Grimes, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 9,786 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +92.0%
Males: 4,415  (45.1%)
Females: 5,371  (54.9%)
Median resident age:  34.8 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 50111, 50131.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $67,114 (it was $56,275 in 2000)
Grimes:

$67,114
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $32,918 (it was $23,712 in 2000)

Grimes city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $168,162 (it was $108,000 in 2000)
Grimes:

$168,162
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $187,021; Detached houses: $185,794; Townhouses or other attached units: $273,530; In 2-unit structures: $129,213; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $193,499; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $120,575; Mobile homes: $21,166

Median gross rent in 2013: $789.

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  • Races in Grimes, IA (2010)

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    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Grimes: 90.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (29.6%), Irish (21.2%), Norwegian (7.1%), English (6.7%), United States (5.8%), Dutch (4.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/7/1894

Land area: 8.95 square miles.

Population density: 1,093 people per square mile   (low).

Grimes,IA real estate house value index trend

Grimes, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Grimes:

  • High school or higher: 96.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grimes city:

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 62.8%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

43 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
Iowa:

3.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,860 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,860 (2.0%)

Grimes satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.68 N, Longitude: 93.78 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -556 (-6.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 749 (14.6%)

Area code: 515

Grimes household income distribution Grimes home values distribution

Property values in Grimes, IA

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,411 (+89.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Finance and insurance (18%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Finance and insurance (18%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Grimes: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Grimes, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 the city 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 (12).
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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 61.0. This is better than average.

City:

61.0
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.210. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.210
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 7.00. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.00
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.0403. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0403
U.S.:

1.9118

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 18.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.99. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.99
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 2.4%
(2.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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

Grimes, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.6
Iowa average:

10.3

Grimes travel time to work - commute Grimes mode of transportation to work chart

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Neighborhoods in Grimes:

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Religion statistics for Grimes city (based on Polk County data)

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
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

3.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

25.8%
Iowa:

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

13.5%
State:

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
Other Government Administration 3$16,979$67,9166$1,750
Police - Other 0$0 2$698
Firefighters 4$15,122$45,36622$5,878
Streets and Highways 10$42,735$51,2820$0
Sewerage 1$3,695$44,3400$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,171$50,0528$2,190
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$4,107$49,2840$0
Water Supply 1$3,695$44,3400$0
Local Libraries 3$10,928$43,71212$6,849
Totals for Government 24$101,432$50,71650$17,365

Grimes government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $3,362,000 ($343.55)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $623,000 ($63.66)
    Water Utilities: $615,000 ($62.84)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $591,000 ($60.39)
    Police Protection: $285,000 ($29.12)
    Sewerage: $275,000 ($28.10)
    General - Other: $252,000 ($25.75)
    Libraries: $247,000 ($25.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $213,000 ($21.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $182,000 ($18.60)
    Central Staff Services: $173,000 ($17.68)
    Health - Other: $84,000 ($8.58)
    Financial Administration: $78,000 ($7.97)
    Local Fire Protection: $76,000 ($7.77)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $65,000 ($6.64)
    General Public Buildings: $59,000 ($6.03)
    Public Welfare - Other: $34,000 ($3.47)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $17,000 ($1.74)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $459,000 ($46.90)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $97,000 ($9.91)
    Regular Highways: $72,000 ($7.36)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $741,000 ($75.72)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $161,000 ($16.45)

Grimes government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $953,000 ($97.38)
    Housing and Community Development: $340,000 ($34.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $154,000 ($15.74)
    All Other: $80,000 ($8.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000 ($1.23)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $66,000 ($6.74)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $136,000 ($13.90)
    Interest Earnings: $82,000 ($8.38)
    Sale of Property: $25,000 ($2.55)
    General Revenue, NEC: $9,000 ($0.92)
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,000 ($0.61)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,390,000 ($142.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $491,000 ($50.17)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($0.41)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • Tax - Property: $3,402,000 ($347.64)
    Other License: $355,000 ($36.28)
    Other Selective Sales: $68,000 ($6.95)
    Public Utilities Sales: $35,000 ($3.58)

Grimes government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,315,000 ($1667.18)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,013,000 ($1636.32)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $404,000 ($41.28)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $102,000 ($10.42)

Grimes government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,816,000 ($389.94)

5.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,523 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
Iowa average:

5.75%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($110 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.02%
Iowa average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dallas County, IA  0.63% ($45,095 average AGI)
from Story County, IA  0.43% ($37,997)
from Warren County, IA  0.34% ($33,308)


5.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
Iowa average:

5.94%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($233 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.03%
Iowa average:

0.02%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dallas County, IA  0.95% ($57,124 average AGI)
to Warren County, IA  0.34% ($42,170)
to Story County, IA  0.25% ($30,347)

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 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Grimes fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 15,600Total average daily traffic
  • 25,560Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 11600 Nw 54th Ave (Lat: 41.658611 Lon: -93.781944), Call Sign: KKK615
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.200 MHz, 456.200 MHz, 469.475 MHzGrant Date: 08/26/2014, Expiration Date: 10/05/2024Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • Lat: 41.685278 Lon: -93.794722, Call Sign: WPSG552
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.062 MHzGrant Date: 02/01/2011, Expiration Date: 04/17/2021, Certifier: Kelley BrownRegistrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-5993, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Lat: 41.688611 Lon: -93.790639, Call Sign: WPTJ978
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.862 MHz, 452.237 MHzGrant Date: 10/17/2001, Expiration Date: 10/17/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/17/2011, Certifier: John SimonRegistrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:
  • 2555 West 1st Street (Lat: 41.685694 Lon: -93.771222), Type: Mast, Structure height: 9.2 m, Overall height: 10.8 m, Call Sign: WQPF354
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.3800 MHzGrant Date: 04/30/2012, Expiration Date: 04/30/2022, Certifier: Kathy MolineRegistrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 5750 Nw 100th St (Lat: 41.664722 Lon: -93.756889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 152 m, Call Sign: KC62921
    Assigned Frequencies: 455.450 MHzGrant Date: 10/10/1996, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Martin R LessardRegistrant: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP, 2300 N Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20037-1122, Phone: (202) 663-8203, Fax: (202) 513-8899, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 119WZ , Serial Number: 0414, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 12/09/2002
    Registrant (Corporation): Whiskey Zulu LLC, 1400 Se 11th St, Grimes, IA 50111
  • 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
    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
    Registrant (Individual): Dan Cramer, 8201 Nw 114th St, Grimes, IA 50111
  • Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER 500 S (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 172 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 741CA , Serial Number: 3191
    Registrant (Corporation): Mfg Transport LLC, C/O David Austin / 10505 Nw 75th Pl, Grimes, IA 50111
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 08/13/1996
  • 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
    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
    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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 50
  • Hazardous Condition: 16

Incident types - Grimes

See full 2006 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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Grimes, IA
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1Quiznos1
Curves1Subway1
FedEx1True Value1
McDonald's1UPS1
Nike1Walmart1

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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below 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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