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Grimes is a city in Polk County, in the Des Moines metro area.

The community was named for James Wilson Grimes, governor and U.S. senator

The latitude of Grimes is 41.688N. The longitude is -93.79W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 955 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,600.


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Median household income
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$56,275
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Grimes demographic reports
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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36% of Grimes residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Grimes ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grimes was $23,712, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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32% of Grimes residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Grimes, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $467.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,123.


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Libraries in Grimes include Grimes Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Grimes include Dallas County News

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Polk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Grimes political report.

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The average commute time for Grimes workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Grimes include AmericInn Grimes.

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