Griffin, Indiana

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Town of Griffin, Indiana
Town
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 38°12′16″N 87°54′54″W / 38.20444°N 87.91500°W / 38.20444; -87.91500Coordinates: 38°12′16″N 87°54′54″W / 38.20444°N 87.91500°W / 38.20444; -87.91500
Country United States
State Indiana
County Posey
Township Bethel
Area[1]
 • Total 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
 • Land 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 387 ft (118 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 172
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 169
 • Density 2,457.1/sq mi (948.7/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47616
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-30024[4]
GNIS feature ID 0435495[5]

Griffin is a town in Bethel Township, Posey County, Indiana, United States, which was incorporated in 1881 and named after Samuel Griffin[citation needed]. The population was 172 at the 2010 census. The town was nearly destroyed by the Tri-State Tornado on March 18, 1925, killing 26 people. In 1972, a nearby outdoor rock concert Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival caused quite a stir in the town over the course of three days. Locally, the fest was called the Bull Island rock fest, based on the location of the festival.

Ruins of the town of Griffin, Indiana, where 26 people were killed

Geography[edit]

Griffin is located at 38°12′16″N 87°54′54″W / 38.20444°N 87.91500°W / 38.20444; -87.91500 (38.204406, -87.915033)[6].

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 172 people, 69 households, and 51 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,457.1 inhabitants per square mile (948.7 /km2). There were 75 housing units at an average density of 1,071.4 per square mile (413.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.8% White, 0.6% African American, and 0.6% from two or more races.

There were 69 households of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.1% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the town was 37.3 years. 26.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.1% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 15.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 43.0% male and 57.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 160 people, 73 households, and 42 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,363.3 people per square mile (882.5/km²). There were 81 housing units at an average density of 1,196.4 per square mile (446.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.38% White, and 0.62% from two or more races.

There were 73 households out of which 17.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.1% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.4% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 18.8% from 25 to 44, 33.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,786, and the median income for a family was $42,083. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,074. About 7.0% of families and 17.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 22.2% of those sixty five or over.

Highways[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Places: Indiana". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.