Griffin, Georgia

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Population in 2013: 23,344 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.5%
 
Males: 10,923  (46.8%)
Females: 12,421  (53.2%)
Median resident age:  33.2 years
Georgia median age:  35.9 years

Zip codes: 30223.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,070 (it was $30,088 in 2000)
Griffin:

$32,070
GA:

$47,829

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,677 (it was $15,563 in 2000)

Griffin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $100,889 (it was $89,900 in 2000)
Griffin:

$100,889
GA:

$141,600

Median gross rent in 2013: $764.

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  • Races in Griffin, GA (2010)

    Griffin races chart
    • 12,28051.9%Black alone
    • 9,71941.1%White alone
    • 9524.0%Hispanic
    • 3421.4%Two or more races
    • 2591.1%Asian alone
    • 490.2%American Indian alone
    • 300.1%Other race alone
    • 120.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Griffin detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Griffin: 94.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (22.6%), English (6.2%), Irish (6.0%), German (3.3%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%), French (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 977 feet

Land area: 14.5 square miles.

Population density: 1,608 people per square mile   (low).

Griffin,GA real estate house value index trend

Griffin, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Griffin:

  • High school or higher: 72.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Griffin city:

  • Never married: 39.4%
  • Now married: 39.6%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

983 residents are foreign born (2.5% Latin America, 1.5% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

This city:

4.2%
Georgia:

9.7%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 191 registered sex offenders living in Griffin, Georgia as of August 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Griffin to the number of sex offenders is 122 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,452 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,314 (1.4%)

Griffin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Atlanta, GA (36.2 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (622.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Experiment, GA (1.4 miles ), East Griffin, GA (1.5 miles ), Orchard Hill, GA (2.3 miles ), Sunny Side, GA (2.6 miles) , Williamson, GA (2.7 miles ), Heron Bay, GA (2.8 miles ), Rover, GA (2.8 miles ), Hampton, GA (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 104 buildings, average cost: $155,600
  • 2007: 42 buildings, average cost: $162,600
  • 2008: 33 buildings, average cost: $175,400
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $175,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.25 N, Longitude: 84.27 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Iris City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,720 (+32.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,154 (49.2%)

Area codes: 770, 678

Griffin household income distribution Griffin home values distribution

Crime rates in Griffin by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 144111216123
per 100,000 4.216.317.04.24.24.38.54.225.94.28.412.9
Rapes 541311410121475714
per 100,000 20.816.355.246.116.642.650.958.830.220.929.360.1
Robberies 654645446264676448475359
per 100,000 270.6187.6191.0184.5257.9272.6284.4269.0207.0196.2221.9253.1
Assaults 221122128131121957810291102140110
per 100,000 920.2497.5543.2549.2503.3404.6331.1428.7392.5425.8586.3471.8
Burglaries 356247212258410298328248285304303373
per 100,000 1,482.31,007.3899.71,081.71,705.41,269.31,392.11,042.21,229.21,269.11,268.81,600.0
Thefts 1,5711,2328579719531,3561,2421,1551,2851,1831,3351,464
per 100,000 6,541.25,024.13,636.94,071.13,964.15,775.65,271.44,854.05,542.14,938.65,590.56,279.8
Auto thefts 1911221139982541014162443845
per 100,000 795.3497.5479.5415.1341.1230.0428.7172.3267.4183.7159.1193.0
Arson N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A86931
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A33.625.937.612.64.3
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 293.3) 712.6508.0486.3477.8500.2538.5546.7498.1540.6465.8544.1616.9

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Griffin detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 101 (89 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.82
Georgia average:

2.73
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.2%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,614 (+7.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Griffin: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Griffin, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Griffin-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 43% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/2/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.4 miles away from the Griffin city center injured 3 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 3/5/1989, a category F3 tornado 26.5 miles away from the city center injured 23 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Griffin-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 111.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 116.3 miles away from Griffin center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 172.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 177.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 229.0 miles away from Griffin center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 240.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Spalding County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Griffin topographic map

Birthplace of: Chris Clemons - 2005 NFL player (Washington Redskins, born: Oct 30, 1981), Doc Holliday - (died 1887), dentist, gunfighter, Edward Andrews - Actor, John James Flynt, Jr. - Politician, Johnathan Sullivan - 2005 NFL player (New Orleans Saints, born: Jan 21, 1981), Randy McMichael - 2005 NFL player (Miami Dolphins, born: Jun 28, 1979), Rayfield Wright - Football player, Tim Beckham - Baseball player, William J. Nicks - Football player and coach, Willie Gault - Hurdler.

Hospitals in Griffin:

  • BRIGHTMOOR HOSPICE, INC (3223 NEWNAN ROAD)
  • CAREMASTER HOSPICE (1428 19-41 BYPASS SOUTH)
  • CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES (623 CARVER ROAD)
  • SPALDING REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Proprietary, 601 SOUTH 8TH STREET)

Dialysis Facilities in Griffin:

  • DAVITA INC GRIFFIN DIALYSIS CENTER (731 SOUTH 8TH STREET)
  • IRIS CITY DIALYSIS (521 NORTH EXPRESSWAY)
  • SPALDING COUNTY DIALYSIS (1570 WILLIAMSON ROAD)

Home Health Centers in Griffin:

  • AMEDISYS NORTHWEST LLC D/B/A AMEDISY HH OF GRIFFIN (244 ODELL ROAD, UNIT 1)
  • HEALTHFIELD HOME HEALTH OF GRIFFIN (246 O'DELL ROAD, UNIT 5)
  • UNITED HOME CARE OF GRIFFIN (147 WEST ELLIS ROAD, SUITE B&C)

Nursing Homes in Griffin:

  • BRIGHTMOOR HEALTH CARE, INC (3235 NEWMAN ROAD)
  • BRIGHTMOOR MEDICAL CARE HOME INC (3223 NEWNAN ROAD)
  • GRIFFIN HEALTH CARE CENTER (415 AIRPORT RD)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF GRIFFIN (619 NORTHSIDE DRIVE)
  • RENAISSANCE CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (415 AIRPORT ROAD)
  • SPALDING CONVALESCENT CENTER (615 NORTHSIDE DRIVE)

Airports located in Griffin:

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College/University in Griffin:

  • Southern Crescent Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 4,168; Location: 501 Varsity Rd; Public; Website: www.sctech.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Griffin:

  • Gordon State College (about 16 miles; Barnesville, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,336)
  • Clayton State University (about 25 miles; Morrow, GA; FT enrollment: 5,844)
  • Georgia Perimeter College (about 31 miles; Decatur, GA; FT enrollment: 17,138)
  • Atlanta Metropolitan State College (about 33 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,437)
  • Atlanta Technical College (about 34 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 4,217)
  • Spelman College (about 36 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,383)
  • Georgia State University (about 36 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 30,264)

Public high schools in Griffin:

Private high schools in Griffin:

  • GRACE ACADEMY (Students: 65; Location: 100 HUDSON RD; Grades: 5 - 12)
  • GRACE FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN (Students: 28; Location: 1450 MACON RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Griffin:

Private elementary/middle school in Griffin:

  • GRIFFIN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 311; Location: 2000 W MCINTOSH RD; Grades: PK - 6)
See full list of schools located in Griffin

Library in Griffin:

  • FLINT RIVER REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $4,362,788; Location: 800 MEMORIAL DRIVE; 477,458 books; 22,034 audio materials; 14,420 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 146 state licensed databases; 722 print serial subscriptions; 6 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Jesse Tuggle nfl player for falcons lived in Griffin.
  • Chappel Communications now owns WKEU as well as WHIE

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Notable locations in Griffin: Griffin Country Club (A), Griffin Fire and Rescue Station 1 (B), Griffin Fire and Rescue Station 2 (C), Spalding County Jail (D), Spalding County Courthouse (E), Hawkes Library (F), Griffin City Hall (G), Griffin Fire and Rescue Station 3 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: College Hill Shopping Center (1), Dovedown Shopping Center (2), Ellis Crossing Shopping Center (3), Expressway Village Shopping Center (4), Market Square of Griffin Shopping Center (5), North Griffin Square Shopping Center (6), Northgate Shopping Center (7), Oxford Village Shopping Center (8), Spalding Square Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Griffin include: Zion Temple Holiness Church (A), Will of God Apostolic Church (B), West Griffin Holiness Church (C), Wesleyan Methodist Church (D), Trinity Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (E), Sharon Baptist Church (F), Second Baptist Church (G), Saint Phillip African Methodist Episcopal Church (H), Saint George Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Union Cemetery (1), New Oak Cemetery (2), Stonewall Cemetery (3), Oak Hill Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Shoal Creek Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Griffin: Griffin Commerical Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Griffin Spalding Historical Society (Historical Places & Services; 633 Meriwether Street) (1), Allstar Amusement CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 535 North 15th Street) (2), Megamaze (1532 Williamson Road) (3), Griffin Suzuki Kawasaki (Tours & Charters; 3336 North Expressway) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western North Plaza Inn (1616 North Expressway) (1), Best Western Hair Salon (418 Adams Street) (2), Griffin-Days Inn (1719 N Expressway) (3), Griffin Ramada Limited Suites (1900 N Expressway) (4), Hampton Inn Griffin (2007 N Expressway) (5), Harbor Hospitality (344 Hudson Road) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Spalding County - Magistrate Court (Courthouse) (1), Spalding County - Judge Superior Court (Courthouse) (2), Spalding County - Court Reporter (Courthouse Annex) (3), Spalding County - State Court Judge (Courthouse) (4), Georgia State Government - Judicial Council of Georgia Administrative Offi (126 North Hill Street) (5), Spalding County - Clerk of Superior Court (Court House) (6), Upson County - Courts- Judge Andrew Whalen- Griffin Judicial Circuit (Griffin Judicial Circle) (7), Upson County - Superior Court Judges Of The Griffin- Judicial Circuit (Po Box 1527) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Spalding County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 114. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

114
U.S.:

74

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 18.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.6
U.S.:

20.2

Drinking water stations with addresses in Griffin and their reported violations in the past:

CUMBERLAND SPRINGS (Population served: 107, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (SEP-20-2001)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 31.2%
(18.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.5% for Black residents, 34.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.5% for other race residents, 28.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.0%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.8%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Griffin in 2010:

  • 380 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 138 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 53 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 33 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Griffin in 2000:

  • 280 people in nursing homes
  • 52 people in state prisons
  • 45 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 25 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 8 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Griffin compared to Georgia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Banks with branches in Griffin (2011 data):

  • First National Bank of Griffin: Griffin Crossings Annex, Griffin Loans Inc. Branch, Northside Branch, First National Bank Of Griffin, Southside Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $236.8 mil, Deposits: $217.5 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices
  • United Bank: West Taylor Street Branch, Northside Branch, 505 South Hill Street Branch, Ingles Branch. Info updated 2010/10/25: Bank assets: $1,047.3 mil, Deposits: $939.3 mil, headquarters in Zebulon, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: United Bank Corporation
  • Regions Bank: Griffin Rdt Branch at 327 West Taylor Street, branch established on 2009/07/01; Griffin Branch at 327 West Taylor Street, branch established on 1960/11/25. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Griffin Branch at 433 West Taylor Street, branch established on 1968/08/16. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Griffin Main Branch at 201 West Taylor Street, branch established on 1986/12/05. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Georgia Banking Company: Griffin Branch at 1624 North Expressway, branch established on 2006/07/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $290.5 mil, Deposits: $243.8 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Georgia Banking Company, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Griffin Pavilion at 1506 Georgia Hwy 16 W, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Griffin, Georgia:

  • Best Western North Plaza Inn, 1616 N Expwy, Griffin, GA 30223 , Phone: (770) 227-8400
  • Hampton Inn Griffin, 2007 N Expy, Griffin, GA 30223 , Phone: (770) 229-9900
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 2014 N Expy, Griffin, GA 30223 , Phone: (770) 229-6001, Fax: (770) 233-9391
  • Holiday Inn-griffin, 1690 N Expy, Griffin, GA 30223 , Phone: (770) 227-1516, Fax: (770) 227-2411
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1900 N Expy, Griffin, GA 30223 , Phone: (770) 228-9799, Fax: (770) 467-0366
  • Days Inn Griffin, 1719 N Expy, Griffin, GA 30223 , Phone: (770) 229-9797, Fax: (770) 229-9797
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 1906 North Expy, Griffin, GA 30223 , Phone: (770) 233-4747, Fax: (770) 233-4701
  • Bhasha Inc Dba Super 8 Motel, 2010 North Expy, Griffin, GA 30223 , Phone: (770) 228-1393, Fax: (770) 228-1393
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Griffin, Georgia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.4
Georgia average:

12.6

Griffin travel time to work - commute Griffin mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (65%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Griffin city (based on Spalding County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant35,19174
Mainline Protestant6,69323
Catholic1,8921
Black Protestant1,5868
Other1,4556
None17,256-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Spalding County:

2.54 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Spalding County:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 36
Spalding County:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Here:

6.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.5%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Spalding County:

31.7%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.4%
State:

14.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 17$75,980$53,6330$0
Other Government Administration 15$66,168$52,9348$9,677
Judicial and Legal 1$3,175$38,1002$2,750
Police Protection - Officers 91$326,893$43,1070$0
Police - Other 10$26,099$31,3198$3,472
Firefighters 60$195,689$39,1380$0
Fire - Other 4$19,098$57,2940$0
Streets and Highways 28$63,898$27,3850$0
Airports 3$10,317$41,2681$487
Health 3$8,736$34,9440$0
Solid Waste Management 41$105,679$30,9301$965
Sewerage 27$65,497$29,1100$0
Parks and Recreation 5$9,996$23,99010$8,219
Natural Resources 9$22,368$29,8240$0
Water Supply 43$149,963$41,8500$0
Electric Power 40$181,358$54,4070$0
Other and Unallocable 37$208,782$67,7130$0
Totals for Government 434$1,539,696$42,57230$25,570

Griffin government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $29,893,000 ($1280.54)
    Police Protection: $7,806,000 ($334.39)
    Water Utilities: $6,239,000 ($267.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,312,000 ($227.55)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,589,000 ($196.58)
    Sewerage: $4,159,000 ($178.16)
    Regular Highways: $2,679,000 ($114.76)
    Financial Administration: $2,332,000 ($99.90)
    Central Staff Services: $1,845,000 ($79.04)
    General - Other: $1,591,000 ($68.15)
    Air Transportation: $1,017,000 ($43.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $776,000 ($33.24)
    Housing and Community Development: $491,000 ($21.03)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $480,000 ($20.56)
    General Public Buildings: $392,000 ($16.79)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $148,000 ($6.34)
    Health - Other: $148,000 ($6.34)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $142,000 ($6.08)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $294,000 ($12.59)
    General - Other: $291,000 ($12.47)
    Regular Highways: $270,000 ($11.57)
    Local Fire Protection: $125,000 ($5.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $120,000 ($5.14)
    Central Staff Services: $46,000 ($1.97)
    General Public Building: $18,000 ($0.77)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($0.47)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,596,000 ($668.09)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,749,000 ($160.60)

Griffin government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $6,658,000 ($285.21)
    Sewerage: $5,820,000 ($249.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,734,000 ($202.79)
    Air Transportation: $537,000 ($23.00)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $134,000 ($5.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($0.39)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $141,000 ($6.04)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,715,000 ($159.14)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,178,000 ($50.46)
    Interest Earnings: $1,062,000 ($45.49)
    General Revenue, NEC: $691,000 ($29.60)
    Sale of Property: $155,000 ($6.64)
    Rents: $78,000 ($3.34)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $36,704,000 ($1572.31)
    Water Utilities: $8,729,000 ($373.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $221,000 ($9.47)
  • Tax - Property: $4,818,000 ($206.39)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,177,000 ($50.42)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $684,000 ($29.30)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $607,000 ($26.00)
    Public Utilities Sales: $597,000 ($25.57)
    Other License: $357,000 ($15.29)
    Public Utility License: $84,000 ($3.60)

Griffin government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $77,951,000 ($3339.23)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $77,128,000 ($3303.98)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,571,000 ($452.84)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,748,000 ($417.58)

Griffin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,160,000 ($735.09)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,415,000 ($60.62)

8.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,544 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.08%
Georgia average:

9.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Henry County, GA  1.22% ($29,162 average AGI)
from Clayton County, GA  0.78% ($24,959)
from Pike County, GA  0.52% ($32,272)


8.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,839 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.26%
Georgia average:

9.32%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($225 average AGI)
Spalding County:

0.05%
Georgia average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Henry County, GA  1.29% ($28,534 average AGI)
to Clayton County, GA  0.90% ($20,645)
to Lamar County, GA  0.61% ($26,707)

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.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WMVV (90.7 FM; GRIFFIN, GA; Owner: LIFE RADIO MINISTRIES, INC)
  • WVFJ-FM (93.3 FM; MANCHESTER, GA; Owner: PROVIDENT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEKS (92.5 FM; ZEBULON, GA; Owner: SPALDING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHTA (107.9 FM; HAMPTON, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WALR-FM (104.1 FM; LA GRANGE, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WPZE (97.5 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, GA; Owner: ROA LICENSES, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WFSH-FM (104.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRFG (89.3 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: RADIO FREE GEORGIA BROADCASTING FOUNDATION INC)
  • WKHX-FM (101.5 FM; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJSP-FM (88.1 FM; WARM SPRINGS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WJGA-FM (92.1 FM; JACKSON, GA; Owner: EARNHART BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKLS (96.1 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

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.)
  • W04DB (Channel 4; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: VVILPTV, 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.)
  • WJSP-TV (Channel 28; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Griffin fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 38Number of bridges
  • 210m689ftTotal length
  • $5,151,000Total costs
  • 689,350Total average daily traffic
  • 7,346Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 41910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 171960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 72000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Griffin, GA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Griffin)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 229 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Griffin, GA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 157 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Griffin)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 147 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Griffin)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED29$109,79132$83,238176$127,1785$28,17865$86,1982$32,220
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$45,9707$105,4770$01$66,7800$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$79,4077$114,33749$122,1777$17,0635$76,6561$85,290
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$109,7522$198,34530$134,8762$51,9505$75,7461$54,730
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$07$105,5330$01$127,0600$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 1604.00 , 1605.00, 1607.00, 1608.00, 1609.00, 1611.00, 1612.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$135,9085$179,032
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$04$108,515
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$85,2803$169,993
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$38,3900$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 1604.00 , 1605.00, 1607.00, 1608.00, 1609.00, 1611.00, 1612.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 153
  • Hazardous Condition: 93
  • Service Call: 64
  • Good Intent Call: 65

Incident types - Griffin

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Griffin, GA
Most common first names in Griffin, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James47271.1 years
Mary41276.7 years
John39571.9 years
William36171.4 years
Robert24770.5 years
Willie24670.1 years
Annie22378.9 years
George17072.2 years
Charles14067.1 years
Mattie12879.8 years
Most common last names in Griffin, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith28973.2 years
Williams18071.4 years
Jones17971.3 years
Brown14772.4 years
Johnson14170.2 years
Harris9974.2 years
Martin9977.5 years
Davis9572.8 years
Moore9374.7 years
Evans8970.9 years
Businesses in Griffin, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kroger1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts2Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1Lowe's1
AutoZone1McDonald's4
Baskin-Robbins1Motel 61
Best Western1Nike3
Burger King1Nissan1
CVS1OfficeMax1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Chick-Fil-A2Penske2
Church's Chicken1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen2Rite Aid3
Days Inn1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1Rue211
Dunkin Donuts1Ryan's Grill1
Famous Footwear1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx7Sears1
Ford1Sprint Nextel1
GNC3Subway5
GameStop1Super 81
Goodwill3T-Mobile2
H&R Block2Taco Bell2
Hardee's1U-Haul6
Holiday Inn1UPS10
Home Depot1Verizon Wireless1
Howard Johnson1Waffle House3
IHOP1Walgreens1
KFC2Walmart1

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  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Textile mills and textile products (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food preparation and serving related occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Child care workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Customer service representatives (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Black residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident in 2004 in $ (population 10,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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