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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Grafton is a suburb of Milwaukee with a population of 11,627. Grafton is in Ozaukee County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Grafton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Grafton and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Grafton are highly rated.
About Grafton...
Population
11,627

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$223,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$931
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Grafton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    25.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    25.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    8.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    17.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,123.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    25.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Grafton

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,483
National
$55,322
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There is a strong resemblance between Grafton 2017 and Mequon 2000. Grafton still has that rural charm while supplying all the amenities with a mix of big box stores and boutiques. There is so much growth and expansion happening, it's amazing to watch it develop. With a hospital in the middle of the community it's hard not to see the appeal of living there. Best of all, the city just approved a nearly 40 million dollar referendum for the school district. Historically, when cities starts investing money into schools you know that will drive property values up. Young people who are buying now will see a nice return on investment. Investing in Grafton is smart choice right now because if it's anything like Mequon circa 2000 (and it's the spitting image) property values will continue to climb as the city invest more into building a strong, well developed community. While Grafton is up-and-coming, it'll win you over with the high standard of living, great schools, and tasteful curb appeal!
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Good Schools, Safe neighborhood. Family friendly with a variety of shopping options from Costco to Meijers. Multiple grocery stores from Sendiks(Upscale) to Aldi
Grafton is a quiet suburban area of Milwaukee. It is safe, the schools are fantastic, and is a perfect place to raise a family. The real estate is up and coming with new stores and features being added to Grafton. The only thing I would change is the time when stores close (around 9 pm for most) and that deters any night life.