Griffith is a town in Calumet and St. John townships in Lake County, United States, it is a part of the Chicago metropolitan area. The population was 16,893 at the 2010 census; the E. J. and E. Griffith Interlocking Tower and Griffith Grand Trunk Depot are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Griffith is 630 feet above sea level; the town's boundaries encompass part of the ancient Calumet shore lines of Lake Michigan. According to the 2010 census, Griffith has a total area of all land. Griffith borders the town of Highland to the west, the city of Hammond to the northwest, the city of Gary to the northeast, the town of Schererville to the south, unincorporated Calumet Township to the east. Griffith Public Schools operates five local public schools. Griffith Senior High School Griffith Middle School Beiriger Elementary School Ready Elementary School Wadsworth Elementary School St. Mary Catholic Elementary & Junior High School is in Griffith. Residents that live in the southeastern section of Griffith that lies within the St. John Township are serviced by schools that belong to the Lake Central School Corporation.
As of the census of 2010, there were 16,893 people, 6,668 households, 4,559 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,185.4 inhabitants per square mile. There were 7,070 housing units at an average density of 914.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 75.8% White, 16.9% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 3.9% from other races, 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.3% of the population. There were 6,668 households of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 17.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, 31.6% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.06. The median age in the town was 36.1 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18.
The gender makeup of the town was 52.4 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 17,334 people, 6,728 households, 4,749 families residing in the town; the population density was 2,417.7 people per square mile. There were 6,990 housing units at an average density of 974.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 84.01% White, 10.11% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.86% from other races, 1.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.43% of the population. There were 6,728 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.4% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.10. In the town, the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males. The median income for a household in the town was $50,030, the median income for a family was $57,090. Males had a median income of $44,817 versus $27,036 for females; the per capita income for the town was $21,866. About 2.7% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over. Gary/Chicago International Airport in Gary is Griffith's nearest commercial airport. 05C - Griffith-Merrillville Airport, is a smaller airport within the boundaries of the Town of Griffith. Cline Avenue runs through Griffith north to East Chicago. Interstate 65, The Borman Expressway, The Indiana Toll Road US 30 and US 41 are all short drives from Griffth; the closest Amtrak station is in Whiting, while the closest South Shore Line station is in East Chicago. Broad Street, the major north/south road through Griffith, used to be designated Indiana State Route 73.
It was what has come to be called a "feeder road", connecting US 6 at the north end to US 30 at the southern end, at the southern end of the downtown area crossed over the six intersecting rail lines' 13 tracks, creating what was known for a time as the busiest railroad crossing in the country. SR 73 was the shortest state route in Indiana, was the only Indiana state route to exist in only one town. Technically part of it straddled the border between St. John township and Schererville, but since the entire right of way did not reside in either, that part that did lie within the borders of any designated area were only in Griffith, so the appellation stuck; as the railroad traffic decreased and truck traffic increased US 30 was moved south to its present divided 4 lane route, the old road became known as "Old US 30", Joliet Road, SR 330. US 6 was removed from its route along Ridge Road at the northern terminus of SR 73 to the Borman Expressway, its importance diminished and its major connections removed, the Indiana legislature felt that a road that lay within a single town (or at least did not have a portion that sat in an
This page is a listing of the significant cast and crew for the Our Gang short subjects film series created and produced by Hal Roach for Hal Roach Studio's which ran in movie theatres from 1922 to 1944. Subsequently the series from 1938 and 1944 was produced by MGM pictures The series was syndicated to television as The Little Rascals starting from 1955. Sonny Bupp, a successful child actor. French as various characters, notably Professor Clements in Thundering Fleas and Professor Fleece in Shivering Spooks Lyle Tayo as various characters one of the kids' mothers Gus Leonard as various characters, notably Old Cap in Mush and Milk and Grandpa Gus in The Lucky Corner Jimmy Finlayson as various characters, most notably the schoolteacher in Seeing the World and Mr. Brown in Mush and Milk Martha Sleeper as various characters Charlie Hall as various characters Charles McAvoy as various characters, notably Jackie Cooper's father in When the Wind Blows Louise Emmons as the headmistress in Bring Home the Turkey and Mush and Milk Budd Fine as various characters, notably the dog catcher in The Pooch Otto Fries as various characters, notably the orphan asylum agent in Little Daddy, the blacksmith in Readin' and Writin', Spanky's father in The Kid from Borneo Edgar Kennedy as Kennedy the cop June Marlowe as Miss Crabtree, the schoolteacher Creighton Hale as various characters, notably Miss Crabtree's brother in School's Out Margaret Mann as the kids' adopted Grandma in Helping Grandma and Fly My Kite May Wallace as various characters one of the kids' mothers Harry Bernard as various characters James Mason as Dan, Grandma's son-in-law in Fly My Kite Mae Busch as Dan's new wife in Fly My Kite Johnnie Mae Beard as Stymie's mother in Big Ears and Free Wheeling Billy Gilbert as various characters, notably the sea captain in Shiver My Timbers and Spanky's father in Spanky Estelle Ettere as various characters, notably Dickie Moore's nurse in Free Wheeling Lillian Rich as Dickie Moore's mother in Free Wheeling and Birthday Blues James C. Morton as various characters, notably Mr. Morton in Mike Fright and the piano player in Beginner's Luck Emerson Treacy and Gay Seabrook as Spanky's parents in Bedtime Worries and Wild Poses Billy Bletcher as various characters, notably Bill the golfer in Divot Diggers, the voice of the giant in Mama's Little Pirate, Froggy's father in Robot Wrecks William Wagner as various characters, notably Leonard Kibrick's father in For Pete's Sake! and The Lucky Corner Clarence Wilson as various grouchy characters, most notably Mr. Crutch in Shrimps for a Day.
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