Grimes, Iowa

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Grimes, Iowa
Motto(s): 
"Your hometown. Your lifestyle."[1]
Location of Grimes, Iowa
Location of Grimes, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°40′59″N 93°47′4″W / 41.68306°N 93.78444°W / 41.68306; -93.78444Coordinates: 41°40′59″N 93°47′4″W / 41.68306°N 93.78444°W / 41.68306; -93.78444
Country United States
State Iowa
CountiesPolk, Dallas
Area
 • Total11.87 sq mi (30.74 km2)
 • Land11.84 sq mi (30.67 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation
955 ft (291 m)
Population
 • Total8,246
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
11,909
 • Density696/sq mi (268.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50111
Area code(s)515 Exchange: 986
FIPS code19-33060
GNIS feature ID0457148
WebsiteCity of Grimes, Iowa

Grimes is a city in Dallas and Polk counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 8,246 at the 2010 census. Grimes is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Grimes incorporated as a city on May 7, 1894.[5] It is named after James W. Grimes, former senator and third governor of the state of Iowa.[6]

Geography[edit]

Grimes is located at 41°40′59″N 93°47′4″W / 41.68306°N 93.78444°W / 41.68306; -93.78444 (41.682939, -93.784438).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.87 square miles (30.74 km2), of which, 11.84 square miles (30.67 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Grimes, Iowa
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 67
(19)
69
(21)
90
(32)
93
(34)
99
(37)
102
(39)
105
(41)
106
(41)
99
(37)
94
(34)
83
(28)
70
(21)
106
(41)
Average high °F (°C) 31
(−1)
36
(2)
48
(9)
62
(17)
73
(23)
82
(28)
87
(31)
85
(29)
77
(25)
64
(18)
48
(9)
34
(1)
61
(16)
Daily mean °F (°C) 21
(−6)
26
(−3)
37
(3)
50
(10)
62
(17)
71
(22)
76
(24)
73
(23)
65
(18)
52
(11)
38
(3)
25
(−4)
50
(10)
Average low °F (°C) 11
(−12)
15
(−9)
26
(−3)
38
(3)
50
(10)
60
(16)
64
(18)
61
(16)
52
(11)
39
(4)
28
(−2)
15
(−9)
38
(4)
Record low °F (°C) −28
(−33)
−34
(−37)
−23
(−31)
8
(−13)
26
(−3)
40
(4)
43
(6)
35
(2)
22
(−6)
12
(−11)
−9
(−23)
−25
(−32)
−34
(−37)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.9
(23)
1.0
(25)
2.2
(56)
3.7
(94)
4.9
(120)
5.1
(130)
5.1
(130)
4.4
(110)
3.1
(79)
2.5
(64)
2.0
(51)
1.2
(30)
36.1
(912)
Source: weather.com[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1900186—    
1910733+294.1%
1920524−28.5%
1930468−10.7%
1940489+4.5%
1950582+19.0%
1960697+19.8%
1970834+19.7%
19801,973+136.6%
19902,653+34.5%
20005,098+92.2%
20108,246+61.7%
201611,909+44.4%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 8,246 people, 3,115 households, and 2,222 families residing in the city. The population density was 696.5 inhabitants per square mile (268.9/km2). 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.

There were 3,115 households of which 44.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.7% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. 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. 31.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 36.7% were from 25 to 44; 20.4% were from 45 to 64; and 5.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 5,098 people, 1,887 households, and 1,437 families residing in the city. The population density was 569.4 people per square mile (219.9/km²). There were 1,958 housing units at an average density of 218.7 per square mile (84.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.19% White, 0.33% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.88% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population. 2005 population estimate was 6,175 (Des Moines Register, July 12, 2006).

There were 1,887 households out of which 47.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.13.

32.7% are under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 39.2% from 25 to 44, 15.6% from 45 to 64, and 5.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $56,275, and the median income for a family was $60,847. Males had a median income of $40,118 versus $31,588 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,712. About 2.4% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

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.[11]

Parks and recreation[edit]

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. It includes a skate park, soccer fields, and baseball fields. Other parks in Grimes include: The Grimes Sports Complex, The Grimes Community Complex, Autumn Park, Beaverbrooke Park, Shawyer Park, North Pointe ParkG, Glenstone Park [12]

Government[edit]

Grimes' city council meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. The mayor is Scott Mikkelsen.

Education[edit]

Grimes, (along with Dallas Center, Iowa), forms the Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District system which draws students from both Polk and Dallas County. The high school (grades 10 through 12) and Meadows (grades 8 and 9) form a campus located outside Grimes, and a middle school (grades 6 and 7) in Dallas Center. The district also has 4 elementary schools, Dallas Center Elementary in Dallas Center, South Prairie Elementary, North Ridge Elementary, and Heritage Elementary, 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, Iowa are also served by the Johnston Community School District.[13] Primarily, areas within the Johnston Community School District, but within the official Grimes City Limits are those areas on the east side of Iowa Highway 141 (a.k.a. Grimes Boulevard).

Notable People[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grimes, Iowa Chamber of Commerce". Grimes, Iowa Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "Grimes, Iowa". City-Data.com. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  6. ^ Henning, Barbara Beving Long; Patrice K. Beam (2003). Des Moines and Polk County: Flag on the Prairie. Sun Valley, California: American Historical Press. ISBN 1-892724-34-0.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Monthly Averages for Grimes, Iowa". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  11. ^ "About Right Stuf." The Right Stuf. Retrieved on February 5, 2011.
  12. ^ Iowa, Grimes. "Grimes Iowa > Parks and Recreation > Parks". www.grimesiowa.gov. Retrieved 2016-09-12.
  13. ^ "Maps & Boundaries." Johnston Community School District. Retrieved on November 3, 2018.

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