Grafton is a semi-rural town located in Worcester County, east central Massachusetts. According to the United States Census Bureau, Grafton has a total area of 23.3 square miles and is located 30 miles west of Boston.
The zip code for Grafton is 01519.
The town is named after Charles Fitz Roy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, the son of King Charles II of England, and was incorporated on April 18, 1735.
Six villages were formed near the centers of manufacturing in Grafton including: Grafton (center); New England Village (North Grafton); Centerville (Brigham Hill by the river); Farnumsville, Fisherville, and Saundersville (South Grafton).
Historic highlights in the town include: the Willard House and Clock Museum, home of America’s premier 18th century clock makers, and the old mill villages of New England Village and Farnumsville.
By the early 19th century, houses in the town were built along North Street, South Street, and Worcester Street. Many wonderful examples of Greek Revival, Early American and Victorian architecture still exist today.
Grafton, MA Population Statistics
As of 2011, Grafton’s population is 17,737 people. Since 2000, Grafton has experienced a population growth of 19.06%. There are 793 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 38.4 compared to the US median of 36.6. 53.30% of people are married and 8.96% are divorced. The average household size is 2.49 people. 47.11% of people are married with children and 54.10% have children and are single.
Grafton, MA Climate and Health Index
Grafton gets 45 inches of rain per year and 42 inches of snowfall. Number of days with any measurable precipitation is 114. On average, there are 197 sunny days per year with July highs around 81 degrees and January lows around 17 degrees.
Air quality is 38 on a scale to 100, based on ozone alert days and number of pollutants in the air. Water quality is 52 on a scale to 100.
Grafton, MA Economy
The unemployment rate in Grafton is 7.00% with job growth at -0.71%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 31.58%. Grafton sales tax is 5.00% and income tax is 5.30%. Income per capita is $36,863, which includes all adults and children and the median household income is $76,520.
Population by Occupation in Grafton, MA
- Management, Business, and Financial Operations 17.95%
- Professional and Related Occupations 30.05%
- Service 9.10%
- Sales and Office 23.54%
- Farming, Fishing and Forestry 0.18%
- Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance 8.52%
- Production, Transportation, and Material Moving 12.13%
Grafton, MA Real Estate and Housing
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The median home value is $331,500 with home appreciation at -2.20% over the last year. The median age of Grafton MA Real Estate is 34 years. Renters make up 23.81% of the population and 2.74% of houses and apartments are unoccupied (vacancy rate).
Grafton, MA Public Schools
The town is served by Grafton Public Schools. Their goal is to “prepare all students to be life long learners and responsible citizens.” Public schools include:
- Grafton Elementary
- North Grafton Elementary
- South Grafton Elementary
- Grafton Middle
- Grafton High
Colleges/Universities with over 2000 Students nearest to Grafton, MA
- College of the Holy Cross – about 7 miles in Worcester, MA
- Clark University – about 8 miles in Worcester, MA
- Worcester Polytechnic Institute – about 8 miles in Worcester, MA
- Worcester State College – about 9 miles in Worcester, MA
- Assumption College – about 9 miles in Worcester, MA
- Quinsigamond Community College – about 9 miles in Worcester, MA
- Framingham State College – about 15 miles in Framingham, MA
Grafton, MA Educational Statistics
- 2 yr College Grad. 9.22%
- 4 yr College Grad. 26.76%
- Graduate Degrees 14.13%
- High School Grads. 93.36%
Hospitals/Medical Centers nearest to Grafton in Worcester County, MA
- Fairlawn Rehab Hospital
- Westborough State Hospital
- Saint Vincent Hospital
- Clinton Hospital
- Baystate Mary Lane Hospital
- Nashoba Valley Medical Center
- Adcare Hospital of Worcester
- UMass Mem-Marlborough Hospital
- MetroWest Medical Center
- Wing Mem Hosp & Med Centers
- UMass Memorial Medical Center
- Hubbard Regional Hospital
- Heywood Hospital
- Emerson Hospital
- Worcester State Hospital
- Harrington Memorial Hospital
- Landmark Medical Center
- Milford Regional Medical Center
- Day Kimball Hospital
- Athol Memorial Hospital
Grafton, MA Transportation and Commute
Commuter rail service from Boston’s South Station is provided by the MBTA with the Grafton station on its Framingham/Worcester Line. Amtrak stations near the town include Worcester and Framingham. The nearest major airport is Boston Logan International.
The average one-way commute takes 33 minutes. 85% of commuters drive their own car alone, 7% carpool with others, 1% take mass transit and 6% work from home.
Bill Gassett – Grafton Massachusetts Realtor®
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A few of my accomplishments that I am proud of include:
- Graduated with B.S. in Marketing and Management Northeastern University Boston, MA. Active participant in the Cooperative Education Program.
- Full time Realtor for past 26 years servicing Metrowest MA including Grafton MA.
- Member of National Association of Realtors & Greater Boston Real Estate Board.
- Prior to joining RE/MAX in 1996 was one of the top agents in MA for the Prudential Real Estate.
- Have been ranked one of the top 5 RE/MAX agents in Massachusetts each year, for twelve out of the past thirteen years.
- #1 agent at RE/MAX Executive Realty - a five office company with over 120 agents. RE/MAX Executive Realty is one of the largest RE/MAX company’s in Massachusetts with offices in Hopkinton, Holliston, Medfield, Grafton, and Franklin.
- Elected to RE/MAX Hall of Fame.
- RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement award.
- Have been ranked as high as #19 RE/MAX agent in the United States.
- Featured in Who’s Who In Real Estate.
- In 2012 was the #1 RE/MAX Realtor in all of New England.
I have been listing and selling homes in and around Metrowest Massachusetts for the last 26+ years. Call or send me an email so we can discuss how I can best serve your Grafton Real Estate needs!
Bill Gassett ~ Realtor Grafton MA
RE/MAX Executive Realty
68 Worcester Street, Grafton MA 01536
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Map of Grafton, Massachusetts
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