Griffin, Indiana facts for kids
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|Town of Griffin|
Location of Griffin in Posey County, Indiana.
|• Total||0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)|
|• Land||0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||384 ft (117 m)|
|• Density||2,102.94/sq mi (807.58/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||812, 930|
|GNIS feature ID||435495|
Griffin is a town in Bethel Township, Posey County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 172 at the 2010 census.
Griffin was originally called Price's Station, and under the latter name was laid out in 1881 by William Price, and named for him. The present name honors Samuel Griffin, an early postmaster. A post office called Griffin has been in operation since 1881.
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.
Griffin is located at 38°12′16″N 87°54′54″W / 38.20444°N 87.91500°W (38.204406, -87.915033).
According to the 2010 census, Griffin has a total area of 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 172 people, 69 households, and 51 families living 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.
The town and northern half of Posey County is served by the MSD of North Posey County which currently operates four schools:
- North Posey High School (9-12)
- North Posey Junior High School (7-8)
- North Elementary School (K-6)
- South Terrace Elementary School (K-6)
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