Phone Area Codes 440
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.272
Longitude -82.054

Grafton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ELYRIA 3 E
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
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Grafton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,302 100%
Male 1,113 48.3%
Female 1,189 51.7%
Under 18 649 28.2%
18+ 1,653 71.8%
65+ 230 10%
Median Age 35
Average Family Size 3.17
White 2,252 97.8%
African-American 12 0.5%
Asian 6 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.3%
Other 5 0.2%
Mixed Race 19 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 0.7%

Estimated Grafton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,855
Growth 3,553
Growth % 154.3%

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 23.4%
Polish 12.3%
English 12.2%
Italian 11.6%
Irish 10.9%
US/American 7.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.6%
Hungarian 3.8%
Scottish 2.3%
Slovak 2.1%
Czech 1.6%
Dutch 1.2%
French Canadian 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Norwegian 0.3%
European 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Serbian 0.2%
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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:

North Eaton (44044)

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 2,302 $60,139
Elyria 55,953 $45,846
Lagrange 1,815 $55,179
North Ridgeville 22,338 $61,621
Oberlin 8,195 $59,358
Olmsted Falls 7,962 $66,196
Sheffield 2,949 $66,136

Grafton Public Libraries

Grafton/midview Public Library
983 MAIN ST.
Grafton, Ohio
(440) 926-3317
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Grafton High Schools (2004)

38199 CAPEL RD
Serves 1,094 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.3

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