Griffin, GA
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Griffin is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 23,211 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Griffin is the 38th largest community in Georgia.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Griffin is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Griffin is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Griffin who work in office and administrative support (12.30%), sales jobs (12.02%), and teaching (8.21%).

The education level of Griffin citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.57% of adults 25 and older in Griffin have a college degree.

The per capita income in Griffin in 2010 was $17,520, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,080 for a family of four. However, Griffin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Griffin also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.05% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Griffin is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Griffin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Griffin residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Griffin include English, German, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Griffin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.