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Grafton, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Grafton: Washington Avenue, looking north
Downtown Grafton: Washington Avenue, looking north
Location of Grafton, Nebraska
Location of Grafton, Nebraska
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Coordinates: 40°37′43″N 97°42′53″W / 40.62861°N 97.71472°W / 40.62861; -97.71472Coordinates: 40°37′43″N 97°42′53″W / 40.62861°N 97.71472°W / 40.62861; -97.71472
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Fillmore
Township Grafton
Area
 • Total 0.35 sq mi (0.90 km2)
 • Land 0.35 sq mi (0.90 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,690 ft (515 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 126
 • Estimate 
(2019)
118
 • Density 338.11/sq mi (130.62/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68365
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-19455
GNIS feature ID 0829614

Grafton is a village in Fillmore County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 126 at the 2010 census.

History

Grafton was founded in 1874. It was likely named after the town of Grafton, Massachusetts.

Geography

Grafton is located at 40°37′43″N 97°42′53″W / 40.62861°N 97.71472°W / 40.62861; -97.71472 (40.628620, -97.714685).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.35 square miles (0.91 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 287
1910 353 23.0%
1920 324 −8.2%
1930 284 −12.3%
1940 240 −15.5%
1950 159 −33.7%
1960 171 7.5%
1970 128 −25.1%
1980 185 44.5%
1990 167 −9.7%
2000 152 −9.0%
2010 126 −17.1%
2019 (est.) 118 −6.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 126 people, 62 households, and 35 families living in the village. The population density was 360.0 inhabitants per square mile (139.0/km2). There were 75 housing units at an average density of 214.3 per square mile (82.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.2% White and 0.8% African American.

There were 62 households, of which 14.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.5% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.57.

The median age in the village was 52 years. 16.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 13.6% were from 25 to 44; 42.8% were from 45 to 64; and 22.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

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