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Overview

Introduction to Grinnell, Iowa

Grinnell, Iowa, in Poweshiek county, is located 46 miles E of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center) and 169 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska. There are an estimated 9,105 people in the city.

Grinnell History

Grinnell was founded and named after Josiah B. Grinnell in 1854. It was located at the junction of Rock Island Railroad and Minneapolis and St Louis Railroad. It served as a stop on the Underground Railroad. The Grinnell College was the first college that was established west of Mississippi River.

Grinnell and nearby Attractions

  • Rock Creek State Park
  • Grinnell Historical Museum
  • Fun Valley Ski Area
  • Iowa Transportation Museum
  • International Wrestling Institute & Museum

Things To Do In Grinnell

Grinnell includes several open spaces and parks such as the Arbor Recreation Area, MacEachron Field, Nyanza Park, Rosenbloom Football Field, and Merrill Park. The Commemorate Grinnell Founder Historical Marker, Horace Greeley - Editor Historical Marker, and First House in Grinnell Historical Marker are also worth taking a look around. One can also spend their free hours at the Conney M Kimbo Black Cultural Center, Grinnell Country Club, and Grinnell Historical Museum.

Grinnell Transportation

International flight is available from Des Moines International Airport.

Grinnell Higher Education

Grinnell College is the local college. Indian Hills Community College, Hawkeye Community College, and Iowa State University also offer facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,112
Male Share of the Population45%
Female Share of the Population55%
Senior Citizens17.6%
Employed Population 16+4,606
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married34.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.1%
Median Earnings25+$35,037
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,182
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,849

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,460
% Above Poverty Level88.6%
% Below Poverty Level11.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time12 minutes
% Working from Home5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work27.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone38%
Median Gross Rent$700
Median House Value$138,500

Ancestry

Irish15.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.4%
English10.3%
Dutch5.5%
Norwegian5.2%
French Except Basque3.7%
Italian2.7%
Russian2.2%
Scottish2%
Welsh2%
Swedish1.9%
Polish1.8%
Danishn1.3%
Czech1%
African0.8%
Greek0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Croatian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Cypriot0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Arab0.2%
German0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Grinnell Almanac

CategoryValue
County Poweshiek County
Standard Zip Codes50112
Phone Area Codes641
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.74
Approximate Longitude-92.72

Grinnell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationGRINNELL 3 SW
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp8 to 27 F
Apr Temp34 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 63 F
Annual Precip36 inches
StationBELLE PLAINE
Distance23.8 miles
Jan Temp8 to 27 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 63 F
Annual Precip35.8 inches
StationMARSHALLTOWN
Distance24.9 miles
Jan Temp7 to 27 F
Apr Temp37 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Gilman598$60,625
Kellogg777$64,063
Lynnville456$63,500
Malcom297$58,125
Oakland Acres116$96,250
Searsboro184$38,750

Grinnell Public Libraries

Drake Community Library
930 PARK ST
Grinnell, Iowa
(641) 236-2661

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Grinnell Hospitals

Grinnell General Hospital
(Non-profit)
210 Fourth Avenue
(515) 236-7511

Grinnell Public Schools

Bailey Park Elementary School
210 8th Ave
ZIP: 50112
(641) 236-2770
Primary
Total Enrollment 176
Davis Elementary School
818 Hamilton Avenue
ZIP: 50112
(641) 236-2790
Primary
Total Enrollment 238
Fairview Elementary School
1310 Hobart St
ZIP: 50112
(641) 236-2780
Primary
Total Enrollment 264
Grinnell Community Middle School
132 East Street So.
ZIP: 50112
(641) 236-2750
Middle
Total Enrollment 489
Grinnell Community Senior High School
1333 Sunset St
ZIP: 50112
(641) 236-2720
High
Total Enrollment 517

Grinnell Private Schools

Central Iowa Christian School
201 380th Ave
ZIP: 50112
Elementary
Total Enrollment 29
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