Grifton, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Grifton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Grifton had a population of 2,753 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Grifton, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,753
Daytime Population: Workers 470
Daytime Population: Residents 1,718
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,188
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 2,748
Population in Familes 2,285
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 1,340
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $39,218
Average Household Income $52,268
Per Capita Income $20,642


Total Housing Units 1,176 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 708 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 384 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $102,762
Average Home Value $132,850


Total Households 1,092
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 755
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.7% 0.71%
Households 0.68% 0.65%
Families 0.79% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

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, 2017 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 # 266 64th
Population Density # 117 84th
Diversity Index # 131 82nd
Median Household Income # 437 41st
Per Capita Income # 483 35th

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