Community Profile


    General Information

Located in scenic Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, 20 miles north of Milwaukee

35 miles from Waukesha, and 142 miles from Chicago


Population: 11,500 (Village) - 4,000 (Town)

Median Age 42 Years (Village) 47 Years (Town)
Median Home Value: $205,000 (Village) $244,000 (Town)
Median Rental Unit Price: $787 (Village) $672 (Town)

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Major Retailers

Best Buy, Costco, Dick's Sporting Goods, Home Depot, Kohl's, meijer, Men's Wharehouse, Michael's, PetSmart, Pick 'n Save, Pier 1 Imports, Sendik's, Shopko, Target, Ulta

Major Health Care Facilities

Aurora Medical Center, Aurora cancer Center, Aurora Advanced Healthcare

& Assension Columbia St. Mary's Medical Center

History Of Grafton

Grafton is a dynamic community of over 11,000 in the Heart of Ozaukee County. It is a village with a historical past. The area was first explored in 1670 by two Jesuit priests from Green Bay--Fathers Allouez and Dablon. Until the late 1820's, the area was occupied by the Potawatomi Indians. In 1839, Timothy Wooden and Jacob Eichler became the first permanent white settlers. The change from raw wilderness to pioneer civilization was accomplished by men like them.

By 1840, development was underway. Towering forests became lumber. Fields produced crops, mainly wheat. The river provided power for grist mill; quarries yielded stone. Hardy men and women created homes and industries and Grafton became a trading center.

Now Grafton continues to progress in harmony with its heritage. Its industries thrive, it is a community of well-kept homes on tree-lined streets; its facilities expand to meet its growing educational, business, religious and family needs. Grafton is great--for living, for working, for getting more out of life.