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Griffith is a town in Lake County, in the Chicago metro area.

The community was named for Benjamin Griffith, railroad engineer.

The latitude of Griffith is 41.528N. The longitude is -87.423W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 630 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,961.


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Median household income
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$50,030
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Griffith demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 33. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Michigan

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20% of Griffith residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Griffith ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Griffith was $21,866, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Griffith residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Griffith, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $612.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $970.


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Lake County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Griffith political report.

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The average commute time for Griffith workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Griffith between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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