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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Griffith demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lake County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Gary area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46408 ZIP code.
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.
15% of Griffith residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Griffith, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $612. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $970.
Libraries in Griffith include Griffith Branch ... View libraries
Lake County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Griffith political report.
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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