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Grafton, Ohio
Village
Immaculate Conception Church
Location of Grafton, Ohio
Location of Grafton, Ohio
Location of Grafton in Lorain County
Location of Grafton in Lorain County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lorain
Area
 • Total 4.85 sq mi (12.58 km2)
 • Land 4.83 sq mi (12.50 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation
804 ft (245 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 6,636
 • Estimate 
(2019)
5,707
 • Density 1,182.55/sq mi (456.57/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44044
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-31150
GNIS feature ID 1064744

Grafton is a village in Lorain County, Ohio, United States, along the East Branch of the Black River. The population was 6,636 at the 2010 census. The Lorain Correctional Institution and several other prisons are located in and near Grafton.

History

Grafton was platted in 1846 when the railroad was extended to that point. The village's name may be a transfer from Grafton, Massachusetts.

Geography

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).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.74 square miles (12.28 km2), of which 4.71 square miles (12.20 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 600
1900 1,098 83.0%
1910 955 −13.0%
1920 900 −5.8%
1930 935 3.9%
1940 971 3.9%
1950 1,194 23.0%
1960 1,683 41.0%
1970 1,771 5.2%
1980 2,231 26.0%
1990 3,344 49.9%
2000 2,302 −31.2%
2010 6,636 188.3%
2019 (est.) 5,707 −14.0%
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2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 6,636 people, 965 households, and 726 families living in the village. The population density was 1,408.9 inhabitants per square mile (544.0/km2). There were 1,008 housing units at an average density of 214.0 per square mile (82.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 65.0% White, 32.7% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.2% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 965 households, of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.8% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median age in the village was 36.2 years. 10.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 13.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 43.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.3% were from 45 to 64; and 5.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 79.7% male and 20.3% female.

Notable people

  • Ryan Feierabend, MLB player
  • Ed McKean, MLB player
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