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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B
Grafton is a town in North Dakota with a population of 4,287. Grafton is in Walsh County. Living in Grafton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Grafton there are a lot of bars and parks. Many retirees live in Grafton and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$83,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$513
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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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
    142
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    47
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    472
    500
  • Theft
    1,651
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    212
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$44,926
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Grafton Reviews

3 reviews
Grafton is a great outgoing community. It has an exceptional school system, that gives students many opportunities to succeed. There are so many positive aspects within this family friendly community like family parks and bike paths. Overall, there is nothing I would change.
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Awesome school system, diverse population with farm help jobs. Wish there were more job opportunities and better places to eat!
It was a good place to grow up in. It has a small town feel to it, but not too small where the only place to hang out is the grain bin. The high school has incredible arts programs for a small school and is not too small population wise. There are a lot of opportunities to enjoy the friendly community from Summerfest to spending time at the local churches. It's quaint place to have a family.