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  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B
Griffith is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 16,377. 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 above average.
About Griffith...
Population
16,377

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$137,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$889
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Griffith Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    18.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    6.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    24.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    267.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,987.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    118.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Griffith

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,782
National
$55,322
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I think that Griffith Indiana is a wonderful place. I have loved growing up in such a nice, warm and loving community. Due the revitalization project, there is always something new and exciting going on. I really love Griffith!
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I love my town. I have made so many friends and memories in this town. The elementary schools, middle school, and high school are so welcoming. Our community is extremely supportive of one another during state competitions, sports games, or even sending students to college and welcoming the next class.
I like how Griffith is small enough for you to know basically everyone. Also no matter what in the end everyone is close. The teachers genuinely want us to succeed and care about us. I'd like to see administration be a little more strict with the rules. They make rules and then they don't enforce them, so the kids think they can get away with it. Sometimes with enforcing the rules they get one or two people in trouble and then they let the other kids go. That is the one important thing I would like to see change at Griffith. If administration enforced the rules for everyone I think the kids would cooperate more and listen.