Grimes, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 12,742 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +149.9%
Males: 6,030  (47.3%)
Females: 6,712  (52.7%)
Median resident age:

33.1 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50111, 50131.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $80,533 (it was $56,275 in 2000)
Grimes:

$80,533
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $34,723 (it was $23,712 in 2000)

Grimes city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $194,961 (it was $108,000 in 2000)
Grimes:

$194,961
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $353,610; detached houses: $249,615; townhouses or other attached units: over $1,000,000; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $162,740; mobile homes: $26,763

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,102.

March 2019 cost of living index in Grimes: 90.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.3%
(2.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 42.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Grimes, IA (2010)
    • 7,72393.7%White alone
    • 2052.5%Hispanic
    • 1391.7%Asian alone
    • 831.0%Black alone
    • 780.9%Two or more races
    • 160.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Grimes detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Grimes, Iowa as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Grimes is 1,793 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: German (31.2%), American (12.3%), Irish (7.8%), Dutch (7.5%), Yugoslavian (7.0%), English (6.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/7/1894

Land area: 8.95 square miles.

Population density: 1,423 people per square mile   (low).

Grimes, Iowa map

371 residents are foreign born (1.7% Europe, 0.6% North America).

This city:

3.4%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,995 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,378 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (10.6 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (119.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (315.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Urbandale, IA (2.0 miles ),
Johnston, IA (2.0 miles ),
Clive, IA (2.3 miles ),
Granger, IA (2.4 miles ),
Waukee, IA (2.6 miles ),
Windsor Heights, IA (2.6 miles ),
Polk City, IA (2.6 miles ),
West Des Moines, IA (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 41.68 N, Longitude: 93.78 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,677 (-15.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,031 (16.3%)

Area code: 515

Distribution of median household income in Grimes, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Grimes, IA in 2017

Property values in Grimes, IA

Grimes satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 45 buildings, average cost: $107,800
  • 1998: 66 buildings, average cost: $104,200
  • 1999: 69 buildings, average cost: $118,900
  • 2000: 36 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2001: 30 buildings, average cost: $128,400
  • 2002: 41 buildings, average cost: $123,700
  • 2003: 78 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 2004: 68 buildings, average cost: $159,700
  • 2005: 144 buildings, average cost: $161,800
  • 2006: 239 buildings, average cost: $144,700
  • 2007: 233 buildings, average cost: $115,300
  • 2008: 161 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2009: 136 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2010: 126 buildings, average cost: $147,800
  • 2011: 124 buildings, average cost: $155,400
  • 2012: 129 buildings, average cost: $144,200
  • 2013: 155 buildings, average cost: $188,400
  • 2014: 243 buildings, average cost: $179,100
  • 2015: 251 buildings, average cost: $175,900
  • 2016: 277 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2017: 224 buildings, average cost: $120,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Grimes, IA residents
Average permit cost in Grimes, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.9%
Iowa:

2.8%
Historical population in Grimes, IA
Historical housing units in Grimes, IA

Population change in the 1990s: +2,411 (+89.7%).
Most common industries in Grimes, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (18.0%)
  • Construction (8.8%)
  • Health care (7.9%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.7%)
  • Social assistance (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (13.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
  • Health care (3.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (22.7%)
  • Health care (12.1%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Social assistance (9.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Grimes, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Child care workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Carpenters (3.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.5%)
  • Child care workers (7.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.8%)
  • Media and communications workers (4.6%)
  • Computer specialists (4.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.2%)

Average climate in Grimes, Iowa

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Grimes, Iowa average temperatures Grimes, Iowa average precipitation Grimes, Iowa humidity Grimes, Iowa wind speed Grimes, Iowa snowfall Grimes, Iowa sunshine Grimes, Iowa clear and cloudy days

Grimes, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.8. This is about average.

City:

66.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.214. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.214
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.75. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.75
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0417. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0417
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.10. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.10
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Grimes-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 110% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.6 miles away from the Grimes city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.5 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grimes-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 383.8 miles away from Grimes center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 368.9 miles away from Grimes center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 297.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 117.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 386.0 miles away from Grimes center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 253.2 miles away from Grimes center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Grimes topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Grimes:

  • KENNYBROOK VILLAGE (200 SW BROOKSIDE DRIVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Grimes:

  • IOWA HEALTH HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; URBANDALE, IA)
  • URBANDALE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; URBANDALE, IA)
  • BISHOP DRUMM CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; JOHNSTON, IA)
  • SOUTHERN CARE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; URBANDALE, IA)
  • CHILDSERVE HABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; JOHNSTON, IA)
  • IOWA HOSPICE, L L C (Hospital, about 5 miles away; JOHNSTON, IA)
  • DEERFIELD RETIREMENT COMMUNITY INC (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; URBANDALE, IA)

Airports located in Grimes:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grimes:

  • Drake University (about 9 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 10 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Iowa State University (about 25 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 60 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 85 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 90 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 91 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)

Public high schools in Grimes:

Public elementary/middle schools in Grimes:

  • SOUTH PRAIRIE ELEMENTARY (Location: 500 S JAMES ST, Grades: KG-2)
  • NORTH RIDGE ELEMENTARY (Location: 400 NW 27TH ST, Grades: PK-4)
See full list of schools located in Grimes

Library in Grimes:

  • GRIMES PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $303,625; Location: 200 N JAMES ST; 30,563 books; 2,604 audio materials; 2,197 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 82 print serial subscriptions; 3 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Grimes: Longview Golf Center (A), Grimes (B), Grimes Waste Treatment Plant (C), Grimes Fire and Rescue Department (D), Grimes City Hall (E), Grimes Public Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Grimes include: Grimes Jehovah's Witnesses Congregation (A), Saint Peter Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Sunny Hill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Grimes include: Waterworks Park (1), Grimes City Park (2), Lions Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: AmericInn Grimes (251 Gateway Circle), Appleby Windows of Iowa (11133 Northwest 54th Avenue), Americinn Motel & Suites (251 Gateway Circle).

Polk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Grimes and their reported violations in the past:

GRIMES WATER SUPPLY (Address: 1801 N JAMES ST , Population served: 8,246, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-05-2011), St Public Notif received (2 times from AUG-11-2011 to AUG-11-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-13-2011)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-08-2011), St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2011), St Public Notif received (2 times from AUG-11-2011 to AUG-11-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-13-2011)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

71.3%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.6%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Banks with branches in Grimes (2011 data):

  • Bankers Trust Company: Grimes Branch at 110 South Main Street, branch established on 1917/06/01; Mobile Grimes Branch at 110 South Main, branch established on 2000/02/17. Info updated 2010/01/13: Bank assets: $2,686.8 mil, Deposits: $1,857.5 mil, headquarters in Des Moines, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: Btc Financial Corporation
  • City State Bank: Grimes Branch at 100 North Jacob, branch established on 1934/05/25; Kennybrook Village Branch at 200 Sw Brookside Drive, branch established on 2011/11/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $236.0 mil, Deposits: $196.7 mil, headquarters in Norwalk, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Albrecht Financial Services, Inc.
  • AMES COMMUNITY BANK: Grimes Branch at 925 Se Gateway Dr., branch established on 2006/10/13. Info updated 2010/06/07: Bank assets: $431.7 mil, Deposits: $366.0 mil, headquarters in Ames, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Ogden Bancshares, Inc.
  • Charter Bank: Grimes Branch at 150 Gateway Drive, branch established on 2000/09/22. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $125.6 mil, Deposits: $113.0 mil, headquarters in Johnston, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Grimes:

Marital status in Grimes, IA
  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 62.2%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

For population 25 years and over in Grimes:

  • High school or higher: 97.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.5%
  • Unemployed: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.6
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Grimes
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Grimes:

(Grimes, Iowa Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Grimes, IA (based on Polk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic62,86719
Mainline Protestant61,821117
Evangelical Protestant53,822208
Other9,33135
Black Protestant5,27519
Orthodox6464
None236,878-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 63
Polk County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Polk County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Here:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 158
Here:

3.78 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 316
Here:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Polk County:

7.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

25.8%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.5%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Grimes:

53.4%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Grimes:

54.9%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.4
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.5%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

6.6%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Grimes:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.7%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Grimes:

61.8%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

83.2%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Grimes, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 10$42,735$51,2820$0
Firefighters 4$15,122$45,36622$5,878
Local Libraries 3$10,928$43,71212$6,849
Other Government Administration 3$16,979$67,9166$1,750
Parks and Recreation 1$4,171$50,0528$2,190
Water Supply 1$3,695$44,3400$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$4,107$49,2840$0
Sewerage 1$3,695$44,3400$0
Police - Other 0$0 2$698
Totals for Government 24$101,432$50,71650$17,365

Grimes government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,839,000 ($222.81)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,265,000 ($99.28)
    Regular Highways: $1,184,000 ($92.92)
    Police Protection: $652,000 ($51.17)
    Sewerage: $497,000 ($39.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $432,000 ($33.90)
    Libraries: $422,000 ($33.12)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $401,000 ($31.47)
    Local Fire Protection: $359,000 ($28.17)
    Health - Other: $359,000 ($28.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $304,000 ($23.86)
    Central Staff Services: $248,000 ($19.46)
    General - Other: $244,000 ($19.15)
    Financial Administration: $155,000 ($12.16)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $75,000 ($5.89)
    General Public Buildings: $56,000 ($4.39)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $16,000 ($1.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $720,000 ($56.51)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $61,000 ($4.79)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,618,000 ($126.98)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $96,000 ($7.53)

Grimes government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,606,000 ($126.04)
    Other: $352,000 ($27.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $257,000 ($20.17)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $136,000 ($10.67)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $66,000 ($5.18)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $200,000 ($15.70)
    Interest Earnings: $101,000 ($7.93)
    Sale of Property: $43,000 ($3.37)
    General Revenue - Other: $35,000 ($2.75)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000 ($0.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,090,000 ($164.02)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $790,000 ($62.00)
    Other: $312,000 ($24.49)
  • Tax - Property: $6,719,000 ($527.31)
    Other License: $380,000 ($29.82)
    Public Utilities Sales: $173,000 ($13.58)
    Other Selective Sales: $75,000 ($5.89)

Grimes government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,099,000 ($1969.78)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,102,000 ($1656.10)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,050,000 ($553.29)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,053,000 ($239.60)

Grimes government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,096,000 ($86.01)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,785,000 ($1238.82)

7.10% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,705 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Iowa average:

5.97%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,026 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.13%
Iowa average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Dallas County, IA  0.88% ($76,251 average AGI)
from Story County, IA  0.41% ($47,510)
from Warren County, IA  0.36% ($44,108)


6.26% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($66,015 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Iowa average:

6.23%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($378 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.02%
Iowa average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Dallas County, IA  1.23% ($97,901 average AGI)
to Warren County, IA  0.45% ($62,950)
to Story County, IA  0.24% ($43,210)
Businesses in Grimes, IA
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1Quiznos1
Curves1Subway1
FedEx1True Value1
McDonald's1UPS1
Nike1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Grimes:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWKY (1150 AM; 1 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: PUTBRESE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grimes:

  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHKI (97.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KVJZ (106.3 FM; ANKENY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJMC (89.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: MINORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K269EJ (101.7 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KWDM (88.7 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: W. DES MOINES COMM. SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • KDFR (91.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLRX (96.1 FM; MADRID, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KDLS-FM (105.5 FM; PERRY, IA; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZZQ (99.5 FM; WINTERSET, IA; Owner: POSITIVE IMPACT MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKRF (107.9 FM; STUART, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Grimes:

  • K41DD (Channel 41; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • KRPG-LP (Channel 43; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K29EA (Channel 29; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K46EY (Channel 46; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K56GD (Channel 56; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K48FZ (Channel 48; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-52, INC.)
Grimes fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Grimes fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 164ft / 49.9mTotal length
  • 114,093Total average daily traffic
  • 5,145Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Grimes, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 61970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 62000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Grimes, IA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Grimes)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Grimes, IA)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Grimes)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: MOONEY AIRCRAFT CORP. M20K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-360 SER (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 252BN , Serial Number: 25-1138, Airworthiness Date: 10/02/1987, Certificate Issue Date: 08/21/1996
    Registrant (Corporation): Ace Construction Inc, 4305 Se Grimes Blvd, Grimes, IA 50111
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 40557 , Serial Number: 27-7405297, Year manufactured: 1973, Certificate Issue Date: 06/24/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Dan Cramer, 8201 Nw 114th St, Grimes, IA 50111
  • Aircraft: RAYTHEON AIRCRAFT COMPANY A36 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550-B (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 438GM , Serial Number: E-3353, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 11/14/2000, Certificate Issue Date: 12/12/2016
    Registrant (LLC): Rye Air LLC, 11754 Nw Brookview Ln, Grimes, IA 50111
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7307D , Serial Number: 22-5095, Airworthiness Date: 04/03/1957, Certificate Issue Date: 06/07/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Todd A Knight, 224 Ne Circle Dr, Grimes, IA 50111
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 08/10/2012
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C145 SERIES (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8340A , Serial Number: 25192, Year manufactured: 1952, Airworthiness Date: 11/19/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 09/13/2007
    Registrant (Individual): William C Weyers, 5426 157th St, Grimes, IA 50111
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 9156H , Serial Number: 17265981, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 09/26/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 08/02/1982
    Registrant (Corporation): Solar Flying Club, 2305 Ne 11th St, Grimes, IA 50111

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED79$155,525104$177,330364$194,03113$67,44210$169,1042$23,630
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$180,2705$212,89827$198,7171$129,6500$01$34,690
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$173,0948$132,35649$206,1725$41,2780$02$29,050
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$166,9379$156,86752$182,2041$13,4400$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$581,0208$190,5130$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0113.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED28$203,08030$202,751
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$225,1836$203,213
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$212,1734$273,060
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$151,545
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0113.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Grimes, IA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Grimes, IA - Value

2003 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2017 the average number of fire incidents per year is 25. The highest number of reported fires - 50 took place in 2006, and the least - 2 in 2009. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Grimes, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (40.7%), and Outside Fires (34.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Grimes, IA
    • 15540.7%Structure Fires
    • 13034.1%Outside Fires
    • 7319.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 236.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Grimes, IA
Most common first names in Grimes, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1874.6 years
Mary1280.8 years
Robert1070.2 years
James1071.7 years
William976.7 years
Irene784.6 years
Richard771.1 years
Harold678.8 years
Margaret673.5 years
Helen684.0 years
Most common last names in Grimes, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Seibert1079.1 years
Smith883.3 years
Taylor774.3 years
Bauman782.4 years
Martin768.5 years
Bartelt680.6 years
Peitzman678.5 years
Brown590.2 years
House573.0 years
Shafer577.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Grimes, IA
  • 82.3%Utility gas
  • 17.3%Electricity
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Grimes, IA
  • 55.1%Utility gas
  • 38.3%Electricity
  • 6.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Grimes compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Grimes on our top lists:

  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: finance and insurance (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: architecture and engineering occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: finance and insurance (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with most building permits per 10,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
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