Grifton, North Carolina

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Grifton is a town in Lenoir and Pitt Counties, North Carolina, United States. The 2008 population was estimated to be 2,240.[3] The town is a part of the Greenville Metropolitan Area located in North Carolina's Inner Banks region.



Grifton is located at 35°22′30″N 77°26′2″W / 35.375°N 77.43389°W / 35.375; -77.43389 (35.375129, -77.433860)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²). Contentnea Creek bisects the town and divides the Pitt County section from the Lenoir County section.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there are 2,073 people, 812 households, and 583 families residing in the town. The population density is 1,209.4 people per square mile (468.1/km²). There are 1,092 housing units at an average density of 637.1/sq mi (246.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town is 63.24% White, 33.19% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.24% Pacific Islander, 2.32% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 4.73% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 812 households out of which 29.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% are married couples living together, 16.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% are non-families. 25.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.49 and the average family size is 2.96.

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