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The City of Grinnell had a population of 256 as of July 1, 2017. Grinnell ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Grinnell is located at latitude 39.1266 and longitude -100.6312 in Gove County. The formal boundaries for the City of Grinnell (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gove County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,910 feet.

The City of Grinnell (GNIS ID: 2394253) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Grinnell is located within Township of Grinnell, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gove County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Grinnell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Grinnell, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 256
Daytime Population: Workers 157
Daytime Population: Residents 131
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 288
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 256
Population in Familes 209
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 506
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $48,677
Average Household Income $61,199
Per Capita Income $28,404


Total Housing Units 159 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 112 (70.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $73,171
Average Home Value $98,884


Total Households 135
Average Household Size 1.9
Family Households 89
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.16% -0.16%
Households 0.0% -0.15%
Families 1.31% -0.23%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

Grinnell, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grinnell to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 397 41st
Population Density # 476 29th
Diversity Index # 608 10th
Median Household Income # 372 45th
Per Capita Income # 188 72nd

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