Grimes, Iowa Population 2021

17,348
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Grimes is a city located in Polk County Iowa. With a 2020 population of 17,348, it is the 29th largest city in Iowa and the 2090th largest city in the United States . Grimes is currently growing at a rate of 7.91% annually and its population has increased by 110.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,246 in 2010. Grimes reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 12 miles, Grimes has a population density of 1,482 people per square mile.

The average household income in Grimes is $93,395 with a poverty rate of 5.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,002 per month, and the median house value is $225,800. The median age in Grimes is 34.1 years, 35 years for males, and 32.8 years for females.

Grimes Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Grimeswas:

  • White: 96.00%
  • Two or more races: 1.74%
  • Asian: 1.57%
  • Native American: 0.69%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Grimes, Iowa is 17,348 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,804.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,246.

Grimes, Iowa Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,32596.00%
Two or More Races2241.74%
Asian2011.57%
American Indian and Alaska Native890.69%
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Grimes Population by Race

Grimes Population Pyramid $2021

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Grimes Median Age

34.1


Total

35


Male

32.8


Female

Grimes Adults

There are 8,978 adults, (1,215 of whom are seniors) in Grimes.

Grimes Age Dependency

65.4

Age Dependency Ratio

15.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Grimes Sex Ratio

Female

6,555

51.06%

Male

6,284

48.94%

Grimes Population by Age

Grimes Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Grimes Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family48.8%51.2%
Female63.9%36.1%
All71.2%28.8%
Male77%23%
Married82.8%17.2%

71.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Grimes Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,7802.6871.2
Married2,8363.3882.8
Non Family1,4541.2248.8
Male2572.5677
Female2333.4463.9

3.27

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

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Grimes Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade240.29%
9th to 12th Grade2292.74%
High School Graduate2,41628.92%
Some College1,65519.81%
Associates Degree8049.62%
Bachelors Degree2,27227.19%
Graduate Degree95511.43%
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Grimes Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Grimes Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,7997,5462,989
Hispanic31531582
Asian154154108
2+ Races949448
Native American8989

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 70.13%.

Grimes Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$52,834$64,567$40,770
Less Than 9th Grade$48,463$50,452$
High School Graduate$31,129$62,681$18,731
Some College$51,591$59,312$38,317
Bachelors Degree$65,707$78,096$53,067
Graduate Degree$58,521$77,171$54,155

$52,834

Average Earnings

$64,567

Average Male

$40,770

Average Female

Grimes Earnings by Educational Attainment

Grimes Language by Age

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Grimes Language

90.63% of Grimes residents speak only English, while 9.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.84% of the population.

Grimes Language

Grimes Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,5636305.45%
Hispanic901869.54%

5.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.69%

Male Poverty Rate

7.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Grimes

The race most likely to be in poverty in Grimes is Hispanic, with 9.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Grimes is White, with 5.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.91%.

Grimes Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.51%
High School8.28%
Some College3.13%
Bachelors or Greater2.17%

Grimes Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed60.49%
Male Unemployed46.15%
Female Employed3.10%
Male Employed0.00%

Grimes Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Grimes Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$81,950$93,395
Families$94,167$106,102
Married Families$99,781-
Non Families$53,609$62,328
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Income by Household Type

Grimes Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

61.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.7%

Male Marriage Rate

59.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Grimes Married by Age and Sex

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Grimes Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Grimes Marital Status by Race

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Grimes Marital Status

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575

Number of Veterans

558

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam267
First Gulf War89
Second Gulf War71
World War II17
Korea

Grimes Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74318
35 to 54124
55 to 6480
18 to 3436
75+17

Grimes Veterans by Age

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Grimes Veterans by Race

Grimes Veterans by Education

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13.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Grimes Veterans by Education

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80.7%

Labor Force Participation

75.3%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Grimes Employment by Age

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Grimes Employment by Race

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Grimes Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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78.62%

Born in Grimes

96.57%

Native Born

3.43%

Foreign Born

0.79%

Non Citizen

2.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.57% of Grimes residents were born in the United States, with 78.62% having been born in Iowa. 0.79% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202117,3481,2727.91%
202016,0761,2728.59%
201914,8041,2729.40%
201813,5328166.42%
201712,7168106.80%
201611,9066115.41%
201511,2951,10110.80%
201410,1945715.93%
20139,6234164.52%
20129,2073714.20%
20118,8364705.62%
20108,3663,2685.08%
20005,0982,4456.75%
19902,6530.00%

Grimes Population by Year