Granger, Iowa

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Granger, Iowa

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High Points

Granger strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Granger Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 9% Granger Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Granger Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Granger, Iowa

Comparing Granger to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Senior Citizens 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 8 8
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Age of the Population 8 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Racial Diversity 4 7
Female Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 2
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
Median Family Income 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
College Educated Adults 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 8 5
Working at Home 7 7
Public Transportation Use 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
Housing Recently Built 6 8
Affordability of Rents 5 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Granger Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles NW of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 114 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Dallas
Metro Area Des Moines
Standard Zip Codes 50109
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.761
Longitude -93.824

Granger Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ANKENY
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Station PERRY
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
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Granger Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 583 100%
Male 290 49.7%
Female 293 50.3%
Under 18 125 21.4%
18+ 458 78.6%
65+ 123 21.1%
Median Age 40.1
Average Family Size 2.85
White 575 98.6%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 5 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.5%

Estimated Granger Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 943
Growth 360
Growth % 61.7%

Granger Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 31.8%
Irish 13.3%
US/American 13.1%
English 7.4%
French (except Basque) 6.7%
Italian 6.7%
Norwegian 3.7%
Dutch 2.2%
Swedish 2.2%
Scottish 2.2%
Russian 1.7%
French Canadian 1.5%
Slavic 1.5%
Polish 1.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.2%
Scandinavian 0.7%
Danish 0.7%
British 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.5%
Yugoslavian 0.5%
Swiss 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Granger 583 $47,750
Dallas Center 1,595 $56,250
Grimes 5,098 $60,847
Johnston 8,649 $97,322
Madrid 2,264 $47,596
Polk City 2,344 $64,688
Woodward 1,200 $43,333

Granger Public Libraries

Granger Public Library
"1906 MAIN STREET, BOX 393"
Granger, Iowa
(515) 999-2088

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