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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Graceville is 4,265, with a population density of 22.71 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Graceville is bounded by Verney Road West, Laurel Avenue, Richmond Street, Appel Street, Plumridge Street, Oxley Road, Richardson Street, Turner Street and Leybourne Street in the north, the Brisbane River and Oxley Creek in the east, Long Street East and Long Street West in the south, and the Brisbane River in the west.

Name origin

Graceville is named after Grace Grimes, daughter of Samuel Grimes, a former local Member of Parliament and supporter of the Ipswich-Brisbane railway line.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for grazing and crop farming. Growth took place in the late 1870s and 1880s, following the opening of the railway line. Expansion continued during the interwar period, aided by soldier settlement. Growth continued during the post-war years. The population has increased since the mid 1990s, largely a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Graceville is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Bert St Clair Oval, Faulkner Park, Graceville Memorial Park, Simpsons Playground and two schools.