Grimes, Iowa Population 2024

16,909

Grimes is a city located in Polk County Iowa. Grimes has a 2024 population of 16,909. Grimes is currently growing at a rate of 1.85% annually and its population has increased by 8.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,602 in 2020.

The average household income in Grimes is $111,823 with a poverty rate of 6.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Grimes is 35.2 years, 32.4 years for males, and 38.2 years for females.

Grimes Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Grimes was:

  • White: 92.15%
  • Two or more races: 3.55%
  • Asian: 2.64%
  • Black or African American: 1.02%
  • Other race: 0.64%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
11.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,444.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
8.38% (1,307)
The current population of Grimes, Iowa is 16,909 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,602.

Grimes, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,19392.15%
Two or more races5473.55%
Asian4072.64%
Black or African American1571.02%
Other race980.64%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Grimes Population by Race

Grimes Population Pyramid 2024

Grimes Median Age

35.2

Total

32.4

Male

38.2

Female

Grimes Adults

There are 10,905 adults, (1,247 of whom are seniors) in Grimes.

Grimes Age Dependency

59.5

Age Dependency Ratio

12.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Grimes Sex Ratio

Female7,33347.61%
Male8,06952.39%

Grimes Population by Age

Grimes Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,7362.6867.932.1
Married3,0803.3778.721.3
Non Family2,0051.1846.453.6
Female5044.3882.317.7
Male1472.9684.415.6
showing: 5 rows

3.42

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

67.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Grimes Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Grimes Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Grimes Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 93.72%.

Grimes Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$61,166

Average Earnings

$72,491

Average Male

$55,101

Average Female

Grimes Earnings by Educational Attainment

Grimes Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Grimes Language

90.49% of Grimes residents speak only English, while 9.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.84% of the population.

Grimes Language

Grimes Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,7679136.63%
Multiple5457914.5%
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6.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.61%

Male Poverty Rate

7.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Grimes

The race most likely to be in poverty in Grimes is Multiple, with 14.5% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Grimes is White, with 6.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.2%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.38%.

Grimes Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade66.04%
Some College6.2%
High School5.64%
Bachelors or Greater4.1%
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Grimes Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed46.84%
Female Unemployed27.13%
Female Employed5.44%
Male Employed1.96%
showing: 4 rows

Grimes Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Grimes Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Grimes Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.7%

Male Marriage Rate

57.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Grimes Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Grimes Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Grimes Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Grimes Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

765

Number of Veterans

724

Male Veterans

41

Female Veterans

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Grimes Veterans by War

count

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Grimes Veterans by Age

count

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Grimes Veterans by Race

Grimes Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

17.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Grimes Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

75.9%

Labor Force Participation

71.1%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Grimes Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Grimes Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Grimes Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

67.88%

Born in Grimes

94.33%

Native Born

5.67%

Foreign Born

2.42%

Non Citizen

3.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.33% of Grimes residents were born in the United States, with 67.88% having been born in Iowa. 2.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Grimes Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202918,4443071.69%
202818,1373071.72%
202717,8303071.75%
202617,5233071.78%
202517,2163071.82%
202416,9093071.85%
202316,6023071.88%
202216,2953071.92%
202115,9883862.47%
202015,6027855.3%
201914,8171,2839.48%
201813,5348186.43%
201712,7168106.8%
201611,9066115.41%
201511,2951,08810.66%
201410,2075635.84%
20139,6444104.44%
20129,2343634.09%
20118,8714595.46%
20108,4123,31465.01%
20005,0982,44592.16%
19902,653
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Grimes Population by Year