Grinnell, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 9,049 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.6%
 
Males: 4,147  (45.8%)
Females: 4,902  (54.2%)
Median resident age:  33.8 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 50112.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,834 (it was $35,625 in 2000)
Grinnell:

$45,834
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,040 (it was $17,939 in 2000)

Grinnell city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $127,206 (it was $85,300 in 2000)
Grinnell:

$127,206
IA:

$126,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $622.

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  • Races in Grinnell, IA (2010)

    Grinnell races chart
    • 8,29189.9%White alone
    • 2923.2%Hispanic
    • 2422.6%Asian alone
    • 1751.9%Black alone
    • 1681.8%Two or more races
    • 240.3%American Indian alone
    • 210.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 50.05%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Grinnell: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (27.6%), Irish (12.1%), English (7.9%), United States (5.6%), Norwegian (5.1%), French (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/28/1865

Elevation: 1010 feet

Land area: 4.99 square miles.

Population density: 1,814 people per square mile   (low).

Grinnell,IA real estate house value index trend

Grinnell, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Grinnell:

  • High school or higher: 94.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grinnell city:

  • Never married: 38.9%
  • Now married: 42.0%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

265 residents are foreign born (1.3% Asia, 0.9% Europe, 0.3% Latin America).

This city:

2.9%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Grinnell, Iowa as of August 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Grinnell to the number of sex offenders is 1,013 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,070 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,973 (1.6%)

Grinnell satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (47.5 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (173.6 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (260.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Oakland Acres, IA (2.3 miles) , Malcom, IA (3.0 miles ), Kellogg, IA (3.1 miles ), Gilman, IA (3.2 miles ), Searsboro, IA (3.4 miles) , Lynnville, IA (3.4 miles ), Sully, IA (3.6 miles ), Laurel, IA (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $128,800
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $128,800
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $98,200
  • 2002: 29 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 2003: 31 buildings, average cost: $140,100
  • 2004: 27 buildings, average cost: $145,700
  • 2005: 23 buildings, average cost: $265,700
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $306,400
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $218,400
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $314,300
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $372,600
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $146,400
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $255,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.74 N, Longitude: 92.72 W

Grinnell nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): Jewel of the Prairie, The Harvard of Iowa

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,955 (+21.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,580 (77.4%)

Area code: 641

Grinnell household income distribution Grinnell home values distribution

Crime rates in Grinnell by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 243056433131
per 100,000 22.043.832.70.053.564.043.432.732.810.832.611.0
Robberies 112001201011
per 100,000 11.010.921.80.00.010.721.70.010.90.010.911.0
Assaults 151515112110131716122232
per 100,000 164.9164.1163.7119.0224.6106.6141.1185.3174.9129.5239.0352.0
Burglaries 3994338959597010126414268
per 100,000 428.81,028.7360.1962.6631.1628.9759.51,100.9284.2442.5456.3748.1
Thefts 200153176127164214199175144115109136
per 100,000 2,199.01,674.31,920.61,373.61,754.22,281.02,159.31,907.61,574.31,241.11,184.11,496.1
Auto thefts 18108109135226126
per 100,000 197.9109.487.3108.296.3138.654.321.821.964.8130.466.0
Arson 103488801162
per 100,000 11.00.032.743.385.685.386.80.010.910.865.222.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 293.9) 182.4212.7169.6150.4203.9215.8207.3212.2144.9117.0162.2194.4

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Grinnell detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 17 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
Iowa average:

1.71
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.4%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +128 (+1.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Educational services (35%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Grinnell, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Grinnell-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 104% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.3 miles away from the Grinnell city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/12/1974, a category F4 tornado 28.1 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grinnell-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 83% 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 342.5 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 325.6 miles away from Grinnell center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 198.8 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 359.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 369.2 miles away from Grinnell center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 342.9 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 Poweshiek County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Grinnell topographic map

Birthplace of: Charles Brown (California politician) - Aviator, Bruce Braley - Politician, John O. Bailey - Judge and politician in the state of Oregon, Danai Gurira - Actor, David R. Nagle - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers in Grinnell:

  • GRINNELL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 210 FOURTH AVENUE)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITAL AND CLINICS - GRINNELL (803 BROAD ST)
  • GRINNELL REGIONAL HOME CARE (210 FOURTH AVENUE)
  • MAYFLOWER HOME (616 BROAD STREET)
  • ST FRANCIS MANOR (2021 FOURTH AVENUE)
  • TRU REHAB OF GRINNELL (415 W SIXTH AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in Grinnell:

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College/University in Grinnell:

  • Grinnell College (Full-time enrollment: 1,667; Location: 1121 Park Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.grinnell.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grinnell:

  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 46 miles; Ankeny, IA; Full-time enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 49 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 52 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Iowa State University (about 52 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 52 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 56 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 57 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)

Public high school in Grinnell:

Public elementary/middle schools in Grinnell:

Private elementary/middle school in Grinnell:

  • CENTRAL IOWA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 69; Location: 201 380TH AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Grinnell, School District: GRINNELL-NEWBURG COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Grinnell:

  • STEWART PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $383,896; Location: 926 BROAD ST; 63,309 books; 2,393 audio materials; 1,717 video materials; 16 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 190 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Under Churches Add: Grinnell Christian Church 1333 Hobart (with congregation membership over 500 is one of larger congregations in the community) Grinnell also receives all of the Cedar Rapids/Waterloo broadcast televeision stations clearly by antenna and these are also provided through the local cable operator. added by Moorendini

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Notable locations in Grinnell: Sully Co-op Elevator (A), Grinnell (B), Grinnell Country Club (C), Grinnell Historical Museum (D), Midwest Ambulance Service of Iowa Post 10 (E), Stewart Library (F), Grinnell Fire Department (G), Grinnell Police Department (H), Old Glove Factory (I), Grinnell House (J), Windsor Hall (K), John Crystal Center (L), Nollen House (M), Harry Hopkins House (N), Bucksbaum Center for the Arts (O), Goodnow Hall (P), Steiner Hall (Q), Burling Library (R), Forum (S), Mears Cottage (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Grinnell include: Herrick Chapel (A), Grinnell Area Christian Church (B), Church of the Nazarene (C), Assembly of God Church (D), United Church of Christ (E), Saint Mary's Catholic Church (F), First Baptist Church (G), Saint John's Lutheran Church (H), Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoir: Lake Arbor (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Grinnell include: James Miller Park (1), Central Park (2), Arbor Recreation Area (3), Bailey Park (4), Van-Horne Park (5), Paul W Ahrens / James Paschall Memorial Park (6), Jaycee Park (7), Lion's Park (8), Commemorate Grinnell Founder Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Super 8 Motel (Highway 146 And I # 80), Days Inn Grinnell (1902 West Street South), Econo Lodge Grinnell (2210 West Street South), Grinnell-Days Inn (Interstate Highway 80 And Highway 146), Econo Lodge (2210 West Street South), Four Winds Motel (Highway 6 West), Country Inn & Suites (1710 West St), Country Inn-Grinnell (1710 West Street South), Super 8 Grinnell IA (2111 West Street South).

Courts: Juvenile Court Services (927 4th Avenue), City of Grinnell - Magistrates Court (927 4th Avenue).

Poweshiek 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 2011 was 51.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Grinnell that have no violations reported:

  • GRINNELL WATER DEPARTMENT (Address: 927 4TH AVE , Population served: 9,218, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.7%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.2% for Black residents, 33.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.1% for other race residents, 24.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.8%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Grinnell in 2010:

  • 1,307 people in college/university student housing
  • 193 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Grinnell in 2000:

  • 1,075 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 230 people in nursing homes
  • 5 people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 3 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Grinnell, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Grinnell compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Grinnell (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Grinnell Mb Branch at 619 5th Ave, branch established on 1966/03/17; Grinnell Branch at 833 4th Avenue, branch established on 1930/06/16. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Lincoln Savings Bank: Grinnell Branch at 1025 Main St, branch established on 2008/12/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $582.9 mil, Deposits: $430.7 mil, headquarters in Cedar Falls, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Lincoln Bancorp
  • Patriot Bank: Grinnell Branch at 619 Sixth Avenue, branch established on 2005/05/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $61.1 mil, Deposits: $56.2 mil, headquarters in Brooklyn, IA, negative income in the last year, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Gibson Investment Company
  • Great Western Bank: Grinnell Branch at 1030 Broad Street, branch established on 1913/01/01. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited
  • Grinnell State Bank: at 814 Fourth Avenue, branch established on 1925/10/25. Info updated 2011/11/21: Bank assets: $262.9 mil, Deposits: $217.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Grinnell Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Grinnell, Iowa:

  • Country Inn Of Grinnell, 1710 West St South, Grinnell, IA 50112 , Phone: (641) 236-9600, Fax: (641) 236-1719
  • Super 8 Motel, 2111 W Street S, Grinnell, IA 50112 , Phone: (641) 236-7888, Fax: (641) 236-7799
  • Comfortinn And Suites, 1630 W St S, Grinnell, IA 50112 , Phone: (641) 236-5236, Fax: (641) 236-5858
  • Days Inn & Suites, 1902 W St S, Grinnell, IA 50112 , Phone: (641) 236-6710, Fax: (641) 236-5783
  • Best Western Pioneer Inn, 2210 W St S, Grinnell, IA 50112 , Phone: (641) 236-6116, Fax: (641) 236-0486
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Grinnell, Iowa

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (60%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Grinnell city (based on Poweshiek County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,90520
Evangelical Protestant2,68218
Catholic1,6152
Other81
None9,704-
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: 6
Poweshiek County:

3.21 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Poweshiek County:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Poweshiek County:

9.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

9.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Poweshiek County:

27.5%
Iowa:

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

19.4%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$15,698$47,0940$0
Other Government Administration 1$10,476$125,7127$1,700
Police Protection - Officers 14$65,096$55,7971$114
Police - Other 2$6,286$37,7160$0
Firefighters 5$21,488$51,5712$1,534
Streets and Highways 7$32,749$56,1410$0
Solid Waste Management 5$20,372$48,8930$0
Sewerage 4$17,044$51,1320$0
Parks and Recreation 2$10,234$61,40415$4,870
Water Supply 5$22,143$53,1430$0
Local Libraries 5$15,576$37,38211$8,390
Other and Unallocable 3$13,114$52,4561$316
Totals for Government 57$250,276$52,69037$16,924

Grinnell government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $303,000 ($33.48)
    Sewerage: $246,000 ($27.19)
    Parks & Recreation: $244,000 ($26.96)
    Regular Highways: $91,000 ($10.06)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,018,000 ($112.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $701,000 ($77.47)
    Regular Highways: $645,000 ($71.28)
    Water Utilities: $627,000 ($69.29)
    General - Other: $581,000 ($64.21)
    Parks & Recreation: $444,000 ($49.07)
    Sewerage: $430,000 ($47.52)
    Libraries: $400,000 ($44.20)
    Fire Protection: $300,000 ($33.15)
    Financial Administration: $289,000 ($31.94)
    General Public Buildings: $188,000 ($20.78)
    Housing & Community Development: $165,000 ($18.23)
    Health Services - Other: $92,000 ($10.17)
    Air Transportation: $49,000 ($5.41)
    Central Staff Services: $31,000 ($3.43)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $252,000 ($27.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $97,000 ($10.72)
    General - Other: $75,000 ($8.29)
    Water Utilities: $51,000 ($5.64)
    Regular Highways: $50,000 ($5.53)
    Sewerage: $42,000 ($4.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000 ($2.98)
    Parks & Recreation: $24,000 ($2.65)
    Housing & Community Development: $20,000 ($2.21)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($0.99)
    Air Transportation: $9,000 ($0.99)
    General Public Building: $8,000 ($0.88)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,457,000 ($271.52)

Grinnell government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $23,000 ($2.54)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,258,000 ($139.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $724,000 ($80.01)
    Parks & Recreation: $185,000 ($20.44)
    All Other: $112,000 ($12.38)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($0.33)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $138,000 ($15.25)
    All Other: $46,000 ($5.08)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $11,000 ($1.22)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $392,000 ($43.32)
    Interest Earnings: $184,000 ($20.33)
    Rents: $112,000 ($12.38)
    Special Assessments: $67,000 ($7.40)
    Property Sale Other: $49,000 ($5.41)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $917,000 ($101.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $729,000 ($80.56)
    All Other: $299,000 ($33.04)
    General Support: $153,000 ($16.91)
  • Tax - Property: $2,906,000 ($321.14)
    NEC: $101,000 ($11.16)
    Other Selective Sales: $59,000 ($6.52)
    Public Utilities: $18,000 ($1.99)

Grinnell government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,421,000 ($599.07)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $425,000 ($46.97)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,100,000 ($121.56)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $3,944,000 ($435.85)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $802,000 ($88.63)

Grinnell government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,035,000 ($777.43)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $138,000 ($15.25)

5.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,242 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jasper County, IA  0.55% ($34,231 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.50% ($31,857)
from Mahaska County, IA  0.35% ($29,320)


6.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
Iowa average:

5.94%

0.18% of residents moved to foreign countries ($124 average AGI)
Poweshiek County:

0.18%
Iowa average:

0.02%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  0.63% ($42,600 average AGI)
to Jasper County, IA  0.56% ($25,650)
to Johnson County, IA  0.38% ($48,407)

Strongest AM radio stations in Grinnell:

  • KGRN (1410 AM; 1 kW; GRINNELL, IA; Owner: CRAWFORD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KCOB (1280 AM; 1 kW; NEWTON, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grinnell:

  • KDIC (88.5 FM; GRINNELL, IA; Owner: GRINNELL COLLEGE TRUSTEES OF IOWA,)
  • KRTI (106.7 FM; GRINNELL, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXIA (101.1 FM; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: MARSHALLTOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSKB (99.1 FM; BROOKLYN, IA; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KCOB-FM (95.9 FM; NEWTON, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KZAT-FM (95.5 FM; BELLE PLAINE, IA; Owner: CAMRORY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KBOE-FM (104.9 FM; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: JOMAST CORPORATION)
  • K205CZ (88.9 FM; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Grinnell:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KFPX (Channel 39; NEWTON, IA; Owner: PAXSON DES MOINES LICENSE, INC.)
Grinnell fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Grinnell fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Grinnell)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Grinnell, IA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Grinnell)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Grinnell)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 68
  • Hazardous Condition: 29
  • Service Call: 12
  • Good Intent Call: 17

Incident types - Grinnell

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Grinnell, IA
Most common first names in Grinnell, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary17281.6 years
John14478.8 years
William13077.3 years
Ruth10482.5 years
Robert10276.7 years
Margaret9082.5 years
George8882.4 years
James8678.6 years
Dorothy8479.4 years
Helen7882.4 years
Most common last names in Grinnell, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson10677.6 years
Smith10681.6 years
Anderson5878.8 years
Thompson5279.0 years
Davis5078.2 years
Jones4681.1 years
Brown4684.2 years
Miller3880.9 years
Ahrens3877.2 years
Taylor3880.1 years
Businesses in Grinnell, IA
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Chevrolet1Maurices1
Comfort Inn1McDonald's1
DHL1New Balance2
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1Sears1
FedEx3Subway2
Ford1Super 81
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
Jones New York2UPS2
KFC1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1

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  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Art and design workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Broadcasting and telecommunications (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Apparel (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
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  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (population 5,000+)"
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  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 (50112) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Zimbabwean first ancestries"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
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