Griffith, Indiana Population 2021

16,024
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Griffith is a city located in Lake County Indiana. With a 2020 population of 16,024, it is the 56th largest city in Indiana and the 2222nd largest city in the United States . Griffith is currently declining at a rate of -0.11% annually and its population has decreased by -5.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,893 in 2010. Griffith reached it's highest population of 18,168 in 1970. Spanning over 8 miles, Griffith has a population density of 2,072 people per square mile.

The average household income in Griffith is $74,170 with a poverty rate of 6.99%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $919 per month, and the median house value is $141,700. The median age in Griffith is 38.6 years, 36.3 years for males, and 40.6 years for females.

Griffith Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Griffith was:

  • White: 71.33%
  • Black or African American: 15.60%
  • Other race: 7.47%
  • Two or more races: 3.97%
  • Asian: 1.52%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Griffith, Indiana is 16,024 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,078.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 16,893.

Griffith, Indiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,57671.33%
Black or African American2,53215.60%
Some Other Race1,2127.47%
Two or More Races6453.97%
Asian2461.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native170.10%
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Griffith Population by Race

Griffith Population Pyramid $2021

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Griffith Median Age

38.6


Total

36.3


Male

40.6


Female

Griffith Adults

There are 12,993 adults, (2,302 of whom are seniors) in Griffith.

Griffith Age Dependency

51.8

Age Dependency Ratio

21.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Griffith Sex Ratio

Female

7,864

48.46%

Male

8,364

51.54%

Griffith Population by Age

Griffith Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Griffith Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.7%11.3%
Male74.9%25.1%
All70.1%29.9%
Female66.3%33.7%
Non Family51.1%48.9%

70.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Griffith Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,6302.4570.1
Married2,6783.2788.7
Non Family2,5301.1651.1
Female1,0123.2566.3
Male410374.9

3.16

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Griffith Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1691.49%
9th to 12th Grade3763.32%
High School Graduate4,37538.61%
Some College3,27228.87%
Associates Degree7967.02%
Bachelors Degree1,73915.35%
Graduate Degree6055.34%
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Griffith Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Griffith Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,1247,7881,569
Black1,5661,526323
Hispanic1,3431,221377
Other Race664597111
Asian22117472
2+ Races18418460
Native American1717

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 32.61%.

Griffith Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,865$53,013$35,088
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$40,575$50,757$28,750
Some College$44,241$53,186$34,583
Bachelors Degree$47,121$61,161$43,293
Graduate Degree$54,250$52,656$54,722

$43,865

Average Earnings

$53,013

Average Male

$35,088

Average Female

Griffith Earnings by Educational Attainment

Griffith Language by Age

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Griffith Language

91.81% of Griffith residents speak only English, while 8.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.33% of the population.

Griffith Language

Griffith Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,6557837.35%
Black2,5322319.12%
Hispanic2,527722.85%
Asian2463915.85%
Other1,212362.97%
Multiple645182.79%
Native17952.94%

6.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.24%

Male Poverty Rate

7.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Griffith

The race most likely to be in poverty in Griffith is Native, with 52.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Griffith is Multiple, with 2.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.92%.

Griffith Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.10%
High School7.95%
Some College5.65%
Bachelors or Greater0.51%

Griffith Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed18.97%
Female Employed4.81%
Male Employed1.72%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Griffith Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Griffith Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$65,534$74,170
Families$82,698$86,111
Married Families$99,348-
Non Families$44,109$49,546
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Income by Household Type

Griffith Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.9%

Male Marriage Rate

41.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Griffith Married by Age and Sex

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Griffith Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Griffith Marital Status by Race

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Griffith Marital Status

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874

Number of Veterans

783

Male Veterans

91

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam295
First Gulf War136
World War II110
Korea49
Second Gulf War42

Griffith Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74316
75+211
55 to 64174
35 to 54147
18 to 3426

Griffith Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8068.37%
Hispanic824.59%
Black562.95%
Other Race121.28%

Griffith Veterans by Race

Griffith Veterans by Education

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7.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Griffith Veterans by Education

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68.6%

Labor Force Participation

65.4%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Griffith Employment by Age

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Griffith Employment by Race

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Griffith Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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60.65%

Born in Griffith

96.83%

Native Born

3.17%

Foreign Born

0.94%

Non Citizen

2.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.83% of Griffith residents were born in the United States, with 60.65% having been born in Indiana. 0.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Griffith Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202116,024-18-0.11%
202016,042-18-0.11%
201916,060-18-0.11%
201816,078-60-0.37%
201716,138-113-0.70%
201616,251-123-0.75%
201516,374-168-1.02%
201416,542-87-0.52%
201316,629-103-0.62%
201216,732-100-0.59%
201116,832-77-0.46%
201016,909-425-0.25%
200017,334-582-0.33%
199017,9168900.51%
198017,026-1,142-0.65%
197018,1688,6856.72%
19609,4835,0137.81%
19504,4700.00%

Griffith Population by Year