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Overview

Introduction to Grafton, West Virginia

Grafton, West Virginia, in Taylor county, is located 76 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Grafton History

Grafton is located in the Taylor County, which was founded in 1844. The city was named after John Grafton, who was a railroad engineer. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad arrived in the area in 1852. Grafton was chartered as a city on March 15, 1856. It became the county seat in 1878.

Grafton and nearby Attractions

  • Barbour County Historical Society Museum
  • Prickett's Fort State Park
  • Tygart Lake State Park
  • Valley Falls State Park
  • Pricketts Fort State Park

Things To Do In Grafton

Grafton city offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. There are also several parks including Tygart Lake State Park, Pricketts Fort State Park, and Valley Falls State Park. History buffs should visit the local museums like Barbour County Historical Society Museum, and Marion County Historical Society Museum.

Grafton Transportation

One can avail of flights from Harrison/Marion Regional Airport.

Grafton Higher Education

Facilities for higher education can be availed through Alderson - Broaddus College, West Virginia Wesleyan College, and Salem International University.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,118
Male Share of the Population51.1%
Female Share of the Population48.9%
Senior Citizens21.8%
Employed Population 16+1,853
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married34.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.6%
Median Earnings25+$26,967
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,508
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,078

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,197
% Above Poverty Level78.1%
% Below Poverty Level21.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone37.8%
Median Gross Rent$513
Median House Value$72,100

Ancestry

German23.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.8%
Irish14.3%
Italian2.8%
English2.7%
Polish2.3%
Scottish2%
Russian2%
Hungarian1.4%
Canadian1.1%
Dutch0.8%
French Except Basque0.5%
Jamaican0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Welsh0.2%
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Grafton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Taylor County
Standard Zip Codes26354
Phone Area Codes304
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.34
Approximate Longitude-80.01

Grafton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationFAIRMONT
Distance10.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp38 to 64 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationROWLESBURG 1
Distance18 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp36 to 62 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 65 F
Annual Precip55.6 inches
StationCLARKSBURG 1
Distance18.4 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip45 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bridgeport8,382$95,599
Fairmont18,575$50,928
Flemington384$51,250
Newburg408$48,125
Philippi3,407$43,472
Pleasant Valley3,175$64,241

Grafton Public Libraries

Taylor County Public Library
200 BEECH ST.
Grafton, West Virginia
(304) 265-6121

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Grafton Hospitals

Grafton City Hospital
(Government - Local)
500 Market Street
(304) 265-0400

Grafton Public Schools

Anna Jarvis Elementary School
650 N. Pike Street
ZIP: 26354
(304) 304-4090
Primary
Total Enrollment 609
Grafton High School
400 Riverside Dr
ZIP: 26354
(304) 265-3046
High
Total Enrollment 654
Taylor County Middle School
Rr2 Box 148a
ZIP: 26354
(304) 265-0722
Middle
Total Enrollment 700
Taylor County Vocational Center
115 Luby St
ZIP: 26354
(304) 265-1050
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