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Population in 2012: 9,118 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.1%
 

Males: 4,159  (45.6%)
Females: 4,959  (54.4%)

Median resident age:  35.6 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50112.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,045 (it was $35,625 in 2000)
Grinnell:

$45,045
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,672

Grinnell city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $126,813 (it was $85,300 in 2000)
Grinnell:

$126,813
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $129,859; Detached houses: $135,819; Townhouses or other attached units: $139,865; In 2-unit structures: $115,854; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $255,561; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $93,924; Mobile homes: $29,625

Median gross rent in 2012: $635.

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  • White alone - 8,291 (89.9%)
  • Hispanic - 292 (3.2%)
  • Asian alone - 242 (2.6%)
  • Black alone - 175 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 168 (1.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 24 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 21 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.05%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Grinnell: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (29.9%), Irish (12.6%), English (7.7%), United States (5.1%), Dutch (3.4%), Norwegian (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/28/1865

Elevation: 1010 feet

Land area: 4.99 square miles.

Population density: 1,828 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Grinnell:

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grinnell city:

  • Never married: 35.5%
  • Now married: 43.9%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

370 residents are foreign born (1.3% Asia).

This city:  4.0%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Grinnell, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Grinnell to the number of sex offenders is 912 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 2012: $1,804 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,830 (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: +1,865 (+20.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,721 (78.4%)

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
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 24305643313
per 100,000 22.043.832.70.053.564.043.432.732.810.832.6
Robberies 11200120101
per 100,000 11.010.921.80.00.010.721.70.010.90.010.9
Assaults 1515151121101317161222
per 100,000 164.9164.1163.7119.0224.6106.6141.1185.3174.9129.5239.0
Burglaries 39943389595970101264142
per 100,000 428.81028.7360.1962.6631.1628.9759.51100.9284.2442.5456.3
Thefts 200153176127164214199175144115109
per 100,000 2199.01674.31920.61373.61754.22281.02159.31907.61574.31241.11184.1
Auto thefts 1810810913522612
per 100,000 197.9109.487.3108.296.3138.654.321.821.964.8130.4
Arson 10348880116
per 100,000 11.00.032.743.385.685.386.80.010.910.865.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.3) 182.7213.1169.9150.7204.2216.1207.7212.5145.2117.1162.4

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Crime rate in Grinnell detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 16 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.52
Iowa average:

1.72

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.3%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +128 (+1.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (34%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Grinnell-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 204% 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.

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: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 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/medical centers in Grinnell:

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

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Airports and heliports located in Grinnell:


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Local government website: www.grinnelliowa.org

College/University in Grinnell:

  • Grinnell College (Full-time enrollment: 1,633; 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: 8,947)
  • Drake University (about 49 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 52 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • Iowa State University (about 52 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 52 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 55 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 57 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 9,715)

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

GRINNELL WATER DEPARTMENT (Address: 927 4TH AVE , Population served: 9105, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-31-2003), St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2003), St Compliance achieved (MAY-06-2004)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.9%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.4% for Black residents, 27.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.3% for other race residents, 22.1% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Grinnell, IA

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 compared to Iowa state average:

Grinnell, Iowa environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Grinnell travel time to work - commute


Grinnell mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (65%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.04%
Here52.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents24.0%22.9%13.5%8.6%8.0%
Congregations17.1%4.9%7.3%4.9%14.6%
NameLutheran ChurchUnited Church of ChristGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents4.3%4.2%2.8%2.8%8.9%
Congregations4.9%2.4%4.9%2.4%36.6%
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: 6
Poweshiek County:

3.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

9.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Poweshiek County:

27.5%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.4%
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
Financial Administration 3$10,200$40,8000$0
Other Government Administration 4$16,150$48,4507$1,734
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,700
Police Protection - Officers 15$52,275$41,8204$425
Police - Other 2$5,100$30,6000$0
Firefighters 5$16,575$39,78029$1,955
Streets and Highways 9$27,965$37,2870$0
Airports 1$2,125$25,5000$0
Solid Waste Management 6$17,850$35,7000$0
Sewerage 5$17,425$41,8200$0
Parks and Recreation 2$6,375$38,25020$8,245
Water Supply 4$11,900$35,7000$0
Local Libraries 1$2,975$35,70012$10,625
Other and Unallocable 2$4,845$29,0701$680
Totals for Government 59$191,760$39,00274$25,364

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $303,000 ($33.23)
    Sewerage: $246,000 ($26.98)
    Parks & Recreation: $244,000 ($26.76)
    Regular Highways: $91,000 ($9.98)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,018,000 ($111.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $701,000 ($76.88)
    Regular Highways: $645,000 ($70.74)
    Water Utilities: $627,000 ($68.77)
    General - Other: $581,000 ($63.72)
    Parks & Recreation: $444,000 ($48.69)
    Sewerage: $430,000 ($47.16)
    Libraries: $400,000 ($43.87)
    Fire Protection: $300,000 ($32.90)
    Financial Administration: $289,000 ($31.70)
    General Public Buildings: $188,000 ($20.62)
    Housing & Community Development: $165,000 ($18.10)
    Health Services - Other: $92,000 ($10.09)
    Air Transportation: $49,000 ($5.37)
    Central Staff Services: $31,000 ($3.40)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $252,000 ($27.64)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $97,000 ($10.64)
    General - Other: $75,000 ($8.23)
    Water Utilities: $51,000 ($5.59)
    Regular Highways: $50,000 ($5.48)
    Sewerage: $42,000 ($4.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000 ($2.96)
    Parks & Recreation: $24,000 ($2.63)
    Housing & Community Development: $20,000 ($2.19)
    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 ($269.47)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $23,000 ($2.52)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,258,000 ($137.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $724,000 ($79.40)
    Parks & Recreation: $185,000 ($20.29)
    All Other: $112,000 ($12.28)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($0.33)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $138,000 ($15.13)
    All Other: $46,000 ($5.04)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $11,000 ($1.21)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $392,000 ($42.99)
    Interest Earnings: $184,000 ($20.18)
    Rents: $112,000 ($12.28)
    Special Assessments: $67,000 ($7.35)
    Property Sale Other: $49,000 ($5.37)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $917,000 ($100.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $729,000 ($79.95)
    All Other: $299,000 ($32.79)
    General Support: $153,000 ($16.78)
  • Tax - Property: $2,906,000 ($318.71)
    NEC: $101,000 ($11.08)
    Other Selective Sales: $59,000 ($6.47)
    Public Utilities: $18,000 ($1.97)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,421,000 ($594.54)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $425,000 ($46.61)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,100,000 ($120.64)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $3,944,000 ($432.55)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $802,000 ($87.96)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,035,000 ($771.55)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $138,000 ($15.13)

7.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,131 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.00%
Iowa average:

6.30%

0.83% of residents moved from foreign countries ($206 average AGI)
Poweshiek County:

0.83%
Iowa average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Jasper County, IA  0.55% ($35,769 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.52% ($31,595)
from Iowa County, IA  0.34% ($33,333)


6.67% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,213 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.67%
Iowa average:

6.47%

0.17% of residents moved to foreign countries ($319 average AGI)
Poweshiek County:

0.17%
Iowa average:

0.03%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, IA  0.71% ($34,720 average AGI)
to Jasper County, IA  0.67% ($34,383)
to Mahaska County, IA  0.37% ($30,731)

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.)

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

Grinnell, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 13
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 18
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 13
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 35
  • 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 Grinnell 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 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 Western1Maurices1
Comfort Inn1McDonald's1
DHL1New Balance2
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1Sears1
FedEx3Subway2
H&R Block1Super 81
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
Jones New York2U-Haul1
KFC1UPS2
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets1
Browse common businesses in Grinnell, IA


Grinnell on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of rapes to murders between 2001 and 2006"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less) (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Community and social services occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #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+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)"
  • #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+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Data processing and other information services (population 5,000+)"
  • #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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  • Peter R. Brownell (4)
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  • Douglas Eugene See, Jr. (3)
  • Lance R. Veldboom (2)
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  • Leonid V. Ivanov (1)
  • Lance Veldboom (1)
  • Gregory Stempien (1)
  • Leslie A. Ollinger (1)

Total of 18 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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