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Grinnell is a city in Poweshiek County.

The community was named after Josiah Bushnell Grinnell, a founder of the Republican party

The latitude of Grinnell is 41.743N. The longitude is -92.722W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,014 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,213.


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Median household income
Local
$35,625
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Grinnell demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 20. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Happy Days - Aug. 25, 2007
  • Poweshiek County Fair - July 14 and 18-23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Grinnell web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Rock Creek State Park
Historic sites and museums: Grinnell Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: Grinnell College
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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Sections below provide additional information and links about Grinnell demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Poweshiek County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50112 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

25% of Grinnell residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Grinnell ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grinnell was $17,939, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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24% of Grinnell residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Grinnell include Grinnell Historic Commercial District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Grinnell, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $357.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $853.


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Libraries in Grinnell include Stewart Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Grinnell workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Grinnell include Country Inn of Grinnell, Econo Lodge Grinnell, Super 8 Motel.

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