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Population (year 2000): 17,334. Estimated population in July 2005: 16,666 (-3.9% change)
Males: 8,400 (48.5%), Females: 8,934 (51.5%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 35.8 years
Median household income: $50,030 (year 2000)
Median house value: $108,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Griffith:

  • White Non-Hispanic (79.3%)
  • Black (10.1%)
  • Hispanic (8.4%)
  • Other race (2.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (23.5%), Polish (13.7%), Irish (13.3%), English (6.3%), Dutch (5.0%), Italian (4.4%).Indiana

Elevation: 625 feet

Land area: 7.2 square miles

Griffith,

For population 25 years and over in Griffith

  • High school or higher: 89.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Griffith town

  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

3.1% Foreign born (1.3% Europe, 1.0% Latin America, 0.7% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +351 (+2.1%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IN Gary, (6.5 miles pop. 102,746).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (27.6 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IN Highland, (2.6 miles IN (3.1 miles Schererville, IN (5.4 miles Munster, IN (6.3 miles Dyer, IN Gary, (6.5 miles John, IN (6.7 miles St. IN (7.0 miles Merrillville, IN Hammond, (7.2 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 19 buildings, average cost: $98,200
  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $107,900
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $96,400
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $98,600
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $101,500
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $114,400
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,400
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $107,600

Latitude: 41.53 N, Longitude: 87.43 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 219


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (20.0%), Educational,health and social services (18.7%), Retail trade (13.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,958 (-22.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,253 (14.0%)


 

Crime in Griffith by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 0 0 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 5.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.8
Rapes 5 3 7 3 7 2
    per 100,000 28.8 17.3 40.4 17.3 40.4 11.5
Robberies 13 14 11 8 15 3
    per 100,000 75.0 80.8 63.5 46.2 86.5 17.3
Assaults 21 28 20 25 11 20
    per 100,000 121.1 161.5 115.4 144.2 63.5 115.4
Burglaries 72 42 49 74 56 81
    per 100,000 415.4 242.3 282.7 426.9 323.1 467.3
Thefts 528 457 472 491 512 476
    per 100,000 3046.0 2636.4 2723.0 2832.6 2953.7 2746.0
Auto thefts 84 61 63 80 88 86
    per 100,000 484.6 351.9 363.4 461.5 507.7 496.1
248.0 219.8 216.0 229.7 236.2 220.9

Average climate in Griffith, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Griffith,

Griffith-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 73% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.2 miles away from the Griffith city center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 11/12/1965, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.2 miles away from the city center injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Kenny Harris - College basketball player (Valparaiso Crusaders).


Hospitals/medical centers near Griffith:
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; MUNSTER, IN)
  • ILLIANA SURGERY AND MEDICAL CENTER LLC (about 6 miles; MUNSTER, IN)
  • ST MARGARET MERCY HLTHCARE CTRS INC SC (about 7 miles; DYER, IN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Griffith:
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 6 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 29 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • PORTER COUNTY MUNI (about 30 miles; VALPARAISO, IN; ID: VPZ)
Other public-use airports nearest to Griffith:
  • GRIFFITH-MERRILLVILLE (about 3 miles; GRIFFITH, IN; ID: 05C)
  • LANSING MUNI (about 7 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: IGQ)
  • HOBART SKY RANCH (about 13 miles; HOBART, IN; ID: 3HO)

Amtrak stations near Griffith:
  • 7 miles: DYER (SHEFFIELD RD.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 13 miles: HAMMOND-WHITING (HAMMOND, 1135 CALUMET AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 17 miles: HOMEWOOD (181 1ST ST. & PARK AVE.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, public transit connection.

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
Streets and Highways 5 $16,448 $39,475 0 $0
Firefighters 0 $0   5 $996
Police - Other 7 $18,405 $31,551 10 $3,919
Police Protection - Officers 31 $119,104 $46,104 0 $0
Other Government Administration 1 $4,264 $51,168 5 $810
Financial Administration 5 $11,639 $27,933 0 $0
Water Supply 9 $24,110 $32,146 1 $775
Solid Waste Management 10 $34,711 $41,653 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 0 $0   4 $2,539
Sewerage 4 $15,872 $47,616 0 $0
Health 1 $2,573 $30,876 0 $0
Totals for Government 73 $247,127 $40,623 25 $9,040
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Griffith:
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-CALUMET CAMPUS (about 5 miles; HAMMOND, IN; Full-time enrollment: 6,312)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-NORTHWEST (about 5 miles; GARY, IN; FT enrollment: 3,208)
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-NORTHWEST (about 7 miles; GARY, IN; FT enrollment: 2,432)
  • PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE (about 13 miles; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; FT enrollment: 2,523)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE (about 13 miles; SOUTH HOLLAND, IL; FT enrollment: 3,599)
  • CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 18 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,836)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,004)
Public high school in Griffith:
  • GRIFFITH SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 826; Location: 600 N WIGGS ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Griffith:
  • GRIFFITH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 454; Location: 600 N RAYMOND ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • ELDON READY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 441; Location: 1345 N BROAD ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • BEIRIGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 355; Location: 601 N LILLIAN ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 317; Location: 201 N GRIFFITH BLVD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • ELSIE WADSWORTH ELEM SCH (Students: 301; Location: 600 N JAY ST; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle school in Griffith:
  • ST. MARY SCHOOL (Students: 346; Location: 525 N BROAD; Grades: PK - 8)

Notable locations in Griffith: Griffith Golf Center (A), Griffith Branch Lake County Public Library (B).

Shopping Center: Griffith Park Plaza Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Griffith include: First United Methodist Church (A), Saint Timothy's Episcopal Church (B), Bible Baptist Church (C), Church of Christ (D), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (E), Pilgrim Holiness Church (F), Griffith Baptist Church (G), Reed's Temple Church of God (H).

Parks in Griffith include: Central Park (1), Cheever Park (2), Franklin Fields Park (3), Sheppard Park (4).

Post office: (A).  


Griffith compared to Indiana state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Griffith:
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WWCA (1270 AM; 1 kW; GARY, IN; Owner: METRO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WJOB (1230 AM; 1 kW; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: ST. GEORGE BROADCASTING, LLC, ROBERT J. MACCINI, RECEIVER)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WLTH (1370 AM; 1 kW; GARY, IN; Owner: WLTH RADIO, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Griffith:
  • WPWX (92.3 FM; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WYCA (106.3 FM; LANSING, IL; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WZVN (107.1 FM; LOWELL, IN; Owner: M & M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
TV broadcast stations around Griffith:
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W18AT (Channel 18; GARY, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W24AW (Channel 24; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W54BK (Channel 54; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

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