Grifton, NC

Grifton, situated in Lenoir and Pitt Counties, is a small town made up of 1.7 square miles.

2018 Best Guide to Grifton, NC

August 30, 2018

The town was named in honor of C.M.A. Griffin.  


The median resident age in Grifton is 40 years. The median estimated household income is about $35,000 making it about $13,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $18,000. The average price for a home in Grifton is about $101,000 (2015) which is $59,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $650 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Grifton is 48% White, 41% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 9% other. 87% of the population are high school graduates, with 19% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 41% are married, 13% are divorced, 4% are separated, 8% are widowed, leaving 34% that have never been married.

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Lenoir County

Grifton belongs to Lenoir County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The county, named after William Lenoir, is part of the Kinston, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. In 1791, the county was formed from a part of Dobbs County. Lenoir County has a population of 60,000 and its largest city Kinston, with a population of 21,000, is the county seat.

Lenoir County borders Pitt, Jones, Craven, Duplin, Wayne, and Greene counties.

Lenoir County is made up of 403 square miles. 401 of which is land with the remaining 2 as water.

Pitt County

Grifton also belongs to Pitt County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named for William Pitt the Elder, is part of the Greenville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Pitt County has a population of 168,000 and it's largest city Greenville, with a population of 10,000, is the county seat.

The county, formed from part of Beaufort County, borders Edgecombe, Greene, Wilson, Lenoir, Beaufort, Craven, and Martin Counties.

Pitt County is made up of 655 square miles. 652 of which is land with the remaining 3 as water.


The population of Grifton, NC is about 2,600. The population has been steadily increasing since its 1980's.


The elevation of Grifton, NC is 26 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Grifton, NC is 28530.

Area Code

The area code for Grifton, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Grifton and Lenoir and Pitt Counties have voted mostly Republican, with 53% going to George W. Bush during the 2004 Presidential Election.

This represents the trend for the previous two or three elections, though the town has voted Democrat in recent years.

As of 2010, 59% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 37% are Protestants with Catholics and others making up around 4%.


The unemployment rate for Grifton is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Maintenance, management, and production make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Daily Reflector and The Free Press are the primary newspapers that cover the Lenoir and Pitt Counties area.