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Grafton, North Dakota

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Grafton is a city in the State of North Dakota and is the county seat of Walsh County5 As of the 2010 Census, the city of Grafton had a population of 4,284,6 making it the fourteenth largest city in North Dakota Grafton was founded in 1881

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 Demographics
    • 31 2010 census
    • 32 2000 census
  • 4 Education
  • 5 Library
  • 6 Media
    • 61 Local print and online news
    • 62 Local radio
      • 621 AM radio
      • 622 FM radio
  • 7 Sites of interest
  • 8 Notable people
  • 9 Notes
  • 10 External links

Historyedit

Grafton State School in the early 1900s

Grafton had its start in the year 1881 by the building of the railroad through that territory7 Also in 1881, Walsh County was established and Grafton was designated the county seat8 The city was named for Grafton County, New Hampshire, the native home of a large share of its early settlers9

The Grafton State School, a home for the developmentally disabled, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places10

Geographyedit

Grafton is located at 48°24′58″N 97°24′38″W / 48416082°N 97410633°W / 48416082; -97410633 48416082, −9741063311

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 340 square miles 881 km2, all of it land1

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1890 1,594
1900 2,378 492%
1910 2,229 −63%
1920 2,512 127%
1930 3,136 248%
1940 4,070 298%
1950 4,901 204%
1960 5,885 201%
1970 5,946 10%
1980 5,293 −110%
1990 4,840 −86%
2000 4,516 −67%
2010 4,284 −51%
Est 2016 4,245 −09%
US Decennial Census12
2015 Estimate13

2010 censusedit

As of the census2 of 2010, there were 4,284 people, 1,776 households, and 1,073 families residing in the city The population density was 1,2600 inhabitants per square mile 4865/km2 There were 1,990 housing units at an average density of 5853 per square mile 2260/km2 The racial makeup of the city was 892% White, 04% African American, 28% Native American, 04% Asian, 01% Pacific Islander, 54% from other races, and 17% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 141% of the population

There were 1,776 households of which 276% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 454% were married couples living together, 102% had a female householder with no husband present, 48% had a male householder with no wife present, and 396% were non-families 352% of all households were made up of individuals and 154% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 227 and the average family size was 292

The median age in the city was 425 years 235% of residents were under the age of 18; 81% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 215% were from 25 to 44; 277% were from 45 to 64; and 192% were 65 years of age or older The gender makeup of the city was 484% male and 516% female

2000 censusedit

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,516 people, 1,804 households, and 1,143 families residing in the city The population density was 5069/km2 1,3122/mi2 There were 2,005 housing units at an average density of 2250/km2 5826/mi2 The racial makeup of the city was 9167% White, 058% African American, 135% Native American, 038% Asian, 469% from other races, and 133% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 957% of the population, making Grafton the city with the highest percentage of Hispanics in North Dakota

The top 6 ancestry groups in the city are Norwegian 394%, German 198%, French 89%, Polish 87%, Czech 83%, Irish 74%

There were 1,804 households out of which 312% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 496% were married couples living together, 104% had a female householder with no husband present, and 366% were non-families 331% of all households were made up of individuals and 166% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 235 and the average family size was 298

In the city, the population was spread out with 242% under the age of 18, 74% from 18 to 24, 263% from 25 to 44, 231% from 45 to 64, and 190% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 40 years For every 100 females there were 923 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 891 males

Educationedit

The city of Grafton is served by the Grafton Public Schools system The system includes Century Elementary School grades K–4, Central Middle School grades 5–8, and Grafton High School grades 9–12

Libraryedit

Grafton's Carnegie Regional Library opened in 1897 and is North Dakota's first public library Carnegie's collection contains 49,005 volumes and circulates 33,620 items per year The library, including its 3 branches, serves a population of over 27,000 residents

Mediaedit

Local print and online newsedit

  • Walsh County Record
  • Walsh County Daily News

Local radioedit

AM radioedit

AM Radio stations
Frequency Call sign Name Format Owner City
1340 AM KXPO Expo Radio Full service/Country Simmons Broadcasting Inc Grafton

FM radioedit

FM Radio stations
Frequency Call sign Name Format Owner Target city/market City of license
1009 FM KAUJ Oldies 101 Oldies Simmons Broadcasting Inc Grafton Grafton

Sites of interestedit

  • Walsh County Courthouse - The Walsh County Courthouse has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1985
  • Centennial Center
  • Elmwood historic home 14
  • Fair Oaks Golf Club – a nine-hole golf course located in Grafton
  • Grafton Winter Sports Arena – site of the former Winter Sports Arena, the first indoor hockey arena in North Dakota

Notable peopleedit

  • Albert "Happy" Chandler, 44th and 49th governor of Kentucky; US senator; commissioner of Major League Baseball; Chandler Field is named after him15verification needed
  • Pablo Garza, mixed martial arts featherweight fighter with the Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Les Lear, offensive tackle in the Canadian Football League and National Football League
  • Raymond W Lessard, bishop of Savannah 1973–1995
  • Clint Ritchie, actor Clint Buchanan on One Life to Live
  • Barry Tallackson, forward for the St Louis Blues

Notesedit

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2012-01-24 Retrieved 2012-06-14 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2012-06-14 
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" Retrieved June 9, 2017 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names" United States Geological Survey 2007-10-25 Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  5. ^ "Find a County" National Association of Counties Archived from the original on 2011-05-31 Retrieved 2011-06-07 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data Public Law 94-171 Summary File" American FactFinder United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 21 July 2011 Retrieved 2 May 2011 
  7. ^ Lounsberry, Clement Augustus 1919 Early History of North Dakota: Essential Outlines of American History Liberty Press p 534 
  8. ^ Hellmann, Paul T May 13, 2013 Historical Gazetteer of the United States Routledge p 836 Retrieved 30 November 2013 
  9. ^ Federal Writers' Project 1938 North Dakota, a Guide to the Northern Prairie State, WPA p 188 ISBN 978-1-62376-033-5 
  10. ^ "North Dakota - Walsh County" nationalregisterofhistoricplacescom Retrieved 24 October 2015 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990" United States Census Bureau 2011-02-12 Retrieved 2011-04-23 
  12. ^ United States Census Bureau "Census of Population and Housing" Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved August 6, 2013 
  13. ^ "Population Estimates" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on October 19, 2016 Retrieved June 2, 2016 
  14. ^ 1 Archived January 22, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ Eriksmoen, Curt 2006 Did You Know That: 47 Fascinating Stories about People Who Have Lived in North Dakota Vol1 United States: McCleery & Sons Publishing pp 140–141 ISBN 1-931916-46-2 

External linksedit

  • City of Grafton official website

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