Griffith, Indiana Population 2020

15,837

Griffith is a city located in Indiana. With a 2020 population of 15,837, it is the 57th largest city in Indiana and the 2232nd largest city in the United States. Griffith is currently declining at a rate of -0.69% annually and its population has decreased by -6.25% 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 2,048 people per square mile.

The average household income in Griffith is $72,101 with a poverty rate of 7.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $889 per month, and the median house value is $137,700. The median age in Griffith is 38 years, 36.9 years for males, and 39.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.7 males.

Griffith Demographics

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

  • White: 73.19%
  • Black or African American: 15.11%
  • Other race: 6.24%
  • Two or more races: 3.44%
  • Asian: 1.92%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Griffith, Indiana is 15,837, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,057.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 16,893.

Griffith, Indiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,98773.19%
Black or African American2,47515.11%
Some Other Race1,0226.24%
Two or More Races5643.44%
Asian3141.92%
American Indian and Alaska Native150.09%

Griffith Population Pyramid 2020

Griffith Median Age

38


Total

36.9


Male

39.1


Female

Griffith Adults

There are 12,881 adults, (2,262 of whom are seniors) in Griffith.

Griffith Age Dependency

54.2

Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Griffith Sex Ratio

Female

8,118

49.57%

Male

8,259

50.43%

Griffith Households and Families

Griffith Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Griffith Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.8%11.2%
Male81%19%
All68.4%31.6%
Female56.7%43.3%
Non Family48.9%51.1%

68.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,6202.4768.4
Married2,6963.2888.8
Non Family2,4851.1648.9
Female1,0073.1156.7
Male4323.5381

3.18

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Griffith Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2242.00%
9th to 12th Grade4644.14%
High School Graduate4,05836.21%
Some College3,24528.95%
Associates Degree9418.40%
Bachelors Degree1,70215.19%
Graduate Degree5745.12%

Griffith Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,0527,6521,502
Black1,5081,456357
Hispanic1,3441,147333
Other Race614516116
Asian243204112
Multiple Races17117132
Native American1515

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 asian people with a rate of 46.09%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,666$53,298$32,081
Less Than High School$$81,029$21,429
High School Grad$40,826$51,688$23,233
Some College$42,067$53,681$30,079
Bachelors Degree$46,369$53,750$42,524
Graduate Degree$65,216$66,207$62,788

$43,666

Average Earnings

$53,298

Average Male

$32,081

Average Female

Griffith Language

Griffith Language by Age

Griffith Language

91.11% of Griffith residents speak only English, while 8.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.98% of the population.

Griffith Poverty

Griffith Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,9096926.34%
Black2,47546518.79%
Hispanic2,420542.23%
Asian3143410.83%
Multiple564162.84%
Other1,022121.17%
Native15853.33%

7.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.53%

Male Poverty Rate

8.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Griffith

The race most likely to be in poverty in Griffith is Native, with 53.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Griffith is Other, with 1.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.98%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.88%
High School6.95%
Some College3.94%
Bachelors or Greater0.66%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed16.22%
Male Unemployed12.05%
Female Employed7.18%
Male Employed1.30%

Griffith Income

Griffith Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$61,782$72,101
Families$76,472$82,983
Married Families$92,147-
Non Families$42,216$48,805

Griffith Marital Status

Griffith Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Griffith Married by Age and Sex

Griffith Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Griffith Marital Status by Race

Griffith Veterans

766

Number of Veterans

694

Male Veterans

72

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam285
First Gulf War70
Korea61
World War II55
Second Gulf War37

$Griffith Veterans by Education

3.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Griffith Employment Status

67.8%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Griffith Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

60.49%

Born in Indiana

95.62%

Native Born

4.38%

Foreign Born

0.83%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.62% of Griffith residents were born in the United States, with 60.49% having been born in Indiana. 0.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202015,837-110-0.69%
201915,947-110-0.69%
201816,057-67-0.42%
201716,124-110-0.68%
201616,234-120-0.73%
201516,354-165-1.00%
201416,519-86-0.52%
201316,605-104-0.62%
201216,709-96-0.57%
201116,805-78-0.46%
201016,883-451-0.26%
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%