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    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Griffith is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 16,468. Griffith is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Indiana. Living in Griffith offers residents a 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
16,468

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$135,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$857
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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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
    74.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    18.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    61.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    173.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,894.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    130
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Griffith

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,452
National
$55,322
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Griffith Reviews

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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.
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Griffith is a pleasant place to be, it is a small friendly community that is very welcoming. There are places to go if you are bored such as trails, the Dollar Store, Aldi's, Menards, and the fast food places like Popeyes and White Castle. I have been living in Griffith for a while and even though it may be quiet, it's still a nice place to live.
This community is growing and very active! Griffith can be a great choice to visit or live. The school system is constantly looking to improve which is great for the children in the town to prosper. There is always something going on and plenty to do and see!