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Population (year 2000): 23,451. Estimated population in July 2005: 23,286 (-0.7% change)
Males: 10,866 (46.3%), Females: 12,585 (53.7%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 32.8 years
Median household income: $30,088 (year 2000)
Median house value: $90,700 (year 2000)

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Races in Griffin:

  • Black (49.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (46.2%)
  • Hispanic (2.2%)
  • Other race (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Asian Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (12.8%), English (6.2%), Irish (4.3%), German (3.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%), Scottish (1.8%).Georgia

Elevation: 977 feet

Land area: 14.5 square miles

Griffin,

For population 25 years and over in Griffin

  • High school or higher: 63.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Griffin city

  • Never married: 31.9%
  • Now married: 43.2%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

3.9% Foreign born (1.9% Latin America, 1.6% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,614 (+7.4%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: GA Atlanta, (36.6 miles pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (638.8 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: GA (1.9 miles Experiment, Griffin, GA (2.6 miles East Hill, GA (5.9 miles Orchard Sunny Side, GA (6.6 miles) , GA Williamson, (7.9 miles GA Hampton, (9.4 miles GA Milner, (10.7 miles GA (11.4 miles Zebulon,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 81 buildings, average cost: $86,500
  • 1997: 73 buildings, average cost: $106,900
  • 1998: 50 buildings, average cost: $114,600
  • 1999: 88 buildings, average cost: $77,400
  • 2000: 132 buildings, average cost: $83,500
  • 2001: 174 buildings, average cost: $61,200
  • 2002: 118 buildings, average cost: $86,400
  • 2003: 158 buildings, average cost: $130,100
  • 2004: 110 buildings, average cost: $111,000
  • 2005: 94 buildings, average cost: $111,500

Latitude: 33.25 N, Longitude: 84.27 W

Area codes: 770, 678


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (23.7%), Educational,health and social services (15.5%), Retail trade (13.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,033 (+30.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,245 (47.6%)


 

Crime in Griffin by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 3 3 1 4 4 1
    per 100,000 12.8 12.8 4.3 17.1 17.1 4.3
Rapes 12 9 5 4 13 11
    per 100,000 51.2 38.4 21.3 17.1 55.4 46.9
Robberies 47 51 65 46 45 44
    per 100,000 200.4 217.5 277.2 196.2 191.9 187.6
Assaults 248 216 221 122 128 131
    per 100,000 1057.5 921.1 942.4 520.2 545.8 558.6
Burglaries 394 420 356 247 212 258
    per 100,000 1680.1 1791.0 1518.1 1053.3 904.0 1100.2
Thefts 1,534 1,724 1,571 1,232 857 971
    per 100,000 6541.3 7351.5 6699.1 5253.5 3654.4 4140.5
Auto thefts 176 161 191 122 113 99
    per 100,000 750.5 686.5 814.5 520.2 481.9 422.2
744.2 752.0 723.8 512.3 454.0 467.4

Average climate in Griffin, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Griffin,

Griffin-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 59% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/10/1972, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.5 miles away from the Griffin city center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/5/1989, a category 3 tornado 30.5 miles away from the city center injured 23 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Chris Clemons - 2005 NFL player (Washington Redskins, born: Oct 30, 1981), Doc Holliday - (died 1887), dentist, gunfighter, Johnathan Sullivan - 2005 NFL player (New Orleans Saints, born: Jan 21, 1981), Randy McMichael - 2005 NFL player (Miami Dolphins, born: Jun 28, 1979), Josh Pace - College basketball player (Syracuse Orange), Justin Thomas - College basketball player (Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks).


Hospital/medical center in Griffin:
  • SPALDING REGIONAL HOSPITAL (SOUTH 8TH ST BOX 136)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Griffin:
  • SYLVAN GROVE HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; JACKSON, GA)
  • HENRY GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; STOCKBRIDGE, GA)
  • FAYETTE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, GA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Griffin:
  • THE WILLIAM B HARTSFIELD ATLANTA INTL (about 29 miles; ATLANTA, GA; ID: ATL)
  • DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE (about 48 miles; MARIETTA, GA; ID: MGE)
  • MIDDLE GEORGIA REGIONAL (about 59 miles; MACON, GA; ID: MCN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Griffin:
  • GRIFFIN-SPALDING COUNTY (about 3 miles; GRIFFIN, GA; ID: 6A2)
  • PEACH STATE (about 8 miles; WILLIAMSON, GA; ID: GA2)
  • CLAYTON COUNTY - TARA FIELD (about 10 miles; HAMPTON, GA; ID: 4A7)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 14 $41,947 $35,954 0 $0
Other Government Administration 18 $62,812 $41,874 17 $17,827
Electric Power 34 $113,670 $40,118 1 $797
Streets and Highways 70 $143,402 $24,583 2 $2,866
Sewerage 29 $87,676 $36,279 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 4 $9,863 $29,589 0 $0
Water Supply 37 $60,478 $19,614 1 $1,028
Police - Other 9 $18,655 $24,873 13 $8,725
Police Protection - Officers 81 $281,521 $41,706 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $1,949 $23,388 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 66 $139,593 $25,380 3 $1,789
Firefighters 63 $187,063 $35,631 0 $0
Airports 5 $9,358 $22,459 3 $842
Totals for Government 431 $1,157,989 $32,240 40 $33,873
College/University in Griffin:
  • GRIFFIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,517; Location: 501 VARSITY RD; Public; Website: www.griftec.org)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Griffin:
  • GORDON COLLEGE (about 16 miles; BARNESVILLE, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,263)
  • CLAYTON COLLEGE AND STATE UNIVERSITY (about 24 miles; MORROW, GA; FT enrollment: 2,953)
  • GEORGIA PERIMETER COLLEGE (about 31 miles; DECATUR, GA; FT enrollment: 8,213)
  • ATLANTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 35 miles; ATLANTA, GA; FT enrollment: 2,207)
  • GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 36 miles; ATLANTA, GA; FT enrollment: 17,302)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 37 miles; DECATUR, GA; FT enrollment: 2,486)
  • CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY (about 37 miles; ATLANTA, GA; FT enrollment: 4,652)
Public high schools in Griffin:
  • GRIFFIN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,564; Location: 1617 WEST POPLAR STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SPALDING HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,243; Location: 433 WILSON ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Griffin:
  • GRACE ACADEMY (Students: 47; Location: 1427 BY PASS SOUTH PO BOX 679; Grades: 9 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Griffin:
  • TAYLOR STREET MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 874; Location: 234 EAST TAYLOR STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • COWAN ROAD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 759; Location: COWAN ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ORRS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 706; Location: 1553 FLYNT STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • COWAN ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 652; Location: 1233 COWAN ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • BEAVERBROOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 608; Location: 251 BIRDIE ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • FLYNT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 603; Location: 221 SPALDING DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • JORDAN HILL ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 531; Location: 75 JORDAN HILL ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • FUTRAL ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 526; Location: 180 FUTRAL ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CRESCENT ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 524; Location: 201 CRESCENT ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • JACKSON ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 466; Location: 1233 JACKSON ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Griffin:
  • GRIFFIN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 430; Location: 2000 WEST MCINTOSH RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST GEORGE'S EPISCOPAL (Students: 176; Location: 1323 MACARTHUR DRIVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • HARVEST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 150; Location: PO BOX 31; Grades: 1 - 9)
Library in Griffin:
  • FLINT RIVER REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $2,995,578; Location: 800 MEMORIAL DRIVE; 357,349 books; 4,036 audio materials; 3,729 video materials; 820 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Griffin: Griffin Country Club (A), Griffin City Hall (B), Spalding County Jail (C), Spalding County Courthouse (D), Hawkes Library (E).

Shopping Centers: College Hill Shopping Center (1), Market Square of Griffin Shopping Center (2), Northgate Shopping Center (3), Oxford Village Shopping Center (4), North Griffin Square Shopping Center (5), Dovedown Shopping Center (6), Expressway Village Shopping Center (7).

Churches in Griffin include: Achaia Baptist Church (A), Wesleyan Methodist Church (B), West Griffin Holiness Church (C), Will of God Apostolic Church (D), Zion Temple Holiness Church (E), Baptist Tabernacle (F), Trinity Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (G), Calvary Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Union Cemetery (1), Oak Hill Cemetery (2), Stonewall Cemetery (3), New Oak Cemetery (4).

Reservoir: Shoal Creek Lake (A).

Park in Griffin: Griffin Commerical Historic District (1).

Post office: (A).  


Griffin compared to Georgia state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Griffin:
  • WHIE (1320 AM; 5 kW; GRIFFIN, GA; Owner: CHAPPELL COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKEU (1450 AM; 1 kW; GRIFFIN, GA; Owner: WLT & ASSOCIATES)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAZX (1550 AM; 50 kW; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: GA-MEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGKA (1190 AM; 25 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF GEORGIA, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Griffin:
  • W290AG (105.9 FM; GRIFFIN, GA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKEU-FM (88.9 FM; THE ROCK, GA; Owner: GEORGIA FOUNDATION OF PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVFJ-FM (93.3 FM; MANCHESTER, GA; Owner: PROVIDENT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMVV (90.7 FM; GRIFFIN, GA; Owner: LIFE RADIO MINISTRIES, INC)
  • WEKS (92.5 FM; ZEBULON, GA; Owner: SPALDING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWWQ (100.5 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: WNNX LICO, INC.)
  • WNNX (99.7 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WNNX LICO, INC.)
  • WSB-FM (98.5 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSTR (94.1 FM; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WVEE (103.3 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WZGC (92.9 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ATLANTA)
  • WHTA (107.9 FM; HAMPTON, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRFG (89.3 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: RADIO FREE GEORGIA BROADCASTING FOUNDATION INC)
  • WKHX-FM (101.5 FM; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPZE (97.5 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, GA; Owner: ROA LICENSES, LLC)
  • WALR-FM (104.1 FM; LA GRANGE, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFSH-FM (104.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKLS (96.1 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLTM (94.9 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WABE (90.1 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION, CITY OF ATLANTA)
TV broadcast stations around Griffin:
  • W52CL (Channel 52; MACON, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WUVG (Channel 34; ATHENS, GA; Owner: UNIVISION ATLANTA LLC)
  • WAGA (Channel 5; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXIA-TV (Channel 11; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: GANNETT GEORGIA, L.P.)
  • WSB-TV (Channel 2; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WSB-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHSG (Channel 63; MONROE, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WUPA (Channel 69; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF ATLANTA INC.)
  • WPBA (Channel 30; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA)
  • WTBS (Channel 17; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: SUPERSTATION, INC.)
  • WATL (Channel 36; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WATL, LLC)
  • WGCL-TV (Channel 46; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WANN-LP (Channel 32; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: PRISM BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDTA-LP (Channel 53; FAYETTEVILLE, GA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W04DB (Channel 4; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: VVILPTV, INC.)
  • WJSP-TV (Channel 28; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WTHC-LP (Channel 42; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: THE ATLANTA CHANNEL, INC.)
  • WANX-LP (Channel 26; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: PRISM BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WIRE-CA (Channel 40; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)

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