Griffith, Indiana

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Population in 2013: 16,619 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.1%
 
Males: 8,399  (50.5%)
Females: 8,220  (49.5%)
Median resident age:  36.4 years
Indiana median age:  37.3 years

Zip codes: 46319.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $52,751 (it was $50,030 in 2000)
Griffith:

$52,751
IN:

$47,529

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,756 (it was $21,866 in 2000)

Griffith town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $140,075 (it was $108,500 in 2000)
Griffith:

$140,075
IN:

$122,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $840.

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  • Races in Griffith, IN (2013)

    Griffith races chart
    • 11,51768.9%White alone
    • 2,38714.3%Hispanic
    • 2,25213.5%Black alone
    • 3712.2%Asian alone
    • 1611.0%Two or more races
    • 300.2%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Griffith: 97.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (16.6%), Irish (13.1%), Polish (7.5%), English (6.3%), Italian (3.7%), French (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/29/1904

Elevation: 625 feet

Land area: 7.17 square miles.

Population density: 2,318 people per square mile   (low).

Griffith,IN real estate house value index trend

Griffith, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Griffith:

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Griffith town:

  • Never married: 32.9%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

797 residents are foreign born (1.6% Latin America, 1.3% Europe, 0.7% Asia).

This town:

4.8%
Indiana:

4.8%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Griffith, Indiana as of August 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Griffith to the number of sex offenders is 1,858 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,719 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,602 (1.2%)

Griffith satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gary, IN (5.4 miles , pop. 102,746).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (25.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Highland, IN (1.5 miles ), Schererville, IN (1.7 miles ), Munster, IN (2.0 miles ), Dyer, IN (2.2 miles ), Gary, IN (2.3 miles ), Merrillville, IN (2.4 miles ), St. John, IN (2.5 miles ), Lynwood, IL (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 32 buildings, average cost: $132,400
  • 2007: 26 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $148,000
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $101,500
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $87,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $88,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.53 N, Longitude: 87.43 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,485 (-20.8%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 1,013 (12.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 219

Griffith household income distribution Griffith home values distribution

Crime rates in Griffith by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013
Murders 000100223130
per 100,000 0.00.00.05.90.00.012.212.318.56.217.70.0
Rapes 737253052632
per 100,000 40.217.140.711.729.617.90.030.812.336.917.712.0
Robberies 1181531914131317101418
per 100,000 63.145.687.217.6112.483.579.480.2104.961.582.5108.0
Assaults 202511201915281912191810
per 100,000 114.7142.463.9117.1112.489.4171.0117.274.1116.9106.060.0
Burglaries 497456817088761197093112100
per 100,000 281.1421.5325.4474.3414.2524.6464.3733.8432.0572.2659.6599.8
Thefts 472491512476508483524560454470479411
per 100,000 2,707.72,796.42,974.82,787.53,006.12,879.13,201.03,453.42,801.62,892.02,821.12,465.4
Auto thefts 638088868170654957585054
per 100,000 361.4455.6511.3503.6479.3417.3397.1302.2351.7356.9294.5323.9
Arson 5126442112100
per 100,000 28.768.334.923.423.711.96.16.212.36.20.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.8) 245.1248.0269.7249.2283.9257.4291.6329.5279.8284.4295.0234.0

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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 Griffith detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 38 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Indiana average:

1.74
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.1%
Indiana:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +351 (+2.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Griffith, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Griffith, Indiana average temperatures Griffith, Indiana average precipitation Griffith, Indiana humidity Griffith, Indiana wind speed Griffith, Indiana snowfall Griffith, Indiana sunshine Griffith, Indiana clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Griffith-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 62% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.2 miles away from the Griffith town center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 34.9 miles away from the town center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Griffith-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 85% 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 214.3 miles away from the city 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 189.0 miles away from Griffith center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 76.5 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 245.8 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) earthquake occurred 212.5 miles away from Griffith center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 295.1 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 Lake County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Griffith topographic map

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Griffith:

  • ARC BRIDGES, INC (1441 WOODLAWN)
  • ARC BRIDGES, INC (120 AVENUE C)
  • FAMILY HOME HEALTH CARE INC (2057 W GLEN PARK AVE)

Airports located in Griffith:

Amtrak stations near Griffith:

  • 6 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.
  • 13 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Griffith:

  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about 5 miles; Hammond, IN; Full-time enrollment: 7,343)
  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 5 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 4,390)
  • Prairie State College (about 12 miles; Chicago Heights, IL; FT enrollment: 4,050)
  • South Suburban College (about 12 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 3,972)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (about 15 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,110)
  • Governors State University (about 17 miles; University Park, IL; FT enrollment: 4,043)
  • Chicago State University (about 17 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,352)

Public high schools in Griffith:

Private high school in Griffith:

  • CALUMET BAPTIST SCHOOLS (Students: 22; Location: 826 N HARVEY ST; Grades: 8 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Griffith:

Private elementary/middle school in Griffith:

  • ST MARY SCHOOL (Students: 273; Location: 525 N BROAD ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Griffith, School District: GRIFFITH PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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Notable locations in Griffith: Griffith Golf Center (A), Griffith Fire Department Station 2 (B), North Fire Station (C), Griffith Branch Lake County Public Library (D), Griffith Fire Department Station 1 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Griffith Park Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Griffith include: Pilgrim Holiness Church (A), Bible Baptist Church (B), Church of Christ (C), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (D), First Baptist Church of Griffith (E), First Christian Church (F), First United Methodist Church (G), Free Methodist Church (H), Griffith Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Griffith include: Sheppard Park (1), Franklin Fields Park (2), Cheever Park (3), Central Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Griffith Historical Society & Museum (201 North Broad Street).

Lake 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 177. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

177
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.568. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.568
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 11.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.39. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.39
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 12.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.3
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0143. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0143
U.S.:

0.0147

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

GRIFFITH WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 16,893, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-04-2013), St Public Notif requested (DEC-04-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-04-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-04-2013), St Public Notif requested (DEC-04-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-04-2013)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.7%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.4% for Black residents, 15.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.0% for other race residents, 6.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.4%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.7%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
8 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
6 people in other group homes in 2000
4 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Griffith, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Griffith compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.

Banks with branches in Griffith (2011 data):

  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Griffith Branch at 200 West Ridge Road, branch established on 1964/07/27. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • First Midwest Bank: Griffith Branch at 915 West Glen Park Avenue, branch established on 1969/03/20. Info updated 2011/12/22: Bank assets: $7,848.0 mil, Deposits: $6,529.2 mil, headquarters in Itasca, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 100 total offices, Holding Company: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.
  • MainSource Bank: Griffith Branch at 926 N. Broad Street, branch established on 1991/03/01. Info updated 2009/12/09: Bank assets: $2,729.1 mil, Deposits: $2,167.0 mil, headquarters in Greensburg, IN, positive income, 86 total offices, Holding Company: Mainsource Financial Group, Inc.
  • Centier Bank: Griffith Branch at 500 North Broad Street, branch established on 1976/08/23. Info updated 2011/02/16: Bank assets: $2,123.9 mil, Deposits: $1,840.9 mil, headquarters in Whiting, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 47 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancshares, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Ridge Griffith Branch at 1203 East Ridge Road, branch established on 1974/06/10. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Indiana average:

11.1

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Griffith town (based on Lake County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic101,09658
Evangelical Protestant98,213266
Mainline Protestant28,94378
Black Protestant25,45974
Orthodox13,99014
Other7,46029
None220,844-
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: 82
Lake County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 30
Lake County:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 175
Lake County:

3.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 288
Here:

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.8%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lake County:

32.3%
Indiana:

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

11.7%
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
Financial Administration 6$23,529$47,0580$0
Other Government Administration 7$15,525$26,6141$197
Police Protection - Officers 31$181,529$70,2690$0
Police - Other 8$27,645$41,46810$2,958
Firefighters 0$0 1$1,000
Streets and Highways 7$25,571$43,8360$0
Solid Waste Management 4$13,673$41,0190$0
Sewerage 1$4,471$53,6521$1,231
Parks and Recreation 0$0 6$8,529
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$7,557$45,3421$2,146
Water Supply 8$34,554$51,8310$0
Totals for Government 74$334,054$54,17120$16,061

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $257,000 ($15.46)
    General - Other: $161,000 ($9.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000 ($0.78)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,390,000 ($143.81)
    Sewerage: $1,896,000 ($114.09)
    Water Utilities: $1,379,000 ($82.98)
    General - Other: $1,211,000 ($72.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,084,000 ($65.23)
    Regular Highways: $859,000 ($51.69)
    Local Fire Protection: $305,000 ($18.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $197,000 ($11.85)
    General Public Buildings: $120,000 ($7.22)
    Central Staff Services: $103,000 ($6.20)
    Public Welfare - Other: $46,000 ($2.77)
    Financial Administration: $28,000 ($1.68)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $791,000 ($47.60)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Corrections - Other: $15,000 ($0.90)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $1,387,000 ($83.46)
    General - Other: $321,000 ($19.32)
    Local Fire Protection: $278,000 ($16.73)
    Police Protection: $105,000 ($6.32)
    Regular Highways: $18,000 ($1.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($0.60)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000 ($0.42)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($0.18)
    General Public Building: $2,000 ($0.12)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,791,000 ($228.11)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,753,000 ($165.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $620,000 ($37.31)
    All Other: $25,000 ($1.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000 ($1.08)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.12)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000 ($0.36)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $223,000 ($13.42)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $408,000 ($24.55)
    General Revenue, NEC: $236,000 ($14.20)
    Interest Earnings: $212,000 ($12.76)
    Fines and Forfeits: $84,000 ($5.05)
    Donations From Private Sources: $20,000 ($1.20)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,470,000 ($88.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,000,000 ($120.34)
    Highways: $735,000 ($44.23)
    All Other: $286,000 ($17.21)
  • Tax - Property: $6,363,000 ($382.88)
    Other License: $208,000 ($12.52)
    Public Utilities Sales: $81,000 ($4.87)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,058,000 ($966.24)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,513,000 ($933.45)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $545,000 ($32.79)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,979,000 ($600.46)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,235,000 ($194.66)

4.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,348 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.11%
Indiana average:

5.59%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($114 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.02%
Indiana average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cook County, IL  1.61% ($34,076 average AGI)
from Porter County, IN  0.54% ($33,771)
from Will County, IL  0.14% ($37,932)


4.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,832 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.74%
Indiana average:

5.83%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($261 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.03%
Indiana average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cook County, IL  1.12% ($31,014 average AGI)
to Porter County, IN  0.81% ($37,666)
to Marion County, IN  0.30% ($21,183)

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.)
  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 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)
  • WLTH (1370 AM; 1 kW; GARY, IN; Owner: WLTH RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Griffith:

  • WYCA (106.3 FM; LANSING, IL; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WPWX (92.3 FM; HAMMOND, IN; 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)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • 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)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W04CQ (Channel 4; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: AQUA-LAND COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Griffith fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 18m59ftTotal length
  • $82,000Total costs
  • 77,552Total average daily traffic
  • 3,722Total average daily truck traffic
  • 115,234Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Griffith)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Griffith, IN)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (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:

3
  • Mgmt Chicago Region, Lat: 41.523028 Lon: -87.449028, Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQIK982
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/07/2008, Expiration Date: 03/07/2018, Certifier: Chris Kaitson
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4282, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • Govert, Lat: 41.520806 Lon: -87.432361, Type: Building, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 10 m, Call Sign: WQJJ446
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/30/2008, Expiration Date: 09/30/2018, Certifier: James S Smutniak
    Registrant: Midwest Telecom Of America, Inc., 1567 E. 93rd Avenue, Merrillville, IN 46410, Phone: (219) 650-5555, Fax: (219) 650-5545, Email:
  • GRIFFITH, 616 Avenue H (Lat: 41.508361 Lon: -87.435028), Overall height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WLB882
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/15/1986, Expiration Date: 03/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 06/04/2000
    Registrant: Greater Chicago Videopath, Inc., 330 South Wells Street, Ste711, Chicago, IL 60606

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Griffith Airport (Lat: 41.533361 Lon: -87.400028), Type: Building, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: WIT3, Licensee ID: L00004010
    Assigned Frequencies: 123.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/21/2009, Expiration Date: 05/25/2019
    Registrant: Griffith Aviation Inc, 1705 E Main St, Griffith, IN 46319, Phone: (219) 924-0207

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Griffith)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

24 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Griffith)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 1 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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED104$134,11448$106,794389$127,51524$56,28311$94,158
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$133,5756$89,92233$138,8912$45,1152$95,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED17$135,3556$118,293158$136,77419$47,7978$116,384
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$128,1403$117,85090$139,4831$13,0004$158,888
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$159,1000$026$139,6931$24,9500$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0409.00 , 0410.01, 0410.02, 0426.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED9$147,88416$152,1510$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$144,7324$142,9900$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$142,9204$135,2380$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$168,0503$137,1930$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$135,0000$01$107,000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0409.00 , 0410.01, 0410.02, 0426.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 12
  • Hazardous Condition: 5
  • Service Call: 16

Incident types - Griffith

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Griffith, IN
Most common first names in Griffith, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John14174.1 years
Mary12477.9 years
William9071.2 years
Joseph8375.8 years
James7367.7 years
Robert6769.2 years
George6375.9 years
Helen5678.3 years
Margaret4881.1 years
Frank4675.9 years
Most common last names in Griffith, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3672.6 years
Miller2973.3 years
Johnson2373.9 years
Brown1674.7 years
Anderson1677.8 years
King1371.5 years
Wilson1276.6 years
Williams1272.5 years
Moore1172.3 years
Sanders1170.9 years
Businesses in Griffith, IN
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Nike1
Advance Auto Parts1Payless1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King2RadioShack1
Cricket Wireless1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx2T-Mobile1
H&R Block1UPS2
KFC1Walgreens2
Kmart1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1White Castle1

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  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Petroleum and coal products (population 5,000+)"
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  • #65 (46319) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Croatian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #82 (46319) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Serbian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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