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Grafton, WV

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Grafton's Livability

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About Grafton, WV

Grafton, WV is located in Taylor County in the state of West Virginia.

The total City Population for Grafton is about 4,773 with about 529 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $66,100, which is roughly 30% lower than the Average Home Value of $94,810 for the state of West Virginia, and roughly 70% lower than the National Average of $217,072.

The Median Income Per Household is about $34,726, which is roughly 14% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $40,347 for the state of West Virginia, and roughly 47% lower higher than the National Average of $65,026.

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Quick Stats

Grafton Population 4,773
Average Home Value $66,100
Median Household Income $34,726
Median Age 42
Unemployment Rate 15.5%
Politics 74.18% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.38
Male Population Estimate: 48.1%
Female Population Estimate: 51.9%
Median Age: 42
Male Median Age: 40.4
Female Median Age: 45.1

Racial Demographic Estimates

White:95.1%
Hispanic:1.2%
Indian:0.6%
Asian:0.5%
Other:0.5%
Black:0.3%
Hawaiian:0%

Voting

Taylor County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Joe Manchin
U.S. Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
Shelley Moore Capito
U.S. Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
Jim Justice
State governor
Jim Justice
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 74.18%
Democratic: 24.33%
Libertarian: 1.18%
Green: 0.31%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Grafton specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Taylor County: About 0 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 0)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Taylor County: About 35.368 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2018)

Taylor County is about 100% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 88% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Grafton is about 15.5%.

West Virginia is ranked #33 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 33.11 out of 100.

33rd out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 37.99

The average living wage for the state of West Virginia is $30/hr, while the states minimum wage is $8.75/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives West Virginia a minimum wage score of 38.01 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.62/hr, which gives West Virginia a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 9.7 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for West Virginia is $192.50, resulting in a UI benefit score of 40.09 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
West Virginia does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
X West Virginia does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
West Virginia does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X West Virginia does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X West Virginia does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X West Virginia does provide some form of paid family leave.
X West Virginia does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X West Virginia does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X West Virginia does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X West Virginia does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X West Virginia does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
West Virginia does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
West Virginia does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X West Virginia does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X West Virginia does not have a "right-to-work" law.
X West Virginia does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
West Virginia does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
West Virginia does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
West Virginia does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
X West Virginia does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 26354
Latitude: 39.340900
Longitude: -80.016200
TimeZone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: South
Average Elevation: 978.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 304, 681