Grimes, Iowa

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Grimes is a city in Dallas and Polk Counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 5,098 at the 2000 census; a special census in 2004 counted 5,862 residents.[1] Grimes is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Grimes incorporated as a city on May 7, 1894. It is believed to be named after James W. Grimes.[2]


Grimes is located at 41°40′59″N 93°47′4″W / 41.68306°N 93.78444°W / 41.68306; -93.78444 (41.682939, -93.784438)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.0 square miles (23.3 km²), of which, 8.9 square miles (23.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.33%) is water.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 5,098 people, 1,887 households, and 1,437 families residing in the city. The population density was 569.4 people per square mile (219.9/km²). There were 1,958 housing units at an average density of 218.7/sq mi (84.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.19% White, 0.33% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.88% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population. 2005 population estimate was 6,175 (Des Moines Register, July 12, 2006)

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