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See what Grinnell, IA has to offer.

What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Grinnell

We have great restaurants and local museums plus a college with lots of activities there's Always a ball game or other stuff to do

We have one of the best colleges in the united states. My favorite local business would have to be atmosphere vapors. My family and I go out and eat or go see a movie.

There are plenty of cute shops and family-owned restaurants, and the college sponsored a lot of fun community programs.

I like hanging out at the coffee shops, we have some backyard bon fires, I enjoy going to the city to dance at the night clubs too.

Who Lives Here

Grinnell Demographics

Education

High School

41%

Associate's

27%

Bachelor's

17%

Master's

12%

Doctorate

3%

Family Size

2 people

48%

3 people

23%

4 people

17%

5 people

9%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

53%

50-100k

27%

100-150k

11%

150-200k

3%

200k+

5%

Age

0-10

8%

10-20

19%

20-45

32%

45-65

21%

65+

21%

Getting Around Grinnell

Grinnell Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

73%

15-30 Mins

13%

30-40 Mins

3%

40-60 Mins

4%

60+ Mins

7%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5050

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

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Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Percentage: 6666

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

What Renters Are Saying

Grinnell Features

Noise Late At Night

No

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Area Has Litter

No

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Area Has Potholes

No

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Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 4 of 4 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

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Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Near Schools

Yes

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Quiet Area

Yes

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Safe For Families

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Near Highways

No

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Nearby Parks

No

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Maintained Yards

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Grinnell Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Grinnell

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Living in Grinnell, IA

Grinnell is a small town in Iowa with slightly less than 9,000 residents. Young adults (15-24) should feel right at home, as they account for an above-average 27% of the population, while young professionals feature less prominently in the demographics. With an average age of just over 39, the town's residents are younger than most cities in Iowa. Most residents own their homes in Grinnell, and 38% of residents rent. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $709/month, which is $101 per month less than the state average.

Grinnell residents have a plethora of industries from which to choose. The five most common are education, manufacturing, entertainment, healthcare, and retail. Together, these industries make up 39% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's residents work in transportation, as 6% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. Grinnell workers earn an average annual income of just over $59,000, less than the Iowa average. The town's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Compared to the Iowa average, Grinnell has a high percentage of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 7% possess a Master's or a Doctorate. In addition, 10% have a Bachelor's degree.

With an average commute time of about 14 minutes, faster than most cities in the state, Grinnell residents have found that getting to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (35%) commute to work by car, while public transit isn't used. Walking (13%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number far surpasses the national average.