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"Iris City"

Griffin is a city in Spalding County, in the Atlanta metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Gen. Lewis Lawrence Griffin, president of the Monroe Railroad.

The latitude of Griffin is 33.246N. The longitude is -84.264W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 978 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,460.


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Median household income
Local
$30,088
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Griffin demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Pleasant Grove
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 190. The number of murders and homicides was 4. The violent crime rate was 8.1 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1989 movie, "Driving Miss Daisy"
· 2002 movie, "Miss Lettie and Me"
Well-known residents have included:
· Doc Holliday, gunslinger
· Wyomia Tyus, track and field athlete, Olympic medallist
Colleges and universities: Griffin Technical College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Griffin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Spalding County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Atlanta area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 30223 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

4% of Griffin residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Griffin ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Griffin was $15,563, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Griffin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Griffin include Griffin Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Griffin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $377.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $944.


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Libraries in Griffin include Griffin-Spalding County Library ... View libraries

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Spalding County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Griffin political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Griffin workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Griffin between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Griffin include Best Western North Plaza Inn, Comfort Inn & Suites, Days Inn Griffin, Hampton Inn Griffin, Holiday Inn Express, Howard Johnson Inn & Suites, Iris Inn, Scottish Inns Griffin, Super 8.

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