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Overview

Introduction to Grafton, Wisconsin

Grafton, Wisconsin, in Ozaukee county, is located 19 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Grafton History

Grafton was first explored by two Jesuit priests called Fathers Allouez and Dablon in 1670. The Potawatomi Indians inhabited in the area until late 1820s. Timothy Wooden and Jacob Eichler were the first white settlers of the village. They arrived in 1839. The village started developing by 1840. It was officially incorporated as a village in 1896. The economy of the village largely depended on the lumber industry.

Grafton and nearby Attractions

  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Pabst House
  • Charles Allis Art Museum
  • Harrington Beach State Park
  • Milwaukee Public Museum
  • Pike Lake State Park

Things To Do In Grafton

While in Grafton one can visit the Milwaukee Art Museum, Discovery World Museum of Science, Economics & Technology, Betty Brinn Children's Museum, and Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art. The Pike Lake State Park, Harrington Beach State Park, and Kettle Moraine State Forest provide amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. There are some excellent golf courses nearby. These include the Edgewater Golf Club, Missing Links Golf Course, and Mee - Kwon Park Golf Course. The village hosts the Paramount Blues Festival each year in the month of September.

Grafton Transportation

Flights can be availed from General Mitchell International Airport.

Grafton Higher Education

Concordia University - Wisconsin, Marquette University, and Cardinal Stritch University provide higher education in the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,563
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens17.6%
Employed Population 16+6,302
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married56%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40.4%
Median Earnings25+$41,427
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$2
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,897

Wealth

Median Family Income$86,126
% Above Poverty Level93%
% Below Poverty Level7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.8%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone26.4%
Median Gross Rent$921
Median House Value$201,100

Ancestry

German51.5%
Irish15.8%
Polish11.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.5%
Italian8.7%
Norwegian6%
English5.5%
French Except Basque3.5%
Dutch2.4%
Czech2.3%
Luxemburger2%
Swedish1.4%
Russian1.4%
Danishn0.8%
Austrian0.8%
Scottish0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Belgian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Croatian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Slovene0.2%
African0.2%
Welsh0.2%
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Grafton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ozaukee County
Standard Zip Codes53024
Phone Area Codes262
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43.31
Approximate Longitude-87.95

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)

StationPORT WASHINGTON
Distance6.2 miles
Jan Temp13 to 27 F
Apr Temp38 to 50 F
Jul Temp64 to 78 F
Oct Temp44 to 58 F
Annual Precip32 inches
StationGERMANTOWN
Distance10.9 miles
Jan Temp8 to 25 F
Apr Temp34 to 53 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp38 to 58 F
Annual Precip33.4 inches
StationPLYMOUTH
Distance28.6 miles
Jan Temp9 to 25 F
Apr Temp34 to 54 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 58 F
Annual Precip36.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bayside4,428$121,146
Cedarburg11,516$104,158
Mequon23,663$126,342
Port Washington11,531$77,437
Saukville4,494$67,303
Thiensville3,184$81,750

Grafton Public Libraries

U.s.s. Liberty Memorial Public Library
1620 11TH AVE.
Grafton, Wisconsin
(262) 375-5315

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Grafton Hospitals

Aurora Medical Center
(Non-profit)
975 Port Washington Road
(262) 329-1000

Grafton Public Schools

Grafton Elementary
1800 Washington St
ZIP: 53024
(262) 376-5700
Primary
Total Enrollment 372
Grafton High
1950 Washington St
ZIP: 53024
(262) 376-5500
High
Total Enrollment 748
John Long Middle
700 Hickory St
ZIP: 53024
(262) 376-5800
Middle
Total Enrollment 482
Kennedy Elementary
1629 11th Ave
ZIP: 53024
(262) 376-5650
Primary
Total Enrollment 274
Woodview Elementary
600 5th Ave
ZIP: 53024
(262) 376-5750
Primary
Total Enrollment 315

Grafton Private Schools

Our Savior Lutheran School
1332 Arrowhead Rd
ZIP: 53024
Elementary
Total Enrollment 61
St Joseph's Parish School
1619 Washington St
ZIP: 53024
Elementary
Total Enrollment 149
St Paul Lutheran School
701 Washington St
ZIP: 53024
Elementary
Total Enrollment 175
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