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Grimes, Iowa

  •   State: 
    Polk County
      County all: 
    Polk | Dallas
      County FIPS: 
    19153 | 19049
    41°40′42″N 93°47′42″W
      Area total: 
    12.01 sq mi (31.11 km²)
      Area land: 
    11.99 sq mi (31.07 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.02 sq mi (0.05 km²)
    978 ft (298 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Grimes, Polk County, Iowa, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,283.20 residents per square mile of area (495.46/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Grimes incorporated as a city on May 7, 1894. It is named after James W. Grimes, a former U.S. senator and the third governor of Iowa. Grimes is located at 41°4059N 93°474W (41.682939, 93.784438) The city has a total area of 11.87 square miles (30.74 km²), of which 11.84 square miles is land and 0.03 sq miles (0.08 km²) is water. The city's population was 15,392 at the time of the 2020 Census, and it is part of the Des Moines metropolitan area. In 2010, there were 8,246 people, 3,115 households, and 2,222 families living in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 95.0% White, 1.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.7% Asian, and 1.3% from two or more races. In the city, the average household size was 2.65, and the average family size was 3.15. In 2000, there was a population of 5,098 people, 1,887 households and 1,437 families. The median income for a household in Grimes was $56.7, including the poverty line including those under the age of 18 and those over 77.7%. The city is located in Polk and Dallas counties, in the state of Iowa, and is located near the Iowa-Missouri border.


Grimes incorporated as a city on May 7, 1894. It is named after James W. Grimes, a former U.S. senator and the third governor of Iowa. The city is located on the banks of the Des Moines River, which flows into the Iowa River. It was named after Grimes, who was a former senator and governor of the state. It has a population of about 2,000 people, most of whom live in the city limits of Grimes. It also has a airport, which opened in 1894 and serves as a hub for the city's economy.


Grimes is located at 41°4059N 93°474W (41.682939, -93.784438).According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.87 square miles (30.74 km²) of which 11.84 square miles is land and 0.03 sq miles (0.08 km²), is water. The city is located in the Mojave Desert, which is one of the most arid places in the United States. The Mojave River flows through the center of the city. The town has a high degree of desertification, which can be seen from the city's skyline. It is the only city in the state to have been named after a former president, Abraham Lincoln, who died in office in 1868. It also has the highest level of humidity in the country, with an average of 2.7 per cent. The area has an average temperature of 3.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.8 degrees Celsius) and a high of 4.2 degrees F (4.4°C) in the summer. It has a low humidity of 1.8 per cent (2.4 per cent in the winter). The city's climate is subtropical, with the average annual temperature of 2 °C (3.2 °F) and an average annual rainfall of 0.7 square miles (1 km²). It is located near the junction of the San Diego and San Francisco rivers.


As of the census of 2010, there were 8,246 people, 3,115 households, and 2,222 families living in the city. There were 3,272 housing units at an average density of 276.4 per square mile (106.7/km²) The racial makeup of the city was 95.0% White, 1.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1,7% Asian, 0,8% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population. The median income for a household in theCity was $56,275, and the median income. for a family was $60,847. The per capita income for the city is $23,712. About 2.4% of families and 3.3%. of the residents were below the poverty line. The city's 2005 population estimate was 6,175 (Des Moines Register, July 12, 2006). There were 1,887 households, out of which 47.3 per cent had children under the age of 18 living with them. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.15. The. median age in the City was 31.1 years. For every 100 females, there are 94.7 males. For each 100 females age 18 and over, there. were 88.1 males. There was a median income of $40,118 versus $31,588 for females.


Japanese animation distributor and online retailer The Right Stuf International is headquartered in Grimes. The company occupies a 76,000-square-foot (7,100 m2) office and distribution center. It is one of the largest animation distributors in the world. It also has a large online retailer, with more than 1,000 stores worldwide. It was founded in 1995. It has offices in Japan, the U.S. and Europe, and employs more than 2,000 people. It's also a major distributor of Japanese anime and other Japanese-made products. It sells its products through its own website and through third-party distributors. It employs about 1,200 people worldwide and has more than 3,000 employees in the United States. It operates a distribution center and office in Grimes, California. It currently has a 7,100-sq-ft office and Distribution Center in Grimes and employs about 2,200 workers. It owns a total of more than 100,000 square feet of office space in the city, including an additional 2,500 sq-ft in Grimes' downtown area. Its headquarters are located in a building that was built in the 1970s and 1980s in the heart of the city's downtown area, in what is now a suburb of Grimes, Texas. It occupies a 7.3-acre site with an additional 1,500 square-foot office space on the outskirts of Grimes. It recently opened a new distribution center in Grimes that is expected to be completed in 2015.

Parks and recreation

Grimes has several parks. The main park is Water Works Park, where the public library is also located. A relatively new sports park is now located at the south end of Grimes. Other parks in Grimes include: The Grimes Sports Complex, Autumn Park, Beaverbrooke Park, Shawyer Park, North Pointe ParkG, and Glenstone Park. The Grimes Community Complex is located in the centre of the city. It includes a skate park, soccer fields, and baseball fields. It is also home to a public library, which is open to the public. It also has a sports complex, which includes a baseball field, skate park and other fields. The community complex also includes a community center, which was built in the early 1990s. It was built to house a number of different sports teams, including the local soccer team. The complex is located on a former golf course, which has been turned into a public park. It has a baseball and soccer field, as well as other sports fields and a community centre. The sports complex is home to the Grimes Community Center, which opened in the late 1990s, and is located near the main road to the south of the town. The city also has several other parks, including a public pool, a park complex, and a public center. The town has a public school, which opens in the spring of 2010, and has been open since the early 2000s. The public library was established in the mid-1990s.


Grimes' city council meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. The mayor is Scott Mikkelsen. The council meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.


Grimes, along with Dallas Center, forms the Dallas CenterGrimes Community School District system. The high school (grades 10 through 12) and Meadows (grades 8 and 9) form a campus located inside Grimes, and a middle school in Dallas Center. The district also has 4 elementary schools, South Prairie Elementary, North Ridge Elementary, and Heritage Elementary, which are all in Grimes. The school mascots are the Mustangs and the Fillies, and the colors are red and white.Portions of the community of Grimes are also served by the Johnston Community school District. Primarily, areas within the Johnston district, but within the official Grimes city limits are those areas on the east side of Iowa Highway 141 (a.k.a. S.E. Grimes Boulevard). The school district is made up of students from both Polk and Dallas County, as well as the cities of Grimes and Dallas. It was formed in the 1950s, and has been in operation since the 1960s. It is one of the largest school districts in the state, with more than 10,000 students in the district. It has a budget of more than $100 million, and is the second largest school district in Polk County, after the Dallas County School District. It also has the largest enrollment in the county, with about 8,500 students. The schools are located in Grimes, Dallas Center and North Ridge, and South Prairie and Heritage. The elementary schools are all located in the Grimes area of the city.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Grimes, Polk County, Iowa = 65.4. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 60. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 33. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Grimes = 4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 35,757 individuals with a median age of 32 age the population grows by 39.31% in Grimes, Polk County, Iowa population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,283.20 residents per square mile of area (495.46/km²). There are average 2.68 people per household in the 2,653 households with an average household income of $69,280 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 5.90% of the available work force and has dropped -0.40% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 33.30%. The number of physicians in Grimes per 100,000 population = 279.3.


The annual rainfall in Grimes = 31.4 inches and the annual snowfall = 25.2 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 91. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 206. 86 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 9.7 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 42, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Grimes, Polk County, Iowa which are owned by the occupant = 78.68%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 12 years with median home cost = $172,260 and home appreciation of 0.15%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $16.13 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,534 per student. There are 15.3 students for each teacher in the school, 485 students for each Librarian and 426 students for each Counselor. 13.27% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 23.10% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.19% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Grimes's population in Polk County, Iowa of 1,632 residents in 1900 has increased 21,91-fold to 35,757 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.58% female residents and 48.42% male residents live in Grimes, Polk County, Iowa.

    As of 2020 in Grimes, Polk County, Iowa are married and the remaining 34.64% are single population.

  • 21.5 minutes is the average time that residents in Grimes require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    85.68% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 8.13% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 5.05% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Grimes, Polk County, Iowa, 78.68% are owner-occupied homes, another 17.41% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.91% are vacant.

  • The 46.12% of the population in Grimes, Polk County, Iowa who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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