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Population in 2012: 9,040 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +77.3%
Males: 4,300  (47.6%)
Females: 4,740  (52.4%)

Median resident age:  31.1 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50111, 50131.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $62,071 (it was $56,275 in 2000)
Grimes:

$62,071
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,287

Grimes city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $162,309 (it was $108,000 in 2000)
Grimes:

$162,309
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $148,840; Detached houses: $173,253; Townhouses or other attached units: $161,948; Mobile homes: $65,728

Median gross rent in 2012: $752.

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  • White alone - 7,723 (93.7%)
  • Hispanic - 205 (2.5%)
  • Asian alone - 139 (1.7%)
  • Black alone - 83 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 78 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 16 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.02%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Grimes: 91.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (30.3%), Irish (22.7%), Norwegian (6.3%), English (6.1%), United States (5.2%), Dutch (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/7/1894

Land area: 8.95 square miles.

Population density: 1,010 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Grimes:

  • High school or higher: 96.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grimes city:

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 62.7%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

268 residents are foreign born (1.4% Europe).

This city:  3.2%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Grimes, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Grimes to the number of sex offenders is 1,808 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,713 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,186 (1.7%)

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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

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.68 N, Longitude: 93.78 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -147 (-1.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 696 (14.9%)

Area code: 515

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Grimes, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.7%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,411 (+89.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Finance and insurance (20%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Finance and insurance (19%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Carpenters (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Grimes-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 212% 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.

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: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospital/medical center in Grimes:

  • KENNYBROOK VILLAGE (Nursing Home, 200 SW BROOKSIDE DRIVE)

Other hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Grimes, 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: 4,382)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 11 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Iowa State University (about 25 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 60 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 85 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 90 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 91 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)

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Public elementary/middle school in Grimes:

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.4. This is about average.
City:

30.4
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.282. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.282
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.11. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.11
U.S.:

9.59
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 9.05. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.05
U.S.:

9.39
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.295. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.295
U.S.:

2.433

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

GRIMES WATER SUPPLY (Address: 7850 NW 128TH , Population served: 5862, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.6%
(3.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.7% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Grimes, IA

Grimes compared to Iowa state average:

Grimes, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above 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.


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Grimes travel time to work - commute


Grimes mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.19%
Here48.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of God
Adherents32.2%13.1%11.0%5.5%5.5%
Congregations6.6%9.4%13.5%5.9%4.9%
NameLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA) Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents4.4%3.9%2.9%2.9%18.5%
Congregations3.8%5.9%1.4%1.7%46.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 63
Polk County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

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

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
Here:

13.5%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$13,636$81,8160$0
Police - Other 0$0 2$392
Streets and Highways 8$27,987$41,9810$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$5,398$32,3880$0
Water Supply 1$3,195$38,3400$0
Local Libraries 2$6,553$39,31810$4,517
Totals for Government 15$56,769$45,41512$4,909

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

  • Construction - General - Other: $3,362,000 ($371.90)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $623,000 ($68.92)
    Water Utilities: $615,000 ($68.03)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $591,000 ($65.38)
    Police Protection: $285,000 ($31.53)
    Sewerage: $275,000 ($30.42)
    General - Other: $252,000 ($27.88)
    Libraries: $247,000 ($27.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $213,000 ($23.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $182,000 ($20.13)
    Central Staff Services: $173,000 ($19.14)
    Health - Other: $84,000 ($9.29)
    Financial Administration: $78,000 ($8.63)
    Local Fire Protection: $76,000 ($8.41)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $65,000 ($7.19)
    General Public Buildings: $59,000 ($6.53)
    Public Welfare - Other: $34,000 ($3.76)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $17,000 ($1.88)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $459,000 ($50.77)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $97,000 ($10.73)
    Regular Highways: $72,000 ($7.96)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $741,000 ($81.97)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $161,000 ($17.81)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $953,000 ($105.42)
    Housing and Community Development: $340,000 ($37.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $154,000 ($17.04)
    All Other: $80,000 ($8.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000 ($1.33)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $66,000 ($7.30)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $136,000 ($15.04)
    Interest Earnings: $82,000 ($9.07)
    Sale of Property: $25,000 ($2.77)
    General Revenue, NEC: $9,000 ($1.00)
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,000 ($0.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,390,000 ($153.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $491,000 ($54.31)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($0.44)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • Tax - Property: $3,402,000 ($376.33)
    Other License: $355,000 ($39.27)
    Other Selective Sales: $68,000 ($7.52)
    Public Utilities Sales: $35,000 ($3.87)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,315,000 ($1804.76)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,013,000 ($1771.35)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $404,000 ($44.69)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $102,000 ($11.28)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,816,000 ($422.12)

6.65% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,746 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
Iowa average:

6.30%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($372 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.06%
Iowa average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Dallas County, IA  0.62% ($46,738 average AGI)
from Story County, IA  0.45% ($38,500)
from Warren County, IA  0.43% ($36,603)


5.85% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($47,662 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.85%
Iowa average:

6.47%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($202 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.04%
Iowa average:

0.03%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Dallas County, IA  1.04% ($61,981 average AGI)
to Warren County, IA  0.40% ($47,092)
to Story County, IA  0.25% ($32,827)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Grimes, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 15
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 17
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 124
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 87
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 201
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

See more detailed statistics of Grimes fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

25 (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 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/23/2004, Expiration Date: 10/05/2014
    Registrant: National License, 938 3rd Avenue Nw, Carmel, IN 46032, Phone: (317) 564-8018, Email:
  • Lat: 41.685278 Lon: -93.794722, Call Sign: WPSG552
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.062 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/01/2011, Expiration Date: 04/17/2021, Certifier: Kelley Brown
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/17/2001, Expiration Date: 10/17/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/17/2011, Certifier: John Simon
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/30/2012, Expiration Date: 04/30/2022, Certifier: Kathy Moline
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/10/1996, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Martin R Lessard
    Registrant: 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:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Grimes)


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

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
Businesses in Grimes, IA
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1Quiznos1
Curves1Subway1
FedEx1True Value1
McDonald's1UPS1
Nike1Walmart1

Grimes on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Finance and insurance (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Lawyers (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Operations specialties managers except financial managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Education, training, and library occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Therapists (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Management occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage population increases in the 1990s) (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage increase in population in the 1990s (pop 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest property tax revenues per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage increase in population in the 1970s (pop 5,000+)"
  • #27 (50111) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of European first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that had a sunburn in the past 12 months"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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  • Marc C. Albertsen (25)
  • David Kurth (16)
  • Dwight Tomes (14)
  • Ronald D. Flannagan (6)
  • Brandon G. Leiran (5)
  • Dwight T. Tomes (4)
  • Gang Wan (3)
  • William A. Belzer (3)
  • William Rutherford (3)
  • Gusui Wu (2)

Total of 104 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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