Griffin, Indiana

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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 160 at the 2000 census. The town was nearly destroyed by the Tri-State Tornado on March 18, 1925, killing 75 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 87.915°W / 38.20444; -87.915 (38.204406, -87.915033)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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.

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