Grifton, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Grifton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Grifton had a population of 2,773 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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Grifton, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,773
Population in Households 2,767
Population in Familes 2,309
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 1,350
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $40,872
Average Household Income $54,510
Per Capita Income $21,359


Total Housing Units 1,195 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 700 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 393 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 102 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $107,895
Average Home Value $139,571


Total Households 1,093
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 753
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.7% 0.73%
Households 0.6% 0.69%
Families 0.66% 0.63%
Median Household Income   4.16%
Per Capita Income   3.19%

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, 2018 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 # 116 84th
Diversity Index # 123 83rd
Median Household Income # 432 42nd
Per Capita Income # 478 36th

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