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The location of Grimes

Welcome to Grimes ...

The city of Grimes is primarily located in Polk County. A portion of Grimes extends into Dallas County.

The location of Grimes has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Grimes has a population of 13,562 people<2> (see below for details).

Grimes is 970 feet [296 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Grimes lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Grimes: (515)

The ZIP code for Grimes: 50111<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Grimes had a population of 8,246 people. This makes Grimes the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Grimes represents 0.27% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 47th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,246 people, the population of Grimes increased 61.75% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,098 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Grimes had an population of 13,562 people. This is an increase of 64.47% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 166.03% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Grimes.

Communities near Grimes ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Des Moines   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of Grimes

West Des Moines   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of Grimes

Ankeny   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of Grimes

Waukee   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Grimes

Located in Dallas County

Altoona   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Grimes

Norwalk   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Grimes

Located in Warren County

Pleasant Hill   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Grimes

Perry   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Grimes

Located in Dallas County

Bondurant   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Grimes

Adel   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of Grimes

Located in Dallas County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Grimes.

Communities Also Named Grimes ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Grimes - they are located in Alabama (2), California, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas (2) and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Grimes.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Grimes. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Grimes. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Grimes.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Grimes:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Grimes ...

Looking for more information about Grimes? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Grimes, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Grimes.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Grimes. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Grimes.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Grimes - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Grimes). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Grimes or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Grimes) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Grimes. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grimes

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grimes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6756, Longitude: -93.7892     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Grimes have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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