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Griffin, Georgia - Basic Facts

Griffin is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Griffin.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Spalding County at latitude 33.2468 and longitude -84.2641. Spalding County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 974 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Griffin (see map) encompass a land area of 13.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Griffin: Pleasant Grove.

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Griffin, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 23,608
Population in Households 22,712
Population in Familes 18,267
Population in Group Qrtrs 896
Population Density1 1,697
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 8,942
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 5,884
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,627 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,689 (34.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,253 (49.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,685 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $107,949
Average Home Value $137,283


Median Household Income $32,707
Average Household Income $46,189
Per Capita Income $17,319
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.03% 0.1%
Households 0.0% 0.03%
Families 0.28% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   2.49%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Griffin, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Griffin to the other 624 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 41 94th
Population Density1 # 75 88th
Diversity Index2 # 130 79th
Median Household Income # 413 34th
Per Capita Income # 346 45th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.