Griffith, Indiana

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Population in 2022: 16,287 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.0%
 
Males: 8,126  (49.9%)
Females: 8,161  (50.1%)
Median resident age:

38.1 years
Indiana median age:

38.2 years

Zip codes: 46319.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $74,025 (it was $50,030 in 2000)
Griffith:

$74,025
IN:

$66,785

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $36,849 (it was $21,866 in 2000)

Griffith town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $211,002 (it was $108,500 in 2000)
Griffith:

$211,002
IN:

$208,700

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $248,767; detached houses: $255,070; townhouses or other attached units: $240,581; in 2-unit structures: $184,698; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $177,468; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $163,086; mobile homes: $26,858

Median gross rent in 2022: $1,089.

March 2022 cost of living index in Griffith: 94.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 8.8%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.6% for Black residents, 10.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.6% for American Indian residents, 24.7% for other race residents, 5.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Griffith, IN (2022)
    • 9,47058.3%White alone
    • 2,98618.4%Hispanic
    • 2,64116.3%Black alone
    • 6303.9%Two or more races
    • 3742.3%Asian alone
    • 1540.9%Other race alone
    • 210.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Griffith, Indiana as of May 29, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Griffith is 8,226 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Griffith by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(18.5)
1
(5.9)
3
(17.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(12.5)
1
(6.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(12.3)
6
(35.5)
3
(17.7)
4
(23.6)
2
(12.0)
1
(6.0)
1
(6.1)
3
(18.4)
3
(18.6)
1
(6.2)
4
(25.1)
2
(12.5)
2
(12.5)
1
(6.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
17
(104.9)
10
(59.2)
14
(82.5)
12
(70.9)
18
(108.0)
10
(60.4)
9
(54.8)
14
(86.0)
10
(61.9)
4
(24.9)
4
(25.1)
6
(37.6)
4
(25.1)
4
(24.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(74.1)
19
(112.5)
18
(106.0)
26
(153.6)
10
(60.0)
30
(181.2)
6
(36.5)
5
(30.7)
12
(74.3)
3
(18.7)
1
(6.3)
18
(112.7)
11
(69.0)
12
(74.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
70
(432.0)
93
(550.5)
112
(659.6)
62
(366.2)
100
(599.8)
69
(416.9)
65
(395.8)
41
(251.9)
28
(173.4)
43
(267.9)
26
(162.9)
21
(131.5)
17
(106.6)
17
(104.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
454
(2,802)
470
(2,782)
479
(2,821)
437
(2,581)
411
(2,465)
353
(2,133)
371
(2,259)
311
(1,911)
306
(1,895)
319
(1,988)
227
(1,423)
183
(1,146)
141
(884.2)
111
(684.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
57
(351.7)
58
(343.3)
50
(294.5)
37
(218.5)
54
(323.9)
42
(253.7)
24
(146.1)
34
(208.9)
21
(130.0)
19
(118.4)
33
(206.8)
34
(212.9)
20
(125.4)
27
(166.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(12.3)
1
(5.9)
0
(0.0)
5
(29.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.3)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index263.6257.8278.0217.2220.5206.1158.4157.5146.6123.9138.7128.484.275.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Griffith, IN

Crime rate in Griffith detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 39 (33 officers - 31 male; 2 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
Indiana average:

2.08
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Ancestries: Polish (12.1%), German (9.0%), American (6.9%), Irish (5.1%), Dutch (3.0%), Italian (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/29/1904

Elevation: 625 feet

Land area: 7.17 square miles.

Population density: 2,272 people per square mile   (low).

Griffith, Indiana map

1,029 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America, 1.8% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

This town:

6.3%
Indiana:

5.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,795 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $1,523 (0.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.53 N, Longitude: 87.43 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,037 (-18.7%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 1,327 (14.8%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 219

Distribution of median household income in Griffith, IN in 2022
Distribution of house value in Griffith, IN in 2022
Griffith satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 4 buildings, average cost: $371,300
  • 2020: 5 buildings, average cost: $256,500
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $236,700
  • 2018: 23 buildings, average cost: $168,300
  • 2017: 27 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 2016: 13 buildings, average cost: $138,500
  • 2015: 9 buildings, average cost: $118,700
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $111,700
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $88,900
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $87,000
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $101,500
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $148,000
  • 2007: 26 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2006: 32 buildings, average cost: $132,400
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,400
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $114,400
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $101,500
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $98,600
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $96,400
  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $107,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Griffith, IN residents
Average permit cost in Griffith, IN
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.7%
Indiana:

2.8%
Historical population in Griffith, IN
Historical housing units in Griffith, IN

Population change in the 1990s: +351 (+2.1%).
Most common industries in Griffith, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.3%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (15.0%)
  • Construction (10.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.4%)
  • Truck transportation (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.9%)
  • Educational services (11.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
  • Public administration (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Griffith, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.2%)
  • Registered nurses (6.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)

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

Griffith, Indiana environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 110. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

110
U.S.:

73
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2023 was 0.339. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.339
U.S.:

0.251
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2023 was 12.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.1
U.S.:

5.1
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2023 was 1.33. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.33
U.S.:

1.51
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2023 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 23.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.5
U.S.:

19.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 12.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.5
U.S.:

8.1
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0260. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0260
U.S.:

0.0093

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 significantly above Indiana state average. It is 40% greater 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, 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 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 214.4 miles away from Griffith center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 76.5 miles away from Griffith center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 245.8 miles away from Griffith center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW) earthquake occurred 212.5 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 (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Griffith topographic map

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 school in Griffith:

Private high school in Griffith:

  • CALUMET CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 210, Location: 826 N HARVEY ST, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Griffith:

Private elementary/middle school in Griffith:

  • ST MARY SCHOOL (Students: 237, Location: 525 N BROAD ST, Grades: PK-8)
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Points of interest:

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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).

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

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

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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Griffith:

Marital status in Griffith, IN
  • Never married: 31.3%
  • Now married: 47.9%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

For population 25 years and over in Griffith:

  • High school or higher: 95.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Indiana average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Griffith
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Griffith, IN (based on Lake County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Lake County:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.56 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.8%
State:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.3%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.7%
State:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Griffith:

51.4%
Indiana:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Griffith:

50.5%
State:

46.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
Indiana:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.6%
Indiana:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.6%
Indiana:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Indiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Griffith:

35.0%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

58.7%
Indiana:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.5%
State:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Griffith, IN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 33$91,616$33,3150$0
Streets and Highways 8$28,787$43,1810$0
Other Government Administration 7$7,677$13,1613$4,003
Financial Administration 6$12,253$24,5060$0
Water Supply 5$16,456$39,4940$0
Sewerage 4$12,181$36,5430$0
Solid Waste Management 4$12,179$36,5370$0
Police - Other 3$6,162$24,6486$2,025
Parks and Recreation 2$3,976$23,8566$3,878
Health 2$3,561$21,3662$1,555
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$4,475$26,8502$3,396
Firefighters 0$0 36$15,177
Totals for Government 76$199,323$31,47255$30,034

Griffith government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $21,000 ($1.29)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,188,000 ($257.14)
    Sewerage: $4,107,000 ($252.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,511,000 ($154.17)
    Water Utilities: $1,175,000 ($72.14)
    Parks and Recreation: $839,000 ($51.51)
    Regular Highways: $759,000 ($46.60)
    Financial Administration: $570,000 ($35.00)
    General - Other: $508,000 ($31.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $320,000 ($19.65)
    General Public Buildings: $182,000 ($11.17)
    Central Staff Services: $65,000 ($3.99)
    Health - Other: $20,000 ($1.23)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $9,000 ($0.55)
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000 ($0.37)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $125,000 ($7.67)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Solid Waste Management: $1,071,000 ($65.76)
    Other - Sewerage: $350,000 ($21.49)
    Other - Water Utilities: $296,000 ($18.17)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $348,000 ($21.37)
    General - Other: $283,000 ($17.38)
    Sewerage: $149,000 ($9.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $126,000 ($7.74)
    Water Utilities: $100,000 ($6.14)
    Regular Highways: $28,000 ($1.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $21,000 ($1.29)
    Central Staff Services: $16,000 ($0.98)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($0.37)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($0.12)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $667,000 ($40.95)

Griffith government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,434,000 ($333.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,071,000 ($65.76)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $190,000 ($11.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000 ($3.62)
    Other: $35,000 ($2.15)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $2,000 ($0.12)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $216,000 ($13.26)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $210,000 ($12.89)
    General Revenue - Other: $96,000 ($5.89)
    Donations From Private Sources: $86,000 ($5.28)
    Interest Earnings: $72,000 ($4.42)
    Sale of Property: $26,000 ($1.60)
    Fines and Forfeits: $15,000 ($0.92)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,166,000 ($132.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,335,000 ($81.97)
    General Local Government Support: $684,000 ($42.00)
    Other: $421,000 ($25.85)
  • Tax - Property: $6,169,000 ($378.77)
    Other License: $479,000 ($29.41)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $36,000 ($2.21)
    Other Selective Sales: $5,000 ($0.31)

Griffith government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,809,000 ($1032.05)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,879,000 ($852.15)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,130,000 ($192.18)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $200,000 ($12.28)

Griffith government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,579,000 ($772.33)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,048,000 ($739.73)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $114,000 ($7.00)

5.29% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($54,961 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.29%
Indiana average:

6.66%

0.01% of residents moved from foreign countries ($91 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.01%
Indiana average:

0.00%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Cook County, IL  2.32% ($55,694 average AGI)
from Porter County, IN  0.64% ($48,207)
from Will County, IL  0.31% ($72,169)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Griffith fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 10.9mTotal length
  • $1,151,000Total costs
  • 51,613Total average daily traffic
  • 3,305Total average daily truck traffic
  • 65,991Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

84 (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:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • 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: 02/05/2018, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: Chris Kaitson, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, 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: 09/13/2018, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, 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, Lat: 41.516944 Lon: -87.400556, Call Sign: WRNM657,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.293 MHz, Grant Date: 07/27/2021, Expiration Date: 07/27/2031, Certifier: Brian D Mitchell, Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:

  • GRIFFITH, Corner Of N Indiana St And E Main St (Lat: 41.523167 Lon: -87.423833), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WRNY339, Licensee ID: L00004803,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19315.0 MHz, 19315.0 MHz, 19315.0 MHz, 19315.0 MHz, 19315.0 MHz, 19315.0 MHz, 19315.0 MHz, 19315.0 MHz, 19315.0 MHz, 19315.0 MHz... (+12 more), Grant Date: 09/08/2021, Expiration Date: 09/08/2031, Certifier: Clifford Burns, Registrant: Northern Indiana Public Service Company, 801 East 86th Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410, Phone: (219) 781-7261, Fax: (219) 886-5844, 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: 41.521694 Lon: -87.397944), Type: Building, Structure height: 198.1 m, Overall height: 199.6 m, Call Sign: WIT3,
    Assigned Frequencies: 123.000 MHz, Grant Date: 06/26/2019, Expiration Date: 05/25/2029, Registrant: Griffith Aviation Inc., 1705 East Main Street, Griffith, IN 46319, Phone: (219) 924-0207, Fax: (219) 922-6419, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

27 (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 in Griffith, IN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Griffith, IN - Value

2003 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2017 the average number of fires per year is 25. The highest number of fires - 68 took place in 2012, and the least - 5 in 2003. The data has a constant trend.
    Fire incident types in Griffith, IN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (41.9%), and Outside Fires (29.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Griffith, IN
    • 16041.9%Structure Fires
    • 11329.6%Outside Fires
    • 5815.2%Other
    • 5113.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Griffith, IN
  • 92.4%Utility gas
  • 5.5%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Griffith, IN
  • 53.3%Utility gas
  • 35.9%Electricity
  • 5.4%No fuel used
  • 4.1%Other fuel
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Griffith compared to Indiana state average:

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

Griffith on our top lists:

  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people driving a car to work alone (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Eastern Asia (population 500+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
There are 8 pilots and 12 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
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  • Jim Carlson (2)
  • Nicholas A. Kruse (1)
  • Gary Downing, Jr. (1)
  • Timothy E. Blair (1)
  • Daniel Pawloski (1)
  • Richard W. Rentschler (1)
  • Adam Voss (1)
  • Benjamin J. Berridge (1)

Total of 12 patent applications in 2008-2024.