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The location of Grinnell

Welcome to Grinnell ...

The city of Grinnell is located in Poweshiek County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Grinnell has a population of 9,320 people<2> (see below for details).

Grinnell is 1,010 feet [308 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Grinnell is located in the (641) area code.

The ZIP codes for Grinnell: 50112, 50177<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Grinnell had a population of 9,218 people (which is 48.74% of the total population of Poweshiek County). This makes Grinnell the county's most populous community.

The population of Grinnell represents 0.3% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 42nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,218 people, the population of Grinnell increased 1.24% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 9,105 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Grinnell had an population of 9,320 people. This is an increase of 1.11% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.36% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Grinnell ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Grinnell - they are located in Illinois, Kansas and Washington.

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

Websites for Grinnell ...

Official Website:

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 Grinnell. 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 Grinnell. 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 Grinnell. Our list includes 10 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Grinnell ...

Looking for more information about Grinnell? 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 Grinnell, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Grinnell.

Communities near Grinnell ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Newton   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the West (W) of Grinnell

Located in Jasper County

Tama   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Grinnell

Located in Tama County

Toledo   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Grinnell

Located in Tama County

Montezuma   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Grinnell

Brooklyn   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of Grinnell

New Sharon   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of Grinnell

Located in Mahaska County

Le Grand   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Grinnell

Located in Marshall County

Sully   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Grinnell

Located in Jasper County

Kellogg   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of Grinnell

Located in Jasper County

Gilman   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of Grinnell

Located in Marshall County

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Grinnell:

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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 Grinnell.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Grinnell - 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 Grinnell). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Grinnell 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Grinnell) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grinnell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7408, Longitude: -92.7230     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Grinnell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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