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Overview

Introduction to Griffin, Georgia

Griffin, Georgia, in Spalding county, is 35 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Atlanta metropolitan area with.

Griffin History

The area now known as Griffin was originally inhabited by the Creek Indians. It was settled in by Europeans in the early 1820s. Griffin was incorporated as a city on December 28, 1843. The city was named after the president of the Monroe Railroad company, General Lewis Lawrence Griffin. The Griffin Grocery Company, which was established in 1899, played a major role in the economic development of the city. Griffin was the hometown of Doc Holliday, the Western legend.

Griffin and nearby Attractions

  • Griffin Museum
  • Doc Holliday Museum
  • High Falls State Park
  • Eagle Creek Equestrian Center
  • Indian Springs State Park
  • Zoo Atlanta Playspace

Things To Do In Griffin

You can visit the Griffin Historic District while staying in the city. You can also visit the Hawkes Library, the Griffin Museum, the Doc Holliday Museum and the Old Medical College Historical Area from Griffin. You can also enjoy shopping at North Griffin Square Shopping Center, Expressway Village Shopping Center, the Market Square of Griffin Shopping Center and Dovedown Shopping Center.

Griffin Transportation

Atlanta International is the nearest major airport.

Griffin Higher Education

Griffin Technical College is the local college. Gordon College, Georgia Perimeter College and Clayton College and State University offer higher educational facilities.

People

Total Population 23,312
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 13%
Employed Population 16+ 8,134
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 35%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.6%
Median Earnings25+ $27,455
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,929
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,219

Wealth

Median Family Income $35,588
% Above Poverty Level 66.9%
% Below Poverty Level 33.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.7%
Median Gross Rent $772
Median House Value $107,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.3%
US/American 0%
English 4.8%
Irish 5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Griffin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 35 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia
County Spalding
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30223, 30224
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.246
Longitude -84.264

Griffin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station EXPERIMENT
Distance 1.8 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 53 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 75 F
Annual Precip 50.8 inches
Station FORSYTH 6 NNW
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
Station COVINGTON
Distance 31.6 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hampton 7,188 $43,958
Milner 1,140 $48,591
Orchard Hill 222 $35,455
Sunny Side 94 $51,875

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Griffin Public Libraries

Library
Flint River Regional Library System
800 MEMORIAL DRIVE
Griffin, Georgia
(770) 412-4770

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Griffin Hospitals

SPALDING REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
SOUTH 8TH ST BOX 136
(770) 228-2721
Emergency Service: Yes

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Griffin High Schools

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GRIFFIN HIGH SCHOOL
1617 WEST POPLAR STREET
770-229-3752
Serves 1,564 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

SPALDING HIGH SCHOOL
433 WILSON ROAD
770-229-3775
A Title I School.
Serves 1,243 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

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