Grinnell, IA

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2022 Population
9,511
0.316% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.1
1.3% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.2%
18.4% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$57,813
17.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$177,600
17.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
4,566
0.523% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Grinnell, IA had a population of 9.51k people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $57,813. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Grinnell, IA grew from 9,481 to 9,511, a 0.316% increase and its median household income grew from $49,045 to $57,813, a 17.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Grinnell, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.22%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.97%), and White (Hispanic) (1.35%).

None of the households in Grinnell, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.8% of the residents in Grinnell, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Grinnell, IA are Grinnell College (558 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Grinnell, IA was $177,600, and the homeownership rate was 64.7%.

Most people in Grinnell, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Grinnell, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Grinnell, IA is home to a population of 9.51k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.13% of Grinnell, IA residents were born outside of the country (488 people).

In 2022, there were 20.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.35k people) in Grinnell, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 401 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 238 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.8%
2022 Citizenship
97%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.8% of Grinnell, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Grinnell, IA was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Grinnell, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.35k ± 104
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    401 ± 43
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    238 ± 79.3
3.49%
Hispanic Population
332 people

In 2022, there were 20.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.35k people) in Grinnell, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 401 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 238 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.49% of the people in Grinnell, IA are hispanic (332 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    42,604 ± 5,034 people
  2. India
    12,351 ± 2,723 people
  3. Vietnam
    7,795 ± 2,165 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 42,604 Iowa residents, followed by India with 12,351 and Vietnam with 7,795.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.13%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
488 people
3.87%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
367 people

As of 2022, 5.13% of Grinnell, IA residents (488 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Grinnell, IA was 3.87%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    240 ± 94
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    89 ± 55
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    39 ± 45

Grinnell, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Grinnell, IA employs 4.57k people. The largest industries in Grinnell, IA are Educational Services (1,481 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (557 people), and Manufacturing (519 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($105,761), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($92,750), and Public Administration ($75,615).

Males in Iowa have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,745. The income inequality in Iowa (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

4.57k
2022 Value
± 457
−0.523%
1 Year decline
± 13.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grinnell, IA declined at a rate of −0.523%, from 4.59k employees to 4.57k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grinnell, IA, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (722 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (524 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (432 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grinnell, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.57k
2022 Value
± 457
−0.523%
1 Year decline
± 13.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grinnell, IA declined at a rate of −0.523%, from 4.59k employees to 4.57k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grinnell, IA, are Educational Services (1,481 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (557 people), and Manufacturing (519 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grinnell, IA, though some of these residents may live in Grinnell, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,690
Median earning men ± $5,904
$22,568
Median earning women ± $8,887

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($105,217), Public Administration ($76,004), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($66,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,734), Manufacturing ($51,250), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($30,081).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.57M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Iowa.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Iowa went to Donald J. Trump with 52.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.16%).

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing the state of Iowa. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Iowa

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Chuck Grassley
Senator from Iowa3
Assumed office on January 3, 1981
Joni Ernst
Senator from Iowa2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing Iowa.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Iowa

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Iowa have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Grinnell, IA awarded 558 degrees. The student population of Grinnell, IA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 835 male students and 924 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Grinnell, IA are White (282 and 63.2%), followed by Asian (49 and 11%), Hispanic or Latino (43 and 9.64%), and Two or More Races (29 and 6.5%).

The largest universities in Grinnell, IA by number of degrees awarded are Grinnell College (558 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Grinnell, IA are Computer Science (56 and 10%), Biochemistry (48 and 8.6%), and General Mathematics (48 and 8.6%).

The median tuition cost in Grinnell, IA for private four year colleges is $60,988.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Grinnell, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 10.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 40.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,759 (47.5% men and 52.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,759 students enrolled in Grinnell, IA, 47.5% men and 52.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 928 records, of which 51.7% were women and 48.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 56 degrees awarded
  2. 48 degrees awarded
  3. 48 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Grinnell, IA was Computer Science with 56 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
558 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Grinnell College with 558 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 244 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Grinnell, IA, which is 0.777 times less than the 314 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 282 degrees mean that there were 5.76 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 49 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($60,988) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($492) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($900) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.66% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.685% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (751k), Some college (564k), and Bachelors Degree (469k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grinnell, IA was $177,600 in 2022, which is 0.63 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $151,000 to $177,600, a 17.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Grinnell, IA is 64.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Grinnell, IA have an average commute time of 13.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Grinnell, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Grinnell, IA is $57,813. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Grinnell, IA was Census Tract 3703 with a value of $75,035, followed by Census Tract 3702 and Census Tract 3704, with respective values of $65,185 and $44,327.

Property

$177,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,376
$2,404
Median Property Taxes
±$303

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Rent vs Own

64.7%
Homeownership
2022
62.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.7% of the housing units in Grinnell, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3703
  2. Census Tract 3702
  3. Census Tract 3704

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grinnell, IA was Census Tract 3703 with a value of $75,035, followed by Census Tract 3702 and Census Tract 3704, with respective values of $65,185 and $44,327.

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Household Income

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$57,813
Median Household Income
± $9,281
3.72k
Number of Households
± 416

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.72k households in Grinnell, IA grew to $57,813 from the previous year's value of $49,045.

The following chart displays the households in Grinnell, IA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Grinnell, IA is from Iowa.
0.442
2022 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2022, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.723% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (58.5%)
  2. Walked (18.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (13%)

In 2022, 58.5% of workers in Grinnell, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (18.4%) and those who worked at home (13%).

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Commute Time

13.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grinnell, IA have a shorter commute time (13.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.495% of the workforce in Grinnell, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Grinnell, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Grinnell, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grinnell, IA (814 out of 7.99k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Grinnell, IA is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.7% of the population of Grinnell, IA has health coverage, with 55.4% on employee plans, 12.2% on Medicaid, 16.4% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 0.676% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Poweshiek County, IA see 1156 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.09% increase from the previous year (1100 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1671 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 766 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,156 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Poweshiek County, IA

Primary care physicians in Poweshiek County, IA see an average of 1,156 patients per year. This represents a 5.09% increase from the previous year (1,100 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Poweshiek County, IA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.7% under 18 years, 23.5% between 18 and 34 years, 32.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 20% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.3% were men and 54.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.26%
Uninsured
55.4%
Employer Coverage
12.2%
Medicaid
16.4%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
0.676%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grinnell, IA declined by 31.6% from 4.77% to 3.26%.

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