Grimes, IA

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Living in Grimes

Grimes is a medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 15,392 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Grimes is the 31st largest community in Iowa. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Grimes, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Grimes, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Grimes’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Grimes does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $89,113.00.

Grimes is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Grimes is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grimes who work in office and administrative support (10.66%), management occupations (10.36%), and computer science and math (9.06%).

Also of interest is that Grimes has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Grimes is also a city of artists. Grimes has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Grimes’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.24% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The citizens of Grimes are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.66% of adults in Grimes have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Grimes in 2018 was $38,257, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,028 for a family of four. However, Grimes contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Grimes home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Grimes residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Grimes include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Grimes is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.