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The population of Grimes is approximately 5,098 (2000), 8246 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,005 (1990), 3115 (2010).

The amount of land area in Grimes is 18.256 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Grimes to Washington DC is 940 miles. The distance to the Iowa state capital is 10 miles. (as the crow flies)
Grimes is positioned 41.66 degrees north of the equator and 93.78 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Grimes location: only about ten minutes from Des Moines.

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Grimes history:

Grimes was first known as Stewart when it was established in 1881. Since there was also a Stuart in Iowa, the post office department disallowed the name of Stewart when the town applied. They then chose Grimes, probably after James W. Grimes, the third governor of the state.
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Grimes attractions:

The Farmhouse
10000 NW 70th Ave.
Grimes, Iowa
Phone: 515-986-3628
Open: 10-5 Tue., Wed., Fri. and Sat.;10-6 Thu.; year-round.

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