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Grimes township, IA map Land area: 36.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 851 (all rural)
Males: 420  (49.4%)
Females: 431  (50.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 851 (695 owner occupied, 156 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

28%


Races in Grimes township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 42.8
Median age of females: 43.4

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Average household size: 2.28

Grimes township:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.80

Estimated median household income in 2009: $32,610 ($26,790 in 1999)
This township:

$32,610
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $457 (lower quartile is $339, upper quartile is $572)
Here:

$457
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $103,892 (it was $70,200 in 2000)
Grimes township:

$103,892
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $71,467 - $182,906

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $164,573
Here:

$164,573
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $212,456
Here:

$212,456
State:

$156,028

In 2-unit structures: $47,712
Here:

$47,712
State:

$128,390

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $182,849
Here:

$182,849
State:

$135,565

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $103,986
Here:

$103,986
State:

$110,680

Mobile homes: $34,938
Here:

$34,938
State:

$29,315

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $2,985
Here:

$2,985
State:

$33,502
Population density: 24 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

19.1%
Whole state:

9.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

7.9%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Thornton, Meservey.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

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

Creek: Flay Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 1,469 (52% naturalized citizens)

Grimes township:  172.6%
State:  3.1%

49% of Grimes township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in Iowa.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 23574
  • Northeast: 1146
  • Midwest: 5451
  • South: 6565
  • West: 2332

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $66,700

Grimes township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,304
  • One, attached: 681
  • Two: 767
  • 3 or 4: 1,517
  • 5 to 9: 1,393
  • 10 to 19: 599
  • 20 to 49: 436
  • 50 or more: 1,306
  • Mobile homes: 1,761
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 56

Median worth of mobile homes: $19,300


Housing units in Grimes township with a mortgage: 4,505 (280 second mortgage, 307 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,228

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 196
  • 1995 to 1998: 1,316
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,086
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,568
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,646
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,682
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,449
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,348
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,529

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Grimes township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 95
  • 3 rooms: 344
  • 4 rooms: 1,834
  • 5 rooms: 3,146
  • 6 rooms: 2,620
  • 7 rooms: 1,365
  • 8 rooms: 594
  • 9 or more rooms: 752

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grimes township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 407
  • 2 rooms: 711
  • 3 rooms: 1,504
  • 4 rooms: 2,059
  • 5 rooms: 1,586
  • 6 rooms: 893
  • 7 rooms: 265
  • 8 rooms: 99
  • 9 or more rooms: 43

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Grimes township:

  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 394
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,720
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,321
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,083
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 232

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grimes township:

  • no bedroom: 446
  • 1 bedroom: 2,318
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,219
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,396
  • 4 bedrooms: 165
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 23

Cars and other vehicles available in Grimes township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 650
  • 1 vehicle: 4,386
  • 2 vehicles: 4,274
  • 3 vehicles: 1,166
  • 4 vehicles: 218
  • 5 or more vehicles: 69

Cars and other vehicles available in Grimes township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 1,956
  • 1 vehicle: 3,820
  • 2 vehicles: 1,522
  • 3 vehicles: 215
  • 4 vehicles: 31
  • 5 or more vehicles: 23

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (17%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Grimes township:

  • United States or American (16.3%)
  • English (12.2%)
  • Irish (11.2%)
  • German (11.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.8%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.0%)
  • Scottish (1.9%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Mexico (25%)
  • Yugoslavia (11%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (7%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • El Salvador (5%)
  • Canada (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,494 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 2,543 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 186 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 20 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 6 (0%)
  • Taxi: 133 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 31 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 606 (4%)
  • Other means: 149 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 471 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

93.2% of residents of Grimes township speak English at home.
3.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 39,224
  • In family households: 30,401 (7,512 male householders, 3,028 female householders)
    7,540 spouses, 9,656 children (8,605 natural, 292 adopted, 759 stepchildren), 915 grandchildren, 323 brothers or sisters, 339 parents, 379 other relatives, 709 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 8,823 (2,991 male householders (2,486 living alone)), 4,771 female householders (4,379 living alone)), 1,061 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,585 (1,152 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 5,475 2-persons, 2,304 3-persons, 1,673 4-persons, 726 5-persons, 204 6-persons, 158 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 6,865 1-person, 796 2-persons, 85 3-persons, 16 4-persons,

146 married couples with children.
30 single-parent households (5 men, 25 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 234
Here:

5.8%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 138
Here:

7.4%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 166
Here:

13.3%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Grimes township:

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