Griffith, Indiana Population 2024

16,121

Griffith is a city located in Lake County Indiana. Griffith has a 2024 population of 16,121. Griffith is currently declining at a rate of -0.62% annually and its population has decreased by -2.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,525 in 2020.

The average household income in Griffith is $88,123 with a poverty rate of 8.78%. The median age in Griffith is 38 years: 37.6 years for males, and 38.4 years for females.

Griffith Demographics

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

  • White: 64.58%
  • Black or African American: 16.51%
  • Two or more races: 9.73%
  • Other race: 6.03%
  • Asian: 2.24%
  • Native American: 0.91%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Indiana
Land Area (mi²)
7.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,075.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.44% (-404)
The current population of Griffith, Indiana is 16,121 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,525.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10,45164.58%
Black or African American2,67216.51%
Two or more races1,5759.73%
Other race9756.03%
Asian3622.24%
Native American1470.91%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Griffith Population by Race

Griffith Population Pyramid 2024

Griffith Median Age

38

Total

37.6

Male

38.4

Female

Griffith Adults

There are 12,939 adults, (2,357 of whom are seniors) in Griffith.

Griffith Age Dependency

52.9

Age Dependency Ratio

22.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Griffith Sex Ratio

Female8,10050.06%
Male8,08249.94%

Griffith Population by Age

Griffith Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,5762.4673.526.5
Married2,9923.2491.28.8
Non Family2,1211.1361.138.9
Female9862.8350.349.7
Male4772.76634

3.03

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

73.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Griffith Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2932.54%
Associates Degree9087.88%
Bachelors Degree2,04917.78%
Graduate Degree9097.89%
High School Graduate4,35637.8%
Less Than 9th Grade2001.74%
Some College2,80824.37%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Griffith Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Griffith Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White7,5827,2661,829
Hispanic1,6221,495521
Black1,6171,589356
2+ Races1,011931277
Other Race513475110
Asian323313173
Native American1381320

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 98.27%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.56%.

Griffith Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$57,887$69,832$45,938
Graduate Degree$77,130$113,207$59,243
High School Graduate$34,676$58,507$31,548
Less Than 9th Grade$0$96,429$0
Overall$49,413$68,492$37,071
Some College$49,509$70,203$36,548

$49,413

Average Earnings

$68,492

Average Male

$37,071

Average Female

Griffith Earnings by Educational Attainment

Griffith Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Griffith Language

88.23% of Griffith residents speak only English, while 11.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.17% of the population.

Griffith Language

Griffith Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White9,6868538.81%
Hispanic2,87330610.65%
Other97524124.72%
Black2,6722047.63%
Multiple1,575905.71%
Native1472315.65%

8.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.65%

Male Poverty Rate

8.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Griffith

The race most likely to be in poverty in Griffith is Other, with 24.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Griffith is Multiple, with 5.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.7%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.43%.

Griffith Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.73%
High School13.18%
Some College6.94%
Bachelors or Greater1.45%

Griffith Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed31.44%
Female Employed2.88%
Male Employed1.94%
Male Unemployed0%

Griffith Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Griffith Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$93,017$102,809
Households$74,350$88,123
Married Families$117,343$-999,999,999
Non Families$50,228$52,845

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Griffith Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Griffith Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Griffith Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Griffith Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Griffith Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

928

Number of Veterans

858

Male Veterans

70

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War262
Vietnam250
First Gulf War187
World War II42
Korea29

Griffith Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74281
55 to 64247
35 to 54204
75+140
18 to 3456

Griffith Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White7909.11%
Hispanic994.69%
Black844.39%
2+ Races342.86%
Other Race202.83%

Griffith Veterans by Race

Griffith Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.5%

Veteran Disability Rate

Griffith Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.1%

Labor Force Participation

68%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Griffith Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Griffith Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Griffith Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

59.21%

Born in Griffith

94.2%

Native Born

5.8%

Foreign Born

1.33%

Non Citizen

4.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.2% of Griffith residents were born in the United States, with 59.21% having been born in Indiana. 1.33% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202915,616-101-0.64%
202815,717-101-0.64%
202715,818-101-0.63%
202615,919-101-0.63%
202516,020-101-0.63%
202416,121-101-0.62%
202316,222-65-0.4%
202216,287-133-0.81%
202116,420-105-0.64%
202016,5254372.72%
201916,088-9-0.06%
201816,097-52-0.32%
201716,149-114-0.7%
201616,263-123-0.75%
201516,386-164-0.99%
201416,550-85-0.51%
201316,635-103-0.62%
201216,738-96-0.57%
201116,834-75-0.44%
201016,90900%
200017,334-582-3.25%
199017,9168905.23%
198017,026-1,142-6.29%
197018,1688,68591.58%
19609,4835,013112.15%
19504,470-11,146-71.38%
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Griffith Population by Year