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Encyclopedia > Grafton, North Dakota

Grafton is a city in Walsh County, North Dakota in the United States. It is the county seat of Walsh CountyGR6. The population was 4,516 at the 2000 census. Grafton was founded in 1881. Walsh County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ...


The city was once home to an attraction known as Jugville USA, which consisted of radio broadcaster Sig Jagielski's collection of fourteen buildings filled with collectibles resembling a town. Located about seven miles north of Grafton, Jugville saw many local and national visitors until Jagielski's death in 2004.[1]

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Geography

Location of Grafton, North Dakota

Grafton is located at 48°24′58″N, 97°24′38″W (48.416082, -97.410633)GR1. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.9 km² (3.4 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 4,516 people, 1,804 households, and 1,143 families residing in the city. The population density was 506.9/km² (1,312.2/mi²). There were 2,005 housing units at an average density of 225.0/km² (582.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.67% White, 0.58% African American, 1.35% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 4.69% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.57% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


The top 6 ancestry groups in the city are Norwegian (39.4%), German (19.8%), French (8.9%), Polish (8.7%), Czech (8.3%), Irish (7.4%).


There were 1,804 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.98. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $33,231, and the median income for a family was $41,747. Males had a median income of $28,321 versus $20,433 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,644. About 8.3% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

Grafton is served by Century Elementary School (grades K-4), Central Middle School (grades 5-8), and Grafton High School (grades 9-12).


Sports

Grafton High is memorable for its unusual mascot, the Spoilers. Since 1982, Grafton has played host to a hockey co-op with Park River. Since then, athletes representing Minto, Drayton, Cavalier, and Langdon have played as part of the Grafton - Park River co-op. Grafton is also host school in wrestling (St. Thomas and Minto) and cross country Midway High School. Minto is a city located in Walsh County, North Dakota. ... Drayton is a city located in Pembina County, North Dakota. ... Cavalier is a city located in Pembina County, North Dakota. ... Langdon is a city located in Cavalier County, North Dakota. ... St. ... Minto is a city located in Walsh County, North Dakota. ...


Championships

  • State Class 'A' boys basketball: 1935, 1964
  • State boys hockey: 1978, 1985; as Grafton/Park River 1991, 2002

The North Dakota High School Activities Association (NDHSAA) is the governing body for North Dakota high school athletics and fine arts. ...

Sites of interest

  • Centennial Center
  • Elmwood historic home[1]
  • Fair Oaks Golf Club - a nine-hole golf course located in Grafton
  • Grafton Winter Sports Arena

This article is about the sport of golf. ...

Notable residents

Leslie Lear (born on August 22, 1918 in Grafton, North Dakota, United States) is a former National Football League player. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YT NT NU Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard - Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Barry Tallackson (born April 14, 1984) is an American ice hockey players for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ...

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