According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 749 people died in Grimes County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 11 per thousand people, compared with 7 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 169 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 2.4 per thousand people, compared with 1.6 per thousand statewide.
A reported 14 people died in motor vehicle accidents.
The average age of people living in Grimes County at the time of the 2000 census was 38.0, compared with 33.9 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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