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Population (year 2000): 14,894. Estimated population in July 2005: 16,890 (+13.4% change)
Males: 7,195 (48.3%), Females: 7,699 (51.7%)

Median resident age: 35.9 years
Median household income: $56,020 (year 2000)
Median house value: $183,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Grafton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.9%)
  • Black (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)

Ancestries: Irish (27.0%), Italian (16.5%), English (14.4%), French (14.3%), French Canadian (11.2%), Polish (8.1%).

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Elevation: 425 feet

Grafton,

For population 25 years and over in Grafton

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grafton town

  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 59.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

4.3% Foreign born (1.3% Europe, 1.3% Asia, 1.0% North America, 0.5% Latin America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Worcester, (9.1 miles pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (41.8 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (185.2 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (4.6 miles Northbridge, MA (5.2 miles Millbury, Upton, MA (5.7 miles Upton-West MA (6.2 miles Upton, MA (6.4 miles Westborough, MA Shrewsbury, (6.4 miles MA Sunderland, (6.5 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 117 buildings, average cost: $99,200
  • 1997: 104 buildings, average cost: $105,400
  • 1998: 153 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 1999: 127 buildings, average cost: $135,800
  • 2000: 95 buildings, average cost: $152,600
  • 2001: 166 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 2002: 96 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2003: 172 buildings, average cost: $174,600
  • 2004: 288 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2005: 259 buildings, average cost: $165,600

Latitude: 42.21 N, Longitude: 71.69 W

Area codes: 508, 774

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.0%), Manufacturing (17.7%), Retail trade (11.9%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.5%).

Crime in Grafton (2000):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 robbery (7.1 per 100,000)
  • 44 assaults (310.6 per 100,000)
  • 24 burglaries (169.4 per 100,000)
  • 55 thefts (388.3 per 100,000)
  • 4 auto thefts (28.2 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 89.3 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.1)

Crime in Grafton (2001):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 3 rapes (20.0 per 100,000)
  • 3 robberies (20.0 per 100,000)
  • 19 assaults (127.0 per 100,000)
  • 26 burglaries (173.7 per 100,000)
  • 53 thefts (354.2 per 100,000)
  • 7 auto thefts (46.8 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 69.8 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Average climate in Grafton, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Grafton,

Grafton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 16% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.1 miles away from the Grafton city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


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Hospitals/medical centers near Grafton:
  • WESTBOROUGH ST HOSP DANIELS BLDG (about 7 miles; WESTBOROUGH, MA)
  • WHITTIER REHAB HOSPITAL-WESTBOROUGH (about 7 miles; WESTBOROUGH, MA)
  • ST VINCENT HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; WORCESTER, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Grafton:
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 14 miles; WORCESTER, MA; ID: ORH)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 34 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 39 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Grafton:
  • OXFORD (about 11 miles; OXFORD, MA; ID: 43M)
  • HOPEDALE INDUSTRIAL PARK (about 15 miles; HOPEDALE, MA; ID: 1B6)
  • MARLBORO (about 16 miles; MARLBORO, MA; ID: 9B1)

Amtrak stations near Grafton:
  • 9 miles: WORCESTER (WORCHESTER, 45 SHREWSBURY ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: FRAMINGHAM (443 WAVERLY ST.). Services: public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grafton:
  • COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS (about 9 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,808)
  • CLARK UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (about 10 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,426)
  • ASSUMPTION COLLEGE (about 10 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,356)
  • QUINSIGAMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,359)
  • WORCESTER STATE COLLEGE (about 12 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • FRAMINGHAM STATE COLLEGE (about 20 miles; FRAMINGHAM, MA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
Public high school in Grafton:
  • GRAFTON MEMORIAL SENIOR (Students: 546; Location: 24 PROVIDENCE RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Grafton:
  • GRAFTON ELEMENTARY (Students: 691; Location: 105 MILLBURY STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • GRAFTON MIDDLE (Students: 570; Location: 60 NORTH STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
Private primary/middle school in Grafton:
  • TOUCHSTONE COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 128; Location: 54 LELAND ST; Grades: UG - UG)
Library in Grafton:
  • GRAFTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $284,424; Location: 33 GRAFTON COMMON; 64,715 books; 910 audio materials; 1,172 video materials; 99 serial subscriptions)

Grafton compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Grafton:
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORC (1310 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CHOWDER BROADCAST GROUP LLC)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WAZN (1470 AM; 7 kW; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVEI (1440 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grafton:
  • WICN (90.5 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WICN PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWKX (106.3 FM; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCUW (91.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WUW, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WYCM (90.1 FM; CHARLTON, MA; Owner: BAY PATH VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL)

TV broadcast stations around Grafton:
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)

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