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Grimes, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Grimes had a population of 554 as of July 1, 2017. Grimes ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Grimes is located at latitude 31.2999 and longitude -85.4503 in Dale County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Grimes (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dale County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 374 feet.

The Town of Grimes (GNIS ID: 2406621) 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.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Grimes is located within Newton-Midland City Division of Dale County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Grimes: Abbeville Junction.

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Grimes, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 554
Daytime Population: Workers 48
Daytime Population: Residents 309
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 357
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 554
Population in Familes 441
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 443
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $35,455
Average Household Income $42,519
Per Capita Income $17,262


Total Housing Units 249 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 129 (51.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 92 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $69,697
Average Home Value $112,891


Total Households 221
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 145
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.1% -0.07%
Households -0.19% -0.09%
Families -1.18% -0.28%
Median Household Income   -0.19%
Per Capita Income   0.97%

Grimes, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grimes to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama 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 # 392 33rd
Population Density # 173 70th
Diversity Index # 18 97th
Median Household Income # 383 34th
Per Capita Income # 507 13th

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