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Griffith, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Griffith had a population of 16,207 as of July 1, 2018. Griffith ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Griffith is located at latitude 41.5279 and longitude -87.424 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Griffith (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 630 feet.

The Town of Griffith (GNIS ID: 2396979) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Griffith is located within Township of Calumet, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Griffith population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Griffith, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 16,207
Population in Households 16,199
Population in Familes 13,141
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 2,095
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $58,319
Average Household Income $72,537
Per Capita Income $28,818


Total Housing Units 7,071 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,286 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,169 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 616 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $146,763
Average Home Value $161,797


Total Households 6,455
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 4,336
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.5% -0.49%
Households -0.39% -0.45%
Families -0.61% -0.6%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   3.03%

Griffith, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Griffith to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 56 92nd
Population Density # 108 84th
Diversity Index # 22 97th
Median Household Income # 180 74th
Per Capita Income # 162 76th

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