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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population22,875
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens12.9%
Employed Population 16+8,273
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married31.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.9%
Median Earnings25+$26,943
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,369
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,750

Wealth

Median Family Income$35,747
% Above Poverty Level66.5%
% Below Poverty Level33.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone32.6%
Median Gross Rent$788
Median House Value$100,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36.3%
Irish4.7%
English3.7%
German1.9%
Italian1.7%
African1.3%
Scottish1.1%
Polish1%
French Except Basque0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Brazilian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Griffin Almanac

CategoryValue
County Spalding County
Standard Zip Codes30223, 30224
Phone Area Codes770,470,678
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude33.29
Approximate Longitude-84.28

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)

StationEXPERIMENT
Distance1.8 miles
Jan Temp32 to 53 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 75 F
Annual Precip50.8 inches
StationFORSYTH 6 NNW
Distance18 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 75 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
StationCOVINGTON
Distance31.6 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hampton7,281$56,548
Milner1,258$48,770
Orchard Hill247$37,292
Sunny Side155$54,531
Williamson493$53,281
Zebulon1,415$38,221

Griffin Public Libraries

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

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Griffin Hospitals

Spalding Regional Hospital
601 South 8th Street

Griffin Public Schools

Atkinson Elementary School
307 Atkinson Dr
ZIP: 30223
(770) 229-3715
Primary
Total Enrollment 457
Az Kelsey Academy
200 A Z Kelsey Ave
ZIP: 30223
(770) 229-4365
High
Total Enrollment 59
Beaverbrook Elementary School
251 Birdie Rd
ZIP: 30223
(770) 229-3750
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Cowan Road Elementary School
1233 Cowan Rd
ZIP: 30223
(770) 229-3790
Primary
Total Enrollment 633
Cowan Road Middle School
1185 Cowan Rd
ZIP: 30223
(770) 229-3722
Middle
Total Enrollment 594
Jackson Road Elementary School
1233 Jackson Rd
ZIP: 30223
(770) 229-3717
Primary
Total Enrollment 438
Jordan Hill Road Elementary School
75 Jordan Hill Rd
ZIP: 30223
(770) 229-3777
Primary
Total Enrollment 481
Kennedy Road Middle School
280 Kennedy Rd
ZIP: 30223
(770) 229-3760
Middle
Total Enrollment 481
Moore Elementary School
201 Cabin Creek Dr
ZIP: 30223
(770) 229-3756
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
Orrs Elementary School
1553 Flynt St
ZIP: 30223
(770) 229-3743
Primary
Total Enrollment 623
Anne Street Elementary School
802 Anne St
ZIP: 30224
(770) 229-3746
Primary
Total Enrollment 453
Carver Road Middle School
2185 Carver Rd
ZIP: 30224
(770) 229-3739
Middle
Total Enrollment 504
Crescent Road Elementary School
201 Crescent Rd
ZIP: 30224
(770) 229-3719
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
Futral Road Elementary School
180 Futral Rd
ZIP: 30224
(770) 229-3735
Primary
Total Enrollment 648
Griffin High School
1617 W Poplar St
ZIP: 30224
(770) 229-3752
High
Total Enrollment 1419
Moreland Road Elementary
455 Moreland Rd
ZIP: 30224
(770) 229-3755
Primary
Total Enrollment 515
Rehoboth Road Middle School
1500 Rehoboth Rd
ZIP: 30224
(770) 229-3727
Middle
Total Enrollment 672
Spalding High School
433 Wilson Rd
ZIP: 30224
(770) 229-3775
High
Total Enrollment 1234

Griffin Private Schools

Faith Christian Academy Of Griffin
221 Spalding Dr
ZIP: 30223
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 174
Grace Academy Center For Independent Study
410 E Taylor St Ste E
ZIP: 30223
Secondary
Total Enrollment 36
Griffin Christian Academy
2000 W Mcintosh Rd
ZIP: 30223
Elementary
Total Enrollment 228
Skipstone Academy
600 Baptist Camp Rd
ZIP: 30223
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 181
Stepping Stones Educational Therapy Center
141 Futral Rd
ZIP: 30224
Elementary
Total Enrollment 43
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