Grafton, Ohio

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Grafton is a village in Lorain County, Ohio, United States, along the East Branch of the Black River. The population was 2,302 at the 2000 census. The Lorain Correctional Institution and several other prisons are located in and near Grafton.



Grafton is located at 41°16′33″N 82°3′11″W / 41.27583°N 82.05306°W / 41.27583; -82.05306 (41.275919, -82.053154)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.5 square miles (11.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,302 people, 832 households, and 643 families residing in the village. The population density was 510.0 people per square mile (197.1/km²). There were 853 housing units at an average density of 189.0/sq mi (73.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.83% White, 0.52% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.

There were 832 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $52,446, and the median income for a family was $60,139. Males had a median income of $40,833 versus $26,732 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,584. About 0.7% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.

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