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Grimes is a city in Polk County, in the Des Moines metro area.
The community was named for James Wilson Grimes, governor and U.S. senator
The latitude of Grimes is 41.688N. The longitude is -93.79W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 955 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,600.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Grimes demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Polk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Des Moines area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50323 ZIP code.
36% of Grimes residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Grimes ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grimes was $23,712, compared with $21,587 nationally.
32% of Grimes residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Grimes, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $467. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,123.
Libraries in Grimes include Grimes Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Grimes include Dallas County News
Polk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Grimes political report.
The average commute time for Grimes workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Grimes include AmericInn Grimes.
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