Griffin, Indiana

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Population in 2014: 168 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.0%
 
Males: 90  (53.8%)
Females: 78  (46.2%)
Median resident age:  54.1 years
Indiana median age:  37.6 years

Zip code: 47616

Estimated median household income in 2016: $30,686 (it was $26,786 in 2000)
Griffin:

$30,686
IN:

$52,314

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,575 (it was $18,074 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $41,346 (it was $45,300 in 2000)
Griffin:

$41,346
IN:

$134,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $57,391; Detached houses: $58,776; Mobile homes: $38,399

Median gross rent in 2016: $705.

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    • 17098.8%White alone
    • 10.6%Black alone
    • 10.6%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Griffin: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (34.2%), American (20.5%), English (16.4%), European (8.2%), Irish (5.5%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 385 feet

Land area: 0.07 square miles.

Population density: 2,481 people per square mile   (low).

Griffin, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Griffin:

  • High school or higher: 79.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Griffin town:

  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 59.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.7%
Indiana:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $243 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $313 (0.7%)

Griffin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (25.3 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louisville, KY (117.7 miles , pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (251.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: New Harmony, IN (2.3 miles ), Grayville, IL (2.4 miles ), Phillipstown, IL (2.7 miles) , Poseyville, IN (2.7 miles ), Crossville, IL (3.0 miles ), Keensburg, IL (3.2 miles ), Cynthiana, IN (3.4 miles ), Browns, IL (3.5 miles) .

Latitude: 38.20 N, Longitude: 87.92 W

Area code: 812

Griffin household income distribution Griffin home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Indiana:

4.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -11 (-6.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (37%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (52%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (29%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (3%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (35%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)

Average climate in Griffin, Indiana

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Tornado activity:

Griffin-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/7/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.4 miles away from the Griffin town center injured 55 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 tornado 29.9 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Griffin-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 17.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 16.7 miles away from Griffin center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 42.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 19.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 28.5 miles away from Griffin center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 114.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Posey County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Griffin topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Griffin:

  • ALLISON HEALTHCARE CORPORATIO (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; POSEYVILLE, IN)
  • TRANSITIONAL SERVICES INC (Hospital, about 9 miles away; NEW HARMONY, IN)
  • COUNTRY HAVEN HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CYNTHIANA, IN)
  • REST HAVEN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ALBION, IL)
  • RIVER OAKS (Hospital, about 16 miles away; MOUNT CARMEL, IL)
  • CORNERSTONE HEALTHCARE OF IL (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CARMI, IL)

located in Griffin:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Griffin:

  • Wabash Valley College (about 18 miles; Mount Carmel, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,142)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 21 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 9,532)
  • University of Evansville (about 27 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,688)
  • Vincennes University (about 40 miles; Vincennes, IN; FT enrollment: 9,876)
  • Rend Lake College (about 55 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)
  • Owensboro Community and Technical College (about 57 miles; Owensboro, KY; FT enrollment: 2,754)
  • Madisonville Community College (about 63 miles; Madisonville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,082)

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Posey 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 2013 was 82.2. This is about average.

City:

82.2
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.258. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.258
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 7.42. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.42
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.926. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.926
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 29.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 14.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.8
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00481. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00481
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 15.2%
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.9%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.3%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.6
Indiana average:

11.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Griffin town (based on Posey County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,8915
Mainline Protestant3,80221
Evangelical Protestant3,11718
Black Protestant2432
Other1452
None12,712-
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: 3
Posey County:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Posey County:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Posey County:

4.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

8.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Posey County:

29.0%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.9%
State:

14.3%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$1,666
Totals for Government 0$0 4$1,666

Griffin government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $14,000 ($83.33)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $12,000 ($71.43)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($17.86)

Griffin government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($5.95)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($5.95)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($5.95)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($29.76)
    General Support: $3,000 ($17.86)
  • Tax - Property: $12,000 ($71.43)

Griffin government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $0 ($0.00)

Griffin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $76,000 ($452.38)

4.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,744 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.68%
Indiana average:

5.59%

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 Vanderburgh County, IN  2.29% ($38,300 average AGI)
from Gibson County, IN  0.26% ($27,769)
from Warrick County, IN  0.19% ($37,316)


5.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,581 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Indiana average:

5.83%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Vanderburgh County, IN  3.04% ($39,657 average AGI)
to Warrick County, IN  0.30% ($38,933)
to Gibson County, IN  0.17% ($34,647)

Strongest AM radio stations in Griffin:

  • WVHI (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSVILLE, IN)
  • WGBF (1280 AM; 5 kW; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WROY (1460 AM; 1 kW; CARMI, IL; Owner: CARMI BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WRAY (1250 AM; 1 kW; PRINCETON, IN; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WMCL (1060 AM; 3 kW; MCLEANSBORO, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Griffin:

  • WBJW (91.7 FM; ALBION, IL; Owner: MUSIC MINISTRIES INC)
  • WYNG (94.9 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKDQ (99.5 FM; HENDERSON, KY; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF EVANSVILLE/OWENSBORO, INC.)
  • WRUL (97.3 FM; CARMI, IL; Owner: CARMI BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WJLT (105.3 FM; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIKY-FM (104.1 FM; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL B/C CORPORATION)
  • WABX (107.5 FM; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBGW (101.5 FM; FORT BRANCH, IN; Owner: MUSIC MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WNIN-FM (88.3 FM; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: TRI-STATE PUBLIC TELEPLEX, INC.)
  • WRAY-FM (98.1 FM; PRINCETON, IN; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVJC (89.1 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS EASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGES)
  • WSTO (96.1 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: TSB III, LLC)
  • WYFX (106.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IN; Owner: THE ORIGINAL COMPANY, INC)
  • WSJD (100.5 FM; PRINCETON, IN; Owner: WSJD, INC.)
  • WFIW-FM (104.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IL; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WOKZ (105.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IL; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W211BJ (90.1 FM; CROSSVILLE, IL; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Griffin:

  • W23BV (Channel 23; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: BETHEL SANITARIUM)
  • WTVW (Channel 7; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: QUORUM OF INDIANA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEHT (Channel 25; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: GILMORE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEVV (Channel 44; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: COMCORP OF INDIANA LICENSE CORP.)
  • W66CT (Channel 66; MOUNT VERNON, IN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WFIE (Channel 14; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WNIN (Channel 9; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: TRI-STATE PUBLIC TELEPLEX, INC.)
  • WIKY-LP (Channel 5; EVANSVILLE, ETC., IN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WAZE-LP (Channel 17; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WEOA-LP (Channel 50; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K55HL (Channel 55; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WJPS-LP (Channel 4; EVANSVILLE, ETC., IN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W56DN (Channel 56; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: EVANSVILLE LOW POWER PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTSN-LP (Channel 63; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: EVANSVILLE LOW POWER PARTNERSHIP)

Griffin fatal accident list:

Jun 24, 2014 07:45 PM, I-64 W, Lat: 38.22561, Lon: -87.97469, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1
Aug 19, 2013 12:25 AM, I-64 W, Lat: 38.19762, Lon: -87.91659, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 13, 2013 09:35 PM, I-64, Lat: 38.19708, Lon: -87.89293, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 13m43ftTotal length
  • 11,533Total average daily traffic
  • 2,020Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Griffin)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • LV03UB116, Cr 1200 North (Mumford #22817) (Lat: 38.211500 Lon: -87.936667), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 90.2 m, Overall height: 92 m, Call Sign: WQST459
    Assigned Frequencies: 11385.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHzGrant Date: 11/13/2013, Expiration Date: 11/13/2023, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB9MBU, Licensee ID: L00593185, Grant Date: 11/30/2005, Expiration Date: 11/27/2015, Certifier: William R Whelan, Registrant: William R Whelan, 212 N Main St, Griffin, IN 47616
  • Call Sign: KB9MMY, Licensee ID: L01076152, Grant Date: 10/24/2005, Expiration Date: 01/22/2016, Certifier: Mark E Westheiderman, Registrant: Mark E Westheiderman, Box 236 Main St, Griffin, IN 47616
  • Call Sign: W9FTM, Licensee ID: L00909844, Grant Date: 10/16/2014, Expiration Date: 10/18/2024, Registrant: John J Fifer, 101 Fifer Hills Rd., Griffin, IN 47616

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Wood (3%)

Griffin compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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