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Grifton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Grifton had a population of 2,763 as of July 1, 2016. Grifton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Grifton is located at latitude 35.38 and longitude -77.4412 in Pitt County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Grifton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pitt County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Grifton are located in Pitt County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Lenoir County.

The Town of Grifton (GNIS ID: 2406620) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Grifton is located within Township of Grifton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pitt County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Grifton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Grifton: Bells Ferry, Blounts Ford, Griffton, Peters Ferry.

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Grifton, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,763
Population in Households 2,758
Population in Familes 2,296
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 1,345
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 1,084
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 750
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 710 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 374 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $98,708
Average Home Value $129,577


Median Household Income $37,567
Average Household Income $49,722
Per Capita Income $19,459
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.87% 0.9%
Households 0.67% 0.75%
Families 0.81% 0.68%
Median Household Income   -2.15%
Per Capita Income   0.5%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Grifton, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grifton to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 267 64th
Population Density1 # 118 84th
Diversity Index2 # 127 83rd
Median Household Income # 443 40th
Per Capita Income # 504 32nd

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