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Griffith is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 16,228. Griffith is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Indiana. Living in Griffith offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Griffith there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families live in Griffith and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Griffith are highly rated.

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About Griffith...
Population
16,228

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$141,700
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$919
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    6.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    12.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    25.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    25.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    162.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,422.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    206.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  12%

Working in Griffith

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,534
National
$62,843

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